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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces Summer Art Camp and Art Study 2013

Our popular Art Camp at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is back! Art Camp is for ages 4 to 14, and Art Study is for ages 15 to 17. This year we have added an extra week to accommodate the growing number of campers and a new camp just for preschoolers! Our volunteer program returns as well, and this year we are accepting applicants ages 17 and older.

The Modern’s unique programs for young artists emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful activities inspired by works on view at the Museum. This introduces students to some of the complex and challenging concepts and practices behind modern and contemporary art. Distinguished area artists are invited to design and lead art activities based on the art in the galleries. Activities encompass everything from artmaking in the traditional sense to interdisciplinary exploration. This year’s Art Camp and Art Study focus on the Modern’s permanent collection.

Grouped by age and accompanied by their counselors, art campers spend time in the galleries and on the grounds exploring the art and architecture, followed by time in the Museum studio where they work with two artists each session. Instructors provide enriching opportunities to process, apply, and respond to ideas formed in relation to the art on view. The last day of camp ends with a reception and display of the campers’ artwork to celebrate their creative accomplishments with family and friends. Campers make exciting discoveries concerning art, the world, and themselves through Art Camp at the Modern.

Registration online begins Friday, March 29, at

For questions, please call 817.840.2121, or e-mail

Schedule and Prices

Art Camp

Almost 5: June 4-7, 10 am-noon
$90; Modern members $80

The Modern is excited to offer this new camp to preschoolers. This camp begins with an orientation on the first day, including a tour of the collection, museum facilities, and grounds. The rest of the week focuses on gallery projects with an artist who leads campers through the works in the Modern’s collection. Friday concludes the week’s activities with an exhibition of the campers’ creations and a reception for family and friends. This camp prepares young children for future camps at the Modern. Parents have the option to remain with their children during the week. Space is limited to 12.

Ages 5-8: June 17-21 and June 24-28, 9 am-noon
$135; Modern members $125

This year we have added an additional week to accommodate the large number of participants in this age group. This camp is led by two artists, and campers rotate between two classrooms of studio instruction. Snacks are provided.

Ages 9-11: July 8-12, 10 am-2 pm
$155; Modern members $145

Two artists lead these campers through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided.

Ages 12-14: July 22-26, 10 am-2 pm
$155; Modern members $145

Two artists lead this group through gallery activities and studio instruction, rotating between two classrooms during the day. Lunch is provided.

Art Study

Ages 15-17: July 29-August 2, 9 am-3 pm
$245; Modern members $225

This class for our oldest campers offers a week of creative thinking and artmaking, with an artist as their guide. Lunch is provided.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Art Camp summer volunteer application deadline is May 3.

Volunteers work with artists, children, education staff, and peers who have a serious interest in art. The application process includes an interview, a mandatory orientation, and a week of preparation before each camp session. The application is available at

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