Art Camp

The Delaware Art Museum’s summer program for children ages 6 – 12 provides a creative experience with professional instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Young artists, divided into two groups, explore drawing, painting, ceramics, and more in the Bank of America Education Wing Studio as well as throughout the Museum’s galleries and Copeland Sculpture Garden. Camp is full-day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Each session ends with a camper art show for family and friends.

Session 1: The Artist’s Toolbox
June 15 – 26 | $500 for Members, $560 Non-Members

Fill your artist tool box with the elements of art! Campers will look at and create artwork exploring the process of art-making. Art elements such as shape, form, pattern, color, and line will be discovered while using a variety of media. Fun and exciting class projects include colorful printmaking and imaginative clay sculpture.

Session 2: The Great Outdoors
June 29 – July 10 (no camp July 6) | $450 for Members, $510 Non-Members

Landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, and even the Museum’s outdoor sculptures will serve as inspiration for this session. Don’t worry about the summer heat because campers will capture the beauty of nature with natural materials, watercolors, clay, and paint inside the Studio after inspirational walks through the galleries and the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Session 3: Animal Tales
July 13 – 24 | $500 for Members, $560 Non-Members

Come on an adventure through the Museum and explore animals in artwork such as Deborah Butterfield’s Riot and Abbott Handerson Thayer’s The Old Lion. Creative artwork will be inspired by all kinds of animals, both real and imagined. Projects include ceramic figures, cut paper designs, and roaring masks.

Session 4: Faces and Places
July 27 – August 7 | $500 for Members, $560 Non-Members

There are so many people to see and places to go in the Museum! Campers will find inspiration in the Museum’s collections including the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970 – 1990, while making their own artwork full of faces and places! Learn the art of portraits and landscapes through drawing, painting, printing, and ceramics. Projects will include masks, imagined landscapes, self-portraits, and more.

REGISTRATION

Registration for Members opens on February 5, 2015. Registration opens for Non-Members on February 12, 2015.

Due to the popularity of the Museum’s camp program, all Summer Art Camp sessions require written or online registration and payment. A medical information form is also required. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

THE RED APPLE FUND

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to offer grants for Summer Art Camp through the Red Apple Fund for Student Enrichment. Full funding for tuition will be awarded to those who receive a Summer Art Camp Grant. All children registering for camp are eligible for scholarships unless an applicant has received funding from the Red Apple Fund in the past six months. To apply, please complete a Red Apple Summer Art Camp Grant application available at delart.org along with this registration form and return both to the Museum by April 13, 2015. All applicants will be notified of their status between April 22 – 24, 2015.

For more information, call 302.351.8551 or send an email to redapple@delart.org.

The Red Apple Fund for Student Enrichment is supported by TD Bank; Nordstrom; Delaware Art Museum Council; and generous individuals. To apply for a grant, click here.

POLICIES & VOLUNTEERING

Click here to view Summer Art Camp Policies.

Interested in volunteering as a youth counselor for Summer Art Camp? For more information, please contact Rebecca Howell, Education Assistant, at rhowell@delart.org or 302.351.8551.

The Delaware Art Museum’s Summer Art Camp is held in the Bank of America Education Wing, Copeland Sculpture Garden, and the Museum’s galleries. 

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