AGES 6-8

SUMMER ART CAMPS¬

WEEK 1: JULY 11–JULY 15

CAMP FULL | FAIRYTALE, FOLKLORE, AND FANTASY (MORNING)

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Instructor: Mary C. Lynch

Explore the historic, creative, and cultural roots of fantasy and folklore! Discover ways to create texture and whimsy with 2D and 3D materials while making a mythical world of your own. Projects include clay sculptures, illustrations, and beyond.

M-F, July 11–July 15
5 sessions
9:00–11:45 AM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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CAMP FULL | FEATHERS, FINS, AND FUR (AFTERNOON)

Camp full; please join the waitlist.

Instructor: Mary C. Lynch

Use your instincts to discover the textures, patterns, and colors that can be found on animals and in nature. Explore fabric arts and printmaking techniques to create animal soft sculptures, wearable art and more!

M-F, July 11–July 15
5 sessions
12:15–3:00 PM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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WEEK 2: JULY 18–JULY 22

CAMP FULL | QUIRKY CREATIVITY (MORNING)

Camp full; please join the waitlist.

Instructor: Erica Whitfield

Use found objects and recycled materials to create suncatchers, wearable art, wind chimes, and more! Examine the art practices of contemporary makers who are doing their part to keep materials from entering the landfills and discover the beauty of recycling and reusing materials in your own creative practice.

M-F, July 18–July 22
5 sessions
9:00–11:45 AM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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REMIX: HYBRID ART FORMS (AFTERNOON)

Instructor: Heather Beardsley

Take apart, rearrange, and combine found objects and materials to create your own mixed media works of art! Experiment with drawing, painting, fibers, and collage as you look to contemporary artists for creative inspiration.

M-F, July 18–July 22
5 sessions
12:15–3:00 PM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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WEEK 3: JULY 25–JULY 29

CAMP FULL | MODEL MAGIC MANIA (MORNING)

Camp full; please join the waitlist.

Instructor: Erica Whitfield

Model Magic is a form of air-dry clay that can change colors with mixing and be used to create functional or decorative works of art. Using clay hand building techniques, you will learn to make bowls, transfer images, and even create your own pencil grips!

M-F, July 25–July 29
5 sessions
9:00–11:45 AM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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CAMP FULL | THE ART OF CLAY (AFTERNOON)

Camp full; please join the waitlist.

Instructor: Renee Calway

Fuel your curiosity and imagination in the clay studio at Virginia MOCA! Learn how to create simple ceramic forms, piece clay together to create a finished product, and have fun while making clay animals, pots, and more! All works will be glazed, kiln fired, and treasured for years to come.

M-F, July 25–July 29
5 sessions
12:15–3:00 PM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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WEEK 4: AUGUST 1–AUGUST 5

CAMP FULL | THE LANGUAGE OF ART (MORNING)

Camp full; please join the waitlist.

Instructor: Elijah Chumley

Play with shape, line, value, texture, and color to communicate your creative ideas! Through a variety of exciting projects and experiments, you’ll learn to combine the elements of art as if they were their own language. By the end of the week, you’ll have a sketchbook full of inspiration and a large artwork that integrates your new skills.

M-F, August 1–August 5
5 sessions
9:00–11:45 AM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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CAMP FULL | STOP MOTION STUDIO (AFTERNOON)

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Instructor: James O'Connor

Stop motion animation is a film making technique that makes objects appear to move on their own. Hand-build and manipulate your own sets and characters to bring your ideas to life in this interactive and experimental art camp! You will receive a video of the class animations and they will be screened at the Prisms: Summer Art Camp Exhibition.

M-F, August 1–August 5
5 sessions
12:15–3:00 PM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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WEEK 5: AUGUST 8–AUGUST 12

CAMP FULL | IT'S A COLORFUL LIFE (MORNING)

Camp full; please join the waitlist.

Instructor: Elijah Chumley

Uncover the magic of color! Learn to mix, name, and apply color and find out how artists use colors to express their emotions. Recycle paint samples to create your own colorful collage, gather objects to assemble a 3D color wheel, and use colorful art materials to communicate your feelings in addition to other projects.

M-F, August 8–August 12
5 sessions
9:00–11:45 AM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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CAMP FULL | VIRGINIA IS FOR EVERYBODY! (AFTERNOON)

Camp full; please join the waitlist.

Instructor: Bria Tyler

Known for its sandy beaches, beautiful wildlife, and constant flow of love from city to city, there is certainly something in the water here in Virginia! Design your own Norfolk mermaid, create a mixed media beach on canvas, and explore what you love about Virginia through a variety of creative art projects.

M-F, August 8–August 12
5 sessions
12:15–3:00 PM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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WEEK 6: AUGUST 15–AUGUST 19

CAMP FULL | WE ARE EXPLORERS (MORNING)

Camp full; please join the waitlist.

Instructor: Heather Beardsley

Get ready for a week of exploration where you will learn about extreme environments like outer space, the deep sea, and rainforests. Use a variety of materials to interpret these unique spaces as we draw, paint, collage and sculpt our way through the week. Gain a better understanding of our world and have fun while doing it!

M-F, August 15–August 19
5 sessions
9:00–11:45 AM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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CAMP FULL | ANIMALS IN ART (AFTERNOON)

Camp full; please join the waitlist.

Instructor: Heather Beardsley

Animals have been a source of inspiration for many artists and can be found in art all over the world. Explore your relationship to wildlife through art in this interactive course as you create your own animal masks, sculptures, and flags!

M-F, August 15–August 19
5 sessions
12:15–3:00 PM
Members $110, Nonmembers $125

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ALL CAMPS FOR AGES 2–3, WITH CAREGIVER

ALL CAMPS FOR AGES 4–5, WITH CAREGIVER

ALL CAMPS FOR AGES 9–12

ALL CAMPS FOR AGES 13–17