Summer Art Camp

June 29 - August 14, 2015

Summer Art Camp sessions take place in PAFA’s Historic Cast Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for one week sessions. The daily schedule includes a morning session, light snack, lunch in Lenfest Plaza (brought by each camper), and an afternoon session. Drop off is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. each day. After-camp sessions are available from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Call 215-972-2054 for information.  

Important Camp Documents
Parent Handbook Summer Art Camp 2015 Parent Orientation 
Mail-in Registration: 2015 registration (pdf) 

THE FOLLOWING CAMPS ARE SOLD OUT AS OF JUNE 30, 2015 ! Feel free to call to add a camper to a waiting list.

  • WEEK 1: ELECTRIFY (AGES 8-10)
  • WEEK 1: ART OF THE STREET (AGES 12-15)
  • WEEK 2: COLOR CHEMISTRY (AGES 5-7)
  • WEEK 2: ANIMATION (AGES 12-15)
  • WEEK 3: FROZEN (AGES 5-7)
  • WEEK 4: SILENT FILM MAKING (AGES 8-10)
  • WEEK 4: HEROES BIG AND SMALL (AGES 5-7)  
  • WEEK 4: TINY TOWNS (AGES 11-13)
  • WEEK 5: PRINT IT (AGES 5-7)
  • WEEK 5: DIY (AGES 11-13)
  • WEEK 5: BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO (AGES 12-15)
  • WEEK 6: GRAPHIC NOVEL (AGES 11-13)
  • WEEK 6: PHOTO PROCESS (AGES 12-15)
  • WEEK 7: ANIMAL KINGDOM (AGES 5-7)     
  • WEEK 7: COMIC BOOK (AGES 8-10)

Week 1: MARCEL AND FRIENDS (Ages 5-7)

June 29 2015 - July 03 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Inspired by the YouTube videos and book of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, create your own miniature characters out of different found objects. Discover the world of small things as we talk about scale and size in art. 

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Week 1: PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING (Ages 11-13) 3 SPOTS LEFT

June 29 2015 - July 03 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Experiment with ways that painting and printmaking can be used together. Monoprints, block printing, watercolors, acrylics, and tempera are some of the techniques that will be covered.

 

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Week 2: TRASH TO TREASURE (Ages 8-10)

July 06 2015 - July 10 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Reuse, renew, and have fun in this eco-friendly camp. Turn recycled materials into sculptures and paintings, all while learning about famous environmental artists. 

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Week 2: MURAL ARTS (Ages 11-13)

July 06 2015 - July 10 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

How are murals made? This camp answers that question and more about murals in Philadelphia.  From concept design to on the wall, work with materials like parachute cloth, paint, and mosaics.

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Week 3: PUPPET PLAYGROUND (Ages 8-10)

July 13 2015 - July 17 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join this mixed media camp, designing and constructing puppets from loads of different materials. Learn about puppets from around the world and different time periods. Campers will create their own puppet plays to be showcased at the end of the week.

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Week 3: GREEN SCREEN MOVIE MAKING (Ages 11-13)

July 13 2015 - July 17 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dive to the bottom of the sea, explore ancient Egypt or jam with your favorite band with green screen technology. Sketch out storyboards, discover new artists and make fun videos.

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Week 3: CUT AND PASTE (Ages 12- 15)

July 13 2015 - July 17 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore collage art-making in its many forms. Each day explore collage through a different process- film, photography, printmaking and more. Students will draw inspiration from life, other artworks, and their imagination.

 

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Week 4: SCULPTURE AT THE EDGE (Ages 12-15)

July 20 2015 - July 24 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Working from recent sculpture additions to PAFA’s collection, design and build a small assemblage, and collaborate on larger installations based on contemporary sculpture trends.  Get inspired by pop culture, toy design and video games to delve into cutting edge artwork.

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Week 5: SHAPE UP ! (Ages 8-10) 4 SPOTS LEFT

July 27 2015 - July 31 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

From Minecraft to Legos, build your own geometric world! Play with sculpture, models, paint, and more. Find inspiration from PAFA’s collection of paintings and sculpture that work with squares, cubes, and mathematical mazes. 

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Week 6: PAPER POWER (Ages 5-7)

August 03 2015 - August 07 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ever wondered about all the things you can do with a piece of paper? This is your chance to learn how to make art with paper. Use different kinds of paper to explore two- and three-dimensional art-making techniques, including collage, origami, papier-mâché, pop-up art, and more.

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Week 6: FANTASTIC MR.FOX (Ages 8-10)

August 03 2015 - August 07 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Talking animals, funny plays, and silly costumes; these are just a few things to explore in the whimsical world of Fantastic Mr. Fox. Inspired by Wes Anderson’s movies, create your own puppets, colorful movie sets, and stop animations.

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Week 7: FIGURE IT OUT (Ages 11-13)

August 10 2015 - August 14 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to draw and paint the figure like the masters. Using a variety of mediums and approaches, campers will draw inspiration from life and PAFA’s collection of art. We will cover self portraits, costumes and poses, and painting fundamentals.

 

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Week 7: ART SPACES (Ages 12-15)

August 10 2015 - August 14 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the ins and outs of art spaces and studios by making your own. Campers will visit local artists’ studios and hear how artists create spaces to keep them inspired and creative. Campers will paint, sculpt, and design their own imaginative studio practice

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