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Art Camps

The Harn Museum of Art offers Art Camps for kids during school breaks. Each camp offers gallery explorations, art instruction and fun art-making projects. 

Summer Art Camp 2019

Dates: Weekly, June 3 - August 2
Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
Ages: 7 - 11
Cost: $250 ($225 for members); Multi-session or multi-child $200
From photography to sewing, a variety of themes and art activities will be offered for children ages 7 to 11 during these weekly full-day camps. For more information about individual camps see below.


Week 1: June 3 – 7
THEME: Ready, Set, Snap! FULL!

Instructor: Paige Willis
Look through the lens and discover the art of photography. Capture your creativity by exploring photo transfers, sun prints, camera-less techniques and more!

Week 2: June 10 – 14
THEME: Sculpture Spotlight FULL!

Instructor: Sam Mendez
Who are YOU as an artist? Use your unique vision to create sculptures using clay and paper mache.

Week 3: June 17 - 21
THEME: Media Mash-up

Instructor: Sam Mendez
Students will learn both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art practice and vocabulary. We will create four main projects that focus on the theme of Humans and Environment.

Week 4: June 24 - 28
THEME: Ink it Up! FULL!

Instructor: Melissa DeFabrizio
Want to turn your drawings into handmade prints? From block printing to screen printing, learn a variety of printmaking techniques! In this session we will make a variety of prints to share with family and friends.

Week 5: July 8 - 12
THEME: Woven Wonders FULL!

Instructor: Kathryn Rush
Twist, tie, fold and knot! Join us as we weave our way through the museum to gather ideas to inspire our art making process.

Week 6: July 15 - 19 FULL!
THEME: Sew Cool

Instructor: Kathryn Rush
Get inspired! In this session we will use a variety of sewing techniques and inspiration from the museum to create our very own Sew Cool projects.

Week 7: July 22 - 26
THEME: Art Tales FULL!

Instructor: Gianelle Gelpi
Stretch your creativity with Book Arts! Experiment with paste paper patterns, accordion structures, 3D Hexaflexagon constructions, and building simple style books. We will focus on folding techniques, stenciling and collaging.

Week 8: July 29 – August 2
THEME: Paint, Paper, Play FULL!

Instructor: Kathryn Rush
Play with art materials! We will look, see, find and discover our way through the museum to create inspired works of 2-dimensional art.


Download a registration form here.





Contact Paige Willis at 352.294.7062 or via email:

Student Projects

Examples from Spring Break Camp 2015

View projects by our Spring Break Campers on the Harn Paper Play Blog.

Harn Voices

It was the combination of instructor and techniques that made camp such a good experience.  


Summer Camp Parent