Camps & Classes

Camps & Classes

All classes and camps are held at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia. Camps are held in the Spring and Summer. Art classes will be held periodically on Saturdays in the Studio. Classes will be taught by a local art teacher. Classes will be posted on this page as they come available.

To sign your child up for a camp or an art class, see the registration links below. For more information, contact the Education Department at edu@columbusmuseum.com.


Summer Camp Open House
MAY 19 | 10 AM-NOON | FREE

Meet our camp instructors during our first ever Summer Camp Open House! You will have a chance to talk to our instructors, find out about projects that campers will undertake each week, and see examples. Once you’ve decided which camp is right for you, Museum staff will be on hand to guide you through the registration process.


Summer Camp Information

EACH CAMP IS ONE FULL WEEK (Monday-Friday)
Summer camps give your child the opportunity to learn about art through lessons in the Studio, hands-on art projects, and gallery walks. The week will culminate with an exhibition of each camper’s artwork. Campers must meet the minimum age requirement on or before the first day of the camp for which they have registered. Pre-K campers must be fully toilet trained and able to demonstrate full bathroom independence in order to attend any drop-off program. Campers should bring a lunch and snack each day. Pre-K campers only need to bring a snack.

Camp Fees
PRE-K CAMP: $60 members/$80 future members
ALL OTHER CAMPS: $145 members/$165 future members


Pre-K Summer Camp

Crazy About Color
JUNE 18-22 | 9 AM-12 PM
Instructor: Lesley Jakovcic
Are you crazy about color? If you love colors, then this camp is just for you! Our color explorers will make discoveries about primary and secondary colors, experiment with paint mixing, and more! Color creators will learn about how different artists take inspiration from color, participate in story time, and create their own museum masterpieces!

Register Here


Ages 5-7 Summer Camps

Art Sampler
JUNE 11-15 | 9 AM-5 PM
Instructor: Lesley Jakovcic
Clay? Check. Paint? Check. Fabric? Yarn? Check! During this exploratory camp, participants will learn about the many ways that we can create art. Sculptures, paintings, collages and self-portraits will be just a few of the many projects we will experience throughout the week. Each day, campers will discover new techniques while focusing on the joy of art. This camp is perfect for beginners or for campers who want to learn about a variety of ways to make art.

Slots are no longer available for this camp.

Passionate About Painting
JUNE 25-29 | 9 AM-5 PM
Instructor: Meghan Lacey
Grab your brushes, prepare your palette and paint! In this camp, students will learn about different mediums including acrylic, watercolor and tempra. 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!

Register Here

Sensational Sculpture
JULY 23-27 | 9 AM-5 PM
Instructor: Kirsten Dunn
Feeling a little flat? Leap off the page, go 3-D, and join us for a fun week of exploring the art of sculpture! During this hands-on class your camper will discover a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials, visit the galleries, and learn about the cultures that inspired many sculptural masterpieces through time! Campers will have the opportunity to explore sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection to inspire their masterpieces as they learn to assemble, carve, craft and model a variety of sculpted art.

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Ages 8-10 Summer Camps

Fun with Fiber
JULY 16-20 | 9 AM-5 PM
Instructor: Laszlo Olah
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!

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Ages 11-13 Summer Camps

Art Passport
JULY 9-13 | 9 AM-5 PM
Instructor: Samantha Simmons
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.

Slots are no longer available for this camp.

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