Summer Art Camps 2019 - Milwaukee Art Museum | Kids Out and About Milwaukee

Summer Art Camps 2019 - Milwaukee Art Museum

*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 08/15/2019
Calling all young art enthusiasts! Build on your love of art and making things in Museum summer camps.

Be inspired by the works of art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Explore the exhibitions during fun-filled, interactive tours, and make your own creations in hands-on projects in the studio. Each class has a different focus. Sign up for one camp—or the entire series!

Ages 6–10, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., $150/$100 Members
Ages 11–15, 1:30-4:30 p.m., $200/$150 Members

Classes run Monday through Thursday

  • June 24–27: Clay
  • July 8–11: Painting and Drawing
  • July 15–18: Photography
  • July 29–Aug 1: Mixed-Media Experiments
  • Aug 5–8: Printmaking
  • Aug 12–15: Furniture Design
June 24–27: Clay

Take inspiration from ceramic pieces in the Museum’s Collection, with a special focus on images of animals and aspects of nature. Learn a number of hand-building techniques using air-dry clay, draw with slip, and experiment with texture.

July 8–11: Painting and Drawing

Tour paintings that depict people or tell a story, making sketches along the way. Then develop your own characters and stories through projects in the studio. Work on both paper and canvas, exploring pencil, charcoal, watercolors and tempera paints.

July 15–18: Photography

Express yourself through photography! Learn about the contemporary work of Sarah Cywnar in her exhibition Image Model Muse, and play with ideas of color, design, and beauty in your own photos. Each student is supplied with a digital camera and other photo accessories to use in class.

July 29–Aug 1: Mixed-Media Experiments

Explore the Museum’s contemporary art collection, as well as experimental paintings and short videos in the feature exhibition James Nares: Moves. Invent your own drawing and painting tools, try new ways of making marks, and make paintings both tiny and huge.

Aug 5–8: Printmaking

Be inspired by 19th century French posters, German Expressionist prints, and more in the galleries. Work in both black and white and color as you learn about a variety of printmaking techniques. Discover monoprints, styrofoam prints, and even make your own stamp!

Aug 12–15: Furniture Design

Learn about furniture old and new—from ornately carved 18th and 19th pieces, to contemporary cabinets by Charles Radtke. Sketch your own furniture ideas, make models of various sizes, and play with surface design—adding inlay details to a wooden box.

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Milwaukee Art Museum


700 N. Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
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