Ogden Museum of Southern Art Announces Winter Holiday Camp Spend the Day Looking at, Talking About and Creating Art

NEW ORLEANS — December 5, 2018

On January 2 – 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host a Winter Holiday Camp for students in 1st – 5th grades, featuring new art projects daily.

Campers will spend each day looking at, talking about and creating art with a team of creative teaching artists including Raegan Robinson and Michelle Pontiff. Projects will cover a variety of mediums, allowing campers to try their hand at drawing, painting, collage and sculpture, all inspired by the art they discuss and see in the Museum!

Projects include:

  • Mixed media painting inspired by Clyde Connell
  • Cyanotype inspired by John Chiara
  • Watercolor inspired by Walter Anderson
  • Mixed media collage inspired by Nicole Charbonnet

During Winter Holiday Camp, campers will have the chance to explore the exhibitions New Southern Photography, Newton Howard: Painter of the Sportsman’s Paradise, BIG and PhotoNOLA CURRENTS 2018. Each day campers will create unique works of art inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions and will leave with a sketchbook full of images and ideas to spark their creativity.

“We looked forward to hosting our campers for the Winter Holiday Camp each year,” says Ellen Balkin, Education Manager at the Ogden Museum. “It’s a great opportunity for students to explore the Museum, learn more about artworks on view and explore their artistic side. Plus the camp provides kids the chance to keep busy in a creative way during their holiday break!”

Register for one or all three dates by visiting ogdenmuseum.org. For more information regarding Winter Holiday Camp, please contact Samantha Scoggins at sscoggins@ogdenmuseum.org or 504.539.9604.

About the Ogden Museum

Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999 and in Stephen Goldring Hall since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 85,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.

The Ogden Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. for Ogden After Hours. Admission is free to Museum Members and $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $6.75 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5.

The Ogden Museum is free to Louisiana Residents on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. courtesy of The Helis Foundation. The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established by the William Helis Family. The Art Funds of the Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, acquire works of art and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.

The Museum is closed Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130. For more information visit ogdenmuseum.org or call 504.539.9650.