2022 Ultimate Summer Camp Guide: Art Camps

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We are thankful to Lynn a Meadows Discovery Center for sponsoring the Art Camp section in our 2022 Ultimate Summer Camp Guide.

Art and painting campsResearch shows us that arts-based education wires and rewires our brains for creativity. Art camp activities can stimulate young minds with new concepts and skills, as well as lessons about art and art history.


Lynn Meadows Discovery center campsART ADVENTURES ⭐️

Ages: 7-11
Where: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport
www.lmdc.org/summer-camps

In this half-day camp, kids will discover the artist within! Campers will have the opportunity to gain new skills, develop ways to express themselves, and learn about the world around them through fun, hands-on art activities.


CLAY CAMP

Ages: 13-17
Where: MGCCC, Perkinston Campus
https://mgccc.edu/programs/community-education/summer-camps/

Campers will create art with clay, exploring various techniques, including hand building and the potter’s wheel.


Elements of steam
Photo credit: Walter Anderson Museum of Art

ELEMENTS OF STEAM

Ages: 8-12
Where: Courtney Blossman Art Cottage, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs
www.walterandersonmuseum.org/events

Campers combine STEM with Art! Participants will bring their own devices (iPad/Android tablet) and use technology to take their art to the next level.


Printmaking realizations Photo credit: Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Photo credit: Walter Anderson Museum of Art

PRINTMAKING REALIZATIONS

Ages: 8-12
Where: Courtney Blossman Art Cottage, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs
www.walterandersonmuseum.org/events

For both beginners and returning campers, this camp will focus on printmaking projects with accomplished artists as instructors.


ADVANCED ART TECHNIQUES

Ages: 13-18
Grades: Middle and High School Students
Where: Courtney Blossman Art Cottage, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs
www.walterandersonmuseum.org/events

Serious art students work on a variety of advanced art techniques and discuss ways to further their artistic interests.


What would water do
Photo credit: Walter Anderson Museum of Art

WHAT WOULD WALTER DO?

Ages: 8-12
Where: Courtney Blossman Art Cottage, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs
www.walterandersonmuseum.org/events

This is the perfect camp for beginning  and advanced artists! Campers will draw inspiration from Walter Anderson and the world around them to draw, paint, and create! Students will learn basic drawing and painting techniques.


TINY MASTERS

Ages: 5-8
Where: Courtney Blossman Art Cottage, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs
www.walterandersonmuseum.org/events

Young artists will spend the morning engaged in fun and creative two and three-dimensional projects with painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.


Shape your ideas Photo credit: Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Photo credit: Walter Anderson Museum of Art

SHAPE YOUR IDEAS

Ages: 8-12
Where: Courtney Blossman Art Cottage, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs
www.walterandersonmuseum.org/events

From cardboard sculptures to clay, campers will work to create whimsical and functional works of art.


Superhero art camp Photo credit: Create-A-Craft, Ocean Springs
Photo credit: Create-A-Craft, Ocean Springs

SUPERHERO ART CAMP

Ages: 4-10
Where: Create-A-Craft, Ocean Springs
https://createacraftos.com

If you have a kiddo who loves art and superheroes, this may be the perfect camp for them! Campers will explore their imaginations and apply their bold ideas to fun, hands-on art projects.


Photo credit: Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art
Photo credit: Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art

MUD DAUBERS: SUMMER CRAFT BOOTCAMP

Ages: 6-14
Where: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi
www.georgeohr.org/summer-camp/

Campers will learn traditional craft processes that they will remember for a lifetime! Students will be introduced to sewing, weaving, jewelry making, papermaking, and ceramics. In addition to learning about the history of these crafts, students will make a woven tapestry, a sewn pouch, beaded bracelets, seed paper, and ceramic pots.


Photo credit: www.thefriendsoface.org
Photo credit: www.thefriendsoface.org

ART EXPLORATION SUMMER CAMP

Ages: 6-11
Where: FACE @Twelve Oaks, Ocean Springs
www.thefriendsoface.org/summer-camp-2022

This is a great camp for beginning artists! Students spend the week drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage making in this class.


PAINTING FOR KIDS SUMMER CAMP

Ages: 6-11
Where: FACE @Twelve Oaks, Ocean Springs
www.thefriendsoface.org/summer-camp-2022

In this camp, future Picassos will learn about the lives of famous artists and art movements, and create works inspired by their art. (Age 6 is welcome, but light writing is involved.)


ART OF PLAY SUMMER CAMP

Ages: 6-11
Where: FACE @Twelve Oaks, Ocean Springs
www.thefriendsoface.org/summer-camp-2022

This camp is the ultimate example of learning through play! Kids will complete art projects, play art games, team up with classmates to sketch prototypes on inventions and pitch them to the class, and have a blast playing team trivia and other fun games.


POTTERY CAMP

Ages: 8-15
Where: Kroc Center, Biloxi
www.krocmscoast.org/programs/camps/

Learn to create one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces. Students will learn the basics of pottery from hand-building to throwing on the wheel, and so much more!


ART CAMP

Ages: 5-13
Where: Kroc Center, Biloxi
www.krocmscoast.org/programs/camps/

This week-long camp will unleash your child’s imagination this summer! Art camp provides children a wonderful introduction to several mediums of art. Students will create a new project that may include drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.

NEED MORE CAMP IDEAS?

Check out our Ultimate Summer Camp Guide! We have gathered all the camp resources for moms on the Gulf Coast!

Please note: MGCCC, Lynn Meadows, Rock U2, and Walter Anderson, and F.A.C.E. have other summer camp options that may not be included in the guide. Please check out their websites for more info!


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