For kids entering grades 3–12
The Taft Museum of Art’s summer camps offer fun, intensive studios looking at, thinking about, and creating art inspired by artwork on view at the Museum. This summer’s special exhibition, Enduring Spirit: Edward Curtis and the North American Indians, features the photographs of Edward Curtis taken between 1900 and 1930, in which he captured the living culture and disappearing world of American Indians. Also, the Sinton Gallery will feature the work of Jonathan Queen, a local artist who turns still life into allegorical or narrative paintings.
Priority registration for members at the Family level and above is March 2-15. Open registration begins March 16.
Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of completed participant medical forms and waivers. Download and print forms here
Not a Family member? Join here.
Campers entering grades 3–5
June 8-12 or June 15-19, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Jane Bellamy
Toys! Toys! Toys! This year’s camp focuses on artist Jonathan Queen. Students will create a realistic acrylic painting of a toy, create a make-believe outer space diorama, and invent their own toy designs. They will not only visit and ride on an actual carousel but also visit toy makers at Bang Zoom Design’s studios. And to top it off, Queen will visit students at the Taft for an artist-to-artist conversation.
June 8-12 REGISTER HERE
June 15-19 REGISTER HERE
Campers entering grades 6–8
June 22-26 or July 6-10, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jessica Bohart
This year’s camp explores the work of artist Jonathan Queen. A key concept in Queen’s work is storytelling through juxtaposition- putting objects together to give them new meaning. Exploring this idea of juxtaposition, students will create self-portraits without the presence of the body or face. Drawing, painting, fiber art, and sculpture are some of the materials students will engage with in this playful exploration of toys as an expression of self. Students will visit a restored carousel, meet innovative toy makers at Bang Zoom Design’s studios, and have a conversation with Queen.
June 22-26 REGISTER HERE
July 6-10 REGISTER HERE
High School Art Workshop
for students entering grades 9-12
July 13-17, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Patty New
Responding to the work of artist Jonathan Queen and the special exhibition Enduring Spirit: Edward Curtis and the North American Indians, students will explore the concept of identity and social engagement in their art-making. This workshop will hone students’ skills in composition and in developing an eye for meaningful content. Students will work in photography and painting. A conversation with Queen will provide additional inspiration.
July 13-17 REGISTER HERE
Cost for these programs:
$200 Family-level members and above
$275 All others.
Charles H. Dater Foundation
L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation