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Summer Camp

 

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Dive into art this summer at the High! Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries and create original artworks. Campers will learn about the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions while honing their skills in drawing, painting, and design.

Professional teaching artists will inspire your child to look closely, experiment with materials, and try new techniques. Our weeklong camps are designed to serve rising first through eighth graders.

Registration for 2023 Summer Art Camp opens at 10 a.m. on February 7 for Members and 10a.m. on February 14 for the general public.

What is Summer Camp Like?

 

 

Camp Schedule

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Morning drop-off: 8:30–9 a.m.
Afternoon pickup: 3:30–4 p.m.
Aftercare is available as an add-on for late pickups until 6 p.m.

The High Museum of Art reserves the right to cancel, change, or alter any program due to attendance.

Pricing and Registration

Registration for 2023 Summer Art Camp opens at 10 a.m. on February 7 for Members and 10a.m. on February 14 for the general public.

Members: $350/week
Not-Yet-Members: $450/week

Membership Discounts

Not-Yet-Members

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Camp Aftercare

Aftercare (4–6 p.m.): $75/week
Purchase aftercare when you register for camps.
Aftercare extends pick-up until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday of the camp week. During aftercare, campers will create small art projects, play games, and have free time. Campers are fully supervised while in aftercare.

Camp FAQ

For additional information, check out our Camp FAQ
Questions? Email us at HMAcamps@high.org for registration questions or assistance, and 404-800-0547 for all other questions.

  • Please Note: Registration for the High Museum’s 2023 camp will open in February.

    Week 1: Pops of Color!
    June 5–9
    Grab your paintbrush and test tubes as we mix art and science through creative experiments in our studio lab. Each day, we’ll think like scientists and create like artists. Blend chemistry with color, physics with paint, geology with glitter, and more to make out-of-this-world paintings, colorful collages, nature-inspired drawings, and moving sculptures. The results of our investigations will be phenomenal!

    Week 2: HogwARTs!
    June 13–17
    Accio, campers! If you love Hogwarts, then grab your wand and get ready for a week of artistic wizardry. Each day will be devoted to a different class, and this year’s schedule includes Astronomy, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, and Potions. At week’s end, you’ll test your skills in the Triwizard Art Cup. Can you transfigure ordinary supplies into truly magical masterpieces? No need to wait on an owl—sign up now for your week at HogwARTs!

    Week 3: Costumes and Contraptions
    June 19–23
    Make creative costumes, masks, and accessories based on your favorite character or one that you invent. Visit the galleries for inspiration from artists who embraced original characters for their art and created their own wearable art. Then, in the studio, experiment with making your own costumes and contraptions from different materials.

    Week 4: Messy Masterpieces
    June 26–30
    Come get messy with us! Explore the galleries to study artworks that play with texture, and discover modern ways to make art. Then get creatively messy in the studio as you explore fun ways to create your own art that plays with your senses.

    Week 5: Going Wild
    July 10–14
    Lions and monkeys and ART—oh, my! Get ready for a roaring good time with daily safaris through the galleries to discover animals in art from all over the world. We’ll let our imaginations run wild while making our own animal-inspired artworks in the studio with paint, clay, fabric, and more!

    Week 6: Space-Art Exploration
    July 17–21
    Blast off and discover out-of-this-world art! Explore paintings of day and night and different constellations in the galleries. In the studio, splatter-paint a new universe and investigate how to make prints using the sun. You are sure to have an out of this world experience!

    Week 7: HogwARTS!
    July 24–28
    Accio, campers! If you love Hogwarts, then grab your wand and get ready for a week of artistic wizardry. Each day will be devoted to a different class, and this year’s schedule includes Astronomy, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, and Potions. At week’s end, you’ll test your skills in the Triwizard Art Cup. Can you transfigure ordinary supplies into truly magical masterpieces? No need to wait on an owl—sign up now for your week at HogwARTs!

  • Please Note: Registration for the High Museum’s 2023 camp will open in February.

    Week 1: HogwARTS!
    June 5–9
    Accio, campers! If you love Hogwarts, then grab your wand and get ready for a week of artistic wizardry. Each day will be devoted to a different class, and this year’s schedule includes Astronomy, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, and Potions. At week’s end, you’ll test your skills in the Triwizard Art Cup. Can you transfigure ordinary supplies into truly magical masterpieces? No need to wait on an owl—sign up now for your week at HogwARTs!

    Week 2: Accessorizing Art!
    June 12–16
    Make bold fashion statements this week with art that you can wear! Find and be inspired by masks, jewelry, and clothing in the galleries. In the workshops, flex your fingers with finger knitting, create cardboard armor, or work with leather to create awesome accessorizes. Define your style as you create and discover new ways to make wearable art!

    Week 3: Color Me Silly!
    June 19–23
    Explore the endless possibilities of color in a week full of experimentation and pigmentation. In the gallery, learn about color theory and how artists use it in their art to convey moods and meanings. In the studio, experiment with how colors work on different surfaces and how to use colors with different mediums.

    Week 4: STEAMulating Art
    June 26–30
    Tinker your way through art in a camp all about exploration, experimentation, and creation! Explore the galleries and discover how artists use science, technology, engineering, and math in their artworks. Next, roll up your sleeves in the studio to create a shadow self-portrait, a gravity-defying sculpture, or a new masterpiece with your own handmade brushes and paint.

    Week 5: Myths and Legends
    July 10–14
    The Loch Ness Monster? Swashbuckling pirates? Rulers from distant lands? For hundreds of years, artists have used myths and legends to inspire works of art. Now it’s your turn! Draw inspiration from Greek or Norse mythology to create truly fantastical art.

    Week 6: Fibers and Handcrafts
    July 17–21
    Dive into a joyous jumble of materials, colors, and projects! We’ll explore puppets, jewelry, clothing, sculpture, found-object assemblage, and more this week. Be inspired by artworks in the galleries made of wool, yarn, wire, or wood. Materials such as leather, beads, and countless others will find their way into the studio and become transformed into sewn photographs, wrapped objects, painted garments, printed fabric costumes for ceramic-head puppets, and more!

    Week 7: Warriors and Superheroes
    July 24–28
    It’s art-making time! If you’re an aspiring superhero or a warrior deep at heart, join us for a week of SUPER fun. Meet historical superheroes—from Japanese samurais to important figures in our collection—and learn about artists with SUPER skills. Design a superhero emblem, build a city to protect, create your own armor, and more!

  • Please Note: Registration for the High Museum’s 2023 camp will open in February.

    Week 1: Miniature Week
    June 5–9
    Take all the things you love and make them small! Recreate artworks with new materials in a new scale. From miniature landscapes to tiny sculptures, your artworks are sure to be microscopic!
    Week 2: HogwARTs!
    June 12–16
    Accio, campers! If you love Hogwarts, then grab your wand and get ready for a week of artistic wizardry. Each day will be devoted to a different class, and this year’s schedule includes Astronomy, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, and Potions. At week’s end, you’ll test your skills in the Triwizard Art Cup. Can you transfigure ordinary supplies into truly magical masterpieces? No need to wait on an owl—sign up now for your week at HogwARTs!

    Week 3: Costumes and Contraptions
    June 19–23
    Make creative costumes, masks, and accessories based on your favorite character or one that you invent. Visit the galleries for inspiration from artists who embraced original characters for their art and created their own wearable art. Then, in the studio, experiment with making your own costumes and contraptions from different materials.

    Week 4: Myths and Legends
    June 26–30
    The Loch Ness Monster? Swashbuckling pirates? Rulers from distant lands? For hundreds of years, artists have used myths and legends to inspire works of art. Now it’s your turn! Draw inspiration from Greek or Norse mythology to create truly fantastical art.

    Week 5: STEAMulating Art
    July 10–14
    Tinker your way through art in a camp all about exploration, experimentation, and creation! Explore the galleries and discover how artists use science, technology, engineering, and math in their artworks. Next, roll up your sleeves in the studio to create a shadow self-portrait, a gravity-defying sculpture, or a new masterpiece with your own handmade brushes and paint.

    Week 6: Cartoon and Anime Drawing
    July 17–21
    Discover the art of storytelling through illustration. Learn about character portrayal, how to convey emotion through your characters, and how to create a scene with different mediums such as ink and watercolors. Come fill your sketchbook with one-of-a-kind stories!

    Week 7: Warriors and Superheroes
    July 24–28
    It’s art-making time! If you’re an aspiring superhero or a warrior deep at heart, join us for a week of SUPER fun. Meet historical superheroes—from Japanese samurais to important figures in our collection—and learn about artists with SUPER skills. Design a superhero emblem, build a city to protect, create your own armor, and more!

  • Please Note: Registration for the High Museum’s 2023 camp will open in February.

    Week 1: Advance Your Art
    June 5–9
    Want to take your skills to the next level? Join us for a week of studio time, where you will explore different art forms, from painting to sculpting to drawing, and discover what truly interests you as an artist!

    Week 2: Clay: Vases and Faces
    June 12–16
    Draw inspiration from our different galleries to create wonders out of modeling clay. Learn about the craftsmanship that is achievable with clay, from pinch pots to jewelry to decorative plates.

    Week 3: 3D Art
    June 19–23
    Leave the two-dimensional art world behind as you explore the fascinating world of 3D art. Learn how to make your own wired sculpture, or experiment with mixed media to make art that jumps off the page. Use your hands to explore tactile mediums such as clay, papier-mâché, cardboard, and a variety of found objects.

    Week 4: Myths and Legends
    June 26-30
    The Loch Ness Monster? Swashbuckling pirates? Rulers from distant lands? For hundreds of years, artists have used myths and legends to inspire works of art. Now it’s your turn! Draw inspiration from Greek or Norse mythology to create truly fantastical art.

    Week 5: Fibers and Handcrafts
    July 10–14
    Dive into a joyous jumble of materials, colors, and projects! We’ll explore puppets, jewelry, clothing, sculpture, found-object assemblage, and more this week. Be inspired by artworks in the galleries made of wool, yarn, wire, or wood. Materials such as leather, beads, and countless others will find their way into the studio and become transformed into sewn photographs, wrapped objects, painted garments, printed fabric costumes for ceramic-head puppets, and more!

    Week 6: Narrative Illustration—Cartoon Drawing
    July 17–21
    Discover the art of storytelling through illustration. Learn about character portrayal, how to convey emotion through your characters, and how to create a scene with different mediums such as ink and watercolors. Come fill your sketchbook with one-of-a-kind stories!

    Week 7: Costumes and Contraptions
    July 24–28
    Make creative costumes, masks, and accessories based on your favorite character or one that you invent. Visit the galleries for inspiration from artists who embraced original characters for their art and created their own wearable art. Then, in the studio, experiment with making your own costumes and contraptions from different materials.