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Summer Camp

Ages 8–10 and 11–13

Registration for summer 2020 is now open for new and returning families!

Immerse yourself in art this summer. Sign up for one, several, or all six weeks, as each week primarily focuses on one exhibition. Painting, photographing, drawing, sculpting, or animating—you’ll create one way in the morning, and another in the afternoon. From ancient artifacts to contemporary works, explore art through fresh eyes, then create your own artworks while having fun with friends old and new all day long. Close out the week by sharing your creations in Friday’s Open Studio.

2020 Schedule
Monday–Friday, July 6–August 14, 9 am–4 pm (After-Camp Art: 4–6 pm)

July 6–10: Faces and Places of NYC: Drawing and Photography
See how artist JR uses his camera to create a portrait of a city in JR: Chronicles, and explore scenes of New York in our American Art collection. Grow your skills in drawing and photography as you represent the important people and places in your life.

July 13–17: Sculpt, Pose, Shoot: Sculpture and Photography
Learn to build with wood, wire, and clay, inspired by the art of John Edmonds, and create unique artworks that trace your history. Bring in items from home and learn to take photographs that explore your culture and identity.

July 20–24: Ancient Portraits: Painting and Photography
Come face-to-face with ancient Egypt and learn about the tradition of mummy portraiture, then make paintings and take photographs that commemorate the people you care about.

July 27–31: Masks and Movement: Sculpture and Animation
See how different cultures share similar traditions in our exhibition African Arts—Global Conversations, study ideas of identity through masks, and make your own connections in sculpture and animation.

August 3–7: Animated Animals: Drawing and Animation
Seek out animals in our Asian art galleries—from mythical dragons and phoenixes to everyday tigers and geese—and bring them into your artwork. Grow your skills in drawing with graphite and colored pencils, and learn stop-motion animation techniques.

August 10–14: Color Coded: Painting and Animation
Study color, shape, and font in the works of Jeffrey Gibson and make your own paintings that express your ideas. See how indigenous artists use geometry, textiles, and beads, and create animations inspired by the stories they tell.

Fees per week

Camp: $620; Members $560
After-Camp Art: $75; Members $67.50 (note: After-Camp Art is not a stand-alone program, and is only available as an add-on to a week of camp)

Campers bring their own lunch and snack.

Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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