Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Announces Summer Camp at the Cummer Museum

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April 27, 2019  11:00 a.m.


Does your child love to paint, sculpt, draw, print, and more? Cultivate their creative abilities in Summer Camp at the Cummer Museum, starting Monday, June 10 and running through July 26. Young artists entering grades 1 through 6 will observe and explore artwork in the Museum’s galleries and gardens, experiment with different art media in the studio, and create and showcase their artwork in a special exhibition each week. Each camp is taught by professional Museum Educators trained in the fields of art history, fine arts, education, and science who will build the skills for students to look at, connect with, and create art in more personal ways. The Education team creates fun and engaging art projects and experiences inspired by the Museum’s permanent collection, gardens, and special exhibitions that will spark your child’s creativity and imagination.

Six weeks of Summer Camp to choose from!

Artful Animals: Mon, Jun 10 through Fri, Jun 14 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Animals are on the loose in the Museum. Search the galleries and gardens for snakes, butterflies, cats, and other creatures. Explore the hidden meaning of animals in artwork, and create your own animal-inspired art.

Land, Water, and Sky: Mon, Jun 17 through Fri, Jun 21 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Explore landscapes, cityscapes, waterways, and skies in artwork from the Museum’s Permanent Collection and from French Moderns: Monet to Matisse. The St. John’s River and the Cummer Gardens will provide active inspiration for budding young artists.

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Sculpt It: Mon, Jun 24 through Fri, Jun 28 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Create three-dimensional artwork using a variety of different sculpting techniques and materials such as clay, wood, and cardboard. Students will explore artwork in the Museum gardens and the work of sculptor, Carlos Rolón.

Rhythm and Rhyme: Mon, Jul 8 through Fri, Jul 12 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The rhythm is gonna get you while using music and poetry to explore the permanent collection and French Moderns: Monet to Matisse. Discover how rhythm and rhyme inspire artists and let it transform your art.

Line, Shape, and Color: Mon, Jul 15 through Fri, Jul 19 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students will delve into the basic elements of art by exploring line, shape, and color, and combining their own marks and colors to create unique works for art.

Art Around the World: Mon, Jul 22 through Fri, Jul 26 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From Egyptian sarcophagi to Meissen porcelain, students will explore cultures from around the world using artwork from the permanent collection and will create an ancient-inspired art piece of their own.

Schedule and Pricing

Members $200, Non-Members $230

Advanced registration required

Camp hours: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Extended Care available (for grades 1 through 6)

A.M. care: 7:30 to 9 a.m. for $30 per week.

P.M. care: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. for $30 per week.


Printmaking, Paper, and Cloth: Mon, Jul 29 through Fri, Aug 2 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students entering grades 6 through 9 will experiment with a variety of printmaking methods and mixed media collage while being inspired by masterworks in the Museum galleries and gardens.

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Schedule and Pricing

Members $200, Non-Members $230
Advanced registration required
Camp hours: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more than 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens, and education. A permanent collection of more than 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers nearly 150,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities. For further information, including hours, visit

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