Summer Art Camps: Grades 6-8

ENTERING GRADES 6-8

Our programs for middle school students expose them to a variety of topics and art media. The emphasis is on strengthening technical skills and on opportunities for personal exploration. Weeklong, full-day or half-day sessions are available.

STUDENTS MAY ATTEND FULL-DAY OR HALF-DAY PROGRAM AS PROJECTS WILL BE DIFFERENT

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MAY 28-31* (no class MAY 27)

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Food for Thought
9:00 am - noon

Firing fee: $10
Create delicious art that people will drool over! Turn your favorite food into a clay sculpture, design a realistic looking doughnut out of newspaper and paint, and ultimately have food become your muse as you paint and draw a variety of scrumptious items. Some work will be glazed and fired for pickup at a later date.

REGISTER FOR MORNING SESSION

Passion for Paint 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dive into the world of painting by learning how best to work with watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media! Be inspired by the artwork in the galleries to create realistic still-life paintings, as well as expressive abstract designs. Learn how to mix color, add texture, and show form to create unique works of art to take home. 

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JUNE 3-7 - SOLD OUT

Steampunk!
9:00 am - noon

Materials fee: $10
Using a variety of found objects and materials, design layered works and three-dimensional pieces in the style of industrial steam-powered machinery that inspired steampunk. Create a steampunk clock, googles, and collage using nuts, bolts, and assorted gadgets and gizmos! 
 
Mixed Media Madness  
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Combining a variety of media in a single work seems contemporary but has been used for centuries. Explore how watercolor, collage, chalk, fabric, and other media, can be mixed to give works more impact. Paint, print, draw, collage, and sculpt!

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JUNE 10-14 - SOLD OUT
 
3D Sculpture 
9 a.m.-4 p.m. ONLY     

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 weeklong endeavor, in addition to daily projects.

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JUNE 17-21 - SOLD OUT
 
Street Art!
9:00 am - noon

Materials fee: $15
Explore the visual style and history of street art and street artists while learning techniques such as stenciling, taping, mural painting, graffiti lettering, and creating an artist tag! Receive your own skate deck to design on, for either display or use (wheels and “trucks” not included).
 
An Artist A Day 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn new techniques as you create in the style of a different famous artist each day!  Explore printmaking à la Andy Warhol, paper cutouts in the style of Henri Matisse, landscape painting inspired by Vincent van Gogh, and more.

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JUNE 24-28

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The City Beautiful 
9:00 am - noon

Explore the Florida that’s in our own backyard ― Orlando! Discover why Orlando is known as “The City Beautiful,” while creating artwork inspired by the museum’s namesake. Design a mixed media photomontage of Orlando, paint your favorite local hot-spot, and create a three-dimensional work of art that you’d want to be placed within our city. 

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Fun with Fiber 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Experiment with thread, fabric, fiberfill, and other materials to learn sewing, weaving, and three-dimensional textile construction. Design and create a variety of creatures, weavings, and soft sculptural forms.

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JULY 1-3* (no camp July 4-5)

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Natural Connections  
9:00 am - noon

Explore how art connects to the natural world! Discover the wonders of our planet and how materials from nature can be used to create art. Be inspired by patterns in nature and learn how other cultures use materials from the earth to make artwork and everyday objects.

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Museum Mania 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Materials fee: $10         
Become an expert on all things OMA! Explore the museum’s ancient artifacts, historic paintings, contemporary sculptures, and more. Embellish your own mini mannequin with fabric, sequins, and paint, transforming it into a colorful figure inspired by the museum’s Nick Cave Soundsuit sculpture. Learn about museum curation while designing a three-dimensional gallery with mini works of art to be placed inside!

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JULY 8-12
 
Collage Craze 
9:00 am - noon

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.

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Drawing Basics - SOLD OUT
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn basic drawing skills such as contouring, hatching, and shading. Explore how to utilize the elements of art, such as line, form, value, and texture to draw still life compositions, portraits, and more.

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JULY 15-19 - SOLD OUT

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Art Through the Decades 
9:00 am - noon

Travel through time and discover different movements of art that span the last 200 years! From Impressionism to Expressionism, focus on a different time period each day and create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art that reflect the decade and genre. 


Terrific Textures 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dive into the world of textiles by exploring patterns, colors, and fibers! Learn how to incorporate symbolism into your own woven masterpieces through the representation of an animal, action, or color. Use beads, threads, and fabrics and create wearable jewelry. 

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JULY 22-26

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Dynamic Portraits
9:00 am - noon

Create a variety of portraits and self-portraits using watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, magazines, and more. Learn about the history of portraiture and how the definition has evolved over time. Create portraits inspired by artists within the museum’s collection such as John Singer Sargent, Deborah Roberts, and Jonathan Lasker. 

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Contemporary Masters 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover today’s famous artists and what makes them masters of their craft. Learn about the mesmerizing dots that make up Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s works and make your own self-expressive dot design. Create works of art inspired by artists featured in the museum’s annual summer exhibition Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. Paint your own contemporary artwork in a new style invented by YOU! 

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JULY 29-AUGUST 2

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World Travelers 
9:00 am - noon

Explore the world in a week through its diverse art forms! Travel across continents and be inspired by different cultures to create unique art as you imaginatively visit places such as Kenya, France, Peru, and Mexico. Learn about new places, spaces, and faces!

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Linoleum Block Printing & Scratchboard 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. 

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AUGUST 5-9

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POP Art!
9:00 am - noon

POP out of your shell and create paintings, prints, collage, and more! Be inspired by famous pop art, such as Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup prints and Roy Lichtenstein’s humorous comic book styled paintings. Create artwork using methods that exemplify the excitement of the 1960s pop art movement, but that reflect today’s popular culture, color, and style. 

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Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From everyday materials such as yarn and bottle caps to watercolor and acrylic paint, art can be created in so many ways. Explore art around us as we reuse, repurpose, and recycle ordinary things into extraordinary works of art!

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 Fee Schedule

Time:
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 a mess!

COST:
Members:
ull-Day, 9am - 4pm: $255/week
Half-Day, 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm: $155/per week
May 28 - 31 (Four-day week), Full Day, 9am - 4 pm: $205/week
May 28 - 31 (Four-day week), Half Day, 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm: $125/week
July 1 - 3 (Three-day week), Full Day, 9am - 4 pm: $155/week
July 1 - 3 (Three-day week), Half Day, 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm: $95/week

Non-Members:
Full-Day, 9am - 4pm: $280/week
Half-Day, 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm: $170/per week
May 28 - 31 (Four-day week), Full Day, 9am - 4 pm: $225/week
May 28 - 31 (Four-day week), Half Day, 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm: $140/week
July 1 - 3 (Three-day week), Full Day, 9am - 4 pm: $170/week
July 1 - 3 (Three-day week), Half Day, 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm: $105/week

Registration Information

Registrations are accepted on a space-available basis prior to the first day of class. We reserve the right to cancel any session that does not meet the minimum enrollment. Full payment is required before your child’s registration will be processed (we cannot hold a space for your child until we receive full payment). We process registrations as they are received. You will be notified if the sessions you requested are full. Once you submit a registration, an email confirmation will be sent to verify your child’s enrollment. If you do not receive a confirmation within two weeks of your submission, please contact us at (407) 896-4231, ext.262, or email education@omart.org.

Discounts*

Sibling/Group Discount
Enroll more than one child the same week of sessions and receive a $10/week discount for each additional child enrolled. Discount only applies for children registered at the same time.

Multi-week Discounts
Receive a $10/week discount for multiple week enrollment after the first week.
 
* Only one discount eligible per registration (not including membership discount).

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