Through a series of small, specialized camps, kids in grades 2 through 12 can explore photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media, fashion design and more! Each session draws inspiration from Southern works of art and gives campers the chance to learn from professional artists.

 Registration is now open!

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*Ogden Museum Camps are sponsored in part by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Inc.


For campers entering grades 2 – 5
Session I – Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16, 2023 

Session II – Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23, 2023 

Session III – Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2023 

(no camp July 3-7) 

Session IV – Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2023 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$250 members per session / $275 non-members per session

Join us for an exciting summer of art exploration and art-making! Each week will offer different projects, inspired by great works of Southern art. During each weekly session, campers will create a variety of projects crafted from a range of innovative media. Small groups ensure that all campers will get lots of attention and individual instruction.  At the end of each session, family and friends are invited to a gallery exhibition showcasing camper artwork.

Young artists will have the opportunity to explore the mediums of sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media, bookmaking, printmaking and so much more!

Each project is original and offers a new experience.

Session I – I am a Southern Artist!

The first camp session starts off with a bang of self exploration! What does your life look like? Learn how to interpret and create artworks based on favorite aspects of yourself and your world through bookmaking, printmaking, painting, mixed media, soft sculpture and so much more. Come prepared to celebrate YOU and make artwork that emphasizes the beauty of your life.


Session II – Scenes from the South

The second session explores our connection to nature and our surroundings through printmaking, charcoal drawing, outdoor excursions, landscape painting, abstraction and sculpture making. Prepare to look at color, light, line, shape and form through a new lens of environmental awareness and impact. How will your artistic vision reflect the world around us today?


Session III – My Culture, My Place

The third session will focus on what we love about our home and cultures. How do artist’s celebrate their sense of place and belonging? How will you incorporate a few of your favorite things into mixed media artworks?


Session IV – My Voice Matters!

The fourth session will focus on how artists use their work and voice to share their opinions about the world. Is there an important local or global issue that you think is important? What tools can you develop as an artist to express yourself with clarity, safety and passion?



Fashion Camp

For campers entering grades 5 – 8

Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 28, 2023 (2 weeks)

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$500 Members per session / $550 non-members per session

What does the future of fashion look like? Join RicRACK and Artivism Dance Theatre for this one-of-a-kind fashion camp focused on sustainability in fashion. Campers will spend half of the day creating their feature outfit and the other half building expressive movement. Campers will learn sewing and design skills that include re-use, repurpose and “greener” ways to dress, while also honing their ability to display & present their creations. The camp culminates in a fun and sustainable Fashion Show that highlights the students’ design process and showcases their outfits in both action and function.


Photography Camp 

For campers entering grades 6 – 12
Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 28, 2023  (2 weeks) 
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$500 Members per session / $550 non-members per session

Aspiring photographers of all levels are invited to join teaching artist Leah Floyd for a hands-on program designed to develop the skills needed to capture and construct powerful photographs. Campers will engage in group activities as well as receive individual instruction as they learn the basic elements of photography such as composition, exposure and the functions of their camera. The young photographers will then focus on visual storytelling/documentary techniques, portraiture and experiment with photo collage. At the conclusion of the program, campers will leave with a portfolio of edited images and a selection of their work will be exhibited during White Linen Night at Ogden Museum. Photography campers may use any type of digital camera (including phone cameras).


Camp Testimonials

“Awesome! My son loved it and the projects were so well thought out! We would love to attend another camp next year!”

We loved the exposure to different mediums and techniques at an age appropriate level. My son came home and immediately began using what he was learning.

“My camper liked being in the museum and learning and using to so many mediums (watercolor, ink, charcoal, etc).”    

“When my girls got into the car they were thrilled by the art they created that day. They also loved the counselors!”



Ogden Museum Camps are sponsored in part by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Inc.