The Taft Museum of Art’s summer art day camps offer fun, intensive studios looking at, thinking about, and creating art inspired by works on view at the Museum. Each week-long session ends with an exhibition organized by students and staff for family and friends. This summer’s special exhibition, Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution, features landscape photography that shows how Ansel Adams grew as a photographer to become a celebrated artist.
Click the dates to register for your week of choice!
STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 3–5
June 4–8 or June 11–15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what will your photograph say? Students will learn about cameras—from film to phones—and have fun manipulating their reality to show the viewer something brand new. We will venture into the world of flip books and some photo apps to better understand how photography has changed since its inception. Join us for this picture-perfect week!
STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 6–8
June 18–22 or June 25–29, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Picture this: You’re behind the camera showing your viewers what the world looks like from your point of view. Learn about traditional and modern photography through hands-on experiences and talking with professionals in the field. Students will discuss why photography is so popular, and how to express themselves through photos. There will be no shortage of fun—from stop animation to photo apps, we will explore every aspect of this art form. Snap to it, and sign up right away!
High School Art Workshop
STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 9–12
July 9–13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Students will take an in-depth look at the art of Ansel Adams and create landscape and photography works. Projects will include a 3D topographic landscape, transferring photos to fabric and adding hand embellishment, surrealist photo collages, and pinhole photography.
$200 Family Level members and above
$290 all others
New this year! The Taft will be offering aftercare 4–6 p.m. during camp weeks. Sign up for aftercare at the time of registration.
$10 for Family Level members and above
$12 all others
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Registration paid in advance is required. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of completed participant medical forms and waivers, all available HERE.
For more information, please call (513) 684-4517.
Charles H. Dater Foundation
Children’s Education Programs Generously Supported By:
Joy and W.G. (Pete) Alpaugh Trust