Through a series of small, specialized camps, kids in grades 2 through 12 can explore photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media 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!

Online Ogden Museum Camps include:

  • Twice daily online engagements
  • Explorations of Ogden Museum works of art with museum educators
  • Engagement with other campers
  • Original activities taught by Ogden Museum teaching artists
  • Fun and active moment sessions

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 Photography Camp 

10 a.m. – 4 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. Small groups ensure that all campers will get lots of attention and individual instruction. Campers will leave with a portfolio of edited work and 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, Ms. Aubrey will contact each camper regarding individual equipment needs. Camp will take place on Google Meet. 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
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
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 Art FUNdamentals Camp

9 a.m. – noon
For campers entering grades 2-5
$200 Members per session/$225 Non-members per session
Price includes the Ogden Museum Art Box, containing all supplies needed for camp projects.

Session I: June 7-11: Eco-Art: Conservation and Creation through Mixed Media
Session 2: June 14-18:  Find Your Voice: Identity and Activism through Mixed Media

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.

Session I: June 7-11
Eco-Art: Conservation and Creation through 
Mixed Media
In this week of virtual camp, students will observe two and three dimensional works of art that depict or incorporate images and objects from nature. They will consider their own natural surroundings and how to draw inspiration from it. Expect a fun week of observation, walking, collecting, drawing and creating great works of art that foster a sense of wonder and stewardship through an engaging and active virtual format.

Register for Session I

Session 2: June 14-18
Find Your Voice: Identity and Activism through Mixed Media
In this week of virtual camp, students 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 Session II

Help Support Ogden Museum Summer Camps!


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.

Donate to Ogden Museum Summer Camps