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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.

Dive into art this summer at the High! Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries, create original artworks, and showcase their masterpieces in a special exhibition each week. 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.
Spots fill quickly, so register today!

Members: $300/week
Not-Yet-Members: $400/week

To sign up for a membership and receive 25% off Art Camp registration, please visit our Membership page.
The High Museum of Art reserves the right to cancel, change, or alter any program due to attendance.

Camp Aftercare
Aftercare (4–6 p.m.): $50/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.


A camp teacher assists students creating artworks.

CAMP FAQ

For additional information, check out our Camp FAQ
Questions? Email us at HMAcamps@high.org or call 404-800-0547.

  • Week 1: Fireflies in the Garden—Collections Inspired by Nature
    June 8–12, 2020

    Discover paintings of animals, insects, and birds in the museum’s collection and express your feelings about nature through making art! Create terrariums, gemstones and geodes, and stained-glass lanterns for fun and adventure. Be amazed by your own creativity and the beauty of the natural world.


    Week 2: Sculpture as Canvas

    June 15–19, 2020

    Experiment with sculpture and learn the magic of its ability to transform. Using clay, metal, and other materials, we’ll form, sculpt, construct, and shape while expanding our creativity. We’ll also talk about how materials can be molded into tools for animation, design, and craft.

    Week 3: Color Exploratorium
    June 22–26, 2020

    STEAM ahead while discovering how the science of color affects and is affected by technology and even engineered to create new color hues. Learn how math can influence art-making decisions that give shape and form to color and line.

    Week 4: The Art of Summer Camp
    June 29–July 3, 2020

    The Museum will serve as your daytime campsite, bringing summer camp fun indoors and into the art studio. Enjoy classic summer camp arts and crafts as we transform outdoor summer camp activities into explorations in art and design.

    Week 5: Artful Abstraction
    July 6–10, 2020

    Use your imagination to showcase perspective, color, line, shape, texture, and pattern in an exploration of abstract art. Discover abstract artworks in our modern and contemporary art collection, and make your own modern masterpiece in our workshops!

    Week 6: Over the Valley and Through the Woods: Landscape Paintings
    July 13–17, 2020

    Travel the landscape with every stroke of your paintbrush. View the museum’s collection of landscape and waterscape paintings for inspiration. Venture far beyond the studio walls as you turn a blank canvas into a display of rolling hills, seascapes, mountains, and deserts.

    Week 7: Meditative Art
    July 20–24, 2020

    Breathe deeply and discover your inner calm. We’ll experience the richly transformative nature of art through a combination of peaceful art making prompted by slow looking, gentle movement, and quiet meditation. Open the door to your creative practice and enjoy the relaxing pace of the summer season.

    Week 8: Fantastical Creatures and How to Make Them
    July 27–31, 2020

    Tall tales, mystical myths, and silly stories often include elves, fairies, mermaids, centaurs, and more. Discover legends from around the world that feature these fantastical creatures, then engineer your own imaginary beings and craft their stories to be told to future generations.

    Week 9: Intergalactic Art
    August 3–7, 2020

    Explore other galaxies through art and your own imagination! Widen your understanding of the galaxy through art by discovering new worlds and creating original planets. The possibilities are limitless!

  • Week 1: The Art of Summer Camp
    June 8–12, 2020

    The Museum will serve as your daytime campsite, bringing summer camp fun indoors and into the art studio. Enjoy classic summer camp arts and crafts as we transform outdoor summer camp activities into explorations in art and design.

    Week 2: Papercraft
    June 15–19, 2020

    Fold, cut, crease, and paste to create elaborate designs from one of our most frequently used materials—paper! The museum’s collection of decorative arts, abstract sculptures, and folk art will provide inspiration. Reveal paper’s design potential through paper modeling, collage, decoupage, origami, papier-mâché, and cut-paper art.

    Week 3: Elements of Art and Nature
    June 22–26, 2020

    Uncover secrets of the natural world and the world of art through studying the basic elements of each. A scientific investigation of the world around us and an inquiry into art will start us off on our discovery.

    Week 4: Color Exploratorium
    June 29–July 3, 2020

    STEAM ahead while discovering how the science of color affects and is affected by technology and even engineered to create new color hues. Learn how math can influence art-making decisions that give shape and form to color and line.

    Week 5: Intergalactic Art
    July 6–10, 2020

    Explore other galaxies through art and your own imagination! Widen your understanding of the galaxy through art by discovering new worlds and creating original planets. The possibilities are limitless!

    Week 6: Designing Life’s Backdrop
    July 13–17, 2020

    Become an architect and experiment with art and design through building and crafting your surroundings. Learn about alternative building techniques and get inspired by the High’s collection of paintings, prints, and photographs featuring architecture. Then design your own building, engineer a new museum, or build a skyscraper!

    Week 7: Making your Mark—Printmaking
    July 20–24, 2020

    Explore printmaking processes with fabric, sculpture, and collage. Study printmaking in various cultures and learn about its narrative quality in our special exhibition The Plot Thickens: Storytelling in European Print Series.

    Week 8: Four Corners of the Globe
    July 27–31, 2020

    Investigate techniques and artists from around the world as we move north, south, east, and west through the galleries. Allow multicultural artworks in the museum to inspire your own ceremonial masks, self-portraits, and more as we discover the power of art from different cultures.

    Week 9: Artful Abstraction
    August 3–7, 2020

    Use your imagination to showcase perspective, color, line, shape, texture, and pattern in an exploration of abstract art. Discover abstract artworks in our modern and contemporary art collection, and make your own modern masterpiece in our workshops!

  • Week 1: Cabinets of Curiosity
    June 8–12, 2020

    Making the Museum: What do you collect? Art, comic books, crystals, trading cards, hats, action figures? Discover art in the museum’s collection and then create masterpieces that showcase your favorite things. Explore our collection of prized objects, create your own collection, and learn the art of curating what you love.

    Week 2: The Art of Objects—Sculpture
    June 15–19, 2020

    Craft a diverse a range of sculptural objects as we explore wood, metal, fabric, and alternative media. Get inspired by the museum’s collection of decorative and conceptual sculptures. Give life to abstract and representational forms, then materialize your ideas as 2- or 3-D sculptures.

    Week 3: Planet eARTh
    June 22–26, 2020

    Combine your love of art with your love of nature in this exciting week of camp! Explore the ways art and nature combine to create our beautiful surroundings. Learn about Earth art and eco art while investigating environmental issues such as sustainability, conservation, and preservation through art making.

    Week 4: Diving into Drawing Sketchbook Files
    June 29–July 3, 2020

    Explore the ways artists use sketchbooks to experiment, document, and display their creative practice. Through a series of instructional sessions and drawing activities, investigate your essence as an artist and the function of your creativity while you make the most of your 2-D skills, sketchbook experiments, and drawing masterpieces.

    Week 5: The Mystical and the Magical
    July 6–10, 2020

    Explore the mystical and magical capabilities of art. Like a magician, expose the transformative power of natural dyes, thermodynamic color, and perspective. The museum’s collection of prints, photographs, and paintings will serve as our mystical and magical muse as we find the magic in art.

    Week 6: The World Is Your Canvas—Public Art
    July 13–17, 2020

    Create and explore large-scale artworks in the museum and beyond its walls. Reimagine the High’s white exterior as your canvas, discover how to merge activism and art, and create models and artworks designed to activate public space. (This class will NOT be leaving the High Museum’s campus).

    Week 7: Self-Fashioning: Portraiture and Still Life
    July 20–24, 2020

    Do you have a passion for fashion? Do you delight in design? Explore the artistic possibilities of clothing and decor. Look at portraiture, decorative items, and still-life paintings that capture the personality or persona. Explore the depth of material culture through the decorative, then learn to activate your creative space through fabric and garment design, interior design drafting, and fun with still life.

    Week 8: Heroes of the Art World
    July 27–31, 2020

    Explore identity through the art in the museum’s collection. Discover heroes of the art world who are making a difference through their creations and redefining what it means to be an artist, then create your own artwork to tell a story or spread your message.

    Week 9: Making the Masterwork
    August 3–7, 2020

    Learn all about painting in this week of camp that welcomes all levels and combines beginning, intermediate, and advanced painting. Investigate the elements and principles of design, composition, and layering through experimenting with watercolors, acrylics, and other types of paint. Look through the galleries and study the various painting methods artists use, then create a masterwork of your own.

  • Week 1: Dive Into Drawing: Sketchbook Files
    June 8–12, 2020

    Explore the ways artists use sketchbooks to experiment, document, and display their creative practice. Through a series of instructional sessions and drawing activities, investigate your essence as an artist and the function of your creativity while you make the most of your 2-D skills, sketchbook experiments, and drawing masterpieces.

    Week 2: Think Big: Large-Scale Art Projects
    June 15–19, 2020

    Expand your thinking beyond the standard canvas and think BIG. Make large-scale art projects that challenge your understanding of pictorial space. Explore large and small artworks in the museum’s galleries to inspire you to look close and paint big!

    Week 3: Nature—The Simple, Surreal, and Sublime
    June 22–26, 2020

    Explore nature in art! Focus on landscape paintings and photography as we delve into the multiple meanings of nature. Build your own understanding of what constitutes the natural environment through making surreal landscapes, imagined natural forms, and more.

    Week 4: Heroes of the Art World
    June 29–July 3, 2020

    Explore identity through the art in the museum’s collection. Discover heroes of the art world who are making a difference through their creations and redefining what it means to be an artist, then create your own artwork to tell a story or spread your message.

    Week 5: Abstraction Escapists
    July 6–10, 2020

    Challenge your art expectations and explore the realm of abstraction! Investigate two- and three-dimensional abstraction in the museum’s collection as we explore a range of different art forms, then investigate the potential of abstract art in creating your own abstract masterpiece.

    Week 6: Making the Masterwork
    July 13–17, 2020

    Learn all about painting in this week of camp that welcomes all levels and combines beginning, intermediate, and advanced painting. Investigate the elements and principles of design, composition, and layering through experimenting with watercolors, acrylics, and other types of paint. Look through the galleries and study the various painting methods artists use, then create a masterwork of your own.

    Week 7: Anatomy as Art
    July 20–24, 2020

    Discover how figures and faces become art through looking closely at the museum’s portraits, sculptures, and other artworks. Investigate the human form in portraits and figure studies, then learn how to draw, paint, and sculpt the body in all its complexities.

    Week 8: Influencer Art
    July 27–31, 2020

    Transform your perspective on art and its potential to influence others in this camp designed to channel your personal message through artistic creation. Learn the mechanics of being an artist and influencer, get inspired in our galleries by works that tell the artists’ stories, then create your own piece that truly captures your idea, inspires others, and generates change.

    Week 9: The Mystical and the Magical
    August 3–7, 2020

    Explore the mystical and magical capabilities of art. Like a magician, expose the transformative power of natural dyes, thermodynamic color, and perspective. The museum’s collection of prints, photographs, and paintings will serve as our mystical and magical muse as we find the magic in art.

COVID-19: The Museum is closed to the public, but we look forward to seeing you again in July. Learn more.