Summer Art Camp and Art Study at the Modern 2017

Our popular Art Camp at the Modern is back! Art Camp is for ages 4 to 13 and Art Study is for ages 14 to 17. We are accepting applications from college-age students to join our Art Camp staff this year.
 
The Modern's unique programs for young artists emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful activities inspired by the permanent collection and current exhibition. This introduces students to some of the complex and challenging concepts and practices behind modern and contemporary art. Distinguished area artists design and lead art activities based on the works in the galleries. Activities encompass everything from art making in the traditional sense to interdisciplinary exploration.  
 
Grouped by age and accompanied by their counselors, 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 family and friends. Campers make exciting discoveries concerning art, the world, and themselves through Art Camp at the Modern.

 

ALL CLASSES ARE FULL.

For questions or to be added to the waiting list, please call 817.840.2121 or e-mail childrensprograms@themodern.org. 
Scholarships available, application here.
 
 
SCHEDULE AND PRICES
 
Almost 5: May 30-June 2 (no camp on Memorial Day), 9 am-noon
Members $100, Nonmembers $120
This class is FULL. Please email childrensprograms@themodern.org to be put on the waitlist.
The Modern is excited to offer this special camp to preschoolers. Camp begins with an orientation on the first day, including a tour of the collection, museum facilities, and grounds. The rest of the week focuses on gallery projects with an artist who leads campers to respond to works on view. This camp prepares young children for future camps at the Modern. Space is limited to 15.
A snack is provided each day.
 
Ages 5-7: June 12-16, 9 am-noon
Members $135, Nonmembers $155
This class is FULL. Please email childrensprograms@themodern.org to be put on the waitlist.
This camp is led by two artists, and campers rotate between two classrooms of studio instruction. A snack is provided each day.
 
Ages 8-10: June 26-30, 10 am-2 pm
Members $150, Nonmembers $170
This class is FULL. Please email childrensprograms@themodern.org to be put on the waitlist.
This camp is led by two artists, and campers rotate between two classrooms of studio instruction. Lunch is provided each day.
 
Ages 11-13: July 10-14, 10 am-2 pm
Members $150, Nonmembers $170
This class is FULL. Please email childrensprograms@themodern.org to be put on the waitlist.
Two artists lead this group through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided each day.
 
Art Study (ages 14-17): July 24-28, 9 am-3 pm
Members $225, Nonmembers $250
This class is FULL. Please email childrensprograms@themodern.org to be put on the waitlist.
This class offers a week of creative thinking and artmaking, with an artist as guide. Lunch is provided each day. 

 

 

Art Camp Staff Opportunities
The Art Camp Staff application deadline is April 18.
Camp staffers work with artists, children, education staff, and peers who have a serious interest in art. The application process includes an interview, a mandatory orientation, and a week of preparation before each camp session. Applications are available here.