AMoA 2016 Summer Art Camps

AMoA 2016 Summer Art Camps

AMoA Art Camps offer in-depth art experiences for area youth. Led by AMoA’s teaching artists, the Museum’s popular Summer Art Camps teach kids how to look at, talk about, and create art. Young artists explore drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and design as they visit the galleries to gather inspiration from exhibited artwork.

All art materials are included in the camp fee, along with a mid-morning snack and 2016 Summer Art Camp t-shirt. Each week-long camp is offered Tuesday through Friday. Enrollment is limited so register early by calling the Museum at 371-5050. Registration is not complete until tuition is paid in full. Tuition for camps is due by May 27th. A limited number of scholarships available upon request.

Children Ages 4&5
Art Adventure /
June 21-24, 1:30-2:30 pm or July 26-29, 10:00-11:00 am (Julie Talley)
This camp is a great introduction into the world of art! Learn about famous artists, explore art techniques, and experiment with different media. Children will explore line, shape, color, pattern, and texture with paint, clay and more! Tuition is $45 (Members $40.50)


Children Ages 6-11
The following camps run Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 12 noon. Each camp features two different artistic themes. A visit to the Museum’s galleries encourages students to look, ask questions, and consider the variety of methods and materials used in the making of art. Tuition is $100/week. (Members $90)

Out of Africa/Pastels & Paint     June 7 – 10     (Carol Snelson/Julie Talley)
Take an exciting journey to discover the art of Africa! Learn about Egyptian hieroglyphics, create a West African mask, explore African animals and more! Then create bold, brightly-colored artworks using oil pastels, chalk pastels, watercolors and more! Learn tricks and techniques to make your works of art pop!

Crazy about Clay/Movie Masterpieces     June 14 – 17     (Carol Snelson/Julie Talley)
Pinch it, roll it, create it! Get your hands messy in this incredibly fun clay camp. Use slabs, coils, pinch pots, textures and carving to hand build whimsical sculptures and pottery! Then channel your love of movies into art! Create some of your favorite characters from popular movies such as Star Wars and Minions via paint, mixed media, and sculpture!

Super You!/Naturally Artistic     June 21-24     (Carol Snelson/Caitie Quezada)
Ever dream of being a super hero? Dive into the world of Pop Art as you create your own super hero symbol, make a self-portrait of your super hero persona and depict a bustling cityscape. Then explore, examine, and imagine! The beauty of the natural world is your muse in this creative art camp.  Look closely at insects, plants, minerals and more to find inspiration for your own vivid artwork!

Picture Perfect Pets/All Tangled Up     July 12 – 15     (Julie Talley/Carol Snelson)
If you love animals or have a favorite family pet, this camp is for you! We will explore a variety of media such as collage and paint to depict the animals you adore! Then turn your bold Zentangle designs into amazing art pieces! Learn about drawing, composition, patterns, and embellishment.


Color Wheel Wonder/Get Creative with Klimt     July 19-22     (Julie Talley/Caitie Quezada)
Mixing color is magic! Enjoy learning about primary colors, tints, and shades as you discover artwork from famous artists such as Matisse and Seurat. Then explore symbols, patterns and metallic mediums as you delve into the artwork of Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt.

Youth Ages 12-15
The following camps run Tuesday through Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Tuition is $70 per week. (Members $63)

Acrylic Painting / June 7-10  (Carol Snelson)
In this camp students will explore acrylic painting while studying a variety of techniques.

Wheel Thrown Pottery / June 21-24 or July 26-29 (Alex Gregory)
Experience the delight of shaping clay on the wheel. Demonstration and hands-on practice will introduce teens to wheel thrown pottery. Due to limited time, staff will glaze finished pieces after the camp and artwork will be ready for pickup in approximately two weeks.

Drawing / July 12-15 (Parks Lowe)
Students will explore a variety of drawing techniques culminating in a completed portfolio to take home.

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