James Museum Summer Art Camp

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James Museum Summer Art Camp 2019

Come get messy at art camp!

Let your imagination soar as you explore the museum’s galleries, create original artworks, and showcase your masterpieces in a special exhibition each week. Learn about the museum’s collection while honing skills in drawing, painting, sculpting and more! Led by professional art instructors, camps inspire out-of-the-box thinking, art appreciation, and hands-on practice with a variety of art materials and methods.

For ages 6-8 or 9-11


Monday- Friday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
After Care is available until 5:00p.m. for an additional fee.


Members: $160
Non-members: $180
Cost includes all materials and a summer camp t-shirt
There is no daily rate option, cost is for Monday-Friday
After Care is available for $50/week. (Ends at 5:00p.m.)

2D & 3D pARTy

June 10-14
Ages 6-8

Make fun and funky 2D and 3D creations inspired by the museum’s collection of sculptures and paintings. Experiment with interesting techniques like sandpainting, foil embossing, coil pot making, and much more. Young artists will experience a broad range of ideas and art-making processes in a fun, safe and collaborative environment.

Mixed Media Masterpieces

June 24-28
Ages 9-11

Immerse yourself in the imaginative art of mixed media. Examine Northwest Coast designs and carve your own linocut for printing; learn about Native fiber arts through tapestry weaving; explore wax painting with encaustics, and more. Campers will hone artmaking skills and experience a wide array of topics and techniques in a space that encourages personal expression and creative freedom.

Clay Creations

Session 1: July 8-12 (Ages 6-8)

Session 2: July 22- 26 (Ages 9-11)

Who loves to play with clay? We do! Get your hands dirty and expand your imagination as you experiment with hand-building techniques. Spend the week carving, pinching, molding and sculpting to create fun and functional objects for everyday use or play. Young sculptors will learn through age-appropriate instruction in a fun and safe environment with plenty of individualized instruction.

Questions? Please see FAQs below or contact us.

Stacy Stockdale, Education Manager, Youth & Family Program

727-892-4200 ext. 1010 or stacy.stockdale@thejamesmuseum.org

James Museum Art Camp FAQs

How many children will be in class with my child and what is the teacher/student ratio?
Camps have one classroom including one instructor and two assistants. The maximum capacity for art camp is 24 students. The maximum for clay camp is 18 students.

Can I register my child for multiple camps within their age group?
Yes, you may choose to register your child for both art and clay camp.

Where should we go for the first day of camp?
Parents/guardians MUST enter through The James Museum front entrance each day of camp to check-in their child. Check in stations will be located on the 1st floor in the main lobby. Please bring a photo ID. Parents may temporarily use our bus lane located on Central Avenue to drop off and pick up their child.
All parents/guardians must come inside to pick up their child at the end of each camp day. All campers MUST sign out with their instructor before leaving the building. Please bring a photo ID.

Do you offer discounts for siblings?
We do not currently offer a discounted camp rate for siblings.

How should my child dress for camp?
Dress comfortably in clothing that can get dirty. We recommend that children bring a sweater as the museum is chilly. As a reminder, “Roller or Heely” shoes are not allowed at the museum.

Do you offer extended care?
Yes. Extended care is available from 3-5 p.m. Please specify the need for extended care at the time of registration. Extended care is a flat rate of $50/week.

Will there be a lunch & snack time?
Yes. Please pack a lunch, 2 daily snacks, and a water bottle for your child. Lunches will not be refrigerated or heated. If you would prefer to order lunch, box lunches are available from our in-house Café, The Canyon. Please let the instructor know if your child has any food allergies. You will receive Café information in your confirmation letter following registration.
Weather permitting, lunch will be in South Straub park with a fun outdoor activity afterwards. Alternatively, lunch will be held in the children’s studio. Snacks will not provided, but scheduled breaks will be in the morning and afternoon.

What is your registration and refund policy?
: Payment is due at the time of registration. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellations: The James Museum reserves the right to cancel any session that does not meet the minimum enrollment, in which a full refund will be given.

Refunds: Refunds will be made in full up to seven days prior to the class starting date. No refund will be given after the seven-day period.

Who can we contact in case of an emergency or for any reason?

Stacy Stockdale – Education Manager, Youth & Family Programs
727-892-4200 x1010

Julie Matus – Director of Education
727-892-4200 x1006

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