Kids Summer Camps

the words showing Summer Camps are Back! next to an image of children making art
Photo by Matt Howshar

Registration Dates

Registration for members begins on Tuesday, February 4, and for nonmembers on Tuesday, February 11. Camps are during June 15-August 14.

With the reopening of the Martin Building, we’re pleased to bring back day camps that help ignite children’s inner artist. Register online at denverartmuseum.org/camps or call 720-913-0130.

Registration Prices

Full-Day Class, $300 for members, $350 for nonmembers Half-Day Class, $150 for members, $175 for nonmembers

Registration Checklist

Please have the following information and payment method at the time of registration:

  • Name and phone number of child’s doctor
  • Insurance company name and policy number
  • List of child’s allergies and other needs
  • Your current email address and cell phone number
  • Emergency contact information
  • List of authorized pick-ups for your child

Meals and Snacks

Full-day campers are required to bring their lunch every day. Pack a lunch with a cool pack, as heating and refrigeration are not available. We encourage you to pack nut-free lunches to respect other campers with nut sensitivities.

Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided, but please feel free to pack your own snacks, especially if your child has any dietary restrictions. All children are required to bring their own water bottle.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. Apply today.

Aftercare

Aftercare is available for an additional fee of $50/week or $10/day. Campers in aftercare may be picked up between 4–5 pm. We ask that you register for aftercare at least one week in advance.

JUNE

Sculpt This, Sculpt That (ages 5–6)

June 15–19, 9 am–4 pm

From clay vessels to abstract sculptures, we have it all in the museum. We’ll take what we see in the gallery and apply it to our art in the workshop. At the end of the week, you’ll have all kinds of sculptures to see with family and friends.

Coast to Coast (ages 7–8)

June 15–19, 9 am–4 pm

Grab your hiking boots and binoculars. This week, we’ll travel around the world without even leaving the museum. We’ll discover all different kinds of landscapes and let them inspire us back in the workshop.

Activate Your Inner Architect (ages 9–11)

June 15-19, 9 am-4pm

Be an architect in training and explore how superstar architects Daniel Libeskind and Gio Ponti design buildings for art using angles and patterns. Visit great downtown art museums, and get inspired to design your own museum.

Exploring Your Creativity Side by Side: Kids and their Grown-Ups Co-creating (age 4)

June 22–26, 9 am-Noon

Kids and their grown-ups will take on creative challenges, tell stories, and meet new friends—all while discovering the wonders of the Denver Art Museum together. Reignite your imagination and explore creating alongside your child in this engaging and playful class. We are excited to embark on this journey with you both! Please note that one adult family member must attend with each child.

Honey, I Shrunk the Art (ages 5–6)

June 22–26, 1–4 pm

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to live inside of a painting? Well, in this class, we’ll use a super special ray gun to shrink ourselves and jump inside of artworks. Back in the workshop, we’ll use what we learned to make our own art.

Selfies through the Ages (ages 7–8)

June 22–26, 9 am–4 pm

We all know how to take a selfie, but what did people do before phones existed? Or even cameras? We’ll explore different types of portraits and self-portraits in the museum before making our own portraits in the styles of our favorite artists.

Design Thinking (ages 9–11)

June 22–26, 9 am–4 pm

Your mission should you choose to accept it, will be to redesign an everyday object and make it better. Got a chair at home that just doesn’t feel right? A teapot that spills instead of pours?Pick up design skills like observation, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing, and be on your way to designing a better world.

Selfies through the Ages (ages 5–6)

June 29–July 3, 9 am–4 pm

We all know how to take a selfie, but what did people do before phones existed? Or even cameras? We’ll explore different types of portraits and self-portraits in the museum before making our own portraits in the style of our favorite artists.

Sculpt This, Sculpt That (ages 7–8)

June 29–July 3, 9 am–4 pm

From clay vessels to abstract sculptures, we have it all in the museum. We’ll take what we see in the gallery and apply it to our art in the workshop. At the end of the week, you’ll have all kinds of sculptures to see with family and friends.

Coast to Coast (ages 9–11)

June 29–July 3, 9 am–4 pm

Grab your hiking boots and binoculars. This week, we’ll travel around the world without even leaving the museum. We’ll discover all different kinds of landscapes and let them inspire us back in the workshop.

JULY

The ABC’s of Art (ages 5–6)

July 6–10, 9 am–4 pm

In this class for our youngest museum friends, we’ll explore all the basics of art. We’ll learn all about textures, colors, and shapes through games, stories, and, of course, art projects.

Crazy about Colors (ages 7–8)

July 6–10, 9 am–4 pm

What’s your favorite color? Learn how you can mix, match, and blend all the colors to create crazy colorful art. Explore works of art in the galleries to see how artists get creative with colors. Find your true colors as we splatter, paint, and roll with a rainbow of colors.

Selfies through the Ages (ages 9–11)

July 6–10, 9 am–4 pm

We all know how to take a selfie, but what did people do before phones existed? Or even cameras? We’ll explore different types of portraits and self-portraits in the museum before making our own portraits in the style of our favorite artists.

Once Upon a Time (ages 5–6)

July 13–17, 9 am–4 pm

This week we’ll read some lovely stories—old favorites and possibly some new—and use them as inspiration to explore the museum galleries and create beautiful works of art using various mediums, materials, and, of course, our imaginations.

Sketch, Doodle, Draw (ages 7–8)

July 13–17, 9 am–4 pm

Explore the museum collections with your artist's eye, and develop your own signature style of seeing and creating art. Students will use sketchbooks, learn the method behind various drawing and sketching techniques, and see where their doodles take them.

Design Thinking (ages 9–11)

July 13–17, 9 am–4 pm

Your mission should you choose to accept it, will be to redesign an everyday object and make it better. Got a chair at home that just doesn’t feel right? A teapot that spills instead of pours?Pick up design skills like observation, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing and be on your way to designing a better world.

Crazy about Colors (ages 5–6)

July 20–24, 9 am–4 pm

What’s your favorite color? Learn how you can mix, match, and blend all the colors to create crazy colorful art. Explore works of art in the galleries to see how artists get creative with colors. Find your true colors as we splatter, paint, and roll with a rainbow of colors.

Mixed Media Mayhem (ages 7–8)

July 20–24, 9 am–4 pm

Experiment with all kinds of media, wood, paint, paper, dough, beads, and more. Take home art inspired by the many genres and materials seen in the museum’s varying collections, like abstract, architecture, representational, 2-D, and 3-D.

If This Art Could Talk (ages 9–11)

July 20–24, 9 am–4 pm

Ever wonder what the objects and figures in artworks would say if they could talk? Let’s find out as we look closely and figure out what they’re saying, then make our own art that talks.

Play with Patterns (ages 5–6)

July 27–31, 9 am–4 pm

From butterfly wings to Navajo weavings, there are patterns everywhere. We’ll see how many patterns we can find in the galleries and create our own back in the workshop.

Calling All Filmmakers (ages 7–8)

July 27–31, 9 am–4 pm

In this stop-motion animation class, we will be exploring environment. From nature, the city, or even the museum, learn to construct basic stop-motion animations and Claymation drawing inspiration from around you. We will host a cinema premiere and invite friends and family. Please bring a digital camera, a Blank SD card, and a thumb drive to take your films home.

From Painting to Performance (ages 9–11)

July 27–31, 9 am–4 pm

Prowl the museum galleries to create an entire production inspired by the artwork. Together we will write, design, and act in a play to be performed in the art museum.

AUGUST

Where the Wild Things Are (ages 5–6)

August 3–7, 9 am–4 pm

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! This week, get to know the animals in the DAM’s collection. If we look closely, we might see everything from jaguars in South America to polar bears in Alaska. Be sure to have your safari hats and binoculars ready for this adventure.

From Painting to Performance

August 3–7, 9 am-4 pm

Prowl the museum galleries to create an entire production inspired by the artwork. Together we will write, design, and act in a play to be performed in the art museum.

Through Time and Space (ages 9–11)

August 3–7, 9 am–4 pm

Let’s hop in the time machine and go exploring. We’ll go back in time (and even to the future) to see what art looked like in different time periods and places. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite time period and art movement along the way.

Symphony of the Senses (ages 5–6)

August 10–14, 9 am–4 pm

A sense of curiosity and adventure are a must for this fun-packed, weeklong journey. Prepare to sniff, listen, and feel your way through the museum, engaging all of your senses to discover and create works of art in a whole new way.

Through Time and Space (ages 7–8)

August 10–14, 9 am–4 pm

Let’s hop in the time machine and go exploring. We’ll go back in time (and even to the future) to see what art looked like in different time periods and places. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite time period and art movement along the way.

Calling All Filmmakers (ages 9–11)

August 10–14, 9 am–4 pm

In this stop-motion animation class, we will be exploring environment. From nature, the city, or even the museum, learn to construct basic stop-motion animations and Claymation drawing inspiration from around you. We will host a cinema premiere and invite friends and family. Please bring a digital camera, a Blank SD card, and a thumb drive to take your films home.