Virtual Summer Art Camp

July 6 through July 30, 2021

Four one-week sessions on Zoom – 9am-12:15pm Eastern

Ages 6-14

Get ready for our first ever virtual Summer Art Camp! All children between the ages of six and 14 are invited to explore their creative sides and develop new skills in the arts alongside our wonderful teaching artists. Several favorite classes are returning, and we’ve added a few new ones as well. Although the Zimmerli remains temporarily closed due to the pandemic, creativity is sure to flourish in our virtual classrooms.

Registration opens on March 31 for Zimmerli members and to the public on April 1.

Classes for Ages 6-9

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Part 1: The Four Seasons Travel through the four seasons in just one week! Each day, students will be inspired by a different season through the colors, shapes, and symbols they associate with that time of the year to create art in a variety of styles.
Part 2: The Secrets of Drawing By learning its fundamental elements, students will discover the possibilities of drawing in this fun and engaging skill-building class. Throughout the week, students will explore a variety of drawing materials, such as charcoal and pastels.
Part 1: Crazy about Cartoons Learn essential cartooning techniques to help you create your own comic books, cartoons, or graphic novels. Students will develop skills in creating characters, laying out stories, inking, and using word balloons.
Part 2: Art and Nature Throughout history, people have used art to explore the natural world. More recently, artists have created works that call attention to issues like climate change. Students in this class will make art that considers the relationship between artists and nature and their long tradition of co-existing.
Part 1: Art Meets Science This class introduces students to the many ways art and science go hand-in-hand, from the physics of light and color to the chemistry of art materials. Students will use both art supplies and everyday materials to create works of art through scientifically-themed experiments and play.
Part 2: Art Through the Ages Hop in our time machine as we discover the fascinating history of art! Students will be introduced to a variety of art movements and their historical time periods, making artworks inspired by famous art from each time.
Part 1: Over the Rainbow: Exploring Color What is color, and how do artists use it? In this vibrant new class, students will make art in a variety of media that explores color in light and pigment, and the power of colors to affect our feelings and perceptions.
Part 2: Fantastical Beasts and How to Draw Them Unicorns, dragons, and yeti—oh my! Students will use their imaginations to design extraordinary creatures fit for a storybook, while exploring a variety of art materials and techniques.

Classes for Ages 10-14

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Part 1: The Secrets of Drawing Students will discover the possibilities of drawing in this fun and engaging skill-building class. Throughout the week, students will explore a variety of drawing materials, such as charcoal and pastels.
Part 2: Painting with the Masters Learn the principles of drawing and painting while studying such famous artists as Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe, and many more. You’ll explore how these artists use style, color, and light, and then apply it to their own work.
Part 1: Art and Nature Throughout history, people have used art to explore the natural world. More recently, artists have created works that call attention to issues like climate change. Students in this class will make art that considers the relationship between artists and nature and their long tradition of co-existing.
Part 2: Crazy about Cartoons Learn essential cartooning techniques to help you create your own comic books, cartoons, or graphic novels. Students will develop skills in creating characters, laying out stories, inking, and using word balloons.
Part 1: Art Through the Ages Hop in our time machine as we discover the fascinating history of art! Students will be introduced to a variety of art movements and their historical time periods, making artworks inspired by famous art from each time.
Part 2: Art Meets Science This class introduces students to the many ways art and science go hand-in-hand, from the physics of light and color to the chemistry of art materials. Students will use both art supplies and everyday materials to create works of art through scientifically-themed experiments and play.
Part 1: Art Around the WorldArt is created in every country and culture around the world. Take a journey across the continents to learn how heritage and creativity come together by making some of your own culturally-inspired artworks.
Part 2: Say It with Art – Making Art with a Message For centuries, everyone from politicians and protesters to advertisers have used art to capture the public’s attention and get their message across. Students in this class will explore and make art inspired by historical and contemporary examples of message-driven art.

Registration

Click on the image above for the class you wish to register for, and you will be taken to our new online registration system, managed by Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies. Email education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu or call 848.932.6787 if you need assistance.

Pricing

Price includes supplies!

Week 1: $224 non-members / $208 Zimmerli family level members

Weeks 2-4: $280/week - non-members / $260/week - Zimmerli family level members


Member rate applies to those currently giving to the Zimmerli Art Museum at the family level or above. Member rate is subject to verification by Zimmerli staff.

Discounts

Discounts are available for registering for multiple weeks or for siblings. Please email education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu BEFORE registering to receive a discount code. Only one discount code can be used per student (member or non-member rate).

Daily Schedule

9-10:30am - Class 1 (first class listed in image)

10:30-10:45am - Break

10:45am-12:15pm - Class 2 (second class listed in image)

Supplies

Supplies for each class are included and will be provided via curbside pickup prior to the start of camp. If curbside pickup is not possible for you, please email us at education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu to discuss other options. Supply distribution information will be sent via email in June.

Zoom Links

Zoom links for each week will be sent via email prior to the start of camp.

Accessibility

Zimmerli classes are open to all learners. Please contact us at education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu to discuss your child's needs. If you or your child require accommodations for a disability, please let us know two weeks before the class begins so we can ensure everyone has the best possible experience.

Questions?

If you have questions, or wish to discuss the camp program further, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by phone at 848.932.6787 or education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu.

The Zimmerli's Virtual Summer Art Camp is generously supported by funds from the Class of 1958 Endowment for Education.