SUMMER CAMPS + CLASSES AT ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM

REGISTRATION

Space is limited, so registration is required below. Each session requires a minimum of 5 participants for the camp to run. 

 

CARTOON CLUB (AGES 6+)
SATURDAYS | IN-PERSON: 11AM-12:30PM, VIRTUAL 2-3PM
Join us for some Saturday afternoon cartoons in Rockford Art Museum's new Cartoon Club! We will learn how to draw animals, people, and everything else kids love to draw! Each session will feature step-by-step drawing instructions, which you can follow along with or use as inspiration for your own unique vision! Either way, get ready to flex those creative muscles and learn to draw while you're at it!
REGISTER HERE!

FUTURE PHOTOGRAPHERS (GRADES K-5)

Registration has closed for this camp.

MON-FRI, JUNE 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (5 DAYS)|  9AM - NOON

@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford

COST

$140 MEMBERS | $150 PUBLIC

Join professional photographer Stephanie Kruger for an engaging and hands-on photography camp! Photography is the easiest and most cost effective way to start children on an artistic journey. There are many styles of photography and many things to learn whether it’s your first time or whether you’ve been taking photographs for years. Your child will learn to capture their memories, friends and family in a way that gives them joy. Campers will need to bring their own point-and-shoot camera (Tablets are acceptable).

 

CREATE A MANDALA! (GRADES 5-8)

Registration has closed for this camp.
TUE, JUNE 29 (1 DAY)
|  1 - 4PM

@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford

COST

$25 MEMBERS | $35 PUBLIC

Join local artist Elisa Ahmer for an interesting creative experience. You will make a personal mandala using geometry and figurative images. You will paint, draw, or collage your mandala which will have its own special meaning to you.

 

HAND-BUILDING POTTERY WITH SABRINA (GRADES 5-8)

Registration has closed for this camp.
TUE-FRI, JULY 6, 7, 8, 9 (4 DAYS) |  1 - 3 PM
@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford
COST
$100 MEMBERS | $120 PUBLIC
Handbuilding is an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. Hang out with local ceramicist Sabrina Tassoni and make your own mug, bowl, or anything you can imagine out of clay!

 

DANDY ART: A WEEK OF WEEDS (GRADES K-4)

Registration has closed for this camp.
TUE-FRI, JULY 13, 14, 15, 16 (4 DAYS)|  1 - 2:30 PM
@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford
COST 
$90 MEMBERS | $110 PUBLIC
Join Rockford Artist Jenny Mathews in a week of dandelion fun! Four days to make dandelions four ways! From hand made beads to acrylic painting we'll turn our gaze toward Illinois most prevalent wish maker!

 

DANDY ART: A WEEK OF WEEDS (GRADES 5-12)
Registration has closed for this camp.

TUE-FRI, JULY 13, 14, 15, 16 (4 DAYS)|  3 - 5 PM

@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford

COST

$100 MEMBERS | $120 PUBLIC

Join Rockford Artist Jenny Mathews in a week of dandelion fun! Four days to make dandelions four ways! From hand made beads to acrylic painting we'll turn our gaze towards Illinois’ most prevalent wish maker!

REGISTER HERE!

 

HAND-BUILDING POTTERY WITH SABRINA (HIGH SCHOOL)
Registration has closed for this camp.

TUE-FRI, JULY 20, 21, 22, 23 (4 DAYS) |  1 - 4 PM

@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford

COST PER SESSION

$120 MEMBERS | $140 PUBLIC

Handbuilding is an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. Hang out with local ceramicist Sabrina Tassoni and make your own mug, bowl, or anything you can imagine out of clay!

 

WONDERFUL WEAVING AND DRAWING (GRADES 5-8)
Registration has closed for this camp.

MON-FRI, JULY 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 (5 DAYS) | 9AM - NOON
@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford
COST PER SESSION
$140 MEMBERS | $150 PUBLIC
Join us for a week of weaving as we discover how to create and work a loom, thread a shuttle, and create color changing yarn. Learn how to break down objects into simple shapes when drawing and explore the variety of fiber weights and textures to complete a woven wall hanging of your own! We will also explore drawing activities with step-by-step instructions on how to break down objects into simple shapes and lines, creating complete compositions.

 

ORACLE CARDS & THE ELEMENTS (HIGH SCHOOL)

Registration has closed for this camp.
TUE, JULY 27, 28, 29, 30 (4 DAYS) | 1 - 3:30PM
@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford
COST PER SESSION
$110 MEMBERS | $130 PUBLIC
Come hang out with local artist Elisa Ahmer and make your own small deck of personal oracle cards! Oracle cards are a tool of self-reflection that you can use to add to your magical and spiritual practice, or just to use for fun. We will create decks based on the elements of fire, earth, water, and air.

 

FUTURE PHOTOGRAPHERS (GRADES 6-12)

Registration has closed for this camp.
MON-FRI, AUGUST 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (5 DAYS)|  1PM - 4PM
@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford
COST PER SESSION
$140 MEMBERS | $150 PUBLIC
Join professional photographer Stephanie Kruger for an engaging and hands-on photography camp! Photography is the easiest and most cost effective way to start on an artistic journey. There are many styles of photography and many things to learn whether it’s your first time or whether you’ve been taking photographs for years. You will learn to capture your memories, friends and family in a way that gives you joy. Please bring a point-and-shoot camera with you (Tablets are acceptable, too).

 

KAWAII CAMP (GRADES 3-6)
Registration has closed for this camp. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Jaymee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TUE-FRI, AUGUST 3, 4, 5, 6 (4 DAYS)|  10 AM - 12:30 PM

@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford

COST PER SESSION

$120 MEMBERS | $140 PUBLIC

Kawaii is the culture of cuteness in Japan. It can refer to items, humans and non-humans that are charming, darling, and loveable. Come hang out with Jaymee Fedor as we draw kawaii comics, try fun Japanese snacks and sodas, create sculptures and watch anime!

 

CREATE YOUR OWN NATURE BOOK! (GRADES 5-8)
Registration has closed for this camp.

TUE-THU, AUGUST 10, 11, 12, 13 (4 DAYS)| 1 - 3:30PM

@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford

COST PER SESSION

$110 MEMBERS | $130 PUBLIC

In this hands-on camp, you will join local artist Elisa Ahmer to create something special. You will write, illustrate, and make a book based on nature inspired guided imagery. Get ready to think, draw, and explore!

 

PAPER MACHE CAMP (GRADES 1-6)
Registration has closed for this camp.

TUE-FRI, AUGUST 17, 18, 19, 20  (4 DAYS)|  10 AM - 12:30 PM

@ Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. in Rockford

COST PER SESSION

$120 MEMBERS | $140 PUBLIC

Join local art educator Jaymee Fedor in this super fun paper mache (aka papier-mâché) camp! We will explore various forms of this gooey sculptural method and work on activities like making a funky wall hook, a pencil cup, a mask, and a creature of our imagination! Get ready to make n’ paint some cool stuff!

 

 

UPDATES TO CAMPS AT ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM
Your child’s health, and the health of our staff, is of the utmost importance. 

SOME CAMP UPDATES INCLUDE:
- Smaller group sizes
- Increased handwashing and access to hand sanitizer and wipes
- Social distancing within classroom whenever possible
- All staff and participants will be required to wear face coverings over their mouth and nose (exceptions made for snacking/drinking).

Rockford Art Museum is an active participant in the citywide CLEAN HANDS, OPEN DOORS program.
See who else is, and take the pledge here!

CANCELLATION POLICY
Classes, including camps, take place at Rockford Art Museum and fill on a first-come, first served basis. Registration ends 48 hours prior to start date. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled one week prior to start date. RAM reserves the right to limit enrollments or cancel any class (full refund provided), and every effort will be made to notify registrants if the class is cancelled. If a participant cancels their enrollment, a full refund will be provided only if made prior to 1 week before the class.

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