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Online Summer Camp

Ages 8–10 and 11–13

We welcome young artists to the adventure of online art camp! Inspired by our exhibitions and collections, campers will have fun engaging with art, while interacting with other campers, discovering artists, working with different mediums, trying out new techniques, and more. After five days of art-making, campers close out the week by sharing their creations in Friday’s online Open Studio.

This new program includes LIVE daily instruction with museum educators, teaching artists, and counselors. Families can order supplies from BLICK Art Materials, for delivery directly to you, with an easy-to-use link to a supply list.  

Summer 2020 Schedule
Monday–Friday, July 13–August 21, 10 am–1 pm

How It Works
Each day, camp begins with a welcome and warm-up art activities, followed by 90 minutes of art exploration and creation. Short breaks for stretching and snacks are included. The day ends with an art game and a reflection on the day’s art-making. Campers are placed with their age group throughout the week. During art-making, campers will be broken into smaller groups for optimum support.

What You’ll Need

  • Internet access
  • An internet-connected device with audio and video capabilities. A computer or laptop is highly recommended, but campers can join by phone or tablet if needed.
  • Zoom, which will be our primary platform. No account is required, and secure links and passwords will be provided.

Art Supplies

  • You can order your own class supplies from BLICK to be delivered directly to your home; you’ll receive instructions once your registration is confirmed.
  • You’ll choose the supplies you need from each week’s supply list (for example, if you already have scissors and glue, you don’t need to order them).
  • For some weeks, where photography is part of the week’s description, you’ll need access to a phone camera. No printer necessary.
  • Cost of art supplies is not included in the camp fee.

July 13–17: Flora X Fauna: Painting and Mixed Media
Seek out animals and landscapes in our Asian art collections—from mythical dragons and phoenixes to waterfalls and flowers—and bring them into your artwork. Grow your skills in painting with watercolors and build sculptures out of found natural materials.

July 20–24: Your Home, Your History: Drawing and Mixed Media
Assemble the perfect still life, inspired by the art of John Edmonds and Beauford Delaney, then create unique artworks that trace your history. Collect items from around your home and learn to take photographs that explore your culture and identity. Access to a phone camera is needed for this week (no printer).

July 27–31: Ancient Artifacts: Painting and Mixed Media
Come face-to-face with ancient Egypt and learn about funerary traditions of mask-making and mummification, then create a painted time capsule that reflects the time you’re living in. 

August 3–7: The Stories Masks Tell: Drawing and Textile Art
See how African masquerade can be used for community-building and storytelling. Draw your stories with ink on paper, and then bring them to life by building your own mask out of cardboard, yarn, and other household fiber materials.

August 10–14: Color Coded: Painting and Sculpture
Study color, shape, and font in the works of Jeffrey Gibson and make paintings that express your ideas. See how Indigenous artists use geometry, textiles, and beads, and then create sculptures inspired by native patterns and designs.

August 17–21: 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. Access to a phone camera is needed for this week (no printer).

Fees per Week
$340; Members $306 (Members, please email for your discount code prior to registering)

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

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