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FAM 2020 Summer ArtAcademy
Workshops for Kids & Teens
(8 to 17 years of age)

COVID-19 Update: We are planning these workshops to go forward as scheduled.
If that changes due to an extension of the government mandates and to protect the safety,
health, and well-being of our community, all payments will be refunded.

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Choose full days, half days, or any combination you would like.

Half Day: AM Session, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
               PM Session, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Full Day: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sorry, no extended care available.

WEEK 1 - JUNE 15 to 19
AM: Be Inspired! 
PM: Stop-Motion Animation

WEEK 2 - JUNE 22 to 26
AM: Drawing What You See
PM: Painting What You See

WEEK 3 - JULY 27 to 31
AM: Handmade Books
PM: Comic Book Design

WEEK 4 - AUGUST 3 to 7
AM: Art in 3-D: Exploring Clay, Plaster, Wire, and More
PM: Mixed Media

ONE WEEK HALF DAY: $185 (Museum members*) | $210 (Non-Museum members)

ONE WEEK FULL DAY: $350 (Museum members*) | $385 (Non-Museum members)

* Family level members and above receive the member discount for students living in the member’s household. Click here to join.

Register and pay before 5 pm Friday, May 15, 2020 and take 10% off.

For more details, click here to download our ArtAcademy brochure.

For a registration form, click here.

Questions?  Call or email Susan@fresnoartmuseum.org, 559-441-4221 x 101

PLEASE NOTE: If you looked at this schedule before March 6, 2020 the Stop-Motion Animation class and the Handmade Books class have been moved to new weeks because of a scheduling conflict. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Why are FAM workshops extra special?
Our workshops are fun, lively, engaging and exciting.
  • The visual art workshops allow students to explore their inner creativity and meet other kids that share their passion for art.
  • Students have an opportunity to explore the art in our galleries as inspiration for their summer classes
  • We often bring in special guest artists to teach our summer classes. All of our own staff are professional teaching artists.
Our goal is to help every child be engaged and successful and to foster a love for the arts, learning, and discovery. Past workshops have received rave reviews from both parents and kids!

During the summer of 2014, students created Dominion Dance with SHINE!'s tony sanders and FAM art instructor Jaydee Pirtle. Students wrote, created props and costumes (some adapted from left-behind Trashique costumes), and performed. Click here to see the result.


See some of the student animation videos from summer 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2019 ArtAcademy


Our student muralists from the summer of 2017, taught by guest artist and educator Erik Gonzalez from the Urbanists Collective.

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