Summer Art Camps: Grades 6-8
All About People
Explore how people are portrayed in works of art as you create your own collection of people in cartoons, paper collage portraits, dress-up dolls, sculpture, and a painted self-portrait.
Experiment with a variety of flat materials, both traditional and unexpected, as you learn the basics of an art form that blossomed with the Cubists and continues to be a powerful form of expression today. Be inspired by artists such as Romare Bearden, who created images with cut paper and other unexpected materials.
Materials fee: $15 - In this full-day workshop, use modeling clay, wire, plaster, and more, to explore a different sculpture technique each day! Create animal figures, a “selfie” carving, abstract work, and a face or hand cast. Work will include a week-long endeavor in addition to daily projects.
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Pop Goes Pop Art!
From the prints of Campbell’s soup cans by artist Andy Warhol to Op-Art designs in collage, explore art forms that exemplify the excitement of the 1960s, one of the most exciting times in American art.
Learn or hone basic drawing skills as you work in graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, ink, and marker. Explore contour drawing, shading, and the use of perspective, as well as how to draw a self-portrait.
Abstract Sculpture & Design
Materials fee: $10 - Learn how to create abstract sculpture using modeling clay, wire, plaster, and more! This full-day workshop will focus on shapes, symbols, and colors as you explore the world of abstract. Work will include a week-long endeavor in addition to daily projects.
JULY 1-3 (no class on JULY 4 and 5)
People and Perspectives
Learn the basics of drawing people AND using one- and two-point perspective, as you create realistic facial features, bodies, and gestures, and also simple backgrounds behind them—a skill that is perfect for those wishing to draw human figures for comics and manga.
The American Landscape
Explore the different landscapes that make up the United States of America! Become inspired by the Western landscapes of Thomas Moran and Georgia O’Keeffe. Discover romantic scenery painted by the Hudson River School artists and be influenced to create works of your own using paint, collage, and other materials.
Art: 5 Ways in 5 Days
Discover new and different ways to create artwork each day of camp! Explore making felted art pieces and painted paper collages. Learn the art of metal embossing by making embossed sugar skulls, book covers, and assorted jewelry.
Explore how art connects to the natural world! Discovering the wonders of our planet and how materials from nature can be used to create art. Be inspired by patterns in nature, create a musical instrument, and learn how other cultures use materials from the earth to create artwork and everyday objects.
Inspired by the Museum’s collection of original comics, learn how to draw cartoon characters, give them personality, develop the elements of setting, and build a storyline through sequence. You might create a new cartoon sensation!
Learn some basics to apply color and work on different painting surfaces. Dive into the work of Renaissance and contemporary artists to explore watercolor, acrylic, and collage.
Fun with Fiber
Experiment with thread, fabric, foam stuffing, and other fiber materials to learn sewing, weaving, and three-dimensional textile construction. Design and create a variety of creatures, weavings, and soft sculptural forms.
What’s My Story?
Explore a variety of art forms and mediums as you create art that tells the story of YOU! Celebrate your interests, your favorite things, your family and more, in two-dimensional and three-dimensional masterpieces that are as unique as you are.
JULY 29 - AUGUST 2
Recycling and Upcycling
Recycle unexpected materials into something new, different, and more dynamic than the original (upcycling), as you explore and learn about artists who create with recyclables, including Alexander Calder, Nick Cave, and John Chamberlain.
Linoleum Block Printing and Scratchboard
Explore the possibilities of basic linoleum block printing as you carve and print to create images in a variety of ways, as well as learn the basics of scratchboard.
Move from the observed world around us to abstract images that convey a sense of place, movement or emotion! Explore techniques to create works with a sense of random surprise as well as some works with planned outcomes.
Playing with Pattern
Working with a variety of materials, found objects, color pencils, oil crayons, paint, fabric, wallpaper samples and more, explore the delightful results of repetitive design and learn what happens when a shape or pattern is repeated on paper. Explore how patterns are used in everyday life.
Full Day, 9am-4pm or Half Day, 9am-noon or 1-4pm.
For full-day participation, students should bring a lunch and a drink.
Lunchtime supervision is provided for full-day attendance. Dress for mess!
Full Day: 9am-4pm: $220/week
Half Day: 9am-noon or 1-4pm: $120/per week
Short Week, Full Day (July 1-3; no class on July 4 and 5): 9am-4pm: $130/week
Short Week, Half Day (July 1-3; no class on July 4 and 5): 9am-noon or 1-4pm: $70/per week
Full Day: 9am-4pm: $240/week
Half Day: 9am-noon or 1-4pm: $130/per week
Short Week, Full Day: 9am-4pm: $145/week
Short Week, Half Day: 9am-noon or 1-4pm: $80/per week
Enroll more than one child the same week of workshops and receive a $10/week discount for each additional child enrolled. Discount only applies for children registered at the same time.
Receive a $10/week discount for multiple week enrollment after the first week.
* Only one discount eligible per registration (not including membership discount).