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Please be advised that Telfair Museums recognizes the Savannah Safe Pledge and the reinstatement of the Savannah/Chatham County mask mandate. Masks are required for visitors and staff at all three of our museum sites.

Telfair Museums Summer 2021 Art Camps

Telfair Museums announces a brand new schedule of in-person and virtual camps for Summer 2020, completely redesigned to ensure social distancing and health and safety protocols while providing engaging, fun, and educational experiences for young people. Our new camps include both in-person and virtual experiences.

 

Health and Safety

We value the safety of your child, and our instructors will be following guidelines established by the CDC and the Governor’s Executive order to ensure the safety of all participants. Health precautions include the following.

  • We will offer new in-person camps mornings only, onsite with follow up virtual sessions and critiques, online resources, and videos
  • In-person camps will focus on drawing, painting, and photography and will make greater use of outdoor space in the vicinity of the museum
  • An expanded studio space and Jepson Center gallery spaces will be used sparingly for activities with social distancing strictly observed
  • Dedicated student art supplies are provided for each student to avoid shared materials
  • We will observe enhanced cleaning protocols for indoor spaces, surfaces, and equipment used by students
  • Camp size is limited to no more than ten students
  • A health waiver with registration will be required
  • We will conduct morning health/temperature checks for staff and students according to CDC recommendations and State of Georgia requirements for camps
    Face coverings required (provided by the museum, or bring one from home) for all campers and staff
  • Camps will also have a focus on activities that can be continued independently at home with follow up virtual check-in sessions
  • We will offer NEW Virtual weekly classes, and camps to provide an alternative to in-person camps
2021 Summer Camp Schedule

In-Person Camps

Digital Photography Camp

May 31–June 4 (Ages 10-12 years)

Please contact Studio Programs Manager Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 to be added to the waitlist.

June 7–11 (Ages 13-16 years)

This camp is full, please call Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 to be added to the waitlist.

July 12–July 16 (Ages 10-12 years)

Please contact Studio Programs Manager Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 to be added to the waitlist.

July 19–23 (Ages 13-16 years)

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One-week half-day camps, with additional at-home activities and resources
9 am-1 pm on site
Members: $160
Non-members: $185

This half-day camp will spend most of the morning outside. The program will develop your young person’s skills as a photographer. We believe that all young people are artists. With that in mind, we will approach photography as professionals do, studying the Elements of Art. Keeping a social distance, the camp will meet outside as much as possible during morning hours as we explore our environment in Telfair Square and other nearby locations. We will use DSLR digital cameras and learn about exposure, and a few historical methods involving film. Photography is fun and accessible to everyone.

Summer Art Club! Painting and Drawing Camps 

June 14–18 (Ages 9-12 years) 

This camp is full, please call Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 to be added to the waitlist.

June 21–25 (Ages 12-14 years)

This camp is full, please call Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 to be added to the waitlist.

June 28–July 2 (Ages 9-12 years) 

This camp is full, please call Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 to be added to the waitlist.

July 5–9 (Ages 12-14 years)

This camp is full, please call Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 to be added to the waitlist.

One-week half-day camps
Members: $160
Non-members: $185

This half-day camp will spend most of the morning outside drawing and painting from observation. The camp is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing and painting skills, build a portfolio and begin the process of developing good art-making habits. Keeping a social distance, the camp will meet outside as much as possible during morning hours as we explore our environment in Telfair Square and other nearby locations. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, use of value, and color to create volume and space.

Adventures in Art

Ages pre-K–8 years, 3–5pm

June 7–June 11

June 21–June 25

July 5th –July 9th

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July 19–July 23

Please call Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 to be added to the waitlist.

Members: $100
Non-members: $125

This week long class  will meet indoors for two hours in the afternoon. Stave off the summer doldrums! Exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and exhibitions has never been so much fun. Each day, participants will tour a new exhibit and learn to create the very same types of art seen in the galleries, finding inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Students will immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists.

Crafters’ Camp

8–11yrs, 3-5pm

May 31-June 4th

June 14-June 18

June 28-July 2

Please call Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 to be added to the waitlist.

July 12-July 16

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Members: $100
Non-members: $125

This weeklong class will meet indoors for two hours in the afternoon.  Students will explore and learn techniques in a rich variety of crafts that will inspire and develop their desire to be independent makers. It is the ultimate Crafty Kids class packed with a variety of projects: screen printing, knitting, friendship bracelets, calligraphy, paper crafts, and much more.

NEW! Virtual Camps and Youth Classes

Virtual Video Game Camp

Session 1, July 5-9, 9am–12pm

Session 2, July 12-16, 9am–12pm

(Ages 12-14 years)
Instructors: Malcolm and Fern Howard
members: $160
non-members $185
Full STEAM ahead! In this week-long camp, students work remotely through Zoom group meetings and pre-recorded lessons with teachers and other students to build their own video games. Students will explore, play, and learn computer programming from scratch using game-making programs. We will display all games in an online gallery.