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The ability to draw relies on being a good observer. Whether your goal is to capture the world around you with accuracy or to create expressive compositions with abstract marks, textures, and patterns, this workshop offers guidance and exercises designed to strengthen your skills. Sketch works of art from Carnegie Museum of Art’s collection in outdoor and architectural spaces and draw the objects around you in the studio. Experiment with a variety of drawing materials and media. Refine your favorite works into finished compositions. Professional sketchbook provided. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is June 8, 2022

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What responsibilities do architects have to their communities? How do architects work to address social injustice through their designs? Explore the design of temporary structures like the annual Serpentine Gallery pavilion or architecture that can respond to immediate needs, such as refugee housing. Explore the use of cutting-edge materials that address environmental concerns like pollution absorbing bricks and new ways of using renewable materials like cardboard and plants. Learn about the creation of inclusive landscapes while developing skills in drawing architectural plans and sections and try your hand at model-making. Use these projects to build a portfolio and demonstrate new skills and problem solving. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is June 15, 2022

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Creating something realistic is just one way to give visual form to your world. Think like an artist as you experiment with a wide range of tools to try out marks, smudges, and textures that can become expressive works of art. Discover how nontraditional materials and processes can fuel your creative imagination. Look at work by artists who think beyond pencils and paintbrushes to push the ideas of drawing and painting in innovative directions. Workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus and includes visits to CMU’s Digital Fabrication Lab. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is June 22, 2022

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Whether you are a skilled potter or eager to get your hands into wet clay for the first time, this workshop will provide expert guidance to help you achieve your artistic goals. Learn how to raise a form on the potter’s wheel and practice a variety of hand-building techniques, all inspired by the museum’s outstanding collection of ceramic art. Select and apply glazes to give your work its finished appearance. Visit the kiln room to learn about the firing process. Work will be fired and available for pickup three to four weeks after the workshop. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of this camp.

The last day to register for this camp is July 6, 2022

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Design a dream house of the future while exploring green technologies at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture. Learn how smart architecture can conserve natural resources and combine this new knowledge with design inspiration from the galleries to create an environmentally conscious home. Through the use of 3D modeling software and more, you will build new skills, unlock your creativity as a green designer, and build your architecture portfolio. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus and uses CMU’s digital studio. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 6, 2022

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The sketchbook can be one of the artist’s most important tools. Learn how to bind and make your own sketchbook and use it as a place to explore different mediums, learn a variety of techniques, create color palettes, explore patterns, and keep a collection of things that inspire you. Work with a teaching artist to develop your observational drawing skills and learn to use a variety of drawing tools. Spend a week drawing on location in the museum’s galleries and exhibitions as well as outdoors in Oakland. Build up your sketchbook with a variety of quick studies and more finished compositions while drawing landscapes, architecture, and portraits from observation. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022

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Expand upon your drawing skills and broaden your artistic repertoire by trying out various printmaking techniques and exploring new ways of making images. No printmaking experience required. Screen print like Andy Warhol, carve blocks for linocut prints and even experiment with cyanotypes. You’ll create a series with your prints and work alongside teaching artists to explore how drawing can enhance your prints. Work on both skills throughout the week and visit the museum’s collection to find inspiration and learn new techniques. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022

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Design a dream house of the future while exploring green technologies at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture. Learn how smart architecture can conserve natural resources and combine this new knowledge with design inspiration from the galleries to create an environmentally conscious home. Through the use of 3D modeling software and more, you will build new skills, unlock your creativity as a green designer, and build your architecture portfolio. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus and uses CMU’s digital studio. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022

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Express yourself through painting. Learn techniques by comparing old master paintings to the work of artists who continue to reinvent painting today. Discover which methods suit your expressive goals—smooth brushstrokes or thick and textured impasto? Bold or muted colors? Canvas or more nontraditional surfaces? Gain insight into your work and the work of your peers through group critique. The museum’s collection and exhibitions will offer inspiration. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 25, 2022

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Think and create in three dimensions. From ancient to contemporary art, indoors to outside, discover the variety of media available for creating sculpture by studying the collection at Carnegie Museum of Art. Go beyond the marble figure and learn how to build things with a variety of media and processes, guided by a professional teaching artist. Take what inspires you into the studio to begin your own experiments. From sketches to finished work, use your creativity to bring your sculptures to life. Make something wearable, use plaster gauze to cast your own body, experiment with clay, or construct with fabric and found objects. Deconstruct existing objects and reimagine them to create something new. Develop your portfolio and gain insight into your work and the work of your peers through group critique and discussion. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is August 3, 2022

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