Family Programs

Teen Art Camp

Teen Art Camp

June 10—21
1—4 p.m.

SUMA invites teenagers who are curious and passionate about art to expand their knowledge and explore new creative techniques. During this two-week camp, teens will create drafts of graphic novels and sculpt a character maquette exploring the theme of heroes. Maquettes are a sculptor's small preliminary model. The camp consists of ten days, Monday through Friday, June 10-21. Each day, teenagers will spend three hours learning about story, characters, plot, design, illustration, and sculpture techniques. By the end of the camp, each participant will have two final products to take home.

Week 1: Graphic Novels

Teens will learn how to create storyboards, character sketches, and complete a rough draft of a graphic novel. This week will focus on 2D design, cartoon studies, storyboards, and illustration. Participants will be guided throughout the week to complete their project while learning multiple styles and techniques.

Week 2: 3D Character Models

This week will focus on 3D design, character creation, and clay manipulation. Teenagers will create clay character maquettes exploring sculpture technique and styles. Maquettes are used by toy makers, video game designers, and film and television industries to develop and design characters.

Registration for Teen Art Camp Breakout is open on Eventbrite. Tickets for Teen Art Camp are $150 for non-members, and $75 for SUMA Members. Please email for discount information. This camp is open for ages 12—17. 

Family Days

Second Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Classroom

Family Day at SUMA


Join SUMA for art activities for families and community members. Each Family Day will have a hands-on art activity inspired by an artist in the gallery or events happening in Cedar City. Families and friends can create art together and learn about different media and styles. Attendees can drop by anytime between 2 and 4 p.m.

Sponsored by Zions Bank, this program is free and open to the public.


June 8: Let's get physical with art!

Inspired by the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games, families will create action paintings. This is a fun technique where paint is applied in a unique way like splashed, thrown, or poured. The style was created by Jackson Pollock, and his nickname was Action Jackson! Although we don’t have any Jackson Pollock paintings at SUMA, families can experiment with using unconventional tools like marbles and rubber bands to apply paint to their canvas. Be prepared to get messy at the June Family Day!

July 13: To collage, or not to collage, that is the question!

Families will create collages inspired by Karl Momen’s artwork, on display in the Rocki Alice Gallery. Momen was inspired by several William Shakespeare plays and created a series of paintings about them. Some of the artwork directly relates to two plays being produced by the Utah Shakespeare Festival this season: Macbeth and Hamlet. Through collage, families can explore symbolism in art, and Shakespeare, and create to develop their own ideas.

August 10: Back to School pARTy!

Join SUMA to celebrate the end of summer and the start of another school year! Create art, eat treats, and enjoy the sun on the plaza and the art in the museum. Prepare for the new school year and decorate pencil boxes, draw with chalk, and party with us on one of the last days before school starts back up again.

Create Playdate

Create PlaydateFinal Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Classroom
Visit SUMA for a special storytime and hands-on visual arts activity. Each Create Playdate is about 45-minutes long and is geared toward preschool children (ages 3 to 5) and their parents or guardians. Every art-related book read at Create Playdate is followed by a make-n-take activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The program is free and open to the public.

May 29 - Katie Meets the Impressionists by James Mayhew

While visiting the museum with her grandmother, Katie steps into famous impressionists paintings and goes on an exciting art adventure.

June 26 - Elmer by David McKee

Elmer does not look like the other elephants and sticks out. He decides he wants to blend in with the other elephants more. Elmer and his friends discover the value of unique characteristics and learn about acceptance. 

August 28 - Press Here by Hervé Tullet

Press Here is an interactive book that shows the power of imagination. Each page, the reader does something that causes the dots to change in surprising ways! 

*Please note there will be no Create Playdate in July due to gallery rotations.