Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

MUSEUM ART CAMP

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Join us for
Museum Art Camp


in Palm Springs and Palm Desert
 

Children ages 5 through 12 will explore many exciting artistic journeys with creative hands-on projects and adventurous gallery experiences with a team of experienced museum educators and visiting artists. Classes take place in air-conditioned galleries and art studios. If the price of a class is a consideration, please do not hesitate to inquire about partial and full scholarships.

We award a limited number of scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 760-322-4852 for further details.

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AGES 5–6


 

SQUIGGLE, SMUDGE,
& SPLAT! (CLASS FULL)

JUNE 26–30  |  9 am–12 noon  |  PS

Line, shape, and gesture are just fancy words for squiggle, smudge and splat! Travel all over the museum to explore artists’ techniques and then try them for yourself with pencil, pastel, and paint.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 1A

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AGES 7–9


ART AS PLAY
(CLASS FULL)

JUNE 26–30  |  9 am–12 noon  |  PS

Indulge your curiosity with in-gallery explorations and interactive games, and get creative while you let your fingers experience what it means to squish and splat as you play with clay and paint.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 1B

OFF THE WALL
(CLASS FULL)

JUNE 26–30  |  1 pm–4 pm  |  PS

Explore the world of 3D-art as you learn from the masters of modern sculpture: Calder, Hepworth, Picasso and Moore. Make your ideas a reality by building, assembling and sculpting works of art using clay, wire, and everyday objects.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 1C

PRINTMAKER'S STUDIO
(CLASS FULL)

JULY 10–14  |  9 am–12 noon  |  PS

Stencil, scratch, carve, and cut as you discover the power of printmaking by silk-screening and block-printing while building your own portfolio of limited edition prints to share with your friends and family.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 2A

MIX MASTERS
(CLASS FULL)

JULY 10–14  |  1 pm–4 pm  |  PS

Bridge the gap between the language and visual arts as you express yourself through the power of poetry, painting, and more in this mixed media session of mixing and mashing techniques.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 2B

ART IN MOTION
(CLASS FULL)

JULY 17–21  |  9 am–12 noon  |  PD

Make your art come alive in this crash course on the basics of stop motion animation. Learn how to design, storyboard, and direct your own animated short using cut-out and claymation techniques.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 4A

CREATE TO CELEBRATE
(CLASS FULL)

JULY 17–21  |  1 pm–4 pm  |  PD

Pat Lasch is a painter and sculptor who is inspired by life’s important m oments and the ojects we create to celebrate them. Travel through the exhibition Journeys of the Heart and celebrate the important moments of your life as you express yourself in a variety of media.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 3B

 

AGES 10–12


JOURNEY WITH LINE
(CLASS FULL)

JULY 10–14  |  9 am–12 noon  |  PS

Take a journey through the museum and uncover the power of the humble line. Then get ready to get creative as you put into practice a variety of artists’ tips and tricks that will take your drawing from good to great.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 2C

THE ARCHITECT'S EYE
(CLASS FULL)

JULY 10–14  |  1 pm–4 pm  |  PS

Get into the minds of two superstar architects! Use nature in your design like E. Stewart Williams, and incorporate the local landscape into your home like Albert Frey. A field trip to the Architecture and Design Center and Frey House II are part of this class. What will you build for the 21st century?
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 2D

BEHIND THE LENS

JULY 24–28  |  9 am–12 noon  |  PD

Frame the world from your perspective as you explore the fundamentals of photography and the effects of light, shadow, and space as you journey through The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. Then learn how to edit, manipulate, and print your shots using Photoshop Elements in the studio.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 3A

THIS IS NOT A CAKE

JULY 24–28  |  1 pm–4 pm  |  PD

Investigate the whimsical art of Pat Lasch as you explore the exhibition Journeys of the Heart in this mixed media class where you will paint with pastry tools and sculpt with spatulas to create works of art Don’t be fooled, these sculptures are not for eating!
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 4B

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