Through a series of small, specialized camps, kids in grades 2 through 12 can explore painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography, 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! Space is limited, reserve you camper’s spot today. 

Questions regarding Ogden Museum Summer Camp? Contact our Education Department at

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

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Fine Arts FUNdamentals Camp

For campers entering grades 2 – 5

Session I: Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, 2024
Myself and Others: Develop skills to create self-portraits and portraits in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture

Session II: Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21, 2024
Travel the South: Explore techniques to create realistic and other-worldly landscapes using collage and mixed-media

Session III: Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 2024
Builder’s Week: Celebrate the utility of cardboard with a focus on architecture, abstraction and design

Session IV: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, 2024 (SOLD OUT)
Animals in Art: Learn to draw, paint and sculpt your favorite animals of the South using a variety of media

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$300 members per session / $350 non-members per session

Have FUN this summer in the galleries of Ogden Museum of Southern Art!

Join art educators Nidia Morales and Mikhayla Harrell for a week-long camp that highlights exciting works by Tina Girouard and Ogden Museum’s Permanent Collection. Taught by professional artists, this specialized camp will have campers explore painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, installation and much more.

At the end of the session, family and friends are invited to a final gallery exhibition, showcasing camper artwork.

Each session is original and offers a new experience.

Register for each session by clicking the buttons below.


If you would like to be added to the waitlist for Session IV, please email with the following information: Camper Name, Grade, School, Parent/Guardian Name, Email, Phone.

Fashion Camp with ricRACK NOLA

For campers entering grades 5 – 8

Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 26, 2024 (2 weeks)

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$550 Members per session / $600 non-members per session

What does the future of fashion look like? Join instructors from ricRACK in an engaging fashion camp focused on sustainability in fashion.

Each day, campers will spend part of the day creating a feature outfit for an end-of-camp fashion show, and the other part exploring how to be an environmentally conscious citizens. Throughout the two-week camp,  participants will learn sewing and design skills that include re-use, repurpose and “greener” ways to dress, while also honoring diverse bodies and aesthetics.

Fashion Camp culminates in a fun and sustainable Fashion Show that highlights the students’ design process and showcases their outfits in both action and function.

Register by clicking the button below.







Photography Camp

For campers entering grades 6 – 12

Session I: Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19, 2024

Session II: Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26, 2024  

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$300 Members per session / $350 non-members per session

Aspiring photographers of all levels are invited to join multidisciplinary artist Nidia Morales at a fun and exciting session of Photography Camp.

Photography Camp focuses on the technical basics of photography, such as exposure, composition and lighting. Through a hands-on experience, campers will learn artistic elements like storytelling, portraiture, documentary and critique. Daily field trips to New Orleans institutions, galleries and museums are included to enhance each day’s theme.

At the end of the week-long camp, campers will have created a portfolio of work. A selection of their work will be exhibited in a student-curated showcase opening on White Linen Night in Ogden Museum’s Passage Way Gallery.

Register for each session by clicking the buttons below.


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!”

Support Summer Camp


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