Is your budding artist ready for an action-packed week or a whole summer of art camp? NEW in 2020, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art offers weeklong art camps for children ages 5 through 14, inspiring young minds to explore art and creativity. Camp includes active learning in the galleries, looking at original works of art, creating studio projects, active play, and more. Get inspired by works of art from the museum's collection and exhibitions! Please note: Campers bring their own snacks and their own lunches for all days of camp.
*Museum Members: $325 per week // Non-members: $350 per week
**Museum membership at the Dual/Family level, or above, at the time of registration is required for discount.
All art materials are included in the camp fee. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis until camp is full.
Withdrawal/Refund policy - Fees are refundable if requested before June 1, 2020 ($50 processing fee applies). No refunds will be given starting Jun 1, 2020. No adjustments will be made for student absences. Refunds cannot be issued for classes missed as a result of illness, personal emergencies, or any other event. In the event that a session is cancelled by the Museum for any reason, all fees will be refunded.
Early morning childcare (7:30 a.m. drop off, $40/week) is available each week. After camp childcare (5 p.m. pickup, $60/week) is available each week.
Brooks offers a limited number of scholarships to children for whom the cost of registration presents a significant barrier to participation. Please contact Kate Renner, Associate Director of Education, [email protected], 901.544.6243 to learn more about applying for camp scholarships.
Registration for Brooks members opens Monday, February 3. If you're not yet a Brooks member, you may register beginning Monday, March 2.
Member Registration Ages 5 - 10
Member Registration Ages 11 - 14
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.
Discover the ways in which design affects everyday life. From helping you determine which toothpaste to use, to helping you define what makes you...you, design is a big part of moment-to-moment decision making. Campers will engage with artwork in the Museum’s collection, evaluate advertisements, and examine the work of pop artists and graphic designers as they dive into the influence of design. Each student will determine his or her individual message and the design vehicle with which to effectively carry the message.
Calling all creative tweens who are eager to identify and develop their personal artistic style! While painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpting in unconventional ways, we will explore the concept of creating compositions that communicate personal meaning. Campers will draw inspiration from artwork in the Museum’s collection and create new works of art daily, as talented teaching artists help them identify what makes their personal artistic style unique to them. Perfect for all levels.