Summer Art Camp and High School Residency

Summer Art Camp 2015
Grades 1st–6th
Bring your imagination and creativity to art camp this summer at the Broad MSU! Camp meets for weekly sessions, 9 AM–3 PM daily, with a maximum of 15 students per session. Each session will have a different theme, so sign up for one, two, or all three sessions!

1st–3rd Grade
Session 1: Go Bold! June 15–19
Session 2: Go Wild! June 22–26
Session 3: Go Global! June 29–July 3

4th–6th Grade
Session 1: Go Bold! July 6–10
Session 2: Go Wild! July 13–17
Session 3: Go Global! July 20–24

Go Bold!
Color in Art
The color wheel comes alive as we discover the science and art behind every hue! Let’s decipher the code of color through experiments and art-making activities that help us understand how we see and perceive color. We’ll take a closer look at works from artists who use color in unique ways to reveal their expressive properties.

Go Wild!
Art and Nature
Embark on an art-making adventure inspired by nature! With creativity as our guide, we’ll venture into the great outdoors to discover the colors, shapes, and patterns found in our natural surroundings. Exploring the environment through indoor and outdoor art-making activities, let’s find out just how wild our natural world can be!

Go Global!
Art Around the World
Join us on an international expedition as we travel the globe discovering art from all around the world! Our creative journey will take us to Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas as we learn about different cultures and how they create. We’ll become global citizens through art-making activities that celebrate diversity and cultural exploration! 

High School Summer Residency 2015
Grades 9th-12th
Join practicing artists and expand your artistic skills at the Broad MSU High School Summer Residency! Residents meet for weekly sessions, 10 AM–4 PM daily, with a maximum of 20 students per session. Each session will have a different theme, so sign up for one, two, or all three sessions!

Session 1: Go Figure! July 27–31
Session 2: Go Fragment! August 3–7
Session 3: Go Comic! August 10–14

Go Figure!
Mixed-Media Portraiture
Instructor: Britta Urness, Academic Advisor and Teaching Specialist, Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University
Go Figure! will tackle the subject matter of representing faces, personality, and identity through a wide range of media in a studio-art setting. Residents will gain an introduction to printmaking, collage, photography, and traditional drawing methods while creating a series of portraits. We’ll take a look at the history of portraiture as well—from Italian Renaissance pieces to Warhol’s pop art celebrities, from Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring to the works of contemporary photographer Cindy Sherman.

Go Fragment!
Collage + Assemblage
Instructor: Michelle Word, Director of Education, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
Born of the modern age, the punk-like medium of collage rejects traditional materials and processes in favor of reassembled fragments culled from daily life and popular culture. In true collage fashion, Go Fragment! will offer snapshots, flashbacks, and fast-forwards of the medium’s radical history while challenging residents to assemble their own works from found and repurposed materials. Residents should prepare to experiment in this process-oriented studio session—we will collect, cut, tear, paste, transfer, duplicate, and alter by any means necessary!

Go Comic!
Comics + Visual Narrative
Instructor: Ryan Claytor, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University
Ever wondered just what goes into making a great comic book? What makes it easy to read? Where to begin? Go Comic! will critically discuss the artistic, instructional, and narrative capacities of comics while exploring both hand-drawn and digital methods of production. Residents will learn how to use their illustration skills to tell pictographic stories, transforming a two-dimensional page into a four-dimensional time-scape. As they create their own visual narratives, residents will gain the know-how needed to construct panel compositions that complement the comic’s intended message while effectively achieving a desired pace and temper.

$250 per session

Discounts available for:
Broad MSU Members
Multiple Session Registration (when registering the same camper for two or more sessions)
Multiple Child Registration (when registering two or more children of the same household)

If you do not qualify for any of our offered discounts, select General Enrollment when registering. If you qualify for one discount, select Discount Level 1. If you qualify for two discounts, select Discount Level 2. If you qualify for all three discounts, select Discount Level 3.

Need-based scholarships are available for Summer Art Camp and High School Summer Residency. All available scholarships for Summer 2015 have been awarded.

Click here to register online!