Summer Art Camp

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 Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection 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

Times:

9am–3pm; After Care 3–5:30pm


Summer Art Camp 2018 is sponsored by the UAB School of Medicine


Entering Grades 1-3

Folktales to Tall Tales

June 11-15
Campers will uncover the histories of art and local Alabama artists in the BMA collection and special exhibitions. They will discover their inner storyteller and experiment with a variety of art-making techniques, including mask making, book arts, and narrative drawing.
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Playing with Pattern

June 18-22
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 quilting, weaving, and other fiber arts from the BMA collection and special exhibitions.
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Entering Grades 4-6

The Greatest Show on Earth

June 25-29
Campers will discover their inner storyteller through costume making and fashion design. Throughout the week, campers will explore various types of dress in the BMA collection and create sets, learn to perform, and dive into media arts.
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TinkerPlay

July 9-13
Campers will explore STEAM-based processes that highlight the Art in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. They will explore recycled (and upcycled) materials to create their own art, while discovering other makers in the BMA collection.
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Folktales to Tall Tales

July 16-20
Campers will uncover the histories of art and local Alabama artists in the BMA collection and special exhibitions. They will discover their inner storyteller and experiment with a variety of art-making techniques, including mask making, book arts, and narrative drawing.
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Entering Grades 7-12

Media Mixtape

July 23-27
Campers will use technology and graphic arts to create their own artworks inspired by current events and issues affecting teens today. Teens will explore portraiture, zines, artists books, and propaganda posters and learn about stop motion storytelling.
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Additional Information

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Contact the Manager of Youth and Family Programs, Willow Scott, at wscott@artsbma.org or 205.297.8151