Ogden Museum Summer Camps


Engaging young artists in New Orleans since 2009!

Questions regarding Summer Camp? Contact our education department at 504.539.9608 or ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org.

Through a series of small, specialized camps, kids in grades 2 through 12 can explore fashion design, photography, painting, printmaking, puppetry, mixed media and more! Each session draws inspiration from Southern works of art and gives campers the chance to learn from professional artists in a unique museum setting. In celebration of each session, family and friends are invited to a final show or gallery exhibition, showcasing camper artwork. Space is limited, register today to reserve your camper’s spot!

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


Fine Art FUNdamentals

Explore a wide variety of 2D and 3D media in this FUNdamentals camp! We’ll focus on traditional techniques like drawing, painting, sculpture and collage and then add in mixed media, puppetry and more! Campers will work with professional visual artists to create both individual and collaborative works inspired by the Museum’s Collection and great works of art from around the world. In celebration of each session, family and friends are invited to a final gallery exhibition, showcasing camper artwork. New projects presented each session!

Register for Session I

Fine Art FUNdamentals Session 2 is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email education@ogdenmuseum.org with the following information:

Camper Name
Camper Age
Camper Grade as of September 2019
Parent Name
Parent Email
Parent Contact Number

Fine Art FUNdamentals

June 10 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Students entering grades 2 – 5 

$450 members / $500 non-members

June 24 – July 5 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Students entering grades 2 – 5

$405 members / $450 non-members (prices pro-rated for July 4 holiday)


Fashion Camp

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. Students will also work with Dance Instructor Liese Weber to create a choreographed fashion show presented at the end of the session.

Fashion Camp is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email education@ogdenmuseum.org with the following information:

Camper Name
Camper Age
Camper Grade as of September 2019
Parent Name
Parent Email
Parent Contact Number

Fine Art FUNdamentals

July 8 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Students entering grades 5 – 8

$450 members / $500 non-members


Photography Camp

Working with photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards, campers will spend the first week learning basic elements of photography including composition, exposure, storytelling and functions of their camera. During the second week, students will focus on more advanced areas of photography such as photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and lighting. Campers will leave with a portfolio of edited work and participate in a student-curated Museum exhibition opening White Linen Night.

Register for Middle School Camp Register for High School Camp

Fine Art FUNdamentals

June 24 – July 5 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Students entering grades 6 – 8 

$405 members / $450 non-members (prices pro-rated for July 4 holiday)

July 8 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Students entering grades 9 – 12

$450 members / $500 non-members


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. The Ogden Museum’s small, specialized camps are guided by professional artists and Museum educators in a unique Museum setting. Campers can explore fashion design, photography, painting, printmaking, puppetry, mixed media and more!

Consider donating to Ogden Museum Summer Camps and help expose a New Orleans youth to art! A gift of $500 will provide a full scholarship for one camper who could not otherwise attend Summer Camp.

Donate to Ogden Museum Summer Camps