Summer Art Camp

Summer Camp

Summer Camp at Gilcrease Museum is an adventure in creativity and fun as students explore different forms of art, history, leadership and more. It is a time for learning, making new friends and discovering the artist in us all. Each week of camp offers a new, exciting theme designed for a specific age group.


All sessions are 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Camp registration fee is $200 for members, $250 for not-yet-members
After hours care available from 4:00-5:00 pm for $25.00/week
Pre-registration and payment are required
Campers need to bring their own lunches each day


Registration for members begins March 25
Registration for not-yet-members begins April 1


Camp capacity for each session is 20 students

Class Descriptions and Dates

SOLD OUT – Mysteries and the Museum
July: 15-19
Ages: 9-13

This camp is for young people who are intrigued by mysteries or who dream of being a detective! Campers this week will learn about and solve mysteries all around the museum, from the galleries to hidden spaces, and interact with staff members who will lead them through fun, hands-on activities inspired by the practical work of curators, conservators and collections managers. At the end of the camp, participants will share mysteries both solved and unsolved with their adult caregivers and teach them fascinating facts about how a museum operates behind the scenes.

SOLD OUT – Experiments in Mixed Media
Dates: August 5-9
Ages: 5-7

Move beyond crayons and pencils with this camp that will introduce students to a broad range of materials that spark imagination and inspire confidence. From re-purposed and recycled objects, to clay, paint, pastels, mosaics, found objects and more, campers will create multiple projects, both 2-D and 3-D, exploring textures, materials and art concepts that make for one-of-a-kind pieces.

SOLD OUT – Fiber and Fashion
Dates: August 12-16
Ages: 8-11

What does what we wear say about who we are? In this session, students will explore connections between adornment, identity and community and experiment with fibers and wearable art. With inspiration from the museum’s collections and gardens, students will try their hand at weaving, stitching, felting, dyeing and beading. At the end of the week, they will be able to model their own handmade creations!