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Create interesting artworks using reclaimed and salvaged materials like the artists exhibited in Everlasting Plastics. Dream up architecture, weave with plastic bags, and assemble cardboard to construct artful objects that lessen the impact on our environment. Travel to nearby Phipps Conservatory to explore the splendor of their natural exhibitions and translate what you see into paintings and drawings.

The last day to register for this camp is June 5, 2024.

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Explore a wide range of tools to make marks, smudges, and textures that can become expressive works of art. Conduct art experiments to leave room for unexpected results and discover how nontraditional materials and processes can fuel your creative imagination. Layer mediums and processes like collage, photography, and printmaking to add interest and depth to your artwork. Use our galleries as a source of inspiration as you look for artists who think beyond realism and traditional techniques to create art in innovative ways.

The last day to register for this camp is June 5, 2024.

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Do you favor the watery worlds of Claude Monet or the textured colors of Joan Mitchell? A landscape that looks perfectly real or an abstraction open to interpretation? Get to know great paintings in the museum’s galleries. Build your skills through daily experiments with numerous painting techniques and color mixing strategies and choose your favorite approach to create your own masterpieces.

The last day to register for this camp is June 5, 2024.

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Delve into the human figure through classic mediums like drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. Recreate the lines, forms, and gesture of the figure through drawing from live clothed models, discover the skeletal and muscular systems of the body through 3D clay modeling, and convey a specific mood or display the personality of your subject through portrait photography and expressive painting.

The last day to register for this camp is June 5, 2024.

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Utilize one of our most essential natural resources for discovery and creation. Uncover the vibrant effects of liquid watercolor paints and explore the diversity of undersea creatures through scavenger hunts in the library, field trips to the Natural History Museum, and exploration of water-themed art in our galleries. Play with water in its various forms and use it to inspire, paint, transfer, and transform.

The last day to register for this camp is June 5, 2024.

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Gather weekly to learn artistic skills and develop your personal art practice and portfolio while learning about continued education and professions in the creative field. Professional artists, educators, and other experts will lead you in studio explorations and discussions at the museum and other offsite spaces like neighboring universities and galleries. Enroll in additional programs throughout the season to enhance the learning taking place in class. This program will occasionally meet outside of Carnegie Museum of Art’s campus.

The last day to register for this camp is June 5, 2024.

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Explore the exhibition Widening the Lens: Photography, Ecology, and the Contemporary Landscape to find examples of photographs, installations, and collage that will inspire works of your own. Look to photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris’s body of work to help compose portraits of your classmates and head outdoors to take images of the natural world using a variety of methods including pinhole photography. Experiment with camera-less methods like cyanotype and reconfigure images from magazines, old photographs, and reproductions of works in our collection to create something new.

The last day to register for this camp is June 12, 2024.

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An artist’s job doesn’t end with the aesthetic of an object. When an artwork fills an entire space or is in a public place, an artist must ensure that the structure is engineered properly to be safe and viewable to its audiences. Create a conceptual artwork or an ideal environment for an existing artwork using drawings and 3D models. Tour surrounding neighborhoods to seek out artworks in public spaces and explore the museum’s galleries, inspired by Marie Watt’s installation in the Forum Gallery, for ideas on constructing sculptures, murals, or art installations. Complete your experience with a temporary installation at the Carnegie Museum of Art. This program will occasionally meet outside of Carnegie Museum of Art’s campus.

This is a full-day two week program that meets Monday through Friday and ends on June 28.

The last day to register for this camp is June 12, 2024.

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Explore visual arts, science, engineering, and simple machines for a true STEAM experience. Upcycle everyday items into spectacular inventions of your own through assemblage, painting, and sculpture. Work in teams on a Rube Goldberg machine to create complicated chain reactions and experiment with uncommon art-making materials to achieve unexpected results.

The last day to register for this camp is June 12, 2024.

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Swirl, drip, and dab your way to a colorful and layered canvas in this exploration of the many types and styles of painting. Celebrate the medium with the many artists in our galleries and use their artworks as inspiration for your own. Create explosive compositions and shapes inspired by artist Julie Mehretu and explore interesting mark-making tools like squeegees to create a painting that references artworks by Gerard Richter.

The last day to register for this camp is June 12, 2024.

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Explore the exhibition Widening the Lens: Photography, Ecology, and the Contemporary Landscape to find examples of photographs, installations, and collages that inspire sensory play and creation. Head outdoors to take pictures of the natural world and reconfigure images from magazines, old photographs, and reproductions of works in our collection to create something new.

The last day to register for this camp is June 12, 2024.

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Attend the most prestigious school for wizards in all of Pennsylvania! Transform yourself into a wand-wielding wizard and travel to a magical realm where dragons and other mythical creatures roam. Fly around the museum to discover mysterious figures, fellow magical beings, and archetypal bad guys. Conduct experiments to create colorful potions and conjure rhythmic spells and incantations. Complete your magical persona by constructing a powerful wand, sculpting a companion animal, and designing enchanting costumes.

The last day to register for this camp is June 12, 2024.

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Bring your binoculars on a journey into the museum’s galleries to uncover artworks that excite and inspire wonder. Look carefully at the objects and scenes surrounding you and make new discoveries through close observation and art investigation. Explore diverse art materials and processes through experimentation and play and map what you discover throughout your journey.

The last day to register for this camp is June 19, 2024.

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Develop your own modular worlds inspired by popular toys and games like Legos and Minecraft. Bring digital creations to life by constructing pixelated structures in three dimensions. Explore plastics as a material in construction and sculpture in the exhibition Everlasting Plastics and learn to build by stacking diverse materials like artist Marie Watt. Use Lego figures to explore stop-motion animation and pull distinctive prints from the bubbled surface of each brick. Explore spaces around Oakland and work with your team to recreate their materials and silhouettes in Minecraft.

The last day to register for this camp is June 19, 2024.

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Apply left-brained thinking to a right-brained activity for unexpected results. Observe works of art in the galleries for ideas, hypothesize some “what-ifs,” then head to the lab for experimentation. Ink, graphite, rubber bands, straws, paint brushes, paper, wood, plastic—let materials take you on a scientifically fun drawing journey. Record your process and results in your sketchbook and make a series of pieces based on your findings.

The last day to register for this camp is June 19, 2024.

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Do you favor the watery worlds of Claude Monet or the textured colors of Joan Mitchell? A landscape that looks perfectly real or an abstraction open to interpretation? Get to know great paintings in the museum’s galleries. Build your skills through daily experiments with numerous painting techniques and color mixing strategies and choose your favorite approach to create your own masterpieces.

The last day to register for this camp is June 19, 2024.

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Explore the exhibition Widening the Lens: Photography, Ecology, and the Contemporary Landscape to find examples of photographs, installations, and collages that inspire sensory play and creation. Head outdoors to take pictures of the natural world and reconfigure images from magazines, old photographs, and reproductions of works in our collection to create something new.

The last day to register for this camp is June 19, 2024.

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Bring your binoculars on a journey into the museum’s galleries to uncover artworks that excite and inspire wonder. Look carefully at the objects and scenes surrounding you and make new discoveries through close observation and art investigation. Explore diverse art materials and processes through experimentation and play and map what you discover throughout your journey.

The last day to register for this camp is July 3, 2024.

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Get on your feet and produce performative art with movement and wearable artwork. Learn movements from a variety of dance and meditation practices and create a beat using multiple percussion methods and instruments. Choreograph an original production to perform in the galleries and invite your family and friends to watch.

The last day to register for this camp is July 3, 2024.

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Get on your feet and produce performative art with movement and wearable artwork. Learn movements from a variety of dance and meditation practices and create a beat using multiple percussion methods and instruments. Choreograph an original production to perform in the galleries and invite your family and friends to watch.

The last day to register for this camp is July 3, 2024.

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