Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp is the only summer experience that gives your camper immediate access to our collection of original artworks from around the world! Give your budding artist a summer of creativity and exploration! This summer’s camp will use Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments to serve as a springboard for ideas to contemplate, discuss, and create art. Campers will spend time in the exhibition with Museum docents and work their own creative magic in the studios with certified teaching artists and prominent local artists. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity!

Cost per week:

$300 for non-members
$50 per week additional for After Care
Members receive a 20% discount on all Art Camp registrations until March 1st and 10% for all registrations after March 1st.

Times:

9am–3pm; After Care 3–5:30pm


Summer Art Camp 2019 is sponsored by the UAB School of Medicine


Entering Grades 1-3

Lights, Camera, Action!

June 15-19

Discover your inner film director in this camp devoted to movie making. Campers will build their own sets to tell stories inspired by fantastic cityscapes in our collection. The camp will end with a film festival of camper-directed movies created during the week.

Cover to Cover Creations

June 22-26

Ever wonder how your beloved books are made? This camp explores the art of book making and book binding. Inspired by stories in our works of art, campers will create their own tales, learn to print images, and bind their pages together that will be the next bestseller.

Inspiring Places and Spaces

June 29-July 3

Who says art can only hang on a wall? Inspired by artists who created imaginative outdoor environments, this week explores creating sculpture and installations using found materials. Campers will learn how to incorporate recycled and upcycled objects to find the magic in the every day.

Entering Grades 4-6

Lights, Camera, Action!

July 6-10

Discover your inner film director in this camp devoted to movie making. Campers will build their own sets to tell stories inspired by fantastic cityscapes in our collection. The camp will end with a film festival of camper-directed movies created during the week.

Center Stage

July 13-17

Campers will create their own theatrical productions inspired by dramatic scenes in our collection. From storytelling to acting to costume design to set construction, campers will learn how to create a live-action reenactment of the Museum’s most iconic works. The final day will end in a showcase performance.

Wonders of Weaving

July 20-24

Campers will dive into the world of textiles to explore the patterns, colors, and fibers of beautiful work from across the Museum’s collections. They will learn about art forms such as weaving and crochet and the ways in which artists have used textiles to make a big statement. During the week, we will create a collaborative installation on-site!

Entering Grades 7-12

Murals in the Magic City

July 27-31

For this camp, Birmingham becomes a museum as we explore the murals, monuments, and memorials across the Magic City. Gathering inspiration from local muralists, campers will get a sneak peek of murals in process and learn the artistic techniques to create their own large-scale project.


Additional Information

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For more information about Summer Camp contact Emily Marr or 205.254.2668