Youth & Family Programs

Teen Art Council

Gadsden Arts Teen Art Council pays art-loving teens $15 per hour to learn about exhibitions on view and careers in the arts, and to develop programming for their peers.

Applications for the 2022-23 Teen Art Council are now open!  

Click on the button below to fill out an application, or contact Museum Educator, Sarah Black-Sadler at 850-627-5023 to find out more!

Summer Art Camp

We had an amazing summer of Art-ventures!

We had a blast this summer making art with the Art Explorers! We went to space, back in time, on safari and under the sea creating art and making friends along the way! Check back in next spring to see where the Art Explorers will art-venture next! Thank you to the generous donors who make Summer Art Camp possible!

The ArtZone & Art@Home Kits!

The ArtZone

The ArtZone is a FREE drop-in art studio that is open to the public for visitors of all ages to come in and get creative! Each month features exciting special projects inspired by our current exhibitions and a visual scavenger hunt! Come explore painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, & so much more! All materials are provided free of charge thanks to our generous donors.

ArtZone Hours

The ArtZone is FREE and open to the public every Saturday, 10am-5pm. 

The Art Zone is available for private reservations on Friday afternoons. Email to make a reservation! Please make reservations at least one week in advance.

Art@Home Kits

Want to bring home some inspiration? Pick up a free Art@Home kit in the ArtZone, and keep the creativity rolling! These kits contain various art materials and art project ideas for you to get creative at home! The ArtZone and Art@Home kits are free to all, thanks to our generous Art for Children sponsors!

Marbleized Paper

Another fun Art @ Home with Gadsden Arts! This time we're making marbleized paper. You'll need: a tray, shaving cream, food coloring, a fork, a ruler (plastic works best), and paper. Watch the video for step-by-step instructions. #MuseumFromHome

Big Bend Quilt Trail

Get inspired by the #BigBendQuiltTrail to make your own geometric quilt block designs. You can use magazines, construction paper, or newspapers as your paper and design a quilt block onto our template! If you need inspiration, you can take a look at some of the designs made by our community partners on

Stop Motion Animation

Create your own stop motion animation video! This instructional video comes with lots of great tips for making your own stop motion animation. Special thank you to Carter Nelson for creating this whole video for us. 

Carter uses iMotion to create his stop motion video, and provides helpful tips and tricks plus two sample videos and behind the scenes of making them! 

Check out the video on YouTube.

Art in Schools

The Art in Schools program partners directly with schools to bring high quality, hands-on art lessons into classrooms, free of charge. Currently, we partner with three local elementary schools, bringing exciting creative play to Gadsden County children every week! 

To bring Art in Schools to your school, contact our Executive Director, Grace Robinson at 850-627-5020 or

Support this program by becoming an Art For Children sponsor!

Student Art Competition 2022

The 2021 Student Art Competition

was organized by our amazing Teen Art Council this year. The Teen Ambassadors took inspiration from the Fall exhibition, Women Artists: Four Centuries of Creativity, to come up with the competition's theme, Nostalgia. Leon and Gadsden County high school students were invited to create 2-dimensional artworks representing their idea of NostalgiaSpecial thanks to the competition judges: Eluster Richardson, Carey Fee, and Doby Flowers.

Help celebrate the Student Art Competition winners at the closing reception on March 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm!