Second Saturdays

Join us on the second Saturday of each month for free admission all day, docent-led tours, artist demonstrations, art activities in the galleries and in the ArtCade Interactive Center courtesy of Art Bridges!

Kids Super sARTurday

Preschool Picassos

Participate in fun activities for preschoolers ages 2-5 years old and an adult helper, held typically on the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings of each month (excluding holidays). Activities are centered around a current Museum exhibition, a famous artist or storybook, or a seasonal or cultural celebration.

Kids Mom and Tots

Visionarios Youth Art Contest

Visionarios is sponsored by The Port of Corpus Christi and presented by the Art Museum of South Texas. The annual competition is for young artists in grades 1-12 in the Coastal Bend area. Individuals may enter with their parents’ help. Categories include wet media, dry media, digital and photographic media. Students’ artwork is exhibited in the Art Museum galleries, and the winners and their families are recognized at an annual awards presentation and Family Day.

Kids Visionarios Youth Art Contest

Young Artist Workshop

Typically held on the third Saturday of each month, children ages K5-12 years old enjoy an hour and a half studio art class to explore a variety of art media and techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and photography.

Kids Studio Art Workshop

Arts After School

Held during the school year for ages K5 -12 at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center and in collaboration with the College of Education and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi, this program provides tutoring, visual and performing arts activities, health, nutrition, exercise classes, as well as hot meals twice a week for children attending neighboring schools of the Center.

For more information about the Arts After School program, please call 361-825-3600.

Free Family Days

On select Sundays, parents are invited to bring their children to the Art Museum for a free afternoon of art activities, music, live performances and a chance to view the various exhibitions.

Kids Free Family Days

The Fine Art of Summer Camp

For ages K5-12, our popular summer art camp sessions are offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. over a six to seven-week period in June, July and August.

Campers are instructed in a variety of visual and performing arts activities such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, pantomime, improvisation and musical theater. On the final day of each camp, an exhibition of the work produced and a public performance is held for families and friends.

Kids Art Camps

Spring Break Camp

Children ages K5-12 will enjoy a week-long session of fine art, drama and fun!

Kids Spring Break Camp

Winter Holiday Camp

Children ages K5-12 will enjoy festive holiday projects and creative drama activities the week before Christmas.

“Very Important Kid” Camp

For 4 weeks during the summer, the Very Important Kid Camp provides visual and performing arts experiences for children living in and around the neighborhood of the Garcia Center. Children may also sign up for the afternoon reading camp, coordinated by the College of Education’s America Reads program.

For more information, please call the Garcia Center at 361-825-3600

Kids VIP Camp

Christmas Tree Forest Contest

The Junior League of Corpus Christi, H-E-B and the Art Museum come together each holiday season to host the Christmas Tree Forest contest. Area schools are invited to select an award-winning children’s book and create ornaments/decorations reflecting the story for their tree. The public is invited to vote on their favorite tree through mid-December and the top 3 trees are awarded prizes from H-E-B. School groups may tour the Christmas Tree Forest and a free Holiday Family Day and Open House is held in early December. All trees are donated to families in need in the area shortly before Christmas Eve.

Kids Christmas Tree Forest Contest

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