Summer Art Camp is the only summer experience that gives your camper immediate access to our collection of original artworks from around the world! Give your budding artist a summer of creativity and exploration! This summer’s camp will use Ways of Seeing: Fashion to serve as a springboard for ideas to contemplate, discuss, and create art. Campers will spend time in the exhibition with Museum docents and work their own creative magic in the studios with certified teaching artists and prominent local artists. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity!
Cost per week:
$300 for non-members
$50 per week additional for After Care
Members receive a 20% discount on all Art Camp registrations until March 1st and 10% for all registrations after March 1st.
9am–3pm; After Care 3–5:30pm
Summer Art Camp 2019 is sponsored by the UAB School of Medicine
Entering Grades 1-3
Silhouettes and Selfies
Campers will uncover the histories of art in the BMA collection and our special summer exhibition, Ways of Seeing: Fashion. They will discover storytelling through portraiture and experiment with a variety of art-making techniques, including silhouette making and narrative drawing.
Playing with Pattern
Campers will dive into the world of textiles to explore the patterns, colors, and fibers of beautiful work meant to be used. They will learn about paper mache, quilting, and other fiber arts from the BMA collection and Ways of Seeing: Fashion.
Entering Grades 4-6
Strike A Pose
What makes a person stylish? Using our collection and special exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion, we will discuss trends in fashion across time and place. Campers will explore photography and sculptural props to show how fashion can be a form of self-expression.
Campers will explore STEAM-based processes that highlight the Art in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Throughout the week, campers will explore various types of fashion in the BMA collection, creating hats, headdresses, and shoes using a variety of artistic techniques.
Playing with Pattern
Campers will dive into the world of textiles to explore the patterns, colors, and fibers of beautiful work meant to be used. They will learn about paper mache, quilting, and other fiber arts from the BMA collection and special exhibitions.
Entering Grades 7-12
Teens will use technology and graphic arts to create their own works inspired by current events and issues affecting teens today. They will explore portraiture, photography, artist books, and posters to find creative ways in which to tell their own stories.
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Contact the Manager of Youth and Family Programs, Willow Scott, at [email protected] or 205.297.8151