Art Venues in South Jersey
Grounds for Sculpture
Little kids: The after-school Arts Lab, for grades K-5, gives kids a primer on visual and performing arts, culminating in an exhibit of students’ work.
Older kids: The annual Teen Arts Festival, held in spring, lets local kids bring their creations for professional evaluation, join workshops and watch performances by peers.
Little kids: Youth classes cover drawing fundamentals before moving on to other media, like ink, watercolor, acrylic and oil.
Older kids: Support fellow creators or show off a masterpiece of your own at frequent exhibitions just for kids.
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton
Little kids: Experience this sculpture park through Tots on Tour. Inspired by current exhibits, activities include stories, hands-on workshops and a child-friendly stroll around the grounds.
Older kids: After a drop-in family class, head outdoors to the interactive Seat of Sound. The sculpture — just one of hundreds on view — functions as artwork and instrument, letting families create music with a system of iron, brass, aluminum and wood gongs.
Markeim Arts Center, Haddonfield
Little kids: Let your baby or toddler lead the way during the unstructured Creative Playtime. Painting, printmaking, building, drawing, storytelling and movement are all part of the fun.
Older kids: Ages 6-13 can opt for either of two after-school programs: a ceramics course where they’ll learn handbuilding techniques and make projects like pinch monsters or a class all about pottery basics.
Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood & Moorestown
Little kids: For families not afraid to get messy, parent-and-child clay classes are a great way to spend time together and learn something new. Mix It Up! workshops, meanwhile, give junior artists the tools they need to create art in a variety of media.
Older kids: Art outreach that matches professional artists with local schools for extended residencies connects kids with mentors who aim to challenge and inspire.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville
Little kids: Families with tiny visitors in tow can grab a Creation Station guide, packed with activities that relate to the exhibits. Bring the completed booklet to the museum store and score a prize.
Older kids: Unleash your creativity during free family workshops, play games like jumbo checkers & dominoes and view unique glass artworks on display.