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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: 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


Cristina Henríquez

Friday, June 20th 7:00pm

Named one of “Fiction’s New Luminaries” by Virginia Quarterly Review, Cristina Henríquez is author of "The World in Half and Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories," which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice Selection. Her forthcoming novel, "The Book of Unknown Americans," offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.


Oral Fixation

Friday, June 20th 9:00pm

Oral Fixation, Dallas’ hit storytelling series, will head to the DMA to explore the true, personal stories of seven recent American immigrants, straight from the horse’s mouth. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and quite possibly break your heart. "Oral Fixation: An Obsession with True Life Tales" is produced and hosted by Nicole Stewart.


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: 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: 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


Diana Gabaldon

Tuesday, June 24th 7:30pm

With over 25 million books in print in 23 languages and over 236,000 Facebook fans (and growing!), Diana Gabaldon’s fiction is a word-of-mouth phenomenon. This six-time New York Times bestselling author weaves a compelling tapestry of history, spirituality, love and honor, time travel, sex, and warfare into her books. Her beloved Outlander series has been hailed as “historical fiction with a Moebius twist.” At this event Gabaldon will discuss the highly anticipated eighth book, "Written in My Own Heart’s Blood," which will be released June 10 in conjunction with the premier of "Outlander: A Starz Original Series."


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