FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2013
Fort Worth, TX
Dustin Van Orne
Media Relations Coordinator
817.738.9215 x151
817.735.1161 fax
dustin@themodern.org
www.themodern.org
 
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces
Summer Art Camp and Art Study at the Modern 2013

Our popular Art Camp at the Modern is back! Art Camp is for ages 4 to 14, and Art Study is for ages 15 to 17. This year we have added an extra week to accommodate the growing number of campers and a new camp just for preschoolers! Our volunteer program returns as well, and this year we are accepting applicants ages 17 and older.

 

The Modern's unique programs for young artists emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful activities inspired by works on view at the Museum. This introduces students to some of the complex and challenging concepts and practices behind modern and contemporary art. Distinguished area artists are invited to design and lead art activities based on the art in the galleries. Activities encompass everything from artmaking in the traditional sense to interdisciplinary exploration. This year's Art Camp and Art Study focus on the Modern's permanent collection.

 

Grouped by age and accompanied by their counselors, art campers spend time in the galleries and on the grounds exploring the art and architecture, followed by time in the Museum studio where they work with two artists each session. Instructors provide enriching opportunities to process, apply, and respond to ideas formed in relation to the art on view. The last day of camp ends with a reception and display of the campers' artwork to celebrate their creative accomplishments with family and friends. Campers make exciting discoveries concerning art, the world, and themselves through Art Camp at the Modern.

   

Registration online begins Friday, March 29, at www.themodern.org.

For questions, please call 817.840.2121, or e-mail childrensprograms@themodern.org.

 

SCHEDULE AND PRICES

 

Art Camp

Almost 5: June 4-7, 10 am-noon

$90; Modern members $80   

The Modern is excited to offer this new camp to preschoolers. This camp begins with an orientation on the first day, including a tour of the collection, museum facilities, and grounds. The rest of the week focuses on gallery projects with an artist who leads campers through the works in the Modern's collection. Friday concludes the week's activities with an exhibition of the campers' creations and a reception for family and friends. This camp prepares young children for future camps at the Modern. Parents have the option to remain with their children during the week. Space is limited to 12.

 

Ages 5-8: June 17-21 and June 24-28, 9 am-noon

$135; Modern members $125   

This year we have added an additional week to accommodate the large number of participants in this age group. This camp is led by two artists, and campers rotate between two classrooms of studio instruction. Snacks are provided.

 

Ages 9-11: July 8-12, 10 am-2 pm

$155; Modern members $145  

 

Two artists lead these campers through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided.

 

Ages 12-14: July 22-26, 10 am-2 pm

$155; Modern members $145  

 

Two artists lead this group through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided.

 

Art Study

Ages 15-17: July 29-August 2, 9 am-3 pm

$245; Modern members $225  

This class for our oldest campers offers a week of creative thinking and artmaking, with an artist as their guide. Lunch is provided.

 

 

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Art Camp summer volunteer application deadline is May 3.

Volunteers work with artists, children, education staff, and peers who have a serious interest in art. The application process includes an interview, a mandatory orientation, and a week of preparation before each camp session. The application is available at www.themodern.org/contact/volunteer.

 

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

General Admission Prices

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free the first Sunday of every month and half-price every Wednesday.

 

CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch 

Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch 

Sat-Sun10 am-3 pm
Dinner 

Fri 5-10 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm

 

The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

 

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