Summer Camp & April Vacation Week

2024 Summer Camp Program

Escape the heat and enjoy summer at the Museum with half-day summer camps for ages 6-12. Campers will create their own artworks taking inspiration from the NBMAA’s special exhibitions and permanent collection during weekly three-day sessions (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) and play games outdoors on the Museum’s beautiful grounds.

Week 1 | Exploring drawing, painting, and printmaking
July 9, 10, 11

Experiment with different techniques and styles as we explore the fundamentals of pencil, paint, and print.

Week 2 | Experimenting with Paper
July 16, 17, 18

Taking inspiration from artworks by Justin Favela and Thornton Dial, students will experiment with paper as an artmaking medium to create 2D and 3D creations.

  • Day 1- A day of paper making and exploring 3D techniques

  • Day 2- Creating 3D paper flowers out of paper made the previous day

  • Day 3- Creating Justin Favela and piñata-inspired murals

Week 3 | Crafting Fine Arts
July 23, 24, 25

Explore traditional trade skills such as pottery, weaving, beading, and more, leaving students with hand-made decor!

  • Day 1- Clay pots inspired by different cultures styles

  • Day 2- Weaving hanging wall designs

  • Day 3- Wire wrapping and jewelry making

Week 4 | Design Thinking
July 30, 31, August 1

Join our week of problem solving through design thinking as we investigate materials and construction processes used by artists in the Museum’s collection.

  • Day 1- Creating balanced Chihuly sculptures

  • Day 2- Designing and building benches out of recycled materials

  • Day 3- Hanging light sculptures inspired by artist Anila Agha


Per day: Members $50; non-Members $65
Per week: Members $125; non-Members $175

($10 off siblings)






To receive the sibling discount, select a quantity of more than one for each week or individual day and a discount of $10 off will be applied to your purchase when you checkout. 


Looking for something for your kids to do during April Vacation Week? 

Spend the mornings at the NBMAA! From 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the Museum will offer hands-on activities themed around our current special exhibitions and newly on view permanent collection pieces, plus indoor floor games (outdoors weather permitting). Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, April 10 - Paper compositions inspired by the work of Justin Favela

Thursday, April 11 - Printmaking inspired by vitreographs—prints produced with a glass plate—from the NBMAA

Friday, April 12 - Paper Lantern and Light Paper play inspired by the works of Anila Quayyum Agha


Per day: Member Children $15; non-Member Children $25

If you sign up for all three days of April Vacation classes, you get one of the three days FREE!

To receive this discount, you must add all three classes separately to your cart. When you go to checkout with all three in your cart, a message will pop up saying "Your Package Discount Has Been Applied," and the price will be reduced.