Hands-on Art for Children & Teens
The museum’s hands-on art camps, designed for aspiring artists ages 5-15, provide a wonderful opportunity for children and teens to learn new artistic techniques and explore the collections. In addition to completing weekly themed projects, participants will also paint outside in the museum’s garden, develop a portfolio and tour special summer exhibitions.
- Cost: $150 members/$170 non-members
- All sessions meet Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Session #1: June 26-30: Animals & Art of the Rain Forest
After daily animal eye-spy tours of the galleries, participants will create art inspired by the creatures and culture of the rain forest. Special projects will include: tree-frog sculpting, jaguar collages, solar printing, rain stick construction and mask making.
Session #2: July 10-14: Let’s Go on An Adventure! Art from Around the World
Participants will learn about art and culture from across the globe as they create their very own Japanese fish-printing, Egyptian mummy masks, Greek pottery, and Native American totem poles.
Session #3: July 17-21: Ahoy! Pirates, Mermaids & Creatures of the Deep
After daily eye-spy tours, participants will explore creatures of the deep as they practice watercolor painting, build 3-D sea creatures and design treasure chests.
Session #4: July 31-August 4: Advanced Art Salon
Participants will explore shading and perspective through charcoal and pastel drawing, learn about painting composition and master positive/negative space through sculpture construction.
Session #5: August 7-11: Learning from the Masters: Painting, Printing & Pastels
Participants will study the techniques of some of the greatest artists of all time as they create their own masterpieces! Special projects will include: painting en plein air (outdoors) like Monet, printmaking like Warhol, and cubism self-portraits inspired by Picasso.
Advanced reservations are required for all sessions: Please call the Education Director at 860.443.2545 x110, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.