Art School for Children

  • Gladys’ Gang: Magical May

    May 6, 201510:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Join us for this popular series! GladysÂ’ Gang is a free, early childhood arts and literacy program for ages 2-5 that focuses on preparing children for kindergarten. Using art as a guide, children and their adult caregivers enjoy story time in the galleries followed by a hands-on art project in the CMA studios. The program is held the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. This month visit the Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal exhibition and create a May flower inspired salt painting in the studio. Registration required as space is limited.
  • Wild Wild West
    Ages 4-7

    June 8, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    Head ‘em up, move ‘em out! Blaze trails through the museum while experiencing the thrills of the Wild West and create pieces based on the western frontier. Ages 4-7.
  • Art in Focus
    Ages 8-12

    June 8, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    Bring your digital camera, phone, or tablet and join us
    for a week full of image-making. Learn the basics of photography with a fun, experimental approach. Cameras not provided.
  • Gladys Goes Pop
    Ages 4-7

    June 15, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    ThatÂ’s Pop Art of course! Travel through From Marilyn to Mao: Andy WarholÂ’s Famous Faces with Gladys the grasshopper for inspiration. In the studio, create your own fabulously popular artwork.
  • Camp Half-Blood
    Ages 8-12

    June 15, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    Get ready for an exploration of myths and legends in the spirit of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Investigate art inspired by Ancient Greece and Rome, and get creative as you make mythology-inspired projects of your own.
  • Creative Clay
    Ages 8-12

    June 15, 20151:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Learn one of the oldest forms of making art as you create three-dimensional works in the studio. Be inspired by the wonderful clay pieces in the CMAÂ’s collection.
  • Drawing 101
    Ages 13-18

    June 15, 20151:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Explore mark-making in a variety of mediums and techniques. Topics include traditional human proportions, perspective, and still-life.
  • Caves to Canvas
    Ages 8-12

    June 22, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    From cave paintings in France to street art in Columbia- people have always found ways to express themselves. Find your favorite kind of canvas as you explore everything from mud-stenciling to watercolor.
  • Heroes and Villains
    Ages 8-12

    June 22, 20151:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Learn the basics of comic book creation as you sketch, develop storylines, and ink your own comics. Gain basic understanding of design concepts and skills in figure drawing and perspective.
  • I Spy Gladys!
    Ages 4-7

    July 13, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    I spy Green! I spy orange! I spy blue! Hop around the galleries with Gladys the grasshopper and meet some of her crawly friends. In the studio, make artwork based on her bug buddies.
  • Project Runway: MOD Edition

    July 13, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    Design and create your own look inspired by Andy WarholÂ’s Famous MOD style. The final day of camp features a fashion show with the CMA galleries as your runway!
  • Warhol's Workshop

    July 13, 20151:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Join us in exploring the exhibition From Marilyn to Mao: Andy WarholÂ’s Famous Faces and learn to create screen prints just as the artist did. Learn the process of silkscreen from start to finish.
  • Mythological Monsters

    July 20, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    Join us for an exploration of art inspired by ancient myths and legends in Asia, Greece, Rome and Egypt. Then create mythology-based artworks of your own.
  • Creative Clay
    Ages 8-12

    July 20, 20151:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Learn one of the oldest forms of making art as you create three-dimensional works in the studio. Be inspired by the wonderful clay pieces in the CMAÂ’s collection.
  • Cartooning Creatures
    Ages 8-12

    July 20, 20151:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Let your imagination run wild as you make fun and creative cartoon creatures. Spend the week learning the ins and outs of generating one-of-a-kind creations.
  • Fairytales and Fables
    Ages 4-7

    July 27, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Come and discover art and stories from classic and modern tales. In the studio, tell your own stories through drawing, painting, and more.
  • Project Runway: MOD Edition
    Ages 8-12

    July 27, 20151:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Design and create your own look inspired by Andy WarholÂ’s Famous MOD style. The final day of camp features a fashion show with the CMA galleries as your runway!
  • Printmaking 101: Warhol Edition

    July 27, 20151:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Experiment with traditional and alternative printmaking techniques including silkscreen. View original prints in the CMA's exhibition From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces and then take that inspiration straight to the studios.
  • Insta-Art
    Ages 8-12

    August 3, 20159:00 a.m. - Noon

    Come learn how to use your tablet as your own personal canvas. Experiment with photo editing and stop-action filming through fun and innovative apps. Tablet required.
  • Painting 101
    Ages 13-18

    August 3, 20151:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Spend your summer making art! Experience a variety of painting mediums, surfaces, and techniques. Acrylic, gouache, and watercolor- you will be sure to find inspiration in the galleries at the CMA.
  • Cartooning Creatures
    Ages 8-12

    August 3, 20151:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Let your imagination run wild as you make fun and creative cartoon creatures. Spend the week learning the ins and outs of generating one-of-a-kind creations.
  • Form vs. Function
    Ages 8-12

    August 10, 20159:00 a.m.- Noon

    Discover a variety of objects in the CMA collection that were made to be both beautiful and useful. Then make three-dimensional and mixed media works of your own.