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Become an architect of fun! Climb on the museum’s play sculpture, the Lozziwurm, for research, and get inspiration from sculptures and architectural models in the museum’s galleries. Learn the design process to create the imaginative playground of your dreams from ideas to sketches to physical model.

Last day to register is June 3, 2019.

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Push, pull, and squish clay into anything you can imagine: from functional vessels like bowls and cups you can actually use to sculpted figures of your pet or an imaginative creature of your own design! Try out the potter’s wheel and learn hand-building techniques inspired by artists in the museum collection. Use colorful glazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up 3–4 weeks after camp. Materials fee included in price.

Last day to register is June 3, 2019.

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Did you know Monet painted the same subject over 40 times, making each one look different? Play with digital interactives in an exhibition of his work to discover his process. Experiment with his technique as you work on many versions of a scene you choose. How will each of your paintings be different? Look to Monet’s river scenes and the paintings and drawings of Pittsburgh’s rivers in CMOA’s collection for inspiration.

Last day to register is June 3.

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Do you favor the watery worlds of Monet or the drips of Jackson Pollock? A landscape that looks perfectly real or an abstraction open to interpretation? Get to know great paintings in the museum’s galleries. Discover first-hand the wide range of techniques for applying paint from smooth as glass to thick and textured. Build your skills through experiments with a variety of painting techniques and color-mixing strategies. Choose your favorite approach to create your own masterpiece.

Last day to register is June 3, 2019.

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Push, pull, and squish clay into anything you can imagine: from a bowl you can actually use to sculpted figures of your pet, or an imaginative creature of your own design. Try out the potter’s wheel and learn hand-building techniques inspired by artists in the museum collection. Use colorful glazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up 3–4 weeks later. Materials fee included in price.

Last day to register is June 10, 2019.

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To make 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 make marks, smudges, and textures that can become expressive works of art. Start realistically and discover how nontraditional materials and processes can fuel your creative imagination. Discover artists who think beyond pencils and paintbrushes to use the ideas of drawing and painting in innovative ways.

Last day to register is June 10, 2019.

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Painting is a way of expressing your ideas about the world through your personal lens. Learn techniques by comparing old masters 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 an exhibition on view of painter Ruth Root’s work offer inspiration. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Student will make regular walking trips to CMOA.

Last day to register is June 10, 2019.

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Squish, squeeze, and sink your hands into clay and other squish-worthy art materials. Practice techniques inspired by artworks in the museum collection to create your very own sculptures. Try out the potter’s wheel! Use colorful glazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects that are fired will be ready for pick-up 3–4 weeks later. Materials fee included in price.

Last day to register is June 10, 2019.

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3, 2, 1... Action! Become an art camp filmmaker and collaborate with your fellow campers to create movies. Find inspiration from videos in the collection, create stories for people depicted in paintings, and get creative with art materials to make scenery and props for your productions. DVDs of your movies will be mailed home at the end of the summer.

Last day to register is June 10, 2019.

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Campers must have an eligible camp in their cart in order to also register for a pre-camp or a post-camp.

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Campers must have an eligible camp in their cart in order to also register for a pre-camp or a post-camp.

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Art Cat is ready to party! Create the ultimate art party with fun and unique materials. Search the galleries for your favorite artworks and artists to invite to your party, and find inspiration for your art party decorations from the collection. Invite your family to an end-of-the-week celebration of all things art!

Last day to register is June 17, 2019.

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Journey into the wonder of the natural world as an artist and explorer. Take a nature walk through the museum galleries and discover how artists are inspired and fascinated by the world outside. Venture out to see sculptures installed around the museum. Go to Phipps Conservatory to collect textures, shapes, and colors in your sketchbook inspired by nature. Use your senses to paint, sketch, design, and transform your ideas into your own outdoor artwork.

Last day to register is June 17, 2019.

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What could be more fun than transforming wet clay into an object of your own design? The art of ceramics combines technical skill with imagination. Learn how to raise a form on the potter’s wheel and practice a variety of hand-building techniques. Make boxes, bowls, and cups, or sculpt animal and human forms that are realistic or abstract. Select and apply glazes to give your work its finished appearance. Find inspiration in the museum’s outstanding collection of ceramic art. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up 3–4 weeks after camp. Materials fee included in price.

Last day to register is June 17, 2019.

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Go on the hunt to see how many creatures you can find in the paintings and sculptures of the CMOA galleries! Study these strange animals and think about where they might live and what they might eat. Visit animal dioramas in CMNH for more ideas. Use these expeditions as inspiration to create your own original creature in its own habitat!

Last day to register is June 17, 2019.

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Creativity can and will get messy in this camp that’s perfect for mess lovers! Have fun exploring the messier side of art with all sorts of materials, from splatter paint to papier-mâché both inside and outside the museum! Read stories and go on adventures while learning new art-making techniques to express your messiest ideas. You provide the creativity; we provide the materials and smocks.

Last day to register is June 17, 2019.

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Printmaking allows you to create multiple versions of an original image, sometimes making subtle changes from one to the next. To see this art in practice, you’ll visit the museum’s galleries and view examples by master printmakers. Learn historical techniques like etching and modern processes like silkscreen. Gain an understanding of the types of images and levels of detail that work best for each technique. You can even reuse your experimental printed materials to create brand new mixed-media artworks.

Last day to register is June 17, 2019.

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