Uncover the power of the humble line as you investigate the museum’s permanent collection. Then get ready to experiment with an assortment of dry media to practice a variety of artists’ drawing tips and tricks that will push your art to the next level.
Let your imagination go wild in this introductory course on visual art that will fill your artist toolbox with the Elements of Art! Campers will look at and create artwork exploring the process of creative thinking and art-making. Lines, shapes, forms, patterns, and colors will be discovered while experimenting with a variety of media.
This session is all about carving, building, forming and sculpting! Campers will find inspiration in a variety of three dimensional artworks on display in the Museum and Sculpture Gardens. Projects include clay sculptures, fiber art and collaborative installations.
This introductory course on printmaking will have you learning from experienced artists while using professional-grade printmaking materials. Students will produce a portfolio of prints using a variety of printmaking techniques and mediums from block printing to silk-screening.
Explore the world of 3D art and create sculptures inspired by masters of the medium like Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, and Pablo Picasso. Make your ideas a reality by building, assembling, and sculpting original works of art using clay, wire, and assemblage.
Supercharge your art with movement and energy as you explore the Elements of Art and experiment with the techniques of Abstract Painters in this hands-on focused session that will have you experimenting with the expressive power of color, shape, and texture.
The possibilities of fabric art are limitless. Work with wool, felt, string and an assortment of textiles to create functional design items and even make a painting entirely out of fabric! Be inspired by the endless options of this nontraditional medium has to offer!
Visual art is a powerful tool for sharing stories. Bridge the gap between word and image as you learn how to create one of a kind art books to fill with your creative ideas and thoughts. Experiment with typography to transform words into images and experimental cut-up poems using found phrases and text. What stories will you create and share?
READY, SET, DESIGN: CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING (with Frey House II Tour)
Palm Springs Art Museum
Train your brain to think like a designer as you get into the minds of two superstar Architects while you create your own architectural model! Use nature as inspiration for your design like E. Stewart Williams, and incorporate the local landscape into your home like Albert Frey. A field trip to the Frey House II is included as part of the class. What will you build for the 21st century?
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection of art. Spread over the 150,000 square feet, the museum boasts major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design, and Native American and Western art.