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Reach for the sky with tall structures inspired by nature and built by you! Learn about structures found in nature and human structures that reach amazing heights. How tall can you build with the materials you are given? Take a look at buildings like the Cathedral of Learning and the architecture on Carnegie Mellon's campus and find out! Test your ideas through drawings and model-making, learning about the design process as you explore. This camp takes place mostly in the outdoor spaces around the museum.

Last day to register is June 2, 2021.

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How do you see yourself? How do others see you? What messages do you want to communicate? How do you represent yourself? Explore the art of self-portraiture and selfies while projecting all of the many parts of yourself out into the world. We will use museum spaces as backdrops and settings for self-portraits that we create through drawing and photography.

Last day to register is June 2, 2021.

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Stretch your arms to make drawings as big as your body! Expand your vision to create your biggest ideas. Throughout the museum, we will locate artists’ BIG thoughts and techniques and come up with BIG questions to generate BIG drawings. We will make BIG chalk and BIG crayons to make drawings on BIG paper inside and outside of the museum.

Last day to register is June 9, 2021.

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What kinds of spaces can you design outdoors? Learn about animal architects and how they create their own spaces from natural materials. Explore materials and building techniques while creating spaces for making and playing. Build models, make drawings, and create life-sized spaces. Explore nearby Schenley Park and Carnegie Mellon's campus to see examples of different building techniques. This camp takes place mostly in the outdoor spaces around the museum.

Last day to register is June 9, 2021.

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Stretch your arms to make drawings as big as your body! Expand your vision to create your biggest ideas. Throughout the museum, we will locate artists’ BIG thoughts and techniques and come up with BIG questions to generate BIG drawings. We will make BIG chalk and BIG crayons to make drawings on BIG paper inside and outside of the museum.

Last day to register is June 16, 2021.

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Design a house and learn how you can protect the earth at the same time in this online-only camp! 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 from the collection at the museum and the Intelligent Workplace at CMU’s School of Architecture, and you’ll explore creative ways to design and build your house using a variety of architectural drawing and model-making methods. Camp is online and run through the Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture Center for Architecture Explorations. Participants will need their own computer and internet access.

Last day to register is June 16, 2021.

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How do we design neighborhoods for a changing world? Explore current challenges in Pittsburgh and all over the world while designing a resilient community of the future. Learn about sustainable strategies for water, power, and construction while imagining a community that you would like to see take shape. What kinds of things will you do, learn, and see in a city of the future? Explore current projects around Pittsburgh virtually while making drawings and models to express your own ideas. Camp is online and run through the Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture Center for Architecture Explorations. Participants will need their own computer and internet access.

Last day to register is June 23, 2021.

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What kinds of spaces can you design outdoors? Learn about animal architects and how they create their own spaces from natural materials. Explore materials and building techniques while creating spaces for making and playing. Build models, make drawings, and create life-sized spaces. Explore nearby Schenley park and Carnegie Mellon's campus to see examples of different building techniques. This camp takes place mostly in the outdoor spaces around the museum.

Last day to register is June 23, 2021.

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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 7, 2021.

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Design a house and learn how you can protect the earth at the same time in this online-only camp! 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 from the collection at the museum and the Intelligent Workplace at CMU’s School of Architecture, and you’ll explore creative ways to design and build your house using a variety of architectural drawing and model-making methods. Camp is online and run through the Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture Center for Architecture Explorations. Participants will need their own computer and internet access.

Last day to register is July 7, 2021.

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The landscape is your canvas! Journey into the natural world as an artist and adventurer. Take nature walks, sketch, draw, and journey through the museum galleries to discover how artists are inspired and fascinated by the world around them. Venture outdoors to see sculptures installed around the museum and visit Phipps Conservatory to sketch textures, shapes, and colors inspired by nature. Use your senses to paint, sketch, design, and transform your ideas into your own outdoor artwork. This camp takes place mostly in the outdoor spaces around the museum.

Last day to register is July 7, 2021.

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Stretch your arms to make drawings bigger than your body! Expand your vision to create your biggest ideas, looking at trees and the sky for BIG inspiration. Throughout the museum, we will locate artists’ BIG thoughts and techniques and come up with BIG questions to generate BIG drawings. We will make BIGGER chalk and BIGGER crayons to make drawings on BIGGER paper inside and outside of the museum.

Last day to register is July 14, 2021.

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We will create a public sculpture park from materials we find outside. Journey into the natural world as an artist and an adventurer. Find all the of the sculptures that nature has made out of materials from stumps to stones, give them names, and call them art! We will take nature walks, sketch, make rubbings, draw, and journey through the museum galleries to discover how artists are inspired and fascinated by the world around them.

Last day to register is July 14, 2021.

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What kinds of spaces can you design outdoors? Learn about animal architects and how they create their own spaces from natural materials. Explore materials and building techniques while creating spaces for making and playing. Build models, make drawings, and create life-sized spaces. Explore nearby Schenley park and Carnegie Mellon's campus to see examples of different building techniques. This camp takes place mostly in the outdoor spaces around the museum.

Last day to register is July 21, 2021.

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We will create a public sculpture park from materials we find outside. Journey into the natural world as an artist and an adventurer. Find all the of the sculptures that nature has made out of materials from stumps to stones, give them names, and call them art! We will take nature walks, sketch, make rubbings, draw, and journey through the museum galleries to discover how artists are inspired and fascinated by the world around them.

Last day to register is July 28, 2021.

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Join practicing artists for a weeklong artist studio experience. Go deeper into your own art practice while sharing techniques and learning about artists’ adventures, challenges, and pathways to becoming who they are directly from the artists themselves. Gain experience and grow your art practice through group critiques, collaborations, and conversations about ideas and social and political conditions.

Last day to register is July 28, 2021.

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