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!

JUNE 25–29  |  9am –12 noon  |  PS

Line, shape and gesture are just fancy words for squiggle, smudge & splat! Supercharge your art with movement and energy as you explore the techniques of abstract painters in this hands-on focused session that will have you experimenting with the expressive power of color and texture.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 1A

ART SAFARI

JULY 2–6  |  9am–12 noon  |  PS

Are you wild about animals? Take a gallery safari and see which wild things you can discover in the works of art and unleash your creativity as you sculpt, print and draw your favorite animals.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 2A

 

AGES 7–9


PRINTMAKER'S STUDIO

JUNE 25–29  |  9am–12 noon  |  PS

Stencil, scratch, carve and cut as you discover the versatility of printmaking by exploring the techniques of expert printmakers while you put together your own art portfolio. Learn how to create multiple prints of your unique designs and share your limited edition set of prints with your friends and family.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 1B

JOURNEY WITH A LINE

JUNE 25–29  |  1pm–4pm  |  PS

Discover the versatility of the humble line as you investigate the museum’s permanent collection. Then get ready to create as you practice a variety of artists’ tips and tricks that will push your drawings to the next level.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 1C

BUILD IT, SHAPE IT, SCULPT IT

JULY 2–6  |  9am–12 noon  |  PS

Explore the world of three dimensional art as you learn from the masters of modern sculpture: Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, and Pablo Picasso. Make your ideas a reality by building, assembling, and sculpting works of art using clay, wire and found objects.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 2B

ABSTRACT ACTION PAINTING

JULY 2–6  |  1pm–4pm  |  PS

Experience the expressive power of abstract art as you energize your paintings with the Elements of Art and use line, shapes and color to create dynamic masterpieces full of movement.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 2C

BEHIND THE LENS

JULY 9–13  |  9am–12 noon  |  PD

Get behind the lens and capture your vision of the desert as you investigate the properties of light and nature through photography. Then learn about the techniques and tools in our “digital darkroom” that will take your photos from good to great.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 3A

ART IN MOTION

JULY 9–13  |  1pm–4pm  |  PD

Make your ideas come to life in this introductory course on the basics of stop motion animation. Learn how to design, storyboard, and direct your own animated shorts using cut-out and Claymation techniques.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 3B

 

AGES 10–12


ARCHITECTS WANTED

JUNE 25–29  |  9am–12 noon  |  PS

Get into the minds of two superstar architects and build your own architectural model! Use nature as inspiration for your design like E. Stewart Williams, and incorporate the local landscape into your home like Albert Frey. Field trips to the Architecture and Design Center and Frey House II are included as part of the class. What will you build for the 21st century?
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 1D

ART OF THE STORY

JUNE 25 –29  |  1pm–4pm  |  PS

Visual art is a powerful tool for sharing stories. Bridge the gap between word and image as you learn how to create a one of a kind art book to ll with your ideas and thoughts. What stories will you share?
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 1E

MURAL MASTERS

JULY 2–6  |  9am–12 noon  |  PS

Find out what it takes to make large-scale public art with artist Sofia Enriquez as she creates a mural in downtown Palm Springs and learn how to make a statement using the tools and techniques of expert muralists to create bold, eye-catching designs.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 2D

PRINTMAKERS STUDIO

JULY 2–6  |  1pm–4pm  |  PS

This introductory course on printmaking will have you learning from experienced artists while using professional-grade materials as you produce a portfolio of limited edition prints using a variety of printmaking techniques.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 2E

JOURNEY THROUGH THE DESERT

JULY 16–20  |  9am–12 noon  |  PD

Frame the world from your perspective as you learn about the fundamentals of photography and the effects of light, shadow, and space as you journey through the Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden in Palm Desert. Then learn how to perfect your shots and prepare them for print using Photoshop Elements.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 4A

ANIMATION CREATION

JULY 16–20  |  1pm–4pm  |  PD

Make your ideas come alive in this introductory course on the basics of stop motion animation. Learn how to design, storyboard, and direct your own animated shorts using cut-out and Claymation techniques.
SESSION CODE/CODIGO 4B

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Registrations have now been closed. We look forward to seeing you again next year!