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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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Design a house and learn how you can protect the earth at the same time! Learn about solar energy, saving water, renewable building materials, and more as you design the house of your dreams! Explore creative ways to design and build your house using a variety of architectural modelling methods.

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

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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 artworks in the museum collection. Use colorful underglazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up at the museum three to four weeks after camp. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of this camp.

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

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Painting is a way of expressing your observations and 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? Will you incorporate other media? The museum’s collection and exhibitions offer inspiration for your work.

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

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It’s a beautiful day in our art-filled neighborhood! Together we will explore being kind to our neighbors through art-making. Learn how creating with others can demonstrate compassion, kindness, and be lots of fun! Draw, paint, and collage works of art for your family or friends, collaborate on a performance to share with fellow campers, and design and operate a kindness mobile.

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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Get inventive and intentional with recycled materials to create extraordinary art out of the ordinary, while thinking about environmental impact. Explore the way artists reduce, reuse, recycle, and respond to environmental issues. Spend time outside exploring the environment for inspiration in your drawings and paintings. Take a trip to Phipps Conservatory to visit the Center for Sustainable Landscapes and collaborate with your fellow campers to create a collaborative installation.

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

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Push, pull, squish, and play with 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 artworks in the museum collection. Use colorful underglazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up at the museum three to four weeks after camp. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of this camp.

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

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3, 2, 1... Action! Become an art camp filmmaker! Find inspiration from Carnegie Museum of Art’s collection and learn about the stories told in artworks. Bring your drawings, paintings, and sculptures to life in an animated stop-action sequence. Play, practice, perform, and collaborate with your fellow campers to create a short movie in the galleries! Use art materials to make scenery and props for your productions. Invite friends and family to your art movie premiere on the last day of camp.

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

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Become an architect for animals, a designer for dolls, or a carpenter for cuddly things! From the grandeur of the Hall of Architecture to the museum’s exquisite miniatures and furniture collection, finding ideas to shape the perfect environment for your toy is easy. Go on a quest to find animals in their habitats and read stories to find more inspiration. Draw sketches, design floor plans, create models, and then build your tiny dream home. Your toys receive their very own key to their new homes on the last day of camp!

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

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Journey into the wonder of the natural world as an artist and explorer. Take nature walks, sketch, draw, and visit the museum galleries to discover what inspires you. Venture out to see sculptures installed around the museum, and visit Phipps Conservatory to record textures, shapes, and colors in your sketchbook inspired by nature. Use your senses to paint, sketch, design, and transform your ideas into your own piece of art.

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

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What could be more fun than transforming a piece of the earth into an object of your own design? Combining 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 forms that are realistic or abstract. Select and apply underglazes to give your work its finished appearance. Find inspiration in the artworks in the museum’s collection. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up three to four weeks after camp at the museum. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of this camp.

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

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Come one, come all to the best show in town—a circus entirely created by YOU! Create costumes, design and paint sets, and plan a performance for the last day of camp! Read circus themed stories, sing songs, sketch your ideas, practice your best tricks, and enjoy the art-filled show all week long. Families are invited to attend the circus performance on the last day of camp!

The last day to register for this camp is June 22, 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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3, 2, 1... Action! Become an art camp filmmaker! Find inspiration from Carnegie Museum of Art’s collection and learn about the stories told in art. Bring your drawings, paintings, and sculptures to life in an animated stop-action sequence. Play, practice, perform, and collaborate with your fellow campers to create a short movie in the galleries! Use art materials to make scenery and props for your productions. Invite friends and family to your art movie premiere on the last day of camp.

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

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Travel to the future and make art and architecture inspired by an imagined world. Think creatively about the world you know to create landscapes, architecture, clothing, and games that people of the future might inhabit, wear, and use. Catch a glimpse of “futurist” landscapes and architecture in the museum’s galleries, then return to the present on the last day of camp to report back to your family and friends with your paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Includes a walking trip to Carnegie Mellon University!

The last day to register for this event is July 6, 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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Search the galleries for your favorite artworks and artists to “invite” to your own art-filled party! Make your own art party decorations, paint a party portrait, create party favors, design invitations, and sculpt your own party food inspired by your museum adventures. Invite your family to an end-of-the-week celebration of all things art!

The last day to register for this event 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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Learn a variety of painting techniques and color mixing strategies while you playfully paint all week! Explore different paintable surfaces, from paper and canvas to found materials. Use marbles, straws, hands, toys, and other imaginative tools to create interesting textures and playful creations with paint while you spray, splatter, and scrape. Collaborate with your fellow campers to create a classroom mural and show off your project in a playful art show at the end of the week.

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

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