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Summer Art Camps

Summer Art Camps

JUNE 13 – AUGUST 19, 2022
Ages 5 – 12 | 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Aftercare is available until 6 PM

Campers will use their unique creativity to make one-of-a–kind projects designed by teaching artists and learn through fun, hands-on art activities in sculpture, painting, design and more. Lunch and snacks are provided by the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This summer, The Bass is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of all participants by restricting classroom occupancy and following all CDC safety protocols. Click here for more information about The Bass’ Covid-19 policies.

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COST
$295 per week
Members (Dual/Family & above): $220 per week
Daily aftercare until 6 PM: $10

Members save on camp registration and more! Not a member? Join today.


SCHOLARSHIPS
With thanks to The Children’s Trust, 5-week scholarships are available for families with economic hardships and children with special needs. Eligible applicants can apply by clicking on this link:
ttps://thebass.org/forms/scholarship-program/.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, June 13
June 13-17: Mexican Art and Culture

Learn about the fascinating culture of Mexico, their traditions and their unique artists. Children will develop their own artwork inspired by this culture.

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Tuesday, June 21
June 21- 24*: Art Making in 3D

From the basics of mixing papier-mâché to bending soft wire and attaching objects, children will learn about different materials they can use to create mixed media sculptures.

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Monday, June 27
June 27- Jul 1*: Illustration to Animation

Children will learn how to illustrate a step-by-step story and then animate it through stop-motion animation.

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Tuesday, July 5
July 5-8**: Creatures and Their Universe

Using their imagination and enthusiasm, children will create their own characters or creatures and their universe using different types of materials and art techniques.

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Monday, July 11
July 11-15: Giant Sculptures

Children will make a collective sculpture, inspired by contemporary artist Jeff Koons, Alexander Calder, Shinique Smith and the idea of visual language and giant scale sculptures.

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Monday, July 18
July 18-22: Galaxy Art

Children will learn about galaxies, stars and outer space and how to transform recycled materials and salt paint into a galaxy.

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Monday, July 25
July 25-29: Apparel Design

Create small fabric items and contribute to saving our planet by bringing fabrics and transforming them into beautiful art pieces from our camp session. 

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Monday, August 1
August 1-5: Art and Nature

Explore the outdoors while gathering materials to make a painting using elements of nature.

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Monday, August 8
August 8-12: Under the Sea

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

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Monday, August 15
August 15-19: Mixed Media Mashup

Using artists that work with nature and recycled materials as inspiration, children will use a variety of found materials to build their works of art. Found object sculptures will be made from painted branches, leaves, small rocks, shells, etc.

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Monday, June 13
June 13-17: Contemporary Portraits

Learning about contemporary artists, children will create a variety of art projects inspired by their personal stories and their unique perspective, some of the artists they will explore are Mickalene Thomas, Cindy Sherman and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

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Tuesday, June 21
June 21-24*: Stop-Motion Animation

Children will create their own animated story using their favorite summer activities, food, friends, pets and trips as an inspiration. Children will explore the world of animation through sequencing, motion, movement and illusion.

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Monday, June 27
June 27-July 1: Fun with Clay

By using different techniques of clay sculpting such as wedging and pinching, children will recognize the importance of strategically building material to acquire the shape and the colors desired. All the pieces of this class will be glazed and fired in a kiln.

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Tuesday, July 5
July 5-8**: Earthworks Pottery with Clay

This week is all about nature! Children will make imprints with natural materials, like leaves, branches and flowers on clay pieces to create a series of pottery objects using pinch pot and coil building techniques.

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Monday, July 11
July 11-15: Public Art

Learn about the meaning and techniques of graffiti and public art with artist like Keith Haring and Hayat Nazer to create a large-scale artwork to be displayed in public. Students will depict a story, social message, idea or current event using Haring’s imagery.

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Monday, July 18 & Monday, July 18
July 18-22: Glass Art Inspired Sculptures

Learning about artists who work with glass such as Dale Chihuly, Ayako Tani and Rui Sasaki and their style and technique of working in glass, children will be able to complete hanging upcycle sculptures using recycled materials.

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Monday, July 25
July 25-29: Textile and Fabric Design

Discover techniques to transform fabrics and textiles into great works of art, inspired by artists Toni Brogran and Aurora Molina who both make sculptures through weaving, embroidery, drawing and photography techniques.

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Monday, August 1
August 1-5: Drawing and Painting Tips and Tricks

Students will be able to understand how to enlarge images through drawing and painting techniques.

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Monday, August 8
August 8-12: 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.

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Monday, August 15
August 15-19: Painting Exploration

In this camp session, children will explore various painting and mixed media techniques while experimenting with unusual surfaces. They will create a mural based on the idea of conservation of flora and fauna of our planet to learn more about Florida’s ecosystem.

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Monday, August 1
Teen Studio Art Intensive

August 1-5, 2022

HOURS
9 AM – 3:30 PM
Aftercare available until 6pm

COST
$335 per week
Members (family/dual or above): $240 per week

This program is designed to help students develop a necessary foundational skillset to develop portfolio-ready artwork. Students will complete a series of artworks in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. This individualized experience places emphasis on technique, concept development and a polished sketchbook. Teen Studio Art Intensive is aimed at both high school and college prospective students. The teaching artist will coach students for optimal portfolio and audition preparedness. Lunch and snacks are provided by the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

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ART CAMPS REFUND POLICY

Refunds may be issued prior to the first class session and are subject to a $25 processing fee. After the first class session, the maximum refund available is 50% of the full cost of the course. Refunds are not available after the first two class sessions. Fees will not be returned for failure to attend without notice.

Please note that we are unable to prorate classes; the entire course must be purchased at the time of registration.

Exchanges within the same semester may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Please call 786-477-6003 or email [email protected] to talk through your individual situation so we can try to find a class that works for you.

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 class and forfeit class fees.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Summer Art Camps 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.

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