Telfair Museums Summer 2020 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
2020 Summer Camp Schedule
Digital Photography Camp
June 29 – July 3 (Ages 10-12 years)
July 6 – 10 (Ages 13-16 years)
This camp is full please contact Kip Bradley for more information.
Instructor: Dana Richardson
One-week half-day camps, with additional at-home activities and resources
9 am-12 pm on site
Join us at the Jepson Center for a week-long half-day program to 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. Participation in this course grants you access to a file of resources, including handouts, extracurricular activities, and a few videos to assist learning independently!
Dana Richardson is an artist and Georgia Certified K-12 art teacher with a Master’s in Teaching from SCAD and 10+ years teaching experience
Summer Art Club! Painting and Drawing Camps
July 13 – 17 (Ages 9-12 years)
July 27 – 31 (Ages 9-12 years)
August 3 – 7 (Ages 12-14 years)
1-week half-day camps
(In-person ½ day at the Jepson Center + At home activities + Virtual group discussions)
This is a half-day camp 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. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, use of value, and color to create volume and space. Lessons and projects will begin in the morning, and the student will have at home exercises and an afternoon virtual critique/tutorial. The camp will culminate in a virtual exhibition of student work.
Parent-Child Art Club: Afternoon Adventures in Art
(Ages pre-K – 8 years, and parents or caregivers)
June 29-August 3
6-8 week program, 5-6:30 pm
members: $115 + art material kits From Blick
non-members $135 + art materials kits from Blick
We have geared this weekly program toward younger children and their parents. Maybe you’ve always wanted to take an art class or want to learn how to encourage artistic habits with your kids. The observational drawing and painting program designed to encourage social distancing activities also keeps everyone entertained. Meeting in different locations in the late afternoon and occasionally in the studio, participants will work with sketchbooks and a variety of media to create parent-child keepsake art books!
NEW! Virtual Camps and Youth Classes
Virtual Art with the Pros Class
(Ages 6-10 years)
June 29 – August 3
Recorded/virtual demonstration and activity lesson free to members and current camp participants, $20 all others
Each week for six weeks, this virtual program will feature a different local artist providing informational talks about their careers in art, as well as a unique lesson based on his or her medium.
Virtual Video Game Camp
July 6-10 (Ages 12-14 years)
Instructors: Malcolm and Fern Howard
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.
Virtual Crafters’ Class/Crafting with S.T.E.A.M.
June 29- August 3 (Ages 8-12 years)
Recorded demonstrations, live virtual lessons, and resources free to members and current camp participants, $20 all others
Each week will feature a STEAM-related virtual crafting lesson and resources free to members and current camp participants. This class will focus on craft projects that crafters can complete at home with limited additional supplies.