Welcome to ART Play!

Located inside the GMA is ART Play, our classroom and activities center. It houses art classes, interactive activities, and events coordinated by our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jill Edwards.

ART Play offers several artist-themed activities for children of all ages. Interactive stations pay homage to Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, and Andy Warhol.

The “Selfie Station” features a mirror and dry erase board so that students may create their self-portraits.

ArtPlay Tots!

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ages 2-5
$5 per class
1 parent or guardian per every 2 kids

For more details contact Jill Edwards:


February 14 

March 13

April 24 

May 22

Registration is now OPEN for our ART Play Summer Art Camp! 

This camp is an opportunity for young students to engage their imaginations while developing their art skills, learn new artistic techniques, and expand their artistic knowledge. There will be multiple projects the students will work on throughout the week followed by their own art exhibition at the museum for family and friends to see their wonderful creations! 

1st-4th Graders’ Art Camp 

June 23rd-26th (FULL)

July 7th-10th (FULL)

July 14th-17th (FULL)


Art Class with Miriam McDonald; Hosted by the Gadsden Museum of Art
Ages: Sixth Grade and older
Dates: Tues., July 28– Fri., July 31
Times: 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $100

Limited Space Available; Please fill out the form and email to or mail with check to 515 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35901

Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are suggested for students.

Click here to download the PDF form.

Outreach Opportunities

ART Play is a great place to bring field trips and Scout Troops for artistic learning. Some classes are taught on-site.

To inquire about bringing your group or having a classroom visit, contact Jill Edwards at or call 256-546-7365.