Summer Art Camp

AGES 5-12
9 AM – 3:30 PM

Our most popular program returns this summer beginning June 11, now in the new Creativity Center! Designed for children ages 5-12, Art Camp at The Bass is led by professional museum educators, teaching artists and certified M-DPS art teachers. Campers will make a one-of-a–kind STEAM inspired projects and learn through fun, hands-on art activities in sculpture, painting, design and more. Sign up for one week or the whole summer!

Members (family/dual or above): $200 per week
Non-Members: $250 per week

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Scholarships are available! To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this form and send it to Lisa Quinn, [email protected]

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Campers must bring their own lunch and snacks. Payment plans are available, please call 786-477-6003 for details.

Aftercare is available each day for Summer Art Camp participants! You may drop your child off as early as 8:30 AM with no additional charge, and can pick up as late as 6 PM for an additional charge of $10 per day.

By signing up for this program you agree to the museum’s program policy. There are no refunds. A credit is available for cancellations made 48 hours in advance of class and can be applied to other classes, pending availability. Fees will not be returned for failure to attend without notice. The Bass reserves the right to substitute instructors without notice. The museum is not responsible for any artwork or personal items lost, stolen or left in the classrooms. All Bass programs are organized for educational purposes and offers programs and activities to everyone without regard to race, religion, national origin or sexual preference. All Bass programs follow the Miami-Dade County School District’s schedule for inclement weather. Students and parents must respect the rights of other students and staff or they will be asked to leave the camp and forfeit tuition.

Summer Art Camp is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.

JUNE 11-15

  • June 11 — 15 | Ages 5-6: Mixed Media Digital Photography

    Learn how to take photos and combine images with a variety of art materials.

  • June 11 — 15 | Ages 7-12: Apparel Design

    Create a backpack, a pair of shoes, or even jewelry using 3D building techniques.

JUNE 18-22

  • June 18 — 22 | Ages 5-6: Worlds of Color

    Discover the science and meaning behind color while mixing, tinting and experiencing different mediums of art through color.

  • June 18 — 22 | Ages 7-12: World of Paper - Fun With Origami

    This week is SOLD OUT for ages 7-12. Please contact [email protected] to be placed on our wait list - Discover the ancient art of paper folding and learn basic folding techniques used to create an endless variety of origami models. Then, decorate your own special papers and use folding skills to create sculptures and mobiles.

JUNE 25-29

  • June 25 — 29 | Ages 5-6: Art Lab - Science and Art

    Learn about art making methods through science! Mix, create and explore the magical world of science in this camp session.

  • June 25 — 29 | Ages 7-12: Story Creation

    This week is SOLD OUT for ages 7-12. Please contact [email protected] to be placed on our wait list - From comic books to graphic novels, each story is based on characters. In this week of camp, learn to draw, ink and create original characters and develop a story using images.

JULY 2-6

  • July 02 — 6 | Ages 5-6: Creatures and their Universe

    Using your wildest imagination, create your own mythical creature and universe.

    PLEASE NOTE: there will be no camp on Wednesday, July 4.

  • July 02 — 6 | Ages 7-12: Art on the Move - Marionettes and Mobiles

    Learn to design sculptures and puppets hung only on wire and strings. Make your own technical drawings, sculpt, paint and decorate puppet costumes. Learn the basics of kinetic art projects that seem to float in the air and dance on puffs of wind.

    PLEASE NOTE: there will be no camp on Wednesday, July 4.

JULY 9-13

  • July 09 — 13 | Ages 5-6: Animals in Art

    From the tallest to the smallest, draw, paint, build and bring your animal drawings to life!

  • July 09 — 13 | Ages 7-12: Inventions

    Using your imagination, design, create and even market your own invention.

JULY 16-20

  • July 16 — 20 | Ages 5-6: Galaxy Art

    Tie-dye, splatter and spin paint as you learn about outer space and all things planets!

  • July 16 — 20 | Ages 7-12: Street Art

    Learn about street art from around the world! Then, develop a large scale painting in the style of underground art.

JULY 23-27

  • July 23 — 27 | Ages 5-6: Global Art

    From Mexico to Tokyo, travel around the world to learn about the artists, art traditions and techniques of different cultures.

  • July 23 — 27 | Ages 7-12: Earthworks

    Create art from natural materials as well as art inspired by nature. Make prints on paper and canvas with ink and natural materials.


  • July 30 — August 3 | Ages 5-6: Art and Nature

    Explore the great outdoors, while gathering material to make art with. Find art in nature, and nature in art!

  • July 30 — August 3 | Ages 7-12: Art Lab - Science and Art

    Learn about art making methods through science! Mix, create and explore the magical world of science in this camp session.


  • August 06 — 10 | Ages 5-6: Under the Sea

    Learn about what happens in the depths of the ocean in exciting week of camp. Explore different types of paint and 2D surfaces to create your own underwater sea atmosphere.

  • August 06 — 10 | Ages 7-12: Pop-Up Sculptures

    2D becomes 3D in this introduction to paper engineering and sculpting. Explore how to use paper through a variety of projects, from pop-ups, paper dioramas, geometric shapes and cut paper landscapes. Experiment with different techniques while also learning fundamentals about design, color, composition, texture, shape, and narrative.

AUGUST 13-17

  • August 13 — 17 | Ages 5-6: Mixed Media Mashup

    Using a variety of material, plan and build your own piece of art.

  • August 13 — 17 | Ages 7-12: Painting Exploration

    In this camp session, explore various tips and techniques to apply paint to a unique surface. Learn about traditional and exploratory methods of painting.


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