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Telfair Museums offers fun and engaging art-based summer camps for children of all ages. Summer camp (K–12) focuses include photography, art with the pros (featuring a different local artist each day), crafting, portfolio builders, STEAM, and videogame design. Each camp culminates with a reception and exhibition in the Morrison Community Gallery.

 

2019 Summer Camps:

Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp

Ages 10–12 years: May 28–May 31, 9am–3pm

Ages 12–14 years: July 1–5, 9am–3pm (no camp July 4)

Members $160 / non-members $180

This four-day camp is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, and use of value to create volume and space. The camp will also include practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models. The Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp is a great class for students to learn and advance the skills necessary for developing art portfolios.

The 10–12 Portfolio Builder summer camp is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley.

Register for 12–14 camp »

Master Artist Photography Camp

Ages 10–12 years: June 3–7, 9am–3pm

Ages 13–16 years: June 10–14, 9am–3pm

Members $200 / non-members $235

This intensive, weeklong program focuses on black-and-white and digital photography, as well as the basic functions of 35mm manual cameras. While instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Adobe Photoshop, they will also cover conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience. The camp features student use of both manual and digital cameras and study of photography in Telfair exhibitions. The program will culminate with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center.

Both the 10–12 and the 13–16 Master Artist Photography summer camps are full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley.

Raising STEAM: Technology, Art, and Electronics

Ages 10–12 years: June 17–21, 9am–3pm

Members $200 / non-members $235

This comprehensive STEAM camp gives young people the opportunity to explore the artistic potential of technology. In this weeklong camp, students will learn to use a variety of technologies and methods to create and express themselves. Students will explore 3D printing, create images with Adobe Photoshop, and solder their own electronic-noise toys. Participants will also learn basic computer programming with Arduino microcontrollers. The program culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center.

This summer camp is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley.

Art with the Pros

Ages 6–10 years: June 24–28, 9am–3pm

Members $175 / non-members $195

Each day, this camp will feature a different local artist providing a unique lesson based on his or her medium. Lunch in Telfair Square (weather permitting), breaks and games in ArtZeum, and special tours of the galleries are all included. Students will learn to give constructive criticism on their own and their peers’ artwork. The program culminates with a student art exhibition and a reception in the Jepson Center.

This summer camp is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley.

Videogame Development

Ages 12–14 years: July 8–12, 9am–3pm

Ages 14–18 years: July 15–19, 9am–3pm

Members $175 / non-member $195

Full STEAM ahead! In this weeklong camp, students will build their own videogames. Students will explore, play, and learn computer programming from scratch using game-making programs. The summer camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ games in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

The 12–14 Videogame Development summer camp is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley.

Register for 14–18 camp »

Museum Explorations Pre-K Camp

Ages 4–6 years: July 22–July 26, 9am–1pm

Members $100 / non-members $125

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.

This summer camp is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley.

Crafters Camp

Ages 8–11 years: July 15–19, 9am–3pm

Members $175 / non-members $195

The Ultimate Crafty Kids Camp is packed with a variety of projects: screen printing, knitting, friendship bracelets, calligraphy, paper crafts, and much more. In this weeklong camp, students will explore and learn techniques in a rich variety of crafts that will inspire and develop their desire to be independent makers.

This summer camp is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley.

Videogame Design with Scratch

Ages 9–12 years: July 22–July 26, 9am–1pm

Members $100 / non-members $125

This summer camp teaches beginning students how to create their own videogames using Scratch, a colorful programming environment that makes it easy to bring interactive stories to life. In class, students collaborate on developing a game from beginning to final polish—a fun and informative way to introduce younger students to the art of videogame development.

This summer camp is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley.

Mailing Address
Telfair Museums
PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412
Phone Number
912.790.8800
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