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. See the Calendar Page for upcoming events. 

Check out Altoona's December art camp Snow Much Fun! by clicking the link provided or going to the events home page.


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.



Please see the Calendar Page for upcoming events.




Live Stream Videos: Art How To's and Artist Talks


SAMA is offering a new way to enjoy art for the whole family by providing live stream videos on our Facebook pages during the COVID-19 "Stay at Home" orders. Like SAMA Altoona, Bedford, Ligonier or Loretto to get notifications of when we go live. SAMA Altoona children's art classes will be Tuesday & Thursday at 2PM. SAMA Bedford goes live with kid-oriented art projects M-F from 1-2 PM. SAMA Loretto has an adult art session, Zendoodle, with Jess Monday-Thursday at 4PM and SAMA Ligonier has local artist interviews. Like each site's Facebook page to access all the videos!


Missed a class? Go to SAMA's YouTube Channel to view the video!








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