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Recommended for ages 6+
Questions? Email HirshhornExperience@si.edu
Join us! Take a summer excursion with HIRSHHORN KIDS. Choose from two different at-home week-long themed art camp sessions and give your kid a virtual getaway. Campers (recommended for ages 6+) participate in daily hour-long online small group meetings, focusing on creative learning and incorporating other subjects including reading, writing, and science, led by Hirshhorn educators. Each camper will receive an Art Supply Kit (scholarships available, contact KusterM@si.edu), which is complete with all the materials you need for featured activities and extension projects. Activities and projects will keep budding artists busy making and exploring all week long.
During our Nature Staycation session, we’ll learn about artists while also exploring water, landscapes, and more. Each day features a new “getaway.” Daily instruction will teach techniques including sketching, watercoloring, and printmaking.
For greatest flexibility, we’re offering multiple Summer Art Camp sessions and times. See all Summer Art Camp session options. ASL interpretation will be provided for the 1 pm camp sessions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I need? We’ll send you an Art Supply Kit full of materials for $40 (to cover materials and shipping). We are happy to offer a scholarship to receive a free kit, just email KusterM@si.edu. No questions asked or forms required, just let us know you need one.
What’s in the kit? Each kit comes in a sturdy 9”x 12” box and includes an art journal; art prints with conversation and activity tips; and the following material sets: tools (brushes, rollers), mark makers (oil pastels, pencil sets), wet medium (watercolor), assorted paper, and a surprise 3D materials set. Kits vary slightly based on camp week.
I have more than one kid. Do I need to register each child? Yes, please register each participating child.
Who can camp? Camp is designed for Elementary students, ages 6+. Have artists under age 6 in your home? Camp emails will include tips for including children ages 2-5 in extension projects!
Do you have more questions? Email HirshhornExperience@si.edu.