Southern Utah Museum of Art

Educational Programming

SUMA Summer Camp

Don't let your teenager's spend the entire summer on the couch. SUMA Summer Camp provides junior high and high school students the opportunity to experience college and professional level instruction in multiple artistic disciplines. The summer of 2014 will mark the inaugural year of the SUMA Summer Camp. Students ages 13-18 are invited to attend one, or more, of three sessions providing historical context, technical workshops, and college and career preparation in the topics of Public Art, Digital Design, and Traditional Media. Each workshop will provide opportunity to learn from professionals in the field.

SUMA Art Summer Camp - Public Art

Public Art

June 16-27,2014

Monday-Friday 9am-Noon

Frontier Homestead



SUMA Art Summer Camp - Digital Design

Digital Design

July 7-18, 2014

Monday-Friday 9am-Noon

Braithwaite Fine Art Gallery, SUU



SUMA Art Summer Camp - Traditional Media

Traditional Media

July 28- August 8, 2014

Monday-Friday 9am-Noon

Braithwaite Fine Art Gallery, SUU

$120 ($50 worth of supplies included)


As the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) begins construction this summer, SUMA is excited to build upon the programming currently offered by the Braithwaite Fine Art Gallery. As the building grows the educational and community outreach programs will as well. The SUMA Summer Camp is one of the many new and exciting things happening in SUMA.

Educational Vision:

Students Creating ArtworkThe educational vision of SUMA is to become the first nationally accredited art museum operated by graduate and undergraduate students in a shared research, learning and applied environment mentored by the faculty, administration and staff of SUU.

SUMA will be designed to serve as a model laboratory for collections and exhibition research, educational programming, public school outreach and empirical evaluation of the visitor experience.

An existing Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts Administration develops well-rounded professional arts administrators. SUMA will provide these students with the day-to-day practical experience managing staff, programs and facilities. These emerging administrators will earn a graduate degree and a verifiable arts management resume.

A new undergraduate minor in museum studies will provide hands-on experience in registration methods, collections care, conduction educational programs, exhibit design and installation. These students will earn a relevant degree and a resume built on solid knowledge-based museum skills.

SUU students will have an opportunity to develop and implement creative and innovative outreach programs that will enhance the arts education experiences of thousands of K-12 student from throughout the region.

The "3-inch Art Show"Educators creating a 3-inch art piece

To help build public awareness for SUMA, the Community Engagement Committee created the "3-inch Art Show" which featured works of art by students from area schools. Students were given a 3" by 3" square to create their masterpiece. Working closely with teachers, this project was integrated into the classroom curriculum. Each completed piece was fasten to a foam core column and displayed at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery in May 2011.