Art Camps

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.

2022 Art camp dates and themes will be announced in the spring!

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Lectures & Workshops

Educational events are held in conjunction with current exhibitions. Artists are hosted for exclusive lectures during exhibition opening receptions at each new SAMA exhibition.


Workshops are offered in a variety of media typically related to the current exhibition on a near monthly basis. 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. 


Self-guided tours are always available at no charge. Detailed didactic information about the exhibition allows visitors to explore relevant themes, media, and techniques on their own during their visit.


To schedule a guided tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks prior to your visit. We recommend a donation of $1 per person in support of our educated staff members. 


Group tours of exhibitions are free-of-charge to school districts and organizations that participate in the Artist-in-Residence, Arts-in-Education, or Museum Healthcare Partnership. Visit the arts in education or museum healthcare partnership pages to learn more.


We appreciate the opportunity to photograph/videotape visitors 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.