The Walters Art Museum


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Summer Camp at the Walters

1st-5th Grades (Ages 6-10)
Full Day | Regular: $360, Member: $210 per week
Morning Only* | Regular: $190, Member: $110 per week

Summer Camp at the Walters features: 5 weekly sessions to choose from (camps are sold by week); Multiple age groups offered in same week; Morning only* or full day class options; Art techniques and cultural themes explored through gallery visits, art projects, children's literature, and theater activities; and Camper exhibition and portfolio sharing days.

We are now pleased to offer before and after care options for each week of camp. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please follow the links when registering for Summer Camp at the bottom of the event description. 

Before Care: 8-9 a.m. $20 per week
After Care: 4:15-5:30 p.m. $20 per week 
Before AND After care $30 per week

* Mornings will focus on theme introductions, gallery visits, and in-depth art projects that will be created throughout the week. Afternoons will continue the week’s theme with different art projects, gallery visits, theme-related games, and collaborative activities.

For additional information, please call (410) 547-9000, ext. 300

Upcoming Summer Camp Programs


6th-8th Grade: The Artist's Studio Experience: Puppets: Sculpture, Stage & Screen

Monday, August 04, 2014
10:00 AM–04:15 PM

Spend a week creating a world with puppets! From finger puppets to shadow puppets, explore different types of puppetry and experiment with soft sculpture and mixed media. Participants will learn about character development and set design, while learning mechanics, lighting, and production methods such as stop-motion animation and videography.

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9th-12th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Drawing: People, Places & Things

Monday, August 04, 2014
10:00 AM–04:15 PM

Participants will create observational drawings based on individually selected themes and objects in the museum.  Students will create sketchbooks to use in the galleries and studios, experiment with a variety of drawing materials and styles, and complete several large-scale drawings for their portfolios. The group will discuss historical and contemporary art, examine professional artists’ portfolios, explore a variety of drawing techniques, and exercise individual and group critiques.

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Before Care: Puppets Sculpture, Stage & Screen, Drawing People, Places and Things

Monday, August 04, 2014
09:00 AM–10:00 AM

Before Care, from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., allows families to drop off campers an hour early. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects until all other campers arrive.

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After Care: Puppets Sculpture, Stage & Screen, Painting People, Places and Things

Monday, August 04, 2014
04:15 PM–05:30 PM

After Care, from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., allows families to pick up campers until 5:30 p.m.. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects until families arrive.

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Before and After Care: Puppets Sculpture Stage & Screen, Painting People, Places &Things

Monday, August 04, 2014
09:00 AM–05:30 PM

Before and After Care allows families to drop off campers beginning at 9 a.m. and pick up campers until 5:30 p.m. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects.

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Before and After Care: The Third Dimension, Drawing & Painting

Monday, August 11, 2014
09:00 AM–05:30 PM

Before and After Care allows families to drop off campers beginning at 8 a.m. and pick up campers until 5:30 p.m. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects.

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After Care: The Third Dimension, Drawing & Painting

Monday, August 11, 2014
04:15 PM–05:30 PM

After Care, from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., allows families to pick up campers until 5:30 p.m.. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects until families arrive.

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Before Care: The Third Dimension, Drawing & Painting

Monday, August 11, 2014
09:00 AM–10:00 AM

Before Care, from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., allows families to drop off campers an hour early. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects until all other campers arrive.

REGISTER →


6th-8th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: The Third Dimension

Monday, August 11, 2014
10:00 AM–04:15 PM

Step into the third dimension! Experiment with both additive and subtractive methods of creating sculpture. Explore ceramics, soft sculpture, and mixed media to create abstract and realistic sculptures. Participants will curate an exhibition of both individual and collaborative projects.

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9th-12th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Drawing & Painting

Monday, August 11, 2014
10:00 AM–04:15 PM

Participants will be encouraged to develop their individual style and skills using a variety of drawing and painting media. They will create their own artist portfolio, sketch in the galleries, and complete large-scale drawings and paintings in order to construct a cohesive body of work. The group will explore influences from historical and contemporary art, using the museum galleries, local artists, and artist portfolios as references.

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