Winter Art Camp: Art Masters!


December 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2021 and January 3, 2022
9:00am - 4:00pm, with extended day options

Learn from the greats and become an art master! Discover how to turn inspiration into creation by viewing photographs old and new, Renaissance paintings, contemporary sculptures, ancient artifacts, and so much more! Paint, sculpt, print, and draw one-of-a-kind masterpieces to take home for the holidays. Two sessions are available, one for students in grades 1-4 and another for students in grades 5-8.
Notes: Bring a lunch, a drink and a towel for a picnic. Please wear closed toe shoes and dress for a mess!

Single Session Price:

  • Non-Members: $55.00
  • Members: $50.00

All 9 Days of Winter Art Camp:

  • Non-Members: $446.00
  • Members: $405.00

Extended Day:

  • Early drop off (beginning at 8:00am): $5 per child, per day
  • Late pick up (until 5:15pm): $5 per child, per day (an additional $1 per minute charge will be incurred for pick up later than 5:15pm).


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Monday, December 20, 2021: A Renaissance Buffet of Fun! 

Be inspired by the art of the Renaissance to create paper, books, and illuminated illustrations! Discover how parchment and papyrus papers are made, then make your own handmade paper. Get into the Renaissance spirit by creating ink from oak gall and designing a one-of-a-kind handmade quill to expertly sign your artist signature on all your masterpieces!

Tuesday, December 21, 2022: Mexico: Photography, Painting, Weaving, and Jewelry

Explore the wonders of Mexico through images of land and people featured in the exhibition, Luces y Sombras: Mexican Photography from the Bank of America Collection. Learn about the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and be inspired by her artwork and style to create colorful jewelry and clay Milagros (folk charms). Discover the textile traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico as you weave palm leaves into ornaments and small baskets. Through these projects, explore the meaning and significance of color within Mexican culture.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021: Larger than Life Stories

Discover how to read a painting through visual storytelling. Explore symbols and attributes that serve as clues to identify a story or character. Tell your own story by designing a wooden panel, decorated with colored egg tempera paint, specially made by you!

Thursday, December 23, 2021: The Art of Giving

Join us for a fun day filled with textures, colors, shapes, and surprises! Tour the galleries and be inspired to create Nick Cave Soundsuit ornaments, Renaissance holiday paper trees, flowers, and birds, as well as Mexican stars and paper lanterns. Spread the magic that art can give by creating artwork to give to family and friends!

Monday, December 27, 2021: In Search of Linear Perspective

Get some perspective this season by looking at art from all angles! Learn about linear perspective and how it was invented during the Renaissance. Explore artwork both inside and outside as you discover new tips and tricks to drawing.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021: Capturing Art

Discover how to capture art through photography, drawing, and cyanotype printing. Be inspired by Clyde Butcher’s largescale black and white photographs in the exhibition, Cathedrals of Florida. Learn how to show value and texture within a work of art as you create monochromatic drawings, paintings, and prints. Have fun developing cyanotype nature images using the sun, while also building your own pinhole camera to create imagery.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021: Painting with Passion!

Put on your beret and pick up your paintbrush, for today is all about painting! Explore paintings in the galleries and learn about the artists who painted them. Discover new painting techniques and how to create compositions. Paint your own portrait, still life, landscape, and abstract works of art on a variety of surfaces, such as canvas, paper, and wood!

Thursday, December 30, 2021: Let There Be Light

Flip the switch and turn on the light! Discover how to draw, print, and paint with an emphasis on light. Design a cut paper theater with characters ready to share their stories, as you learn how the absence of light creates shadow. Further explore the push and pull of light and shadow by venturing into the galleries to view works of art that showcase both. End the day by creating lanterns to bring light into 2022!

Monday, January 3, 2022: Happy Art Year!

Start off 2022 right by celebrating art! Enjoy the art buffet as you explore a variety of mediums, techniques, and supplies. Tour the galleries and be immersed into art of the past and present as you view paintings, prints, pottery, sculpture, artifacts, and more. Create colorful works of art that bring artistic cheer to the New Year!


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Monday, December 20, 2021: Soundsuit Sculpture

Additional $10.00 materials fee. Discover the colorful and creative art of Nick Cave. Explore his famous Soundsuits and be inspired to create your own. Using a mini mannequin develop a character that represents your personality instead of your physical appearance. Add fabric, sequins, pom-poms, and more to bring your Soundsuit to life!

Tuesday, December 21, 2022 : Renaissance Masters

Journey back in time and become a Renaissance master by exploring the art of Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci! View Raphael’s Study of A Seated Woman Figure and be inspired by his character design. Create a Renaissance themed self-portrait using tea stained paper, gold leaf, and acrylic paint, while also learning how to create a landscape scene using linear perspective, foreground, middle ground, and background.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021: Collage Quilt Story

Stories are not only told through books, movies, and spoken word but can also be expressed through fabric. Discover artists like Faith Ringgold and Bisa Butcher, who are known for their quilted stories. In the galleries, view Reconstruction #39 by Lucas Samaras and be inspired to create a quilted collage using assorted fabrics, threads, markers, and paints. Patch your pieces together to form a mini quilt that tells a special story.

Thursday, December 23, 2021: Stained Glass Creations

Discover the history, techniques, and styles of stained glass art. Design a stained glass ornament for the holiday season, as well as a stained glass display piece using a glass picture frame, acrylic paints, and black puffy paint! For subject inspiration, view narrative and portrait paintings in the exhibition, Treasures from the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University: Five Centuries of Old Master Painting.            

Monday, December 27, 2021: Crazy for Chihuly

Immerse yourself in the art of international blown glass artist, Dale Chihuly. Create two-dimensional and three-dimensional art inspired by Chihuly’s larger-than-life sculpture, Cobalt and Citron Tower. Explore color theory, as well as complementary and analogous colors to create your own Chihuly tower using plastic cups, saucers, and heating to manipulate and shape into miniature sculptures.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021: The Art of Mexico

Explore Mexican culture through the photographs in the exhibition, Luces y Sombras: Mexican Photography from the Bank of America Collection. Learn how to cut elaborate designs from paper to create decorative papel picados (perforated paper). Use model magic, markers, and sequins to create colorful calaveras (sugar skulls) and discover the tradition of making magical charms by weaving yarn.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021: Viva la Frida!

Celebrate the artistic icon Frida Kahlo! Discover how Kahlo was known for her bold self-portraits that showcased her life experiences and Mexican heritage. Create your own Frida Kahlo-inspired paper portraits, as well as a clothespin figurine!

Thursday, December 30, 2021: Triptych Tales

Discover how to tell a story through visual art. In the galleries, view 15th century three-panel paintings known as triptychs, and be inspired to create your own using wood, gold leaf, paint, and more! Learn how to incorporate iconography into your triptych tales by designing symbols and attributes to help tell a story.  

Monday, January 3, 2022: New Year: New Vision

Visualize all your hopes and dreams for the New Year at OM°A! Journey through the galleries and reflect on how the artwork on view relates to you. Learn how to use a digital camera (provided) to capture moments in time. Add your printed images to your 2022 vision board and embellish your board using pencils, paints, markers, fabric, magazines, and more!

Students will have the opportunity to learn and create in a structured group environment promoting personal expression in safe, creative spaces. Our education department will continue to follow recommendations from the CDC, local government authorities and the American Camp Association.

Here are a few of this year's added safety precautions:

  • All participants must wear face coverings per CDC recommendations.
  • Curbside drop-off and pickup so that parents do not have to enter the building.
  • Enhanced deep-cleaning regimen of touchable surfaces by OMA staff in addition to a contracted cleaning service.
  • Learning spaces will alternate between the clean comfort of our education studios, 19,000 square feet of gallery space, and the Loch Haven Park sunshine.
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