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 cummermuseum.org/camp.
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 cummermuseum.org/camp.
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