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Homeschool Days: 2024-2025

Artists in Focus

Join us for a monthly exploration of art and time from the 1600s through the 1800s! Students (ages 5-14) will closely study the lives of artists and the significant events influencing them and their choice of art medium. Each 75-minute lesson is interactive and includes a related art activity. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to view the world through various artistic styles.

Parent attendance is optional. Review our FAQs, which cover arrival and even co-op questions.

Registration: will open early August

Location: Mack Building (on the campus of Bob Jones University)

Fees per Lesson: Children–$8.50; adults–$3

Event fees are non-refundable. Adults may choose either to attend with their child(ren) or leave after student check-in for the 75-minute lesson.

 

Elementary School Lessons (K5-5th grade)

Thursday at 9:30AM and 2PM

Friday at 9:30AM, Noon, and 2PM

Middle School Lessons (6th-8th grade)

Friday at 9:30AM, Noon, and 2PM

 

Topics:

September 12-13

Rembrandt van Rijn, Master Etcher

October 3-4

Thomas Gainsborough, Prominent Draughtsman

November 7-8

Edgar Degas, Non-Traditional Sculptor

February 6-7

Claude Monet, Chief Impressionist

March 6-7

Berthe Morisot, Admired Artist

April 3-4

Vincent Van Gogh, Impasto Pioneer

Kids Create! 2024

 

Kids Create! Summer Art Day Camp

Developing artistic knowledge and art skills in children since 2001

Elements of Art

For first-time kindergartners–offered only the 1st two weeks

Introduce your little one to art and creativity through M&G’s specially designed kindergarten camp focused on the Elements of Art. Your beginner will enjoy multiple art projects, age-appropriate lessons, interactive games, and snacks while learning about line, shape, color, and texture. This 5-day morning camp will not only expose young starters to a structured learning environment but also inspire and capture their imagination!

Note: K5 campers must turn 5 years old by September 1, 2024

Fee (includes daily instruction, art supplies, and snack): Museum Members: $90 | Non-Members: $96

 

A Quest for the Medieval

For rising1st—6th grade (ages 6-12) 

June 3-7 and June 17-21 camp weeks are FULL

Dragons, kings, castles, and queens! Embark on a medieval adventure of learning and creativity through engaging lessons, snacks and games. Your 1st-6th grade campers will experience what life may have been like in the Middle Ages as a serf, knight, or royal. After viewing art forms like tapestry, metal working, calligraphy, and stained glass, campers will explore creating their own manuscripts, sculpture, coat of arms, and more!

Fee (includes daily instruction, art supplies, and snack): Museum Members: $90 | Non-Members: $96

 

Medieval Artisans NEW for 2024! FULL

For 6th-8th grade (ages 12-14)–offered only the final camp week

Similar to the elementary camp emphasis, middle school craftsmen will explore the art and times of the Middle Ages through interactive lessons and reviews. Young artisans will delve into the world of Medieval art by exploring the crafts of bookbinding, calligraphy, and illuminated manuscript illustration. They will exercise their newfound knowledge and skills by constructing, binding, and embellishing their own sketchbooks.

Fee: $125 (includes daily instruction, art supplies, and snack)

 

Register your campers HERE

Find answers to parents’ and grandparents’ Frequently Asked Questions.

Location: Bob Jones Academy (on the campus of Bob Jones University)

 

Time: 9:30AM — Noon, daily

 

Camp Weeks for 2024:

  • June 3-7 (K5-6th grades)
  • June 10-14 (K5-6th grades)
  • June 17-21 (1st-8th grades)

On Fridays:

Each week of camp culminates on Friday with a special speaker and an art exhibition showcasing the campers’ creative, beautiful works of art. Students, parents, and families are invited to attend the Friday Art Exhibition and Reception at the end of Kids Create! each week.

Time: Fridays at 11 AM (June 7, 14 and 21)

Location: Academy Auditorium, campus of Bob Jones University

Museum on the Move

M&G loves opening up the world of art through our unique Museum on the Move program by bringing museum learning to your classroom! Our educators are available to come to your classroom to teach and bring all the related materials for each lesson and arts-based STEAM units. Or you can choose to use digital Museum on the Move lessons in your classroom or remotely.

 

In-Person Lessons:

These 30- to 60-minute lessons are not only customized to accommodate individual classroom needs, but also integrate art with the core subject areas, and meet the national and South Carolina state standards. Each lesson is taught by our experienced and skilled museum educators. See what educators say about this program!

For a list of in-classroom lesson topics in PDF, click here.

For a copy of the standards utilized in each lesson, click here.

To schedule an educator to come to your classroom: contact Anna Hamrick, M&G’s Museum on the Move Coordinator via this scheduling form, or at ahamrick@bju.edu, or 864.770.1331. She will coordinate fees and educator availability.

 

Digital Lessons:

These engaging digital lessons include a Teacher’s Guide (for use in your classroom or remotely), a lesson video, a demonstration video (for the related art project), list of the standards the lesson meets, and related project printables. The following digital lessons are available:

  • Poetry & Art: Writing Colorfully (for 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th)
  • Propaganda & Art: WWI (for 4th-8th grade)
  • Industrial Revolution (for 5th-8th grade)
  • Careers in Art (for 6th-9th grade)
  • Art of Illustration (for 4th-6th grade)

For a description of the digital lessons in PDF, click here.

To register for digital lessons for your classroom or school (due to COVID-19 limitations or traveling distance): contact Anna Hamrick, M&G’s Museum on the Move Coordinator via this scheduling form, or at ahamrick@bju.edu, or 864.770.1331.

Fees: 

  • Digital Lessons for 1 Classroom Teacher: $50 per lesson access (used as many times as needed during 1 semester)
  • Digital Lessons for a School: $200 per academic year for full access to all lessons (used by any teacher as many times as needed during the entire school year)

 

If you’d like to understand a little more detail about how Museum on the Move works, listen to this February 2021 podcast about the program, featuring our education staff:

 

 

Museum on the Move is part of M&G’s Arts Encounter K-12 programming.