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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 5, 2019.

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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 outer-space friends need in their city? How is it different from or similar to the world you live in on earth? Study the exhibition of award-winning architects in the galleries to look for interesting shapes, colors, and materials to incorporate into your design.

Last day to register is June 5, 2019.

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Big, bigger, biggest! Exercise your problem-solving skills to figure out how to build a huge skyscraper, a giant house, or an extra-tall castle—stretch your imagination to make it happen. Experiment with peers to find the best ways to build big with different materials. Bring your imagination and your biggest ideas!

Last day to register is June 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 19, 2019.

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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, finding ideas to shape the ideal environment for your toys is easy. Make drawings and architectural models to design living spaces that are just the right size for your favorite toy.

Last day to register is June 19, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2019.

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Learn from the past and jump into the future to discover ways cities are designed with the environment in mind. Take a tour of places around Oakland and learn how art and technology are used to create sustainable buildings. Study our exhibition of award-winning architects for design inspiration. Complete challenges and work as a team to design and build a model eco-city from the ground up.

Last day to register is July 3, 2019.

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Where will Art Cat lead you on this one-of-a-kind museum quest? Design your quest gear as you travel through space and time in the galleries and explore outside the museum. Overcome obstacles, find clues, and solve puzzles to unlock secrets on this art-filled adventure. Draw a map of your explorations and keep detailed sketches in your quest book. Adventure awaits!

Last day to register is July 3, 2019.

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Plunge into experiments about the physics and chemistry of H2O as you develop your own mega-bubble solution, test for acids and bases, get cracking with ice, and more. Design your way through a boat building race, water balloon drops, and other friendly challenges. Hike through Schenley park to investigate aquatic habitats in the Panther Hollow Watershed, and take a dip in nearby Highland Park Pool.

Day trip to Highland Park Pool: museum pick-up at 4:00 p.m.

Last day to register is July 3, 2019.

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Become a color explorer in this color-full camp! Mix paint to make new colors, sort different-colored objects, and build with colorful materials all week long. Read color-filled stories, play color I spy, and take a color journey through the galleries to look at all the different ways artists use color in their work. Learn about the color wheel and make your very own artwork in every color!

Last day to register is July 10, 2019.

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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 in designing and constructing your secret space, and get to know the 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 10, 2019.

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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, finding ideas to shape the ideal environment for your toys is easy. Make drawings and architectural models to design living spaces that are just the right size for your favorite toy.

Last day to register is July 10, 2019.

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Welcome to the show! Art Cat needs your help putting on the best circus in town. From planning and performing to creating costumes and sets, Art Cat can’t do this without you! Bring your big ideas and be ready to wow the audience; your family is invited to the final performance on the last day of camp.

Last day to register is July 17, 2019.

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Big, bigger, biggest! Exercise your problem-solving skills to figure out how to build a huge skyscraper, a giant house, or an extra-tall castle—stretch your imagination to make it happen. Experiment with peers to find the best ways to build big with different materials. Bring your imagination and your biggest ideas!

Last day to register is July 17, 2019.

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Learn from the past and jump into the future to discover ways cities are designed with the environment in mind. Take a tour of places around Oakland and learn how art and technology are used to create sustainable buildings. Study our exhibition of award-winning architects for design inspiration. Complete challenges and work as a team to design and build a model eco-city from the ground up.

Last day to register is July 24, 2019.

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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 outer-space friends need in their city? How is it different from or similar to the world you live in on earth? Study the exhibition of award-winning architects in the galleries to look for interesting shapes, colors, and materials to incorporate into your design.

Last day to register is July 24, 2019.

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