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family experiences

summer art camps

June–August 2010

summer art camps Register early—camps fill quickly! All supplies are provided. Summer Art Camp participants will be exposed to works of art and related artistic techniques through interactive gallery and studio experiences. Each week culminates in an art exhibition or performance for friends and family! Unless otherwise indicated, the cost for camps is as follows: Members $165 |

Again this year— register online!

Nonmembers $180

To join as a member or renew your membership, visit or call 214-922-1247.

Early Bird registrants will receive $10 off one class.

To register online, visit

The Early Bird discount requires that payment and registration forms be postmarked by May 3, 2010.

To register by mail, print a

Lunch Bunch (limited to 6 year olds and up):

Summer Art Camp registration form from the website at and send to:

Summer campers that are signed up for a morning and afternoon class on the same day are invited to stay for a supervised lunch. Please bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.

Family Experiences Summer Art Camps Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood Dallas TX 75201 For more information, call 214-9221822 or e-mail familyexperiences@

Please note that registration fees are nonrefundable.

summer art camps sculpture mania! ages 4–5 storybook art Create your own “once upon a time” and “happily ever after” in this camp about the art of children’s picture books. Finding inspiration in classics by award-winning illustrators such as Maurice Sendak and Eric Carle, and in works of art in the Museum’s collections, you will create your own masterpieces using a variety of artistic techniques. This camp will surely have a happy ending! Monday–Friday, June 14–18, 9:00 a.m.–noon Teacher: Leah Hanson

the ABCs of art Learn the ABCs of art! Journey through the Museum’s collections, be inspired to create through story time, and practice basic art skills that will surely have you reaching art superstar status! Monday–Friday, June 21–25, 9:00 a.m.–noon Teachers: Leah Hanson and Amanda Blake

super camp: a little bit of everything This camp has something for everyone! Draw inspiration from the Museum’s collections and then return to the studio to experiment with collage making, painting, drawing, printing, and more. Monday–Friday, June 28–July 2, 9:00 a.m.–noon Teacher: Leah Hanson

How many different sculptures can you create in one week? Find out as you use a variety of different materials to produce sculptures inspired by the Museum’s collections. Explore three-dimensional art and learn about the many ways it can be created. At the end of camp, show off your creations and become a living sculpture as you participate in the grand finale performance. Monday–Friday, July 12–16, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Teacher: Ann Marie Newman

new world kids Think you know your ABCs? Think again! In this new camp based on research from the book New World Kids, children will learn a new alphabet that stretches their creativity and offers a new way to see the world. Each day campers will explore an element of The Sensory Alphabet—line, color, texture, movement, sound, rhythm, space, light, and shape— through open-ended projects, gallery activities, and visits from people in the community who will share what it is like to think and work the way they do. Key to the New World Kids approach is the building of visual literacy, the opportunity to use a variety of media, and the fostering of imagination. Parents get to join in the fun! This camp includes a special Parent Orientation led by Museum educators about the cognitive research behind this camp. At the camp’s conclusion, parents are invited to a special exhibition of the children’s work and will receive an individual profile of their child’s creative strengths. Please note this is a two-week camp. Cost: Members $330, Nonmembers $360 Monday–Friday, August 2–6 and Monday–Friday, August 9–13 9:00 a.m.–noon Teachers: Leah Hanson and Amanda Blake


Parent Events:

Monday–Friday, July 19–23, 9:00 a.m.–noon Teacher: Leah Hanson

Parent Orientation, Saturday, July 31 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. New World Kids Show & Tell, Friday, August 13, noon

ages 6–8 mixed-up media & collage Use a variety of techniques and media to create many fun and unique works of art inspired by daily gallery visits. Paint, print, collage, and build 3-D sculptures. Enjoy creating with textures, patterns, and layers of design—the possibilities are endless! Monday–Friday, June 14–18 1:00–4:00 p.m. Teachers: Amanda Blake and JC Bigornia or Monday–Friday, June 28–July 2 1:00–4:00 p.m. Teacher: Amanda Blake

paint the town Get comfortable with the basics—painting and drawing. Explore the Museum’s galleries to see how different artists use paint, and then develop your own painting style. Grab a paintbrush and watercolors and explore the Sculpture Garden, sketch in the galleries, and paint big in the studio! Monday–Friday, June 14–18 9:00 a.m.–noon Teacher: Amanda Blake

the artist in you Learn about van Gogh’s expressive landscapes, Monet’s soft color palette, Picasso’s fractured cubist still lifes, and Mondrian’s color grid techniques. Paint O’Keeffe-inspired flowers and the abstract compositions of Kandinsky. Play with color, perspective, dots, and lines to make your own treasures and discover the artist in you! Monday–Friday, June 21–25 9:00 a.m.–noon Teacher: Valerie Jiede

a picture is worth a thousand words Bring your imagination and creativity as we view a wide variety of two-dimensional artworks in the galleries. Together we will discover the many stories one single image can tell. You will use your artistic gifts to create your own pictures that tell a story. On the final day, we will share our creations and stories in a performance-art finale.. Monday–Friday, June 21–25 1:00–4:00 p.m. Teacher: Ann Marie Newman

ready, set, draw! Sharpen your pencils and drawing skills! Try your hand at a variety of drawing techniques with an emphasis on sharpening your observation skills and learning introductory methods for using colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. Explore drawing portraits and animals. Create your own landscapes and draw still-life designs. Monday–Friday, July 19–23 9:00 a.m.–noon Teacher: JC Bigornia

world-wise art! Bring your passport as you travel to different cultures throughout the Museum. Spend each day focusing on the art that represents these civilizations and reflect on your own culture. Gallery visits will be enhanced with cultural folktales, stories to inspire creativity, music, and movement activities. In the studio, use patterns, materials, and techniques from around the world to make masks, jewelry, costumes, and other fantastic creations. The final camp performance will be an artistic experience for all as you present creations from the week accompanied by a narrated story with music and rhythm. Monday–Friday, July 19–23 1:00–4:00 p.m. Teacher: Ann Marie Newman

ages 9–12 beginning photography Learn how to shoot artistic photographs and use them to create top-notch artworks. Take your inspiration from the Museum’s collections and the architecture in and around the DMA. Please bring your own digital camera to this class. (This camp does not teach developing and printing.) Monday–Friday, June 7–11 9:00 a.m.–noon Teacher: Lupita Murillo Tinnen $15 supply fee

photospeak Be the director for your own story! Spend time in the galleries exploring works of art to inspire your own creative story. Create a scene set from your story using a variety of art materials to make characters, backdrops, and props. Then learn how to use a digital camera, compose an image, create perspective, and use light to capture images of your set. On the final day, our stories will come to life as we read our creative writing pieces, share our 3D story-set creations, and display our photographs. Please bring your own digital camera to this class. (This camp does not teach developing and printing.) Monday–Friday, June 7–11 1:00–4:00 p.m. Teacher: David Herman w$15 supply fee

artcycle! Go keen on green and recycle trash into fabulous one-of-a-kind art! You will re-use found objects and traditional art materials to create three-dimensional, environmentally friendly works of art. Explore art in the galleries made from a wide variety of materials. At the end of the week, you will share your magnificent creations in an Artcycle exhibition with your classmates. Monday–Friday, June 28–July 2 1:00–4:00 p.m. Teacher: Ann Marie Newman

beyond canvas Immerse yourself in art in the Museum’s galleries as you see how artists use different types of paint and techniques to create landscapes, portraits, and abstract paintings. Have fun in the studio as you build skills in brush techniques, color mixing, and printmaking while using watercolor, tempera, inks, and acrylics. Take on the challenge of new ideas and materials. Monday–Friday, June 28–July 2 9:00 a.m.–noon Teacher: Lesley Rucker or Monday–Friday, July 12–16 9:00 a.m.–noon Teacher: Lesley Rucker

FUNdamentals of drawing Matisse, van Gogh, Picasso—all the great artists kept sketchbooks. Begin your very own sketchbook as you explore masterworks in the Museum’s galleries. Learn how to use line, form, shadow, and space to capture ideas in your sketchbook, and then see how those ideas can blossom into your own masterpieces using graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels in the studio. Monday–Friday, July 12–16 1:00–4:00 p.m. Teacher: Mark Gutting

Read comments made by 2009 Summer Art Camp students, teachers, and parents! “It exceeded my expectations because he was excited to go to camp every day.”

—2009 Summer Art Camp parent

“Mine is so Picasso!” —overheard from a 2009 summer art camper “When asked to create stories that have to do with a piece of art, their imaginations went crazy. They loved it.” —2009 Summer Art Camp Intern

summer art camps at a glance

ages 9–12

ages 6–8

ages 4–5

June 7–11

storybook art

ABCs of art

super camp

sculpture mania!

new world kids

mixed-up media & collage

paint the town

the artist in you

a picture is worth a

thousand words

ready, set, draw!

world-wise art

beginning photography



beyond canvas

FUNdamentals of drawing

June 14–18

June 21–25

June 28– July 2

July 12–16

July 19–23

August 2–6

August 9–13

Dallas Film Society/Dallas Museum of Art

Summer Film Workshops The Dallas Film Society and the Dallas Museum of Art partner again for the second year to offer four two-day film workshops for youth ages 14–18. Industry professionals will teach tricks of the trade, give pointers, and use works of art in the Museum’s collections as unique inspiration. Register early— camps fill quickly! Workshops will be two days each and will run daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All supplies and equipment are provided. Cost: Two-day workshop $75 Package discount (sign up for all four workshops) $250 Lunch: Camps will break at mid-day for lunch. Summer Film Workshop attendees are asked to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration. Please note that registration fees are nonrefundable. To register, print a Summer Film Workshop registration form from the website at or camps and send to: Summer Film Workshops Attn.: Lisa Stabler The Dallas Film Society 3625 N. Hall St., Ste. 740 Dallas TX 75219 For more information, call 214-720-0555 or e-mail

Camps for ages 14–18 June 9–10: Screenwriting and Acting Develop your own story! Spend time in the galleries with works of art and let them inspire your writing. Then work with your fellow classmates to bring your story to life through acting. During this workshop, professional screenwriters and actors will guide you through the initial steps in creating your first film.

June 23–24: Costume and Set Design Think of your favorite films. What makes you love them? Is it the costumes and the amazing set designs? This workshop will utilize works of art in the Museum as creative motivation for the construction of costumes and miniature movie sets. A wide variety of materials will be available for use. At the end of the workshop, share your work and ideas with fellow classmates during an informal critique.

July 7–8: Sound Design Don’t open that door! Music and sound help set a mood in movies, letting us know when opening a door is a bad idea or when two people who meet in a coffee shop are destined for love. Working with sound design experts in the Museum galleries, you will design your own original digital score based on a work of art or gallery space. Scores will be shared during a listening party at the end of the workshop.

July 21–22: Cinematography Want to be a Director of Photography? Learn how to deal with limited light, difficult angles, and other issues that a DOP faces when making sure that a perfect moment is captured on film. Bring your best ideas and work with some of Dallas’s most talented cinematographers and professional-quality equipment to take the final production step in making your movie a reality.

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» Open Tuesday–Sunday 11–5, Thursday 11–9, Closed Mondays For general information, call 214-922-1200 or TDD 214-922-1355, or visit our website at For membership information, call 214-922-1247 or visit MemberDonorCenter. For more information about family experiences, call 214-922-1822, visit the Museum’s website, or e-mail familyexperiences@ Join us on the third Friday of every month (except December) for Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art, when the Museum is open until midnight.

Family initiatives are funded by Catherine and Will Rose and the Pollock Foundation Education Endowment Fund. New family learning experiences are supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Museum’s Gateway Gallery Endowment Fund, the Mr. and Mrs. H. Lee Hobson Endowment Fund, the Betty Moroney Norsworthy Education Endowment Fund, and the Karen and Richard Pollock Education Endowment Fund provide a permanent source of support for family and community programs. Annual support for family and community programs is provided by The M. R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation, the Junior League of Dallas, and the Donor Circle membership program through leadership gifts by an anonymous donor and the Dedman Foundation. Promotional support provided by

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The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Dallas Museum of Art 2010 Summer Art Camps  

2010 Summer Art Camps, June­August

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