May 26, 2020
The Brooks has been closely monitoring CDC guidelines and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on programming such as summer camps. Based on the current information available to us, we’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 summer season of Brooks Summer Art Camp.
Coming to this decision has been incredibly challenging for our staff, and we know that it is a sad day for you as well. We have been so grateful for your patience as we all monitored and evaluated the information about the virus and hoped for a better outcome. We know that this is the best decision for the well-being of our campers, our staff, and our camp families. Our primary objective has always been to create a community of the safest environment possible and, with many factors still unknown about COVID-19, we do not see a path forward for camp this summer.
Brooks Summer Art Camp will be back in 2021! In the meantime, Brooks staff is excited to offer a variety of ways to stay engaged with families this summer through interactive online events and at-home art activities. We will continue to serve our mission and community in ways that fit with the realities of the current situation.
You are constantly in our thoughts and we cannot thank you enough for your support and commitment during these difficult times.
The Education Department
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
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Wacky Wednesday at home
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Join us from home! We've got you covered with customized discussion guides, art-making ideas, and conversation starters to engage your K-5 learner in arts enrichment and media literacy learning opportunities at home. Weekly pdf’s include a link to a streamable film, key words, discussion points, art-making activities, and creative extensions. Learners can be guided by a teacher or guardian, or if they are reading, they can do them on their own.
June 22 - 26, 2020
Experience the chronological history of visual storytelling, from cave painting to present, while gaining new insight from artwork in the Museum’s collection. Campers will have the opportunity to work independently, as well as collaboratively, using a variety techniques and materials to produce 2-dimensional works of art that tell tales.
July 6 - 10, 2020
Learn basic printmaking techniques including texture rubbings, stamp making, and monotype printing. Be inspired by the Museum's collection and then use cardboard, yarn, carved foam, and more to print your own artistic creations in the studio.
July 13 - 17, 2020
Learn the difference between “seeing” and “looking” by drawing and painting real life subject matter. From creating landscapes in Overton Park to designing still life compositions inspired by pieces in the Museum, all activities are designed to build creative confidence, enhance artistic skill, and inspire campers to create and see in new ways.
Artmaking is one delightful way to experience scientific, engineering, and mathematical concepts first-hand. Inspired by artwork in the Museum’s collection, we will experiment with tools, materials, and techniques to make discoveries while using painting, printmaking, and sculpture to engage in purposeful play. Campers work in an open-ended way, focusing on processes instead of specific subjects. Connecting disciplines while creating beauty, we'll explore the way our world works.