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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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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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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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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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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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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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Calling all wiggle worms! Join us at the museum for a wiggle-and-squiggle-filled art-making week! Use movement as inspiration. Wiggle (and squiggle) your way through the galleries to find ideas for your experiments. Use your feet, your hands, and your body to create sculptures that move, paintings that vibrate, and a parade performance through the galleries. Invite your family and friends to join in our moving gallery celebration.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 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 July 20, 2022.

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Join us at the museum for a movement-filled art-making week! Use movement as inspiration for mark-making as you move through the galleries to find ideas for your experiments. Explore moving artworks and create your own! Use your feet, your hands, and your body to create sculptures that move, paintings that vibrate, and a parade performance through the galleries. Invite your family and friends to join in our moving gallery celebration.

The last day to register for this camp is July 27, 2022.

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Think and create in three dimensions. From ancient to contemporary art, indoors to outside, discover the variety of media available for creating sculpture by studying the collection at Carnegie Museum of Art. Go beyond the marble figure and learn how to build things with a variety of media and processes, guided by a professional teaching artist. Take what inspires you into the studio to begin your own experiments. From sketches to finished work, use your creativity to bring your sculptures to life. Make something wearable, use plaster gauze to cast your own body, experiment with clay, or construct with fabric and found objects. Deconstruct existing objects and reimagine them to create something new. Develop your portfolio and gain insight into your work and the work of your peers through group critique and discussion. 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 August 3, 2022

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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 try out marks, smudges, and textures that can become expressive works of art. Start realistic 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.

The last day to register for this camp is August 3, 2022

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It’s not trash, it’s art! Get inspired and inventive with recycled materials and everyday objects to create extraordinary art out of the ordinary. Explore the way artists reduce, reuse, recycle, and respond to environmental issues. Each day you will draw, sculpt, or collage with a new material. Collaborate with other campers to create an unconventional material art installation in your studio that will impress your friends.

The last day to register for this camp is August 3, 2022.

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