The Modern's unique programs for young artists emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful art activities inspired by the current exhibition. This introduces students to some of the complex and challenging concepts and practices behind modern and contemporary art. Distinguished area artists are invited to design and lead art activities based on the art in the galleries. Activities encompass everything from art making in the traditional sense to interdisciplinary exploration. This year's Summer Art Study looks at works in the Modern's collection as well as the special exhibition Lucian Freud: Portraits.
Grouped by age and accompanied by their counselor, art campers spend time in the galleries and on the grounds exploring the art and architecture, followed by time in the Museum studio where they work with two artists each session. Instructors provide enriching opportunities to process, apply, and respond to ideas formed in relation to the art on view. The last day of camp ends with a reception and display of the campers' artwork to celebrate their creative accomplishments with families and friends. Campers make exciting discoveries concerning art, the world, and themselves through Art Camp at the Modern.
The Summer Art Study class for our oldest campers offers a week of creative thinking and art making, with an artist as their guide. Lunch is provided.
This class is full. Registration not available.