Students explored a variety of mediums at a past Teen Art Camp.

2019 Summer Camps at the Whatcom Museum

Does your child or teen love art, nature, or history? Sign up for one of our summer camp sessions! Led by our team of experienced educators who have an eye for safety, we’ll create a fun environment for campers to learn exciting new ideas and make unique works of art. All campers will need to bring their own snacks and lunches, a water bottle, layers for the weather, and a backpack to carry their belongings. To register for a camp session download a 2019 Camp Registration Form and email to Cyndi O’Brien, cmobrien@cob.org.

July 8 – 12, 9 AM – 1 PM: STEAM Camp

Ages 4 – 6; $175 Museum Members/$200 Non-Members

Explore science, engineering, technology, art, and math (STEAM) with us! Children will learn about what a scientist does, engineer unique designs, perfect the technology of using scissors, create art, and practice money math skills.

 

July 15 – 19, 9 AM – 3 PM: Whatcom’s Wonders: Exploring Cultural Sites of Whatcom County

Ages 12 – 15; $250 Museum Members/$300 Non-Members

Whatcom County has a wide variety of museums, historic sites, galleries, science centers, and more! Join us as we explore different sites, from historic houses to pioneer villages to sculpture gardens. At each site, students will get a behind-the-scenes look at how they operate and contribute to our local cultural landscape.

 

July 22 – 26, 9 AM – 1 PM: Nature Art Camp

Ages 4 – 6; $175 Museum Members/$200 Non-Members

What happens when we combine nature and art? Nature art! Join us this week to learn more about art, explore our local parks, and create art in nature.

 

July 29 – August 2, 9 AM – 3 PM: Nature Art Camp

Ages 7 – 12; $225 Museum Members/$250 Non-Members

What happens when we combine nature and art? Nature art! Join us this week to learn more about art, explore our local parks, and create art in nature.

 

July 29 – August 2, 9 AM – 3PM: No Flash Photography: Photography Camp

Ages 12 – 15; $250 Museum Members/$300 Non-Members

Unlock the secrets of photography. Utilizing the Museum’s Photo Archives, we will explore the history, science, and art behind photography, from camera obscuras to digital editing. Students are asked to provide their own digital camera device (cell phone, digital point and shoot, or DSLR) for use during camp.

 

August 5 – 9, 9 AM – 1 PM: Reduce, Reuse, RECRAFT

Ages 4 – 6; $175 Museum Members/$200 Non-Members

Join us for a fun week of creativity, ingenuity, and art-making! We will problem solve and innovate to create amazing works of art from recycled materials. Using the materials themselves, as well as artists from around the world as our inspiration, we will explore texture, color, and form in materials and reinvent the materials into our own amazing creations. With crazy creatures, hanging wonders, collaging, and printing we will see how trash can become true masterpieces!

 

August 12 – 16, 9 AM – 3 PM: The Amazing Art of Stories

Ages 7 – 12; $225 Museum Members/$250 Non-Members

Explore beautifully illustrated books, comics, and pop-ups to learn how authors tell stories without words. Kids will be challenged to make their own book without words! How can we tell a story with pictures alone? Using collage, illustrations, and big imaginations, we will read stories for inspiration, create stories of our own, and then illustrate and publish our own books!