Summer Art Camps

Calling all junior shutterbugs, fashionistas, sculptors, painters, designers, musicians, actors and inventors! Summer Art Camps at the Dallas Museum of Art have something for every creative kid. Spark your imagination with mixed media, mask making, animation, drawing, painting, puppet-making, design and more in camps for children ages 4–12 and teens ages 13–19. Campers can spend a week in the Museum exploring galleries, making new friends, working in the studio and creating amazing art. Each week culminates in an art exhibition or performance for friends and family!

In 2014 camps will be held each week, June 9-27 and July 7-August 15. Morning camps are from 9:00 a.m. - noon and afternoon camps are from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. On-line registration is now open!

Unless otherwise indicated, the cost for each half-day camp is as follows:
DMA Partner $155   |    Public $190
Register before Monday, May 5, and receive the Early Bird discount of $10 off one class. Enter the code C3CAMP at check-out to receive the discount.

Lunch Bunch (limited to 6 year olds and up):
Summer campers who are signed up for a morning and afternoon class on the same day or an all-day camp are invited to stay for a one-hour supervised lunch. Please bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.

For additional questions regarding Summer Art Camp, please call 214-922-1394 or e-mail

Please note that registration fees are nonrefundable.

Summer Art Camps at a Glance

  June 9–13 June 16–20 June 23–27 July 7–11 July 14–18 July 21–25 July 28–
August 1
August 4–8 August 11–15
Ages 4–5

Once Upon a Time    

Mix It Up            

Ages 5–6
New World Kids              

Ages 6–8
Collage and Mixed-Up Media


The Artist in You


Terrific Textiles      

Developing an Eye for Art        

Mask Mania          

Fashion Forward          

Side by Side            

Ages 7–8
New World Kids 2      

Ages 7–12                  
Hands-On Art for Children with Autism          

Ages 9–12
Animation: Moving Sculptures  

Design Studio    



Renaissance Kids: Music and Art with DSO      

From Page to Stage        

Painting Transformations            

Ages 13–19
Brains, Brains, Braaaains! with Perot Museum              



Upcoming Summer Art Camps

Format: 4/25/14

Summer Art Camp: artLAB

June 9-13, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Grab your paintbrush and your test tubes as we mix science and art through creative experiments in our studio/lab. Budding art-scientists will make erupting art, learn about chromatography, create their own snowballs and so much more. Results of our investigations will be phenomenal!

Ages: 4-5        Teacher: Rachel Moss


Summer Art Camp: The Artist in You

June 16-20, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Become an art expert and learn how to spot the differences between a Monet and a Mondrian! We’ll explore the -isms and -scapes of art—impressionism, cubism, cityscapes, seascapes and more—as we create personal pieces inspired by the masters. Investigate van Gogh’s expressive landscapes, Monet’s soft color palette, and Picasso’s fractured cubist still life. Play with color, perspective, dots and lines to make your own treasures and discover the artist in you!

Ages: 6-8       Teacher: Valerie Jiede


Summer Art Camp: Animation: Moving Sculptures

June 16-20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Bring your artwork to life! In this hands-on animation camp, campers will design and build their own sets, props and characters and then bring them to life through the art of animation. Presented in collaboration with the Dallas Video Association and led by Dallas VideoFest Director Bart Weiss, this camp will give you the tools you need to create your own animated short video.

Ages: 9-12 Teacher: Bart Weiss
Please note this is an all-day camp.


Summer Art Camp: Collage and Mixed-Up Media

June 16-20, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Raid the art supply cabinet and get ready to make art out of practically everything! Use a variety of techniques and media to create fun and unique works of art inspired by daily gallery visits. Paint, print, collage, weave and build 3-D sculptures. Enjoy creating with textures, patterns and layers of design—the possibilities are endless!

Ages: 6-8       Teacher: Valerie Jiede


Summer Art Camp: Once Upon a Time

June 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Create your own “happily ever afters” as we explore the connections between art and story. Finding inspiration in classic children’s books and works of art from the Museum’s collection, you will create your own picture book, puppet characters, a 3-D storybook scene and much more. This camp will surely have a happy ending!

Ages:4-5       Teacher: Leah Hanson


Summer Art Camp: Design Studio

June 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-noon

What do a T-shirt logo, an iPhone, and a lamp have in common? They all started off as a design in someone’s imagination. Step into our design studio and take your ideas from paper to prototype! We’ll take a crash course in the elements of design as we explore works of art in the galleries ranging from decorative arts and furniture to wearable art and functional objects.

Ages: 9-12 Teacher: Mark Gutting


Summer Art Camp: Shutterbugs

June 23-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Have you got a photographer’s eye? Put it to good use in this camp all about the art of photography! Learn how to shoot artistic photographs and use them to create top-notch artworks. Take your inspiration from the Museum’s collection and the architecture in and around the DMA. Please bring your own digital camera to camp each day. (This camp does not teach developing and printing.)

Ages: 9-12      Teacher: Lupita Murrilo Tinnen


Summer Art Camp: MasterPEACE

July 7-11, 9:00 a.m.-noon

What does it mean to be a peacemaker? And how can art change the world? Explore the intersection of art and social action in this camp for kids who want to make a difference. Learn about great peacemakers of the past like Ghandi, Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King, Jr. and create paintings, collages and prints that inspire a kinder, more peaceful world. Through art, we’ll do small things that can make BIG changes!

Ages: 9-12      Teacher: Karen Blessen


Summer Art Camp: New World Kids 2

July 7-11 and July 14-18, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Expand your horizons and stretch your imagination with advice from real-world pros! Using the building blocks of the Sensory Alphabet, campers will dig into how our minds work by collaborating with community guests and fellow campers on large-scale projects.

Ages: 7-8 Teacher: Leah Hanson
Please note this is a two-week camp.


Summer Art Camp: Renaissance Kids: Music and Art with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

July 7-11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Become a modern-day minstrel! The DMA joins with the Dallas Symphony in this camp to introduce children to the artistry of medieval and Renaissance culture. Learn the art of setting poetry to music, create illuminated manuscripts, make an instrument out of recycled materials, play in a musical minstrel ensemble and much more.

Ages: 9-12 Teacher: Toni Austin-Allen