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Summer Grades K-8 Camps & Classes

Camps and classes are held in the Museum Academy classrooms located downstairs in the Museum. Enter on the North Patio - pond side at Big Spring Park. Look for the Museum Academy entrance! Space is limited to 10 students per camp or class unless noted. All materials are provided for the children's classes. All New Projects!

Fee covers the dates listed with each camp and class. 

If the class you want is SOLD OUT, please email your name and phone number to Laura E. Smith, Director of Education/Museum Academy at lsmith@hsvmuseum.org to be added to the waiting list.

Visit hsvmuseum.org for more information on FAQ's regarding camp or class cancellation policies and other related Common Questions.

The Education Department will provide structure, fun and friends in a safe, stimulating environment.

Students explore many different areas of the Museum through gallery visits of exhibitions and the Stender Family Interactive Education GalleriesART LAB and A Walk Through Time.

All camp and class grade levels are completed grades this school year.

Students will need to bring a morning snack if attending a half-day camp or class (9 a.m.-12 p.m.). Please no nut products. T-shirts included with each art camp fee. Otherwise, a t-shirt purchase option is available for $8 each. Must be ordered at least two weeks prior to the first class date. Please contact the Education Department to order at 256-535-6372.


Inclement Weather Policy for Children and Teens Camps/Classes:

During inclement weather, the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy schedule will follow that of the Huntsville City Schools: If the school system closes, the Museum Academy classes will also be postponedThe classes will then meet at their next regularly scheduled timeWhen camps/classes or workshops are postponed, there will be a recorded message at 256.535.6372. Check the Museum's website and Facebook page. In the event that Museum Academy camps/classes or workshops are postponed due to inclement weather or other factors beyond our control, we will make every effort to reschedule these classes at the end of the session by adding on an additional week to the schedule.


COVID-19 UPDATE: The Huntsville Museum of Art actively follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Businesses and Employers Guidelines, in addition to the guidelines from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and City of Huntsville and Madison County with regard to holding workshops, classes and camps at the Museum. 

Huntsville Museum of Art – Museum Academy

Please take a moment to review our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Measures.

  • Entry to the Museum and Academy is not permitted if you have a fever or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Masks will be optional for staff, instructors and students (children and adults) effective March 3, 2022.
  • There will be a limited number of students per classroom.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. CDC signage is located in all restrooms and classrooms.
  • Restrooms, high-traffic areas, hands-on exhibits and classrooms are thoroughly cleaned frequently throughout the day.
  • The Museum Academy is equipped with hand sanitizer containing an alcohol-based formula that kills 99.99% of the most common germs that may cause illness.

For more information about what the Museum is doing to help limit the spread of disease, visit hsvmuseum.org.

Take advantage of a 10% DISCOUNT on early registration for children and teens' classes. Use promotion code summer22artworks by May 23, 2022

Anna Sue Courtney

June 1 & 3 (Wednesday & Friday)
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Discover sculpture, drawings, paintings, and prints in the galleries, then in the classroom, draw from observation and paint from imagination using pastels, watercolors, and collage techniques.

 

Price $60 members/$75 non-members

Liza Harrison

June 1 & 3 (Wednesday & Friday)
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Discover sculpture, drawings, paintings, and prints in the galleries, then in the classroom, draw from observation and paint from imagination using pastels, watercolors, and collage techniques.

 

Price $60 members/$75 non-members

Liza Harrison
June 6, 8, 10 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
In this class, you will develop the observational skills needed to draw. You'll use both black and white and color as you learn to draw objects that look three-dimensional, with shadows, textures and in interesting compositions. Media include graphite, charcoal, pastel, and marker.

 

Price $85 members / $100 non-members

Kimberly Reyes
June 7, 9, 14, 16 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Students create sculptural and functional artwork – critters, vessels and more. Emphasis is on handbuilding. Instruction includes discussion of clay, glazing, and the kiln firing process.

 

Price $125 members / $140 non-members

Jessica Nunno
June 13, 15, 17 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Painting? Drawing? Collage? Learn and explore the elements and principles of design through a variety of mixed media techniques. Imagination is key in developing your own artistic style. Media include pastel, colored pencil, watercolor, and tempera.

 

Price $85 members / $100 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
June 20 – June 24 (Monday-Friday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Half-Day)

Can’t pick one art medium? Create various artwork using paint, collage, clay, printmaking and other art media.

 

Price $160 members/$185 non-members

Jessica Nunno
June 20 – June 24 (Monday-Friday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Half-Day)

Experiment with various art media to explore the possibilities of full expression in mixed media, drawing and painting as well as collage. Learn about color, composition and principles of painting and drawing along with learning how to see with an artist’s eye. Media include marker, pastel, acrylic on canvas, watercolor, and more.

 

Price $160 members/$185 non-members

Jessica Nunno
June 27 – July 1 (Monday-Friday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Half-Day)

Develop a comic strip with your own invented characters. Learn how to draw a variety of facial expressions, animate objects, imply motion, and use background space in your story.

 

Price $160 members/$185 non-members

Liza Harrison
June 27, 29, July 1 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Create artwork using the basic elements of art (color, line, shape and texture). Media include watercolor, art tissue, and glue.

 

Price $85 members / $100 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
June 28 & 30 (Tuesday & Thursday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

What happens when blue meets yellow? Learn to mix colors and work with a variety of painting materials –watercolor, tempera and acrylic.

Price $75 members/$90 non-members

Lenore Corey
June 28 & 30 (Tuesday & Thursday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Learn about color mixing, paint application, composition, and proportion. Discover the art movement of Impressionism. Media include acrylic on canvas panel and watercolor.

 

Price $75 members/$90 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
July 5 & 7 (Tuesday & Thursday)
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Discover colors, squiggles, and dots as you create paintings and mixed media collages while exploring art in the Museum galleries. Read the story The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.

 

Price $60 members/$75 non-members

Jessica Nunno

July 5 & 7 (Tuesday & Thursday)
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Create your own handmade beaded bracelets using various types of stone and wire. Multi-media materials will also be incorporated such as yarn, fabric, and recycled materials to make beads.

Price $60 members/$75 non-members

Rachel Larose
July 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 (Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Explore pinch, coil, slab construction and basic glazing methods. Wheel throwing techniques will be introduced. Space is limited to 8 students.

 

Price $155 members / $170 non-members

Jessica Nunno 
July 12 & 14 (Tuesday & Thursday)
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Spend the morning drawing at the Museum. Explore how artists use the basic elements of art –color, line, shape, and texture to create their own artwork. Media include colored pencil and pastel. Subject matter includes still life, animals and more!

 

Price $60 members/$75 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
July 12 & 14 (Tuesday & Thursday)
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Spend the morning drawing at the Museum. Explore how artists use the basic elements of art –color, line, shape, and texture to create their own artwork. Media include colored pencil and pastel. Subject matter includes still life, animals and more!

 

Price $60 members/$75 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
July 18 – July 22 (Monday-Friday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Half-Day)

Learn new drawing skills while working from photographs, Museum exhibitions, still life objects, observation, and imagination. Explore both wet and dry media while creating a series of original black and white and color works of art using pen and ink, chalk pastel, oil pastel, graphite and charcoal.

 

Price $160 members/$185 non-members

Jessica Nunno
July 18 – July 22 (Monday-Friday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Half-Day)

Learn new drawing skills while working from photographs, Museum exhibitions, still life objects, observation, and imagination. Explore both wet and dry media while creating a series of original black and white and color works of art using pen and ink, chalk pastel, oil pastel, graphite and charcoal.

 

Price $160 members/$185 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
July 25-29 (Monday-Friday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Half-Day)

Explore techniques for constructing sculptures with a variety of fun materials while exploring the basic elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Proportion and balance will be addressed through the construction process for the purpose of creating unique finished pieces. Build, draw and paint kinetic abstract constructions and fantastical creatures. Media include air-dry clay, foamboard, wood, wire, paint, markers, and other materials for embellishment.

 

Price $160 members/$185 non-members

Jessica Nunno
July 25-29 (Monday-Friday)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Half-Day)

Explore techniques for constructing sculptures with a variety of fun materials while exploring the basic elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Proportion and balance will be addressed through the construction process for the purpose of creating unique finished pieces. Build, draw and paint kinetic abstract constructions and fantastical creatures. Media include air-dry clay, foamboard, wood, wire, paint, markers, and other materials for embellishment.

 

Price $160 members/$185 non-members