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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.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 6, 2018.

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Do you favor the watery worlds of Monet or the drips of Jackson Pollock? A landscape that looks perfectly real or an abstraction open to interpretation? Get to know great paintings in the museum’s galleries. Discover first-hand the wide range of techniques for applying paint from smooth as glass to thick and textured. Build your skills through experiments with a variety of painting techniques and color mixing strategies. Choose your favorite approach to create your own masterpiece.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 6, 2018.

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Find sunny views of nature by Monet, Cassatt, Renoir, and their friends in our Impressionist gallery. Take your art supplies outdoors and create art en plein air as the French masters did. Learn how to mix colors to show natural light and shadow. Invite your family and friends to a mini exhibition at the end of the week.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Painting is a way of expressing your 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? Are you a painting purist or will you incorporate digital or other media? The museum’s collection and exhibitions offer inspiration for your work, with expert guidance from the instructors, curators, and conservators.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Lords and Ladies! Travel back in time and experience life during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Try your hand at metalsmithing, heraldry, architecture, and painting as you discover medieval mythology and monsters. If you liked this camp last year, don’t miss the new adventures this summer.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 20, 2018.

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Creativity can be messy, but we’re ready for that. Have some fun making art with all sorts of messy materials—from splatter paint to papier-mâché. Learn new art-making techniques and experiment with inventive ways to express your ideas. You provide the creativity, we provide the smocks!

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 20, 2018.

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You have probably been creative with cookies, but have you ever thought your lunchtime sandwich would make a great sculpture? Help Art Cat search the galleries to find works of art inspired by food. Sketch, paint, sculpt, and collage your own menu of artistic masterpieces. Invite your family to an imaginary “art picnic” on the last day of camp.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 4, 2018.

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Painting is a way of expressing your 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? Are you a painting purist or will you incorporate digital or other media? The museum’s collection and exhibitions offer inspiration for your work, with expert guidance from the instructors, curators, and conservators.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 11, 2018.

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Do you favor the watery worlds of Monet or the drips of Jackson Pollock? A landscape that looks perfectly real or an abstraction open to interpretation? Get to know great paintings in the museum’s galleries. Discover first-hand the wide range of techniques for applying paint from smooth as glass to thick and textured. Build your skills through experiments with a variety of painting techniques and color mixing strategies. Choose your favorite approach to create your own masterpiece.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 11, 2018.

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Become a color explorer! Mix colored paint, sort colored objects, build with colorful materials. Take a path through the gallery to look at blue or red paintings. Learn about the color wheel and how artists choose color and why. Create artworks of your own in your favorite colors!

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 25, 2018.

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Painting is a way of expressing your 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? Are you a painting purist or will you incorporate digital or other media? The museum’s collection and exhibitions offer inspiration for your work, with expert guidance from the instructors, curators, and conservators.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 25, 2018.

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From the sketchy brushstrokes of Monet to the drips of Jackson Pollock, get a closer look at great paintings in the museum's galleries. Discover first-hand the wide range of techniques for applying paint from smooth as glass to thick and textured. Build your skills through creative experiments with a variety of painting techniques and color-mixing strategies. Choose your favorite approach to create your own masterpiece.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 25, 2018.

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Painting is a way of expressing your 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? Are you a painting purist or will you incorporate digital or other media? The museum’s collection and exhibitions offer inspiration for your work, with expert guidance from the instructors, curators, and conservators. All materials are provided.

Last day to register is July 25, 2018.

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Adventure into the world of modern art where masterpieces do not need to realistically depict the world. Experiment with expressive uses of color, nontraditional materials, and creative techniques all week to create modern masterpieces inspired by our favorite modernists.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is August 1, 2018.

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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 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.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is August 8, 2018.

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Join us for an end-of-summer bonus week featuring creative fun and art games in the museum. Warm up by sketching inside and outside 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.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is August 8, 2018.

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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 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.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is August 8, 2018.

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