Summer Art Camp at NOMA


Summer Art Camp at NOMA

Explore NOMA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions! Professional teaching artists in a variety of disciplines encourage creativity and imagination as campers create projects in an array of different media.

To register for camp, contact Elise Solomon at or 504-658-4128.


Per each Monday-Friday session. Materials are included.

Before May 17

Full day:               | ½ day:
Members/$240          | Members/$120
Nonmembers/$300          | Nonmembers/$150

After May 17

Full day:              | ½ day:
Members/$260          | Members/$140
Nonmembers/$320          | Nonmembers/$170

Payment is due the Monday before camp begins.


IN THE STUDIO: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
ON THE STAGE: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Please note campers registered for the full-day must bring a sack lunch.
Ages 5-8

June 3-7
◾IN THE STUDIO: See the Future
Discover innovations presented at the World’s Fairs of the past century then create drawings, paintings and sculpture that envision life in the future.
◾ON THE STAGE: What’s the Story?
Learn the fundamentals of telling a good story! Explore museum galleries and the sculpture garden to discover heroes for your stories then learn how to “spin a good yarn” using character development and story progression.

June 17-21
◾IN THE STUDIO: Prints Galore
Explore the art of printmaking! Monoprints, screen prints and spontaneous printing with everyday objects will be explored in this celebration of the multiple.
◾ON THE STAGE: You Make the Rules!
Take your imagination as far as it can go during the Improvisation Camp! Build a universe and make it dance! Improvise like you’re a wizard.

July 8-12
◾IN THE STUDIO: Trash to Treasure
Learn creative ways to recycle by making fun functional objects and art from found objects and cast offs.
◾ON THE STAGE: Make a Scene!
Visit NOMA’s galleries to discover people and stories in the works of art, then develop characters and short scenes based on what you have seen.

July 22-26
◾IN THE STUDIO: Pack Your Suitcase
Embark on a global adventure! Chart your course on a map and design your own passport to track your travels as you travel the world in NOMA’s galleries.
◾ON THE STAGE: Puppets
Explore different styles of puppetry from around the world and then build puppets inspired by works of art in NOMA’s collection.


Ages 9-12

June 10-14
◾IN THE STUDIO: Magic Machines
What kind of machine would you like to invent? Transform found objects into a sculpture of an imaginary machine and create a poster to advertise your invention.
◾ON THE STAGE: The Art of Storytelling
Master the art of storytelling as campers write and recount their own tales based on works of art in NOMA’s collection.

June 24-28
◾IN THE STUDIO: Inspired by Nature
Discover how artists have represented nature throughout time in this printmaking camp that explores multiple ways to create prints.
◾ON THE STAGE: Assemble Your Team
Build a scene, a city, an entire world with your scene mates. Learn agreement and trust as you work with your partners to take whatever is thrown at you and turn it into a peg-legged sailor on a high-wire. Comedy is our ship, teamwork is our fuel.

July 15-19
◾IN THE STUDIO: Recycled Couture
Get ready for the runway by creating your own wearable works of eco-ware, art and fashion.
◾ON THE STAGE: Play Practice
Interpret museum works in a one act play created and produced by NOMA campers!

July 29-August 2
◾IN THE STUDIO: Around the World
Go on a weeklong adventure around the world without leaving NOMA! Create paintings, prints and mixed media works of art about the unique places you discover.
◾ON THE STAGE: Puppets
Design puppets and set the stage for a puppet show. Puppet traditions from around the world will be taught as students get into the act.