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, a light snack, lunch in Lenfest Plaza (brought by each camper), and an afternoon session. Pre-camp 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 more information.  

THE FOLLOWING CAMPS ARE SOLD OUT AS OF MAY 22, 2015 !

WEEK 2: COLOR CHEMISTRY (AGES 5-7)

WEEK 3: FROZEN (AGES 5-7) 

WEEK 5: DIY (AGES 11-13)

WEEK 7: ANIMAL KINGDOM (AGES 5-7)

WEEK 7: COMIC BOOK (AGES 8-10)

Important Camp DocumentsSummer Art Camp 2015 Parent Orientation Mail-in option: 2015 registration (pdf) Scholarship are no longer available for 2015.

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: ELECTRIFY (Ages 8-10) 3 SPOTS LEFT

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

Have an electrifying good time and learn how light and electricity influence artists in PAFA’s collection. Build sculptures and small installations with LED lights, circuits, wires, and more.

 

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

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 1: ART OF THE STREET (Ages 12-15) 4 SPOTS LEFT

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

Explore public art in Philadelphia by visiting Mural Arts and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.  Discover what street art inspires you and experiment with creating an original, positive, artistic message by cutting stencils, working with textiles, and using other media. 

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Week 2: COLOR CHEMISTRY (Ages 5-7) 5 SPOTS LEFT

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

When you mix different colors of the rainbow, what happens? This camp teaches the foundation of using color with different materials like pencil, pastel, chalk and paint.

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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 2: ANIMATION (Ages 12-15)

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

Learn how to add motion to your drawings or other found images to create an animated short movie to share with your friends and family. Plan a story, create characters, shoot your animation, and host a movie screening at the end of the week.

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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: HEROES BIG AND SMALL (Ages 5-7) 2 SPOTS LEFT

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

Take a trip with your favorite characters from the movie Big Hero 6 and other storybook heroes. Learn how artists and designers think of characters, then create your own, complete with drawings, stories and models. Use crayons, markers, pastels, paint, and model magic to bring your character to life.

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Week 4: SILENT FILM MAKING (Ages 8-10) 3 SPOTS LEFT

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

Perform, film, and edit your own silent era short film based on the greats like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd.

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Week 4: TINY TOWNS (Ages 11-13) 4 SPOTS LEFTS

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

Make a world of miniatures: buildings, artwork, people, animals... if you can imagine it, you can shrink it. Explore the world of “mini” through sculpture, drawing, painting, and much more.

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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: PRINT IT! (Ages 5-7) 4 SPOTS LEFT

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

Stamp, carve, and print the day away in the art studio! Explore the many ways to make a print, including block prints, stencils, monoprints, and other easy processes. Instructors encourage imaginative approaches and nurture creativity through class discussions, readings , and activities in PAFA’s galleries.

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

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 5: BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO (Ages 12-15) 3 SPOTS LEFT

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

Use pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and acrylics to deepen foundational skills and build a portfolio of still lifes, portraiture and copies of PAFA’s amazing Cast Hall collection 

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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 6: GRAPHIC NOVEL (Ages 11-13)

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

 From cave painting to illuminated manuscripts and contemporary narratives, artists throughout history have told stories using pictures. Develop, draw, and describe your own creative story with sequential images.

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Week 6: PHOTO PROCESS (Ages 12- 15) 5 SPOTS LEFT

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

Since the invention of photography, artists in PAFA’s collection like Thomas Eakins and Andy Warhol have used the medium to enhance their artistic

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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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