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 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 lunch. 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.
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|Week 1 (June 17-21)||Week 6 (July 22-26)|
|Week 2 (June 24-28)||Week 7 (July 29-August 2)|
|Week 3 (July 1-5, No class July 4)||Week 8 (August 5-9)|
|Week 4 (July 8-12)||Week 9 (August 12-16)|
|Week 5 (July 15-18)||Week 10 (August 19-23)|
Summer 2013 Weekly Themes:
Secrets of the Ancient World
Week 1 (June 17-21) Morning Session
Warriors, Heroes, Heroines, Gods and Goddesses
Expanding Ideas: Contemporary Art
Creatures of the MFA/Museum Menagerie
The Art of Europe
Week 3 (July 1-5) Morning Session
Drawing, Painting and Printing in 2D
Art of Asia--Legends and Lore
Stories, Folklore and Myths
Week 4 (July 8-12) Afternoon Session
Art of the Americas
Wonders of the Natural World
Week 4 (July 8-12) Morning Session
Summer 2013 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 snack and make your own collection of amulets out of clay and other materials, inspired by what you’ve seen and learned.