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Virtual Summer Camps

Due to the Museum's COVID-19 response, traditional in-person/group format camps are being replaced Summer Art Camp online, featuring four different themes and projects repeated for eight total weeks. The format includes a morning session lesson via Zoom, featuring some of SBMA's favorite and familiar Museum Teaching Artists and perhaps a surprise guest or two. If campers desire further support, individual "studio hours" are also available. Friends and siblings can join together, creating a virtual classroom.

Upon registration, individualized "camp kits," including all project materials, will be available for curbside pick-up at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House and the Franklin Neighborhood Center the Saturday before each camp begins. Alternatively, a list of project materials will also be sent to campers, in case they would like to use their own materials

Campers can contribute photos of their completed projects to the online community gallery, so that each week concludes with a virtual art show.

For additional information or questions, please email Elena Hancock at ehancock@sbma.net.

Sculpture Virtual Camp

Monday, June 15, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Experiment with form and scale as you design and build sculptures using various materials, inspired by works in the Museum's collection featuring animals and humans.

Ages 6 – 10

Class Format:
Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19
10:00 – 11:30 am

Painting Virtual Camp

Monday, June 22, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Express yourself through line, shape, color, and texture while being inspired by artists in the Museum’s collection. Practice a variety of techniques with a Teaching Artist, and explore media such as watercolor and ink.

Ages 6 – 10

Class Format:
Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26
10:00 – 11:30 am

Mixed Media Virtual Camp

Monday, June 29, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Make art with a mix of air-dry clay, paint, and found objects while playing with textures, colors, shapes, and lines, and learn about other artists who like to mingle materials too.

Ages 6 – 10

Class Format:
Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 3
10:00 – 11:30 am

Textiles Virtual Camp

Monday, July 6, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Design fabric from your drawings after looking at beautiful Japanese stencils in the Museum’s collection. Make stamps of your pattern ideas to be assembled into a sample book of textile designs, with your favorites to be printed onto a length of cotton.

Ages 6 – 10

Class Format:
Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10
10:00 – 11:30 am

Sculpture Virtual Camp

Monday, July 13, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Experiment with form and scale as you design and build sculptures using various materials, inspired by works in the Museum's collection featuring animals and humans.

Ages 6 – 10

Class Format:
Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17
10:00 – 11:30 am

Painting Virtual Camp

Monday, July 20, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Express yourself through line, shape, color, and texture while being inspired by artists in the Museum’s collection. Practice a variety of techniques with a Teaching Artist, and explore media such as watercolor and ink.

Ages 6 – 10

Class Format:
Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24
10:00 – 11:30 am

Mixed Media Virtual Camp

Monday, July 27, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Make art with a mix of air-dry clay, paint, and found objects while playing with textures, colors, shapes, and lines, and learn about other artists who like to mingle materials too.

Ages 6 – 10

Class Format:
Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
10:00 – 11:30 am

Textiles Virtual Camp

Monday, August 3, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Design fabric from your drawings after looking at beautiful Japanese stencils in the Museum’s collection. Make stamps of your pattern ideas to be assembled into a sample book of textile designs, with your favorites to be printed onto a length of cotton.

Ages 6 – 10

Class Format:
Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 10
10:00 – 11:30 am