The Walters Art Museum is the place to be for creative families! We encourage a variety of approaches to looking at, talking about, and creating art while supporting creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking. Campers will explore art techniques and cultural themes by visiting the galleries, creating art projects, and collaborating on group activities. Each week-long camp will culminate in an exhibition of the students’ artwork. Middle and high school students will work with a practicing artist to develop their portfolios and learn about art careers.

Age Groups

Lower Elementary School Age (Grades 1st – 2nd; Ages 6-7)
Upper Elementary School Age (Grades 3-5; Ages 8-10)
Middle School Age (Grades 6-8; Ages 11-13)
High School Age (Grades 9-12; Ages 14-18)

Before/After Care Options

Before and after care are included in the cost of camp.

Before Care: 8:30-9 a.m.
After Care: 4-5:30 p.m.

Camp Highlights

Is there a (cool)er place to learn art than an art museum? Your kiddo will be inspired by the masters while exploring art around the world — and even get to host their own special exhibition!

2015 Baltimore Summer Camps / Sessions

Both full-day and half-day options available!

June 29-July 2

Grades 1-5: Art Around the World
In the galleries children will imagine themselves as archeologists unearthing ancient artifacts or art collectors discovering new treasures. In the studio, they will create priceless artifacts and treasures of their own, inspired by the cultures and artists found in the Walters galleries. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a special exhibition celebrating their artists!

July 6-July 10

Grades 1-5: Creative Exploration
How are colors mixed? Where do pigments come from? What effect can line and texture have on your mood? How can a 2D picture look 3D? In the studio participants will experiment with a variety of art techniques and materials, and create artwork inspired by their own imaginations for an out-of-the-box exhibition.

July 13-17

Grades 1-5: Animals in Art
Campers will explore animals and habitats from around the world and celebrate what makes each animal unique through a variety of art-making processes. Students will showcase their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional animals in a special exhibition!

July 20-24

Grades 1-5: Adventures in Art
Who illustrated your favorite book? Who designed your favorite toy? Who decorated your birthday cake? An artist did that! Campers will learn all of the ways that artists create the beauty that surrounds us. They will have an opportunity to meet real working artists and explore what they do. Students will explore many art careers through a wide variety of mediums and techniques. See the adventures all come to life at the special exhibition at the end of the week!

 

July 27-31

Grades 1-5: Art Sense
Taste the salt and feel the sand between your toes! Jump into works of art with all five senses! Campers will explore art through a multi-sensory approach, activating smell, taste, touch, sound, and sight. The five senses will serve as inspiration as children create artwork for a special exhibition that will leave you speechless.

August 3-7

Grades 6-12: The Artist’s Studio Experience I
Artist’s Studio Experience Summer Camp at the Walters offers students entering grades 6–12 a unique and fun-filled opportunity to work with a local practicing artist. Join us as we explore art techniques, cultural themes, and art in everyday life through gallery visits, art projects, and collaborative projects. Each week, participants will also see examples of the teaching artists’ portfolio and have the opportunity to converse about art careers, portfolio development, and the vast applications of art. Magnet school students may work toward completing summer art requirements, and all participants will build a portfolio of 2-D and 3-D artwork. At the end of each week, students will prepare an art exhibition and presentation.

August 10-14

Grades 6-12: The Artist’s Studio Experience II

Artist’s Studio Experience Summer Camp at the Walters offers students entering grades 6–12 a unique and fun-filled opportunity to work with a local practicing artist. Join us as we explore art techniques, cultural themes, and art in everyday life through gallery visits, art projects, and collaborative projects. Each week, participants will also see examples of the teaching artists’ portfolio and have the opportunity to converse about art careers, portfolio development, and the vast applications of art. Magnet school students may work toward completing summer art requirements, and all participants will build a portfolio of 2-D and 3-D artwork. At the end of each week, students will prepare an art exhibition and presentation.

Location

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore City
600 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Camp Cost

Full Day Members: $250 per week Non-Members: $375 per week Morning Only (available for grades 1-5 only; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Members: $125 per week Non-Members: $200 per week.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Visit http://thewalters.org/family/camp/ for information.

Contact Information

Colleen Oyler
Phone Number: 410-547-9000

Website Facebook