AMoA Art Camps offer in-depth art experiences for area youth. Led by AMoA’s teaching artists, the Museum’s popular Summer Art Camps teach kids how to look at, talk about, and create art. Young artists explore drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and design as they visit the galleries to gather inspiration from exhibited artwork.
All art materials are included in the camp fee, along with a mid-morning snack and 2017 Summer Art Camp t-shirt. Each week-long camp is offered Tuesday through Friday. Enrollment is limited so register early by calling the Museum at 371-5050. Registration is not complete until tuition is paid in full. A limited number of scholarships available upon request.
ART ADVENTURE | June 27 - 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. or July 25 - 28, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Julie Talley)
This camp is a great introduction to the world of art! Learn about famous artists, explore art techniques, and experiment with different media. Children will explore line, shape, color, pattern, and texture with paint, clay and more! Tuition is $45. (Members $40.50)
The following camps run Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 12 noon. Each camp features two different artistic themes. A visit to the Museum’s galleries encourages students to look, ask questions, and consider the variety of methods and materials used in the making of art. Tuition is $100/week. (Members $90)
WATERCOLOR MADNESS / WEAR YOUR ART OUT | June 6 - 9 (Carol Snelson / Julie Talley)
Delve into the world of watercolor as you discover fun techniques to make beautiful works of art! Then art meets fashion in this fun camp! Explore jewelry and t-shirt designs as you create your own wearable art.
CREATIVE CLAY / PUT IT IN PRINT | June 13-16 (Carol Snelson / Julie Talley)
Get ready to play in the mud in this fun clay camp that explores hand building techniques with slabs, coils, and pinch pots. (Clay pieces will need to be picked up at a later date to allow time for firing.) Then let your creativity soar as you use color, shape, and line to discover several printmaking methods.
ADVENTURES WITH ABSTRACTION / MIXED MEDIA MINI MASTERS | June 20-23 (Carol Snelson / Julie Talley) Create vivid masterpieces as you learn about abstract art! Channel famous artists such as Stella and Miro as you create beautiful artwork to take home. Then mix it up using several different art mediums! Pastels, watercolor, acrylic paint, printmaking, are all part of this exciting camp!
SPACE CADETS / FOODIE FUN | July 11-14 (Carol Snelson / Julie Talley)
This camp is out of this world! Explore a variety of media such as collage and watercolor as you create planets, rocket ships, and more! Then create exciting artwork that looks like real food! Draw inspiration from fun popular artists such as Warhol, Thiebaud, and Matisse.
ARCHITECTURE ARTISTS /AMAZING ACRYLIC | July 18-21 (Julie Talley / Trina Taylor Brown)
The sky’s the limit in this architecture themed camp! Projects include developing a soaring cityscape, fashioning a clay slab house, and designing a sculpture garden! Then get ready to paint! Explore the medium of acrylic paint as you create bold, amazing artwork.
The following camps run Tuesday through Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Tuition is $70 per week. (Members $63)
DRAWING | June 20-23 (Trina Taylor Brown)
Explore a variety of drawing techniques as you make creative pieces to take home.
ACRYLIC PAINTING | June 27-30 (Carol Snelson)
In this camp students will explore acrylic painting while studying a variety of techniques.
WHEEL THROWN POTTERY | July 25-28 (Alex Gregory)
Experience the delight of shaping clay on the wheel. Demonstration and hands-on practice will introduce teens to wheel thrown pottery. Due to limited time, staff will glaze nished pieces after the camp and artwork will be ready for pickup in approximately two weeks.
Saturday, August 12, 12:00-2:00 PM
Join AMoA for a family-friendly event exploring architecture. Inspired by the work in the AMoA Biennial 600: Architecture exhibition.