FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2015
Fort Worth, TX
Kendal Smith Lake
Manager of Communications
817.738.9215 x167
www.themodern.org

 
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces
Summer Art Camp and Art Study at the Modern 2015  

Our popular Art Camp at the Modern is back! Art Camp is for ages 4 to 14 and Summer Art Study is for ages 15 to 17. Our volunteer program returns as well, and this year we are accepting applicants ages 16 and older.

 

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 art in the galleries. Activities encompass everything from artmaking in the traditional sense to interdisciplinary exploration. This year's Art Camps and Summer Art Study focus heavily on the Modern's permanent collection.

 

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.

 

   

Online registration begins Friday, March 27, at www.themodern.org.

For questions, please call 817.840.2121 or e-mail childrensprograms@themodern.org. 

 

 

SCHEDULE AND PRICES

 

Art Camp

 

Almost 5: June 2-5, 10 am-noon

The Modern is excited to again 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 through the works in the Modern's collection. Friday concludes with an exhibition of the campers' creations and a reception for family and friends. This camp prepares young children for future camps at the Modern. Parents have the option to remain with their children during the week. Space is limited to 12.

 

Ages 5-6: June 15-19, 9 am-noon

Ages 7-8: June 22-26, 9 am-noon

These camps are led by two artists, and campers rotate between two classrooms of studio instruction. Snacks are provided.

 

Ages 9-11: July 6-10, 10 am-2 pm

Ages 12-14: July 20-24, 10 am-2 pm

Two artists lead these groups through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided.

 

Summer Art Study

 

Ages 15-17: July 27-July 31, 9 am-3 pm

This class for our oldest campers offers a week of creative thinking and artmaking, with an artist as their guide.  Lunch is provided.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

 

The Art Camp summer volunteer application deadline is May 4.

Volunteers 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 at www.themodern.org.

 

 

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

General Admission Prices

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free every Sunday in 2015 and half-price every Wednesday.

 

CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch 

Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch 

Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Dinner 

Fri 5-10 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm

 

The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

 
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