Children & Families

Summer Art Camp 2014

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June 16 – August 1  SOLD OUT

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.

How to Register:
Click on the link below that corresponds to your child’s age group. You will then have the opportunity to fill out an online registration form.

General Information
Weeks 1–2: Ages 6–8
Weeks 3–4: Ages 9–11
Week 5–6: Ages 12–14

Daily Schedule
Morning Drop Off: 8–8:30 a.m.
AM Session: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30–1 p.m.
PM Session: 1–5 p.m.
Afternoon Pick Up: 5–5:30 p.m.

Snacks will be provided during each morning and afternoon session. Students enrolled for a full day are required to bring a brown bag lunch. Parents will be sent information about drop-off, pick-up, and other details prior to the start of Summer Art Camp.

Schedule of Classes

Ages 6– 8
Week One: June 16-20    Pencil to Paint  Sold Out. 
Explore the principles of drawing and painting using pencil, charcoal, and paints while experimenting with a variety of processes. Classes will increase the students’ understanding of color, composition, and the proper use of various media. Master and contemporary artists will be examined in these techniques.

Week Two: June 23-27    It’s Not Easy Being Green Sold Out.
Discover techniques and processes for art making using a variety of recycled, repurposed, or reused materials.  Explore art and artists that are sensitive and responsive to the environment and incorporate these themes into ideas, materials, and subject matter.  From bookmaking to sculpture, create with and be inspired by natural and recycled materials.

Ages 9– 11
Week Three: July 7-11    Drawing and Painting  Sold Out.  New registrations will be added to a wait list.
Explore the principles of drawing and painting using pencil, charcoal, and paints while experimenting with a variety of processes. Classes will increase the students’ understanding of color, composition, and the proper use of various media. Master and contemporary artists will be examined in these techniques.

Week Four: July 14-18   The Sculpted Experience Sold Out.  New registrations will be added to a wait list.
Experiment with volume, space, line, and texture to discover how each relates to building and carving three-dimensional forms. Work with metal, wax, wood, clay, and found objects to create individually inspired projects and group collaborations. Students will study the role of sculpture throughout art history.

Ages 12– 14
Week Five: July 21-25    Drawing and Painting  Sold Out.  New registrations will be added to a wait list.
Explore the principles of drawing and painting using pencil, charcoal, and paint while experimenting with different processes. Classes will increase the students’ understanding of color, composition, and the proper use of various media. Different techniques will be explored through examination of the work of master and contemporary artists. Classes will create student portfolios to share and critique. The week will include a visiting artist.

Week Six: July 28-August 1  Creatures and Characters (2 Spaces Left)
Looking at how things are made in the real world, campers will create their own fantasy characters, scaling up with air-dry clay, papier mâché, wire, and found objects to create 3-D sculptures. “I’ve heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true,” says Grandpa Joe in Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Art teacher Pat Yanulis has taken that statement to heart, and looks forward to working with campers to create fantastic creatures—maybe horrible, maybe beautiful to behold!

Costs
Members:
$125/week half-day sessions
$200/week full-day sessions

Non-members:
$150/week half-day sessions
$225/week full-day sessions

Interested in being a Volunteer?  The Tampa Museum of Art is currently seeking volunteers, 16 years of age or older, to assist with its Summer Art Camp.  Art Camp Volunteers assist the facilitator, instructor, and students in ensuring that each day runs smoothly. Volunteers assist with set-up and clean-up of the classroom and are available to offer individualized attention to students. Volunteers also prepare materials for upcoming activities upon the request of the instructor or facilitator.  Want to join the fun? Click here.

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.