Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Virtual camp at the Cummer Museum starts soon

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will debut a virtual summer camp experience for young artists, starting June 15, 2020.  Advance registration is required at

The 2020 camp schedule begins with elementary school camp (for students entering grades 1 through 6), which will run Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Campers can register for up to six themed weeks, which include:

• June 15 through 19: Rhythm, Pattern and Balance

• June 22 through 26: Land, Water and Sky

• July 6 through 10: Artful Animals

• July 13 through 17: Sculpt It

• July 20 through 24: Art Around the World

• July 27 through 31: Line, Shape and Color

A week-long middle school camp (for students entering grades 6 through 9) will be held July 27 through 31, focusing on printmaking and mixed media.

“This evolution of our popular camp programming provides a way for students to stay creative, while staying safe, this summer,” said Kim Kuta-Dring, Director of Education of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.  “Young artists will have the opportunity to observe and explore artwork in the galleries and gardens through live online sessions, experiment with different art media and showcase their creations in a virtual open house each week.”

Each camp day will include two hours of virtual class, time for campers to work on projects alone, one-on-one and small group time with an instructor and a 45-minute concluding session each day.  All campers will need access to an internet connection and a computer (laptop or desktop), tablet or smartphone.  Class sizes will be limited to 20 campers per class, with campers grouped by grade range.

Registration fees are $100 per week for Museum members and $115 per week for non-members, which include camp art kits containing all necessary materials and supplies for the week’s activities.  A limited number of scholarships are available; details can be found at

Details about future educational programs and classes for children and adults will be released in the coming weeks, upon confirmation of the Museum’s reopening plans.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
  Jacksonville, Florida 32204
  (904) 356-6857

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