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Summer Camp and Teen Workshops

Enriching creative immersions for ages eight through eighteen.

Making with MAD summer camp and teen workshops are virtual immersions in art and design for young curious creatives who want to expand their skill sets, meet new friends, and discover new creative outlets. MAD’s experienced artist-educators will lead hands-on making activities and each week, an artist-in-residence from the Museum’s Artist Studios program will welcome participants for a virtual studio visit and lively talk about life as a working artist. Each session concludes with a virtual group art show and celebration with family and friends.

Summer camp sessions for kids 8­–10 take place Monday through Friday, 9­–11 am ET

Summer camp sessions for kids 11–­14 take place Monday through Friday, 10 am–12 pm ET

Teen workshops take place Monday through Friday, 2–4 pm ET

Costs

  • $350 $300 per session
  • $300 $250 per session for MAD Members and Patrons

Customize Your Making With MAD Experience

Families may join together to create a private session for their children. To find out more, please email education@madmuseum.org.

Making With MAD: Summer Camp

Drawing Boot Camp

Discover your drawing style through this fun and immersive drawing experience. Learn to use a variety of drawing materials, from traditional media such as pencils, pens, and charcoal to unexpected drawing materials you can find at home. Create comic books, zines, and all kinds of projects.

Session Dates

Session 1: June 15–19
Session 2: July 6–10
Session 3: July 27–31
Session 4: August 17–21

Materials Needed

Wearable Art

Explore how artists have used wearable art to tell stories, communicate their identity or status, or simply as adornment. Create your own wearable art and show off your creation when you walk our virtual runway at the end of the week!

Session Dates

Session 1: June 22–26
Session 2: July 13–July 17
Session 3: August 3–7
Session 4: August 24–28

Materials Needed

What Is Design?

Learn how artists and designers create objects we find around the house, whether it’s a chair, table, dish—even your favorite sneakers or backpack. Engage in creative problem-solving to design and make something of your own invention.

Session Dates

Session 1: June 29–July 3
Session 2: July 20–24
Session 3: August 10–14
Session 4: August 31–September 4

Materials Needed

Making With MAD: Teen Workshops

Drawing Boot Camp

Suitable for more seasoned teen artists and those interested in exploring drawing basics alike,  instruction in the foundations of figure drawing using readily-available materials and different techniques. Explore drawing as a way of seeing and an accessible medium to record the world and people around you.

Session Dates

Session 1: June 15–19
Session 2: July 6–10
Session 3: July 27–31
Session 4: August 17–21

Materials Needed

Design Intensive

Develop the skill sets and mind set of a designer, and learn how to transform challenges into opportunities for creative action. Explore design thinking, which uses empathy, collaboration, concept creation, prototyping, and testing, to promote creative problem solving. Going through a series of collaborative steps, come up with your own creative design solutions using readily available materials from their home.

Session Dates

Session 1: June 22–26
Session 2: July 13–July 17
Session 3: August 3–7
Session 4: August 24–28

Materials Needed

Portfolio Development

Build a portfolio for your application to high schools, colleges, universities, or art schools. Maintain a sketchbook and add work through daily drawing challenges and prompts that will aid in the flow and sequencing of your portfolio. Topics covered will include documentation, work selection, as well as proper presentation methods. Develop skills for writing and speaking about your work during interviews. This workshop is open to 8th graders preparing to apply to arts high schools. When completing the registration form, please indicate "HS age group" when prompted to indicate your child's age group. 

Session 1: June 29–July 3
Session 2: July 20–24
Session 3: August 10–14
Session 4: August 31–September 4

Materials Needed

Materials

The programs have been designed to make the most of materials from home or else available through large retailers online.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellation received a minimum of 14 days before the start date of the camp.

50% refund for cancellation between 7-14 days before the start date of the camp.

No refund for cancellations less than 7 days before the start date of the camp.

Change in start date will be honored without penalty if space(s) is available, otherwise the cancellation policy applies.

Technical Requirements

All programs will use Zoom. Campers’ parent/legal guardian will receive login instructions for each session. Artist educators will always be present when the program is in session. There is also a MAD staff member on standby to provide technical assistance.

Cannupa Hanska Luger, 2018 Burke Prize winner Every One, 2018 Over 4,000 clay beads 192 × 156 × 3 in. (487.7 × 396.2 × 7.6 cm) Photo: Jenna Bascom

Sep 30 / 4 PM

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