Does your young one love to draw, paint, sculpt, or create art of any kind? MCASD offers the perfect educational and creative retreat for your budding artist. Summer C.A.M.P. (Contemporary Art, Media & Process) invites 5 to 17-year-olds to explore contemporary art through a series of week-long, age-appropriate art-making workshops designed to encourage artistic expression, art appreciation, understanding, and imagination. Led by local artist Michael Ano, C.A.M.P.ers will discover out-of-the-ordinary materials and learn about artists’ processes as they discuss artwork in the Museum’s La Jolla galleries and Edwards Family Sculpture Garden. Each week-long C.A.M.P. session culminates with a showcase and celebration of the C.A.M.P.ers’ artwork. Sign your C.A.M.P.er up today!
August 1 through August 5 > 15 to 17-year-olds and 5 to 6-year-olds
Teen Boot C.A.M.P. (15 to 17-year-olds) is specifically designed for C.A.M.P.ers who want to take art classes from professional contemporary artists. Whether they’re just beginning to explore the arts, or are ready to take their art to the next level, we offer classes that will develop their creativity. Hands-on sessions are complemented with in-gallery conversations about current exhibitions, neighborhood walks to local galleries, and visits from guest speakers. Teen C.A.M.P.ers will learn about conceptual art and take inspiration from artworks on view to create their own concept-driven works. They’ll explore installation or performance art, and develop a piece for the public to participate in when C.A.M.P.ers present their artworks at the end of the week.
5 to 6-year-old C.A.M.P.ers will be exposed to multiple materials and will learn how artists problem-solve to create expansive installations such as Nancy Rubins’s Pleasure Point. At the end of the week, these works will be selectively placed around the garden grounds to celebrate the creations
August 8 through August 12 > 13 to 15-year-olds
C.A.M.P.ers will explore the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection as well as our Edwards FamilySculpture Garden. C.A.M.P.ers will learn to use bothanalog and digital mediums to create original multimediaart to be displayed during their culminating showcase.
August 15 through August 19 > 10 to 12-year-olds
C.A.M.P.ers will participate in a mixed media marathon, learning how to use a different material each day of theweek as they take inspiration from artworks on view.While exploring collage and print, C.A.M.P.ers will createabstract art using a colorful combination of wacky and traditional materials, paired with their own imaginations, to construct new masterpieces. By the end of the week, they’ll be a mixed media champion!
August 22 through August 26 > 7 to 9-year-olds
How many different sculptures can you create in one week? C.A.M.P.ers will find out by using a variety of different materials to produce sculptures inspired by the Museum’s Edwards Family Sculpture Garden and site-specific artworks. They’ll explore three-dimensional art and learn about the many ways it can be created. At the end of the week, these creations and the C.A.M.P.ers themselves will become a living sculpture as they participate in a grand finale performance!
Full-day C.A.M.P. (9 AM-4 PM): Member or Military Personnel $198; non-members $395
Half-day C.A.M.P. (9 AM-12 PM): Member or Military Personnel $99; non-members $200