MFA Summer Weekly Journeys Through Art for Children
Looking for alternatives to camp? The MFA offers weekly summer art classes for kids. Each morning and afternoon course focuses on a specific theme. Groups of up to 12 children (grouped by age) discover new places and cultures; visit our galleries; draw, paint, sculpt, collage, and print in studio art classrooms. Students may register for a single week or any combination of multiple weeks. Sign your child up for just the morning, just the afternoon session or have them come for both!
Need something for your child to do from 12pm and 1pm between their morning and afternoon classes? If your child is enrolled in an art class, register for our supervised lunches. Studio Art Faculty will eat with and entertain your child during the hour. Children must bring their own lunches.
Supervised Late Pickup
Want your child to stay a little later at the end of the day? Extend your child's day until 4:45 with our supervised late pickup.
Please note that all children 14 and under are required to be accompanied by an adult 18 or older while at the Museum. For a full list of program information and policies, click HERE
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Summer 2014 Weekly Themes:
Secrets of the Ancient World
Art of Africa
Expanding Ideas: Contemporary Art
Creatures of the MFA/Museum Menagerie
The Art of Europe
Drawing, Painting and Printing in 2D
Art of Asia--Legends and Lore
Stories, Folklore and Myths
Art of the Americas
Wonders of the Natural World
Summer 2014 Teen Classes
Looking for a class for your teen this summer? Check out our Summer Teen Intensives
Morning: Art of Asia-Legends and Lore
Visit Art of Asia galleries. Introduction, background and brief discussion of Eastern Dragons vs. Western Dragons and Myths. Spend some time sketching in the galleries in preparation for painting. Head up to the classroom, grab a quick snack and work on your own sumi-e dragon painting on rice paper.
Afternoon: Secrets of the Ancient World
Visit the Ancient Egypt galleries to look at and learn about different types of amulets. Back in the classroom, have a quick snack and make your own collection of amulets out of clay and other materials, inspired by what you’ve seen and learned.