Art Camp and Summer Art Study 2012

Register online or call 817.840.2121, M-F, 9 am-5 pm to register.

Our popular Art Camp at the Modern is back! This year we have changed the age groups. Art Camp is now for ages five to 14 and Summer Art Study is for ages 15 to 17. We also have a new camp just for five-year-olds! Our volunteer program returns as well, and this year we are accepting applicants ages 18 and older.

The Modern’s unique programs for young artists emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful art activities inspired by the current exhibition. 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 art making in the traditional sense to interdisciplinary exploration. This year’s Art Camp focuses on works in the Modern’s permanent collection, while Summer Art Study looks at both works in the Modern’s collection as well as the special exhibition Lucian Freud: Portraits.

Grouped by age and accompanied by their counselor, 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 families and friends. Campers make exciting discoveries concerning art, the world, and themselves through Art Camp at the Modern.

Age 5 (or almost 5): May 29–June 1, 10 am–noon (Class is full. Registration is not available.)
The Modern is excited to offer a new camp for younger campers. 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 will focus on gallery projects with an artist who leads campers through the works in the Modern’s collection. Friday will conclude 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 are encouraged to remain with their children during the week. Space is limited to 16 participants.

Ages 6–8: June 11–15, 9 am–noon (Class is full. Registration is not available.)
This camp is led by two artists and rotates between two classrooms of studio instruction. Snacks and drinks are provided.

Ages 9–11: June 25–29, 10 am–2 pm (Class is full. Registration is not available.)
Two artists lead this group through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided.

Ages 12–14: July 9–13, 10 am–2 pm (Class is full. Registration is not available.)                   
$155; Members $145
Two artists lead this group through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided.

Summer Art Study
Ages 15–17: July 16–20, 9 am–3 pm
(Class is full. Registration is not available.)   
$245; $225 Members
This class for our oldest campers offers a week of creative thinking and art making, with an artist as their guide. Lunch is provided.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Art Camp summer volunteer application deadline is May 7.
Volunteers work with artists, children, education staff, and fellow 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. 

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