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Summer Camps

This summer, SBMA is offering seven weeks of in-person art camp at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House. Children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making and creative problem solving, while being inspired by original works of art from the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

Any questions? Email communityprograms@sbma.net or call 805.884.6457.

Summer Art Camp: Inside & Out: Photography & Printmaking (Ages 10 – 12)

June 13 – June 17 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Remix and reimagine photography and printmaking techniques as you design, create, and capture, inspired by works on paper currently on view at the Museum. Use a variety of vintage and modern cameras to photograph interesting details of the natural and urban landscape in sunlight. Play with studio set-ups, mixed media installations, and projections to create realistic or abstract portraits and still-lifes.

Summer Art Camp: Let’s Paint (Ages 5 – 6)

June 13 – June 17 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Express yourself through line, shape, color, and texture while being inspired by artists in the Museum’s collection. Explore a variety of techniques and media including watercolor, acrylic, and ink as you interpret the world around you and build your painting portfolio.

Summer Art Camp: Let’s Paint (Ages 7 – 12)

June 20 – June 24 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Express yourself through line, shape, color, and texture while being inspired by artists in the Museum’s collection. Explore a variety of techniques and media including watercolor, acrylic, and ink as you interpret the world around you and build your painting portfolio.

Summer Art Camp: Let’s Paint (Ages 5 – 9)

June 27 – July 1 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Express yourself through line, shape, color, and texture while being inspired by artists in the Museum’s collection. Explore a variety of techniques and media including watercolor, acrylic, and ink as you interpret the world around you and build your painting portfolio.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $300.00
Non-Member: $350.00

Summer Art Camp: Textile Techniques (Ages 5 – 6)

July 11 – July 15 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Reinvent works in Museum’s collection in felt, yarn, thread, and recycled textile pieces. Campers discover new avenues for making as they explore historical and contemporary fiber arts techniques such as surface design, sewing, weaving, block printing, and dying.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $300.00
Non-Member: $350.00

Summer Art Camp: Build, Construct, Sculpt: Exploring 3-D Art (Ages 5 – 6)

July 18 – July 22 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Experiment with form, color, and scale as you design and build sculptures in wood, clay, wire, fabric, and cardboard under the influence of artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Let three-dimensional works of art crossing cultures and time—from ancient myths carved in stone to a one-ton contemporary reflective stainless steel organic form—inspire your constructions.

Summer Art Camp: Textile Techniques (Ages 7 – 12)

July 18 – July 22 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Reinvent works in Museum’s collection in felt, yarn, thread, and recycled textile pieces. Campers discover new avenues for making as they explore historical and contemporary fiber arts techniques such as surface design, sewing, weaving, block printing, and dying.

Summer Art Camp: Build, Construct, Sculpt: Exploring 3-D Art (Ages 7 – 9)

July 25 – July 29 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Experiment with form, color and scale as you design and build sculptures in wood, clay, wire, fabric, and cardboard under the influence of artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Let three-dimensional works of art crossing cultures and time—from ancient myths carved in stone to a one-ton contemporary reflective stainless steel organic form—inspire your constructions.

Summer Art Camp: Textile Techniques (Ages 5 – 6)

August 1 –August 5 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Reinvent works in Museum’s collection in felt, yarn, thread, and recycled textile pieces. Campers discover new avenues for making as they explore historical and contemporary fiber arts techniques such as surface design, sewing, weaving, block printing, and dying.

Summer Art Camp: Build, Construct, Sculpt: Exploring 3-D Art (Ages 7 – 9)

August 1 – August 5 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Experiment with form, color and scale as you design and build sculptures in wood, clay, wire, fabric, and cardboard under the influence of artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Let three-dimensional works of art crossing cultures and time—from ancient myths carved in stone to a one-ton contemporary reflective stainless steel organic form—inspire your constructions.

Summer Art Camp: Inside & Out: Photography & Printmaking (Ages 10 – 12)

August 1 – August 5 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Remix and reimagine photography and printmaking techniques as you design, create, and capture, inspired by works on paper currently on view at the Museum. Use a variety of vintage and modern cameras to photograph interesting details of the natural and urban landscape in sunlight. Play with studio set-ups, mixed media installations, and projections to create realistic or abstract portraits and still-lifes.