Telfair Museums 2017 Summer Camps Now Open for Registration

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Telfair Museums will offer a variety of summer camp programs for local children from May through July 2017. The programs give youth in the community the opportunity to learn more about different types of art and enhance their own artistic skills, with help from experts, in a stimulating environment.
This year, there are eight different topics ranging from Video Game Design and STEAM inspired camps, to traditional drawing and photography disciplines. Each session is targeted to a specific age group and the campers’ work is featured in a weekly exhibition and reception for family and friends.

Summer Camp programs:
Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp
Session A: May 30- June 2, 9am-3pm, 10-12 years (no camp Monday, May 29)
Session B: July 3-7, 9am-3pm, 12-14 years (no camp Tuesday, July 4)
This four-day camp is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, and use of value to create volume and space. The camp will also include practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models. The Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp is a great class for students to learn and advance the skills necessary for developing art portfolios. Museum member $160/ Non-member $180
Master Artist Photography
Session A: June 5-9, 9am-3pm, 10-12 years
Session B: June 12-16, 9am-3pm, 13-16 years
This intensive, weeklong program focuses on black-and-white and digital photography, as well as the basic functions of 35mm manual cameras. While instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Adobe Photoshop, they will also cover conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience. The camp features student use of both manual and digital cameras. This camp will utilize the William Wegman: Improved Photography exhibition as inspiration for on-location shoots in the historic district. The program will culminate with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center. Member $200/ Non-member $235
Raising STEAM: Technology, Art, and Electronics
June 19-23, 9am-3pm, 10-12 years
This comprehensive STEAM Camp gives young people the opportunity to explore the artistic potential of technology. In this weeklong camp, students will learn to use a variety of technologies and methods to create and express themselves. Students will explore 3D printing, create images with Adobe Photoshop, and solder their own electronic-noise toys. Participants will also learn basic computer programming with Arduino microcontrollers.  The program culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center. Member $200/ Non-member $235
Art with the Pros session
June 26-30, 9am-3pm, 6-10 years
Each day, this camp will feature a different local artist providing a unique lesson based on his or her medium. Lunch in Telfair Square (weather permitting), breaks and games in ArtZeum, and special tours of the galleries are all included. Students will learn to give constructive criticism on their own and their peers’ artwork. The program culminates with a student art exhibition and a reception in the Jepson Center. Member $ 175/ Non-member $195
Video Game Development
Session A: July 10-14, 9am-3pm, 12-14 years
Session B: July 17-21, 9am-3pm, 14-18 years
Full STEAM ahead! In this weeklong camp, students will build their own video games. Students will explore, play, and learn computer programming from scratch using open-source game-making programs. The summer camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ games in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery. Member $175/ Non-member $195
Museum Explorations Pre-K Camp
July 24-28, 9am-noon, 4-6 years
Stave off summer doldrums! Exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and exhibitions has never been so much fun. Each day, participants will tour a new exhibit and learn to create the very same types of art seen in the galleries. Find inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Students immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists. Member $100/ Non-member $125
Crafters Camp
July 17-21, 9am-3pm, 8-11 years
The Ultimate Crafty Kids Camp is packed with a variety of projects: screen printing, knitting, friendship bracelets, calligraphy folder paper, and much more. In this weeklong camp, students will explore and learn techniques in a rich variety of crafts that will inspire and develop their desire to be independent makers. Member $175/ Non-member $195
Video Game Design with Scratch
July 24-28, 9am-noon, 9-12 years
This summer camp teaches beginning students how to create their own video game using Scratch, a colorful programming environment that makes it easy to bring interactive stories to life. In class, students collaborate on developing a game from the beginning to final polish. A fun and informative way to introduce younger students to the art of video game development. Member $100/ Non-member $125
All materials are included in the price and children should bring their own packed lunches. Participants must be pre-registered and paid in full prior to the start of camp. To register, visit or, contact Kip Bradley at