OFFERING IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL CAMPS!

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. Space is limited, register today to reserve your camper’s spot!

2021 Protocols and FAQs

Questions regarding Ogden Museum Summer Camp? Contact our Education Department at education@ogdenmuseum.org.

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


VIRTUAL CAMPS

Virtual Photography Camp

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For campers entering grades 6 – 12
$225 Members per session/$250 Non-members per session
Session Dates: June 14 – 18 and June 21 – 25

Aspiring photographers of all levels are invited to join portrait photographer Aubrey Edwards for a hands-on program designed to develop the skills needed to capture awe-inspiring images. While camp interactions will occur on Google Meet, photoshoot assignments will require lots of offline engagement and exploration. Small groups ensure that all campers will get lots of attention and individual instruction. Campers will leave with a portfolio of edited work that will be celebrated in an exhibition on the Ogden Museum’s website. Photography campers may use any type of digital camera (including phone cameras). Before camp begins, families will be emailed a link to the class website and a link to the Google Meet live classroom.

During Virtual Photography Camp, students will:

  • Explore photographic techniques
  • Engage in the creative process
  • Participate in unique, creative and fun activities
  • Interact with their peers and make new friends
  • Independently complete projects

Session I: June 14 – 18 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Campers will explore the elements of photography such as composition, exposure, storytelling and automatic functions of their camera.

Register for Session I

Session II: June 21 – 25 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Campers will explore aspects of photography such as photojournalism, Photoshop and manual camera functions. Attending Session I or having a background in photography is recommended for this camp.

Register for Session II

Virtual Fine Arts FUNdamentals Summer Camp

9 a.m. noon
For campers entering grades 2 5
$170 Members per session/$185 Non-members per session
Price includes the Ogden Museum Art Box, containing all supplies needed for camp projects delivered to your door.

Session I: (June 7 11) – Eco-Art: Conservation and Creation through Mixed Media SPOTS AVAILABLE

Art, Fun and Friends!

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. Campers will create a variety of projects all crafted from a variety 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 virtual gallery exhibition showcasing camper artwork. 

If you live in the Greater New Orleans area, an Ogden Museum Art Box, containing all  supplies needed for camp, will be delivered to the address listed on the registration by the camp start date. If you live outside the Greater New Orleans area, please email education@ogdenmuseum.org to arrange shipping of the Art Box. Additional shipping costs will apply.

Register for Session I

Sample Virtual Daily Schedule

9 – 9:20 a.m.: Welcome, games and free draw prompt
9:20 – 10 a.m.: Art work observation and discussion
10 – 10:50 a.m.: Introduction to art project and making session
10:50 – 11 a.m.: Group movement (stretching, yoga, cardio)
11 – 11:10 a.m.: Snack and chat
11:10 – 11:45 a.m.: Art-making session continued
11:45 – noon: Closing artwork sharing and celebration
Noon: Camp ends!


IN-PERSON CAMPS

In-Person Fine Arts FUNdamentals Summer Camp 

9 a.m. – noon
For campers entering grades 2 – 5
$170 Members per session/$185 Non-members per session
12 camper maximum for each session. Space is limited, so register soon!

New Session (June 14 – 18) – Find Your Voice: Identity and Activism through Mixed Media

Session 1 (June 21 – 25) – Painting and Drawing Lab (This program is FULL)

Session 2 (June 28 – July 2) – 3-D Sculpture Lab: Beyond the Canvas  (This program is FULL)

Session 3 (August 2 – 6) – Paper Arts Lab: Printmaking and Beyond SPOTS AVAILABLE

2021 Protocols and FAQs

New Session Added by Popular Demand!

New Session: (June 14 – 18) – Find Your Voice: Identity and Activism through Mixed Media SPOTS AVAILABLE

In this session, campers will learn about the struggles and hardships of artists in the South through paintings, drawings, and sculptures. They will look at works of art that inspire rich and appropriate conversations about equity, inclusion and freedom. Expect a week of observation, discussion and creating great works of art that foster social awareness and self-expression.

REGISTER FOR NEW SESSION

Session 1: (June 21 – 25) – Painting and Drawing Lab (This program is FULL)

Students will have an opportunity to stretch their observation and drawing skills during this week-long in-person art camp. We will look at works of art that emphasize movement, abstraction, realism and technical drawing skills. Expect a lively week of hands on two dimensional projects from drawing to watercolor and acrylic painting!

This program is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email eductation@ogdenmuseum.org with the following information:

  • Parent/Guardian Name
  • Parent/Guardian cell
  • Student Name
  • Student Age

Session 2: (June 28 – July 2) – 3-D Sculpture Lab: Beyond the Canvas (This program is FULL)

This week long in-person art camp will focus completely on observing, planning and building three dimensional art works. Students will have the opportunity to work on a larger scale with organic and non-organic sculpting materials. Expect an active week of stretching our bodies, our minds and our hands to create dynamic sculptures that are inspired by both nature and beyond.

This program is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email eductation@ogdenmuseum.org with the following information:

  • Parent/Guardian Name
  • Parent/Guardian cell
  • Student Name
  • Student Age

Session 3: (August 2- 6) – Paper Arts Lab: Printmaking and Beyond  SPOTS AVAILABLE

Is paper-making a craft or an art form, or both? Find out during this week-long in-person art camp where students will have an opportunity to explore the rich world of paper making, printmaking and book binding. They will study Southern artists who have created unique works of art in these mediums and learn how to craft their own incredible works with paper.

REGISTER FOR SESSION III

Sample In-Person Daily Schedule

9 – 9:20 a.m.: Welcome, games and free draw prompt
9:20 – 10 a.m.:: Art work observation and discussion in the museum galleries
10 – 10:50 a.m.: Introduction to art project and making session
10:50 – 11:10 a.m.: Snack and chat + bathroom break (snacks must be brought from home)
11:10 – 11:20 a.m.: Group movement (stretching, yoga, cardio)
11:20 – 11:45 a.m.: Art-making session continued
11:45 – noon Closing artwork sharing and celebration
Noon: Dismissal to front of museum for pick up


In-Person Fashion Camp (This program is FULL)

9 a.m. – noon
For campers entering grades 5 – 8
$255 members/$270 non-members
10 camper maximum for each session. 

2021 Protocols and FAQs

Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 16 (2-week session)

Working with Alison Parker of ricRACK NOLA, students will follow the process of a fashion designer from sketch to finished product. Classes will start with research and design techniques, figure drawing, and construction (sewing by machine and hand), culminating in a realized “Couture” piece.

This program is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email eductation@ogdenmuseum.org with the following information:

  • Parent/Guardian Name
  • Parent/Guardian cell
  • Student Name
  • Student Age

Help Support Ogden Museum Summer Camps!

SUPPORT A CAMPER AND HELP EXPOSE NEW ORLEANS YOUTH TO ART!

Ogden Museum Summer Camps fill a great need in the New Orleans area, for both children and their working parents. Ogden Museum’s small, specialized camps are guided by professional artists and Museum educators. Consider donating to Ogden Museum Summer Camps and help expose a New Orleans youth to art! Your gift can provide a scholarship for a camper who could not otherwise participate in Summer Camp.

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Camp Testimonials

“This was such an amazing experience. My daughter loved the camp… it was so very well done and fully engaging for the entire day each day. The projects were very well thought out and educational… we loved getting that big box of supplies!! Best virtual experience we have had yet… we will be back!”

“Engaging, real material, dynamic camp counselors, great curriculum.”

“I liked that it was online. I like that it allowed social interaction. Great projects, too.”    

“The teacher and her assistants were excellent and patient.”

“The instructor engaged children throughout the day with a variety of interesting activities. The camp was a great opportunity for self expression.”

“My daughter had the opportunity to interact for the first time with kinds of art that she had not thought much about in the past.”

“I was pleasantly surprised how well virtual camp flowed.”