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It’s a beautiful day in Art Cat’s neighborhood! Together we will explore being kind to our neighbors through art-making. Learn how creating for others can be an expression of compassion, kindness, and 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.

Last day to register is June 3, 2020.

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Design a house and learn how you can protect the earth at the same time! Challenge yourself to conserve water, capture solar energy, and use only renewable materials as you design the house of your dreams! You’ll find inspiration by visiting the galleries and the Intelligent Workplace at CMU’s School of Architecture, and you’ll explore creative ways to design and build your house by using a variety of architectural drawing and model-making methods. Camp includes a trip to Carnegie Mellon University’s Intelligent Workplace.

Last day to register is June 3, 2020.

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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 ideal 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 a tiny home for your favorite toy. Your toys receive their very own key to their new homes on the last day of camp!

Last day to register is June 10, 2020.

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Learn from the past and jump into the future as you discover how well-designed cities and community-wide practices can protect our environment. Make sketches, create drawings, and build models. Take a tour of places around Oakland, including CMU’s School of Architecture, and learn how art and technology combine to create sustainable buildings and landscapes. Find inspiration in the museum’s galleries for your own earth-friendly designs and then work as a team to design and build a model eco-city from the ground up. Camp includes a trip to Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture.

Last day to register is June 17, 2020.

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Make extraordinary art of out of the ordinary by getting inventive and intentional with recycled materials and thinking about their environmental impact. Explore the way artists reduce, reuse, recycle, and respond to environmental issues. Find inspiration for your own artwork in the exhibition Counterpressures, where local artists respond to global warming. Spend time outside exploring the environment to find inspiration for your drawings and paintings. Take a trip to Phipps Conservatory to visit the Center for Sustainable Landscapes and create a collaborative installation with your fellow campers.

Last day to register is June 24, 2020.

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Travel to the future and make art and architecture inspired by an imagined future 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 futuristic landscapes and architecture in the museum’s galleries, then return to the present on the last day of camp to share your future paintings, drawings, and sculptures with your family and friends. Camp includes a trip to Carnegie Mellon University’s digital fabrication laboratory.

Last day to register is June 24, 2020.

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Become a color explorer in this color-full camp! Mix colored paints, sort colored objects, and build with colorful materials all week long. Read color-filled stories, play color-eye spy, and take a color journey through the galleries to look at red, blue, or yellow paintings. Learn about the color wheel and make your very own artwork in every color! Materials fee included in price.

Last day to register is July 8, 2020.

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Do you pull the couch apart to use as building material? Join your fellow fort builders for an unforgettable week of imagination and play. Study the work of award-winning architects in our galleries for inspiration to design and construct your secret space and get to know hidden places in the museum. Experiment with unusual materials and collaborate with your friends to design and build larger hideouts.

Last day to register is July 8, 2020.

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If space aliens built a city, what would it look like? Use your imagination and your most far-out ideas to create a city from another planet. What do your friends from outer space need in their city? How is it different from or similar to the world you live in on Earth? Study the work of award-winning architects in the galleries for interesting shapes, colors, and materials to incorporate into your design. Camp includes a visit to Carnegie Mellon University’s Intelligent Workplace.

Last day to register is July 8, 2020.

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If space aliens built a city, what would it look like? Use your imagination and your most far-out ideas to create a city from another planet. What do your friends from outer space need in their city? How is it different from or similar to the world you live in on Earth? Study the work of award-winning architects in the galleries for interesting shapes, colors, and materials to incorporate into your design. Camp includes a tour of Carnegie Mellon University’s Intelligent Workplace.

Last day to register is July 15, 2020.

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Art Cat wants to get creative while caring about the planet! Get inspired and inventive with recycled materials and everyday objects to create extraordinary art out of the ordinary. Explore the ways artists reduce, reuse, recycle, and respond to environmental issues. Draw, sculpt, and collage a new material challenge from Art Cat every day. Collaborate with other campers to create an unconventional art installation in your studio that will impress your friends.

Last day to register is July 22, 2020.

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Join Art Cat on a color adventure! Mix colored paint, build with colorful materials, draw with colored pencils, and experiment with colorful oil pastels. Find inspiration in the most colorful artworks in the collection. Choose a path through the gallery to look at blue or red paintings. Learn about the color wheel and how and why artists choose colors. Create artworks of your own in your favorite colors and have a celebration of all things color on the last day of camp!

Last day to register is July 29, 2020.

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Join Art Cat in the studio and galleries to get cookin’ with art! Go on a food-filled adventure to find works of art inspired by all things food. Sketch, paint, sculpt, and collage your own menu of artistic masterpieces. Collaborate with fellow campers to create and build a play kitchen installation. Enjoy an imaginary “art picnic ” on the last day of camp with friends and family. Materials fee included in price.

Last day to register is July 29, 2020.

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Join us for an end-of-summer bonus week featuring fun and games in the art museum. Warm up by sketching inside and outside of the museum. Stretch your art endurance as you try drawing, painting, and sculpture. Take your imagination and your skills to the next level as you participate in fun art challenges. These activities will be a cool cool-down after a summer full of art camp fun.

Last day to register is August 5, 2020.

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Join us for an end-of-summer bonus week featuring fun and games in the art museum. Warm up by sketching inside and outside of the museum. Stretch your art endurance as you try drawing, painting, and sculpture. Take your imagination and your skills to the next level as you participate in fun art challenges. These activities will be a cool cool-down after a summer full of art camp fun.

Last day to register is August 5, 2020.

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Join us for an end-of-summer bonus week featuring fun and games in the art museum. Warm up by sketching inside and outside of the museum. Stretch your art endurance as you try drawing, painting, and sculpture. Take your imagination and your skills to the next level as you participate in fun art challenges. These activities will be a cool cool-down after a summer full of art camp fun.

Last day to register is August 5, 2020.

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