Art Camp

Does your child love to paint, sculpt, draw, print, and more? Cultivate their creative abilities in our summer camp. Young artists will observe and explore artwork in the galleries and gardens, experiment with different art media in the studio, and create and show-off their artwork in an open house each week. 

 

  • Students entering grades 1 through 6 
  • Registration required 
  • Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • $250 for Members and $295 for Non-Members per week 
  • Scholarships are available. 

 

There are four weeks of Camp: 

 

Time Travel Through the Galleries - June 6 through June 10 
From the time of the ancient Egyptians to the Renaissance and the modern era, campers will travel in time among our galleries and gardens to discover different eras, learn the tools and techniques used throughout art history, and create their own artworks. SOLD OUT

 

Hearing Colors and Seeing Sounds - June 13 through June 17 

Discover how works of art speak a musical voice. Campers will discover the harmonious relationship between music and visual art. They will build emotional awareness and explore colors and patterns through rhythm and tempo, while getting inspiration from our galleries and gardens. SOLD OUT

 

Art Masters and Cracking the Design Code - June 20 through June 24 

How do artists use the secret code (the principles of design in their works? Campers will get inspired by the techniques, styles and stories of great artists of the past and present and will crack the code to create their own artworks.  -SOLD OUT

 

Realm of Nature: Digging Deep into Garden Art - June 27 through July 01 

Get back to nature and find your creative genius in our gorgeous gardens. Campers will discover the elements of art: line, color, shape, form, and texture in our gardens and galleries, and they will create their own nature inspired garden art while applying the principles of design they learned. SOLD OUT

 
Please review the CAMP HANDBOOK before registering. Do you have a question that is not answered in the Handbook or on the website? Email us at education@cummermuseum.org, and we’ll get back to you with additional information.  

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, the Cummer Museum is pleased to offer two scholarships each week of Summer Camp 2022. Scholarships will be awarded to campers based on their interest in art, how much they would benefit from the program and the financial needs of the family. Scholarships cover 100% of the registration cost. 

 

To apply for a scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Application Form. Applications will be reviewed weekly and applicants will typically hear back within seven days. Upon receiving a notification that you have been awarded a scholarship, you will receive a Summer Camp registration link for scholarship recipients and will have one week to accept the scholarship and register for camp. If you do not do so, your spot may be awarded to someone on the waiting list. Campers applying for a scholarship cannot register for Summer Camp in advance. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, as camp fills up quickly.  

 

Please note that the camper’s parent/guardian is expected to provide transportation to and from the Museum each day as well as a lunch and a snack each day.  

 

Cave Painting Project 

Campers learned about pre-historic images and the stories they tell and that they are important, both for the makers and for present-day viewers. Campers learned about the Lascaux Caves, discussed the importance of storytelling, practiced interpreting images, and created their own cave painting-influenced artwork.

 

 Clay Project

Clay Portrait Project 

This project taught students about portraiture and self-portraiture as well as sculpture and ceramic techniques. Campers viewed sculpture and portraiture in the Museum Galleries and Gardens and then created their own low-relief self-portrait with clay. 

Museum Education Staff

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Dima Kroma

 

Dima joined the museum as the Youth & Family Programs Manager in February 2022. She is a professional visual artist who paints to tell stories about the values that bring people together. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Engineering, and she is working towards a Master of Fine Art in Visual Arts with Painting as her focus from Jacksonville University. Dima has taught art for 4 years locally and internationally to different age groups from young children to seniors. In her classes she combines art, history, science, and fun to create the best learning experiences. Dima oversees the museum’s Junior Docents Program, Summer Camps, and the Family Programs. 

 

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Dulcie Hause 

 

Dulcie is the Assistant Director of Education. Using her years of Museum Education experience as well as her experience teaching Early Childhood classes in public schools, Dulcie designs and implements curriculum, manages the Museum’s docent corps, and schedules school tours. Summer Camp is a great opportunity for her to develop more in-depth lessons and use fun, messy, and sometimes unusual materials. This summer will be Dulcie’s 16th year teaching Camp. 

 

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Karl Boecklen

 

Karl has been a Museum Educator at the Museum since 2013. He oversees the Adult Programs. Additionally, as the “Science Educator” in the art museum, Karl draws upon his experiences in the laboratory and the zoo world, as well as formal and informal education to help integrate the gardens into the Museum's education programs. Karl uses his interdisciplinary background to educate about the natural world through art, language arts, math, and science.

 

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Kim Kuta Dring 

 

Kim Kuta Dring began her position as the Director of Education in September 2018. She spent the previous 14 years in Connecticut with Stepping Stones Museum for Children, her most recent position being the Director of Learning and Experience. Kim Kuta Dring received an undergraduate degree in Biology from Bradley University and a graduate degree in Biology from Utah State University. During her short time with the Museum she has implemented a new Open Studios event that is part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to providing experiences that embody the values of quality, access, and fun. 

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please email education@cummermuseum.org or call 904.356.6857.