Children & Families

Summer Art Camp

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Students will explore classical art traditions and contemporary art concepts while experimenting with a variety of art media to create original works of art. Inspired by gallery visits, the museum landscape, and layers of art history, students will enjoy a summer filled with art.

Due to the popularity of the Museum’s Summer Art Camp program, all classes require advance registration and payment. Class sizes are limited to 20 students per session.  If you have questions about Summer Art Camp, you may leave a message on the Summer Art Camp phone line, (813) 421-8373. Calls will be returned on a regular basis.

Thank you to all who participated in making Summer Art Camp 2014 one of our most memorable camps yet. During camp we explored the exhibitions Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life and My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. The exhibitions inspired projects ranging from undersea paintings to scratch off red figure vases and even the campers’ very own take on Jin Shan’s No Man City. We learned new ways of looking at art, grew in our technical skills and had a blast all summer! Every day was an opportunity to learn and grow as artists while having fun and making new friends. It was because of the enthusiasm, creativity, and talent of all who participated that all six weeks of Summer Art Camp 2014 were such a stellar success. We look forward to seeing you all for Summer Art Camp 2015!

Check back in March 2015 if you would like to join in on the fun for Summer Art Camp 2015. Camps fill up quickly and require advance registration and payment.


Art Spot: 

Every Saturday the Museum offers a drop-in art program from 11a – 2p. Come and let your children explore their creativity by creating an art project in our Golding-Scher classroom. The art projects are self-guided, and the gallery-related monthly themes offer a different art activity each week. No registration required.

Art Space:

Provides an opportunity for community organizations to bring at-risk populations to a safe environment that connects them with the visual arts. Groups work with a museum staff member/educator to experience special exhibitions and permanent collection galleries and participate in a hands-on experience in the classroom. In fall 2012 the Museum worked with The Spring, Prodigy, Champions for Children, and Pace Center for Girls. This program is by invitation only, Organizations that are interested in being considered should contact Joie Johnson at 813.421.8362.