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


1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Hieroglyphs & Pyramids (Full Day)

Monday, June 30, 2014
09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Campers will become archaeologists and dig deep to discover the many mysteries of Egypt! In the galleries they will discover mummies, gods and goddesses, and crocodiles. In the studio they will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphs, and make monumental sculptures inspired by the scribes and artists of ancient Egypt. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a special exhibition!

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1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Hieroglyphs & Pyramids (Morning Only)

Monday, June 30, 2014
09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Campers will become archaeologists and dig deep to discover the many mysteries of Egypt! In the galleries they will discover mummies, gods and goddesses, and crocodiles. In the studio they will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphs, and make monumental sculptures inspired by the scribes and artists of ancient Egypt. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a special exhibition!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: The Mysteries of Egypt (Full Day)

Monday, June 30, 2014
09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Campers will become archaeologists and dig deep to discover the many mysteries of Egypt! In the galleries they will discover mummies, gods and goddesses, and crocodiles. In the studio they will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphs, and make monumental sculptures inspired by the scribes and artists of ancient Egypt. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a special exhibition!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: The Mysteries of Egypt (Morning Only)

Monday, June 30, 2014
09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Campers will become archaeologists and dig deep to discover the many mysteries of Egypt! In the galleries they will discover mummies, gods and goddesses, and crocodiles. In the studio they will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphs, and make monumental sculptures inspired by the scribes and artists of ancient Egypt. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a special exhibition!

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1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Sea & Sky (Full Day)

Monday, July 07, 2014
09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Dive down, branch out, and reach up! Campers will use their imaginations to feel, hear, and smell what it would be like to step into the many landscape paintings that fill the museum. They will explore outdoor environments from ancient Greece, Egypt, India, and beyond! In the studio participants will create artwork inspired by natural elements and bring the outside in for a special exhibition!

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1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Sea & Sky (Morning Only)

Monday, July 07, 2014
09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Dive down, branch out, and reach up! Campers will use their imaginations to feel, hear, and smell what it would be like to step into the many landscape paintings that fill the museum. They will explore outdoor environments from ancient Greece, Egypt, India, and beyond! In the studio participants will create artwork inspired by natural elements and bring the outside in for a special exhibition!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: A Walk in the Woods (Full Day)

Monday, July 07, 2014
09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Dive down, branch out, and reach up! Campers will use their imaginations to feel, hear, and smell what it would be like to step into the many landscape paintings that fill the museum. They will explore outdoor environments from ancient Greece, Egypt, India, and beyond! In the studio participants will create artwork inspired by natural elements and bring the outside in for a special exhibition!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: A Walk in the Woods (Morning Only)

Monday, July 07, 2014
09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Dive down, branch out, and reach up! Campers will use their imaginations to feel, hear, and smell what it would be like to step into the many landscape paintings that fill the museum. They will explore outdoor environments from ancient Greece, Egypt, India, and beyond! In the studio participants will create artwork inspired by natural elements and bring the outside in for a special exhibition!

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1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Faces & Figures (Full Day)

Monday, July 14, 2014
09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Design a costume, step into a frame, and become a portrait in profile! Campers will explore the faces and figures made by different cultures throughout history and celebrate what makes each person unique through a variety of art-making processes. Students will showcase their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional portraits in a special exhibition!

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1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Faces & Figures (Morning Only)

Monday, July 14, 2014
09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Design a costume, step into a frame, and become a portrait in profile! Campers will explore the faces and figures made by different cultures throughout history and celebrate what makes each person unique through a variety of art-making processes. Students will showcase their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional portraits in a special exhibition!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Powerful Portraits (Full Day)

Monday, July 14, 2014
09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Design a costume, step into a frame, and become a portrait in profile! Campers will explore the faces and figures made by different cultures throughout history and celebrate what makes each person unique through a variety of art-making processes. Students will showcase their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional portraits in a special exhibition!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Powerful Portraits (Morning Only)

Monday, July 14, 2014
09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Design a costume, step into a frame, and become a portrait in profile! Campers will explore the faces and figures made by different cultures throughout history and celebrate what makes each person unique through a variety of art-making processes. Students will showcase their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional portraits in a special exhibition!

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1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Myths & Fables (Full Day)

Monday, July 21, 2014
09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Sing it loud, write it down, design a comic book, and build a set! Campers will discover works of art that tell stories from all around the world. They will explore the elements of stories and share their own tales during an interactive exhibition!

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1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Myths & Fables (Morning Only)

Monday, July 21, 2014
09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Sing it loud, write it down, design a comic book, and build a set! Campers will discover works of art that tell stories from all around the world. They will explore the elements of stories and share their own tales during an interactive exhibition!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Once Upon a Time (Full Day)

Monday, July 21, 2014
09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Sing it loud, write it down, design a comic book, and build a set! Campers will discover works of art that tell stories from all around the world. They will explore the elements of stories and share their own tales during an interactive exhibition!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Once Upon a Time (Morning Only)

Monday, July 21, 2014
09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Sing it loud, write it down, design a comic book, and build a set! Campers will discover works of art that tell stories from all around the world. They will explore the elements of stories and share their own tales during an interactive exhibition!

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1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Blueprints & Buildings (Full Day)

Monday, July 28, 2014
09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Delve into design and observe the built environment. First and second graders will become architects and city planners as they draw their own blueprints and build their dream community. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a walking tour of the campers’ collaborative city!

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1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Blueprints & Buildings (Morning Only)

Monday, July 28, 2014
09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Delve into design and observe the built environment. First and second graders will become architects and city planners as they draw their own blueprints and build their dream community. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a walking tour of the campers’ collaborative city!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Amazing Architects (Full Day)

Monday, July 28, 2014
09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Delve into design and observe the built environment. Third through fifth graders will become architects and city planners as they draw their own blueprints and build their dream community. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a walking tour of the campers’ collaborative city!

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3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Amazing Architects (Morning Only)

Monday, July 28, 2014
09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Delve into design and observe the built environment. Third through fifth graders will become architects and city planners as they draw their own blueprints and build their dream community. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a walking tour of the campers’ collaborative city!

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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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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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