Virtual Museum

Interact with the museum in a whole new way.  View informative blog posts.  Try some new art activities.  Experience online exhibitions and much more.

Parent/Teacher Resources

Age/Grade Appropriate Mini Lesson Plans

Kindergarten   1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th

Hands On Art Activities

Drawing in the Museum – For tour groups of 30 or less, students draw Marshall Fredericks’s  sculptures in the Museum

Model Magic Sculpting – Students explore an additive and subtractive method of sculpting

Soap Carving – Students create a sculpture using a subtractive method

Wire Sculpture – Students create a wire sculpture from their drawings

Boy Scout & Girl Scout Programs

In collaboration with the Girl Scout Heart of Michigan Council, programs for Girl Scout Badges are offered for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Senior, Cadette, and Ambassador levels all year. Learn more about our program offerings and register, call or email Andrea Ondish at or (989) 964-7096.

Boy Scout Merit Badges in Art, Sculpture and Photography are offered all year. For more information about the programs and to register, please contact the museum education department at or call (989) 964-7096.
2020 Boy Scout Programs       2020 Girl Scout Programs

Offsite Programs

Art in Community – Introduce the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in your classroom or group meeting via 90 minute educational experiences on the artist, his work, and sculptural techniques.  Optional hands-on art activities  are a great way for participants to apply what they’ve learned.  For information and to register, call or email Andrea Ondish at or (989) 964-7096.

Teleconference Program

Can’t come to the Museum?  We will provide a 90 minute educational experience through teleconferencing from the Museum classroom to your classroom or wherever you are. Museum staff will show you through a PowerPoint presentation and an amazing video on the metal casting process that Marshall Fredericks described as “Magic!,” images of Marshall Fredericks and his work, and we will finish with a hands-on art activity like sculpting in modeling compound or wire.  For information and to register, call or email Andrea Ondish at or (989) 964-7096.

Summer Art Camp

Summer art camp at the Museum is a must for any child age 8 to 18.  In it’s 11th year, the summer art camp program sells itself because participants want to come back year after year.  Every student becomes an artist for a week, and every student is nurtured and encouraged by highly skilled art educators.   Look at the photos from last year’s summer art camps and you will see why your child will want to be a part of this creative life-changing experience.

View past Summer Art Camp photos

Adult Art Camp

Learn four different media from four amazing professional artists over five days! All art materials will be provided and classes occur each day from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Sign up soon as space is filling fast.   – discounts for Museum members– K-12 teachers can earn SCECHs! Click here to sign up.

Photos from 2017 Adult Art Camp

Artist in Residence

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Artist-in-Residence program, established in 2015, brings in a professional visual artist that creates new and unique experiences for university students, faculty and the public.  The Museum envisions this program as a way for SVSU students and the general public to interact with and learn from contemporary living artists.

Artist-in-Residence 2019

View images from past Artist in Residence programs.

Kids Discover Art Day

The Museum offers a free one-hour tour “blitz” that includes a guided gallery tour and art activity each year. We invite all K-12 schools and home schooled youth to participate.

View photos from past KDAD events.