Summer Camp

Summer Art Camp

Note: All 2018 Summer Camp sessions are sold out and enrollment is now closed.

Summer Art Camp at Gilcrease Museum is an adventure in creativity and fun as students explore different forms of art, museum galleries and our surrounding gardens. It is a time for learning, making new friends and discovering the artist in us all.

Monday-Friday
Half-Day Classes, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: $100 members, $125 not-yet-members
All Day Classes, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday: $200 members, $250 not-yet-members
After Care, 4 – 5 p.m.: $25 per week.

Pre-registration and payment are required. Members-only registration begins March 1, 2018. General public registration begins March 19, 2018.

For more information about summer camp at Gilcrease Museum, call 918-596-2774, or email sarah-wright@utulsa.edu.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. Please contact Sarah Wright, associate curator, Family and Youth Programs for an application.

Camp Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations received more than two weeks before the start date of a class will result in a full refund. Cancellations received less than two weeks before the start date of a class will not be eligible for a refund.

Class Descriptions


WEEK 1 • JUNE 11-15

5-6 YEARS OLD

AM & PM: Marvelous Masks of the Americas
Learn about the purpose and uses of different masks from the Americas and their makers then create modern masks using a variety of forms and materials that incorporate traditional skills.

WEEK 2 • JUNE 18-22

10-12 YEARS OLD

AM: Can You Dig It?
Discover how archaeologists and anthropologists work, participate in mock excavations, explore the gardens and Stuart Park, study pottery from different cultures and time periods and create your own hand-built clay pieces.

PM: 3D Explorations
Explore the possibilities of 3D art by creating sculptures made of plaster, wood, fabric, clay and objects found in nature, all inspired by the Gilcrease collection.

WEEK 3 • JUNE 25-29

7-9 YEARS OLD

AM & PM: Text Alive
Harness the power of words and creatively incorporate letters and text into two and three-dimensional work all while uncovering pieces from our collection that use text for artistic expression.

WEEK 4 • JULY 9-13

5-6 YEARS OLD

AM: Amazing Animals
From the American bison to Texas wildcats, explore shape, color and pattern in nature’s majestic animals through a variety of two-dimensional and sculpture projects.

PM: Storytelling through Art
Combine painting, drawing, printmaking and imagination to create visual stories inspired by artists and artworks in the Gilcrease collection.

WEEK 5 • JULY 16-20

10-12 YEARS OLD

AM: Fun with Photographic Processes
Build a pin-hole camera, produce a sun picture and create a photogram as you take an in-depth look at photographic processes and the impact film, light and shooting strategies have on photography.

PM: Adventures in Printmaking
Experience the joy and wonder of printmaking by trying a variety of methods including chemical and intaglio processes, block printing, monotypes, collagraphs and Chine-collé.

WEEK 6 • JULY 23-27

7-9 YEARS OLD

AM: Expressive Impressions
Learn to paint, draw and sculpt in the Impressionistic palette and style of artists Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Brummett Echohawk, Frederic Remington and William R. Leigh.

PM: Fashion and Function
Try different dyeing, weaving, sewing and beadwork methods to create your own wearable art as you learn about the amazing embellishment traditions of Plains Indian tribes, Inuit people and early Americans.

WEEK 7 • JULY 30-AUGUST 3

5-6 YEARS OLD

AM: Masters of the Americas
Express your creativity using processes and techniques inspired by masters of the Gilcrease collection including Georgia O’Keefe, Diego Rivera, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt and others.

PM: Nature in a 3D World
Explore the gardens and grounds of Gilcrease, and develop sculptural ideas using air-dry clay, paper, felt and a variety of other materials to interpret the beauty of the natural world.

WEEK 8 • AUGUST 6-10

7-9 YEARS OLD

AM: Native Inspiration
Manipulate clay, twine, beads, feathers, paper, canvas, leather and more to assemble artwork inspired by both utilitarian and decorative creative expressions of many tribes represented in the museum’s collection.

PM: Marvelous Masks of the Americas
Learn about the purpose and uses of different masks from the Americas and their makers and create modern masks using a variety of forms and materials that incorporate traditional skills.