Museum Camps

About a dozen Latinx school children are lined up against a glass railing overlooking a large-scale panorama of the City of New York. They are all wearing masks and holding up hand-made protest signs.

Photo: Neil Constantine

The Queens Museum invites young artists to join us throughout the year for a variety of camp experiences. Camps are drop-off programs that take place in person at the museum and include a variety of art-making workshops centering exhibition themes and a variety of art mediums and materials.

 

To join our email list and get updates about camps, contact us at education@queensmuseum.org.

 

 

Queens Museum Middle School Summer Camp

 

ON PAPER: An Active Material: Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, 2024.

 

Interested in learning more about all the things you could possibly make with paper and the infinite art-making processes this simple yet incredibly versatile material lends itself to? Join us on a journey of exploration into the materiality, design, storytelling, and archive capabilities of paper at the Queens Museum Middle School Camp Program.

 

Experience a week of self-discovery, creativity, and collaboration as we celebrate paper as more than just a surface—it’s an active material full of boundless potential. From xerox art to printmaking, collage, zines, sculpture, and even button-making, discover how paper evolves into expressive mediums and a vehicle for sharing stories with communities.

 

Participants will have the opportunity to engage closely with several ongoing exhibitions that directly relate to processes and materials we will be exploring during this program:

 

 

This program is reserved for middle school-aged children (11-14).

 

Camp Details:

 

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Drop-off: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Pick-up: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Lunch: Not provided (morning and afternoon snacks included)
  • Supplies: Included in registration fees

 

Registration:
This program is free and open to the community, but registration will close when the program has reached capacity.

 

Register here. 

 

About the teaching artist, Andreas Laszlo Konrath:
Andreas is a photographer and artist educator who utilizes the zine format as a vehicle for many projects, citing community building, exchange, and collaboration as a key motivator. Andreas’ zines are archived in collections at ICP, Getty Research Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, MoMA Library, and Yale University Library. Andreas has organized zine workshops for Dia Art Foundation, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, NEW INC, Penumbra Foundation, POWRPLNT, Society for Photographic Education, Tasweer Photo Festival Qatar, and brands like Converse CONS. Andreas co-founded SHRIMP ZINE, a free web tool that allows users to create zines on their smartphones, bringing a new creative and collaborative access point to digital natives.

 

Major funding for Queens Museum’s Middle School Summer Camp is provided by MetroPlus Health.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Camp

 

Welcome to the 2024 Queens Museum Summer Camp!

 

Join us for an unforgettable artistic journey this summer, running from July 8 to July 26, where creativity knows no bounds! Our camp offers a dynamic range of week-long workshops tailored to different age groups, ensuring a fulfilling experience for every child.

 

As part of their Queens Museum summer camp experience, campers will become well acquainted with the museum’s various ongoing and permanent exhibitions. Additionally, they can expect to spend part of their day enjoying Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

 

Camp Details:

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Drop-off: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Pick-up: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Lunch: Not provided (morning and afternoon snacks included)
  • Art Supplies: Included in registration fees

 

Workshops:

 

Week 1, July 8-12:

 

Ages 5-6 Workshops:

 

Shape Shifters: Sculpture Adventures

  • Unleash your imagination and transform ordinary materials into extraordinary sculptures! From squishy clay creatures to majestic paper-mache creations, join us for a week of hands-on fun as we explore the exciting world of three-dimensional art.

 

Ages 7-11 Workshops:

 

Artisanal Paper & Bookmaking Odyssey

  • Explore different paper and book-making methods, press flowers and other organic materials, and dive into collage!

 

The Wonderful World of Weird Animals

  • Discover the majestic, bizarre, and unimaginably weird world of animals through art, building jumbo versions of animals, illustrating the great circle of life, and much more!

 

Week 2, July 15-19:

 

Ages 5-6 Workshops:

 

Global Canvas: Collage & Painting

  • Embark on an artistic journey around the world as we delve into the realms of collage and painting, creating our own unique masterpieces inspired by art from diverse cultures.

 

Ages 7-11 Workshops:

 

Recycled Renaissance: Transforming Trash into Treasure!

  • Explore the transformative power of recycled materials in print-making, jewelry, and sculpture, fostering creativity with an eco-conscious twist!

 

Sculpting Through The Ages

  • Travel through the decades making art while looking at the most influential in pop culture, history. In this mixed media workshop, we’ll be designing and engineering mini versions of retro technology and sculpting our own historical relics!

 

Exploring Googie Architecture

  • Explore the architectural style of Googie, designing and building your own buildings and cities with a variety of materials.

 

Week 3, July 22-26

 

Ages 7-11 Workshops:

 

Mixed Media: Fantastical Abstract Adventures

  • Get inspired by shapes, shadows, and emotions to create abstract masterpieces using various painting and drawing materials! Campers will work both independently and collaboratively with different types of painting and drawing materials including: watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic paint and printmaking. 

 

Comic Club Ages

  • Let’s make a comic book while learning about classic comics, manga, and animation! We will
  • practice techniques in cartooning, character design, cover art, and storyboarding! We will use plasticine to sculpt our characters and bring them to life through stop-motion animation. We will craft costumes and act out our personal stories, and much more!

 

Calder’s Circus Deep Dive

  • Design and bring to life your own fantastical circus! Inspired by the work of the renowned American artist Alexander Calder, we’ll create our own kinetic apparatuses, animals, and circus tents in this week of mixed media discovery.

 

Tuition:

 

  • $475: Rate for one week
  • $850: Rate for two weeks
  • $1225: Rate for three weeks

 

Discounts:

 

  • -$25: Queens Museum Member Discount
  • -$25: Multiple Child Discount

 

Registration:

 

Follow this link to register. Registration closes on July 1, 2024, or when the week has reached capacity.

 

Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is not guaranteed until your registration is complete and payment is received. We will not accept partial payments and will not hold space for incomplete applications. See application for details on refunds.

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