Grab your brushes, prepare your palette, and paint! In this camp, students will learn about different mediums, including acrylic, watercolor, and tempera. Campers will explore the Museum and gain inspiration from artists in the Museum’s permanent collection as well as explore the different ways that cultures from around the globe use paint. Our young artists will leave camp with a variety of new art-making skills and a passion for painting!
While reporting live, our science kid’s reporter, Kat, gets trapped on a spaceship bound for outer regions of our galaxy! Audience volunteers must quickly form Kat’s Mission Control Rescue Team and use math, logic, music, and gaming to get her back. Our kids’ Mission Control Rescue Team must also solve mathematical equations to unravel celestial musical messages that give clues to rescue Kat.
Travel with us as we explore creativity around the world! Your camper will gain inspiration from historic artwork and artists and produce hand-crafted materials. Campers will explore different regions throughout the week making unique stops in the galleries learning about artists who were born in different countries, traveled to distant places, or use techniques that first developed in other places.
LOOK! @ Lunchtime is a collaborative viewing exercise and dialogue centered on works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs & Curator of American Art, facilitates LOOK! discussions every second Tuesday to explore a new object each month.
Featured object: Joseph DiGiorgio, Southwest Series 49, 1987
Parent’s Choice Award-winning “Mr. Greg” encourages the audience to dance, jump, clap and laugh as they learn to count through creative, innovative sing-a-longs and audience participation.
Explore the museum this week as we discover the fascinating history of fiber in the arts! From creating your own currency from scratch to making woven works with straw looms, this camp will help you learn the history and practices used in dying techniques in multiple cultures. Each camper will also make their own landscape work using felt. Students will learn about the process for making their own tie-dye shirts, break down the fiber in leaves to make artistic skeletons, and create their own paper from scratch using a mix of cotton and pulp. Join us and find out how tightly interwoven the history of fiber and art are!
We are turning up the heat in the Museum with the Summer Concert Series. Throughout the summer, the arts collide with music provided by local and regional bands and free guided tours of the Museum’s collection provided by staff and docents. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase one from one of our featured food trucks.
Featuring: East Wind Bluegrass Band