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ArtVenture Camps

Happy Campers from the 2021 session showing off the armor they created.
Happy Campers from the 2021 sessions showing off their imaginations and creativity in the armor they designed.

It’s Almost Time For Our Next ArtVenture!

Keep your child’s creative momentum going all summer! At the Biggs ArtVenture Camps, nurture your young artist’s talents with plenty of fun hands-on projects and the opportunity to make friends with similar interests in a small group setting. Aspiring artists and innovators can spend a week exploring the Biggs Museum, learning art techniques, and turning art into ArtVentures. Summer Camps run in weekly sessions. While Spring Break Camp is available as daily sessions.

2023 ArtVenture Summer Camp Schedule

Members – $240; Non-Members – $300 per session

June 19 – June 23: Heroes! (Ages 6-9)

June 26  – June 30: Mission Art Possible (Ages 6-9) 

July 17 – 21: Unofficial and Completely Unlicensed Time Traveling Children Adventure Camp (Ages 6 – 9)

July 24  –  28: But… is it art? (Ages 10-13)

Camp hours: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Extended care: 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM (included with tuition)

Annual Memberships start as low as $40!

Consider becoming a member to enjoy this discount, free admission, exclusive events and many other exciting benefits.

Choose Your Own Adventure…or ArtVenture!

Summer Camp

Heroes Camp

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23, 2023

Ages 6-9

Once upon a time in a land far far away everyday campers transformed into heroes. On their journey they will learn about what makes a legendary hero, what makes a place look magical, build their sidekick friends, and adorn their battle outfit. They will gear up, get ready, and go on their mission to save the world.  

Mission Art Possible

Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2023

Ages 6 – 9

Calling all undercover agents. An artwork at the Biggs has gone missing and we need your help! Team up for super sleuthy spy training this summer. Working independently and as a team your camper will solve mysteries, create invisible art, and send secret messages, all in order to help figure out which of our sketchy staff stole the missing artwork. To register or for more information, call us, beep us, if you want to reach us.  

Unofficial and Completely Unlicensed Time Traveling Children Adventure Camp

Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21, 2023

Ages 6 – 9

Discover the Biggs’ magical studio, which transports your camper to a different time. On their adventures your camper will encounter exciting animals, art, and creatures of the past, present, and future. Whether they are discovering dinosaurs or inventing new technology of the future your camper will take a wild ride across time and space here in the Biggs Studio.

But…Is It Art?

Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28, 2023

Ages 10 – 13

This camp explores all the types of art that make you think “wait… but….. is it art?” We hear you when you say “my kid could do that” and now they can! Campers will explore unconventional methods, movements, and media of the Modern and Contemporary Periods while wading into the discourses of the academic art world.

Is destruction art?
Is it too simple?
Why is this in a museum?
What makes art bad?
If you copy someone else is it yours?
Can a chair be art? 

Let your camper decide.

See What It’s Like

Here’s a sample of our 2021 ArtVentures.

Rave Reviews

Here’s What Last Year’s Parents Had to Say:

Thank you to the Biggs Museum of American Art for an amazing week at art camp! Natalie had the best week ever! She had such a good time that she cried when I picked her up at the end of her last day today. She made great friends she didn’t want to leave! She worked with so many different mediums and created so many amazing pieces. Each day was a different theme and each day she came home to tell me all about that day’s theme! So glad she had the opportunity to do what she loves for 5 full days.

Allison Rubacky Kahn

I have to give a HUGE shout out to the Biggs Museum of American Art and Kristen Matulewicz. Ashton attended art camp there last week and had the best time. Camp was well organized and full of great activities. We were super pleased with the experience. We will definitely be signing her up again.

Devon Wrede Hoerner

Parents with registered children can download their camper packet here:

Forms must be completed and submitted on or before the first day of the session.