Children's Art Camps & Workshops

SAMA’s museums in Altoona, Bedford, Loretto and Ligonier Valley offer children’s art camps every summer. The art camps are facilitated by Museum staff and professional visiting artists. The camps are taught in small, informal groups to foster the child’s creativity, personal growth, and interest in the arts. Additionally, the camps provide children with exposure to a museum setting, as well as ample opportunities to work with a variety of artistic media.

We appreciate the opportunity to photograph/videotape your child participating in activities at SAMA. By documenting the creative arts process from beginning to end and capturing the energy, enthusiasm, focus, and pride reflected in each student’s artwork, we are better able to share the value and importance of the arts to the education of all students. Click here to view the full Photograph and Media Release Form to print and bring to your SAMA workshop to provide or deny consent to photograph you or your child. 

2022 Art Camp themes and dates will be announced in the spring of 2022. Check back soon!


Adult Workshops

SAMA intermittently offers a variety of studio art programs and workshops. Programs may include lessons in various painting techniques, clay, photography, basket-making, or wood-carving. The programs are intended to further the public’s appreciation for the creative process while assisting in the development of their own artistic talents. See the Calendar Page for upcoming events.