An exciting summer is just around the corner at the Amarillo Museum of Arts 2014 Summer Art Camps. Our camps provide children with a range of classes and themes to t any artistic interest. AMoA is the perfect place to learn about art and discover the budding artist in everyone. At art camps, children have the opportunity to draw, paint, sculpt, work with clay, or experiment with mixed media. Students are encouraged to imagine and explore creativity while making their own artistic masterpieces.
All childrens classes are taught by experienced art educators. Please note that camps run Tuesday through Friday as the Museum is closed on Mondays. Enrollment fees cover all art supplies, a mid-morning snack for the three hour camps, and a 2014 Summer Art Camp t-shirt. Because art can be messy, children should wear old or play clothes to class. Unruly behavior is not acceptable and will result in dismissal from the Summer Art Camp without a refund. 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 30th. A limited number of scholarships available upon request.
CHILDREN AGES 4 - 5
Art Adventure June 3-6, 1:00-2:00 p.m. or July 29 - August 1, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Julie Talley)
This camp is a wonderful opportunity for young children to take their rst step into the amazing world of art. Students will experiment with line, shape, color, pattern, and texture using crayon, paint, clay and more. Tuition is $45. (Members $40.50)
CHILDREN AGES 6 - 11
The following camps run Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 12 noon. Each camp features
two different artistic themes. A visit to the Museums galleries encourages students to look, ask questions, and consider the variety of methods and materials used in the making of art. Tuition is $90/week. (Members $81)
Mosaic Madness / Shape it Up! June 10 - 13 (Charlie McGilvary / Julie Talley)
From the Renaissance to contemporary sculpture, be inspired by the art of mosaics! Use a variety of media to spark your creativity as you piece together your own work of art. Then discover how art and geometry collide! Shapes are all around us - create works of art using basic shapes and a variety of media.
Its Elementary / Modern Masters June 17-20 (Trina Taylor Brown / Julie Talley)
Get back to the basics in this exciting camp that explores the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design! Known to be the building blocks of art, create bold works of art using texture, color, rhythm, and more. Then discover modern and contemporary artists. Channel Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol and others with fun printmaking, abstract painting, and collage!
Cool Contrasts / Paint, Paper, Scissors June 24-27 (Trina Taylor Brown / Julie Talley)
Use value to transform flat drawings into vibrant three dimensional masterpieces! Let Georgia OKeeffe and Diego Riveras work guide you as you learn how to make drawings jump off the page! Then delve into the world of collage! Draw inspiration from artists such as Charley Harper and Edvard Munch as you create exciting works of expression.
Put Yourself in the Picture / Art with POP! July 8-11 (Charlie McGilvary / Carol Snelson)
Create artwork with you as the focus! Explore painting, mixed media and photo transfers that put you in the picture! Then take a journey through the bright and colorful world of Peter Max. Celebrate Pop Art in the realms of space, imagery and portraits.
In the HeART of the City / Mini Monets July 15-18 (Carol Snelson / Julie Talley)
Let the sparkling lights of downtown be your inspiration as you discover the beauty of shape and movement seen in cityscapes. Experiment with different media, learn about artists and styles, and make one-of-a-kind artwork that depict your love of the city. Then explore Impressionism as the masters did by studying light and color and capturing a quick impression. Based on the artwork of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other masters.
Go Fish / British Invasion July 22- 25 (Carol Snelson / Julie Talley)
Dip below the surface and experiment with a variety of media as you explore creatures that live under the ocean. Learn about underwater habitats as you create fun, colorful works of art! Then pop across the pond and discover artist from exciting jolly olde England! From James McNeill Whistler to the spin art of Damien Hirst, celebrate varied styles and media as you create your own British inspired artwork.
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)
Jewelry Making June 17-20 (Charlie McGilvary)
Learn basic wire-working skills and stamping techniques as you create necklaces and bracelets to take home.
Wheel Thrown Pottery June 24-27 or July 15-18 (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 nished pieces after the camp and artwork will be ready for pickup in approximately two weeks.
Acrylic Painting July 8-11 (Trina Taylor Brown)
In this camp students will explore acrylic painting while studying a variety of techniques.
Drawing July 22-25 (Parks Lowe)
Using examples from AMoAs permanent collection, students will explore a variety of drawing techniques culminating in a completed portfolio to take home.
Copper Enamel Jewelry Workshop August 12-15, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Helen Kilburn)
Experience the fun of learning about the art of copper enameling! Create beautiful jewelry pieces in this fun and relaxed class perfect for beginners or the more experienced student. Tuition is $120.