Classes and Workshops

Summer Camps 2017

If any camp appears full, please contact matyseckc@portsmouthva.gov with your information to inquire about availability.

Lyrical Engineers

Ages 9 – 12

Explore rhyming patterns and poetic structure, create lyrics and cover art and try your hand at recording in a mobile studio. Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: The Children’s Museum
Dates: June 26 – 30, 9 am – Noon
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members; $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER HERE FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER HERE FOR A FULL DAY *

Art Explorers II 

Ages 9 – 12

Emerging Artists examine recent art of the Americas. Be amazed by the variety of Contemporary American art by painting, sculpting, and drawing. Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Dates: June 26 – 30, 1 – 4 pm
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members; $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER HERE FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER HERE FOR A FULL DAY *

* A Full Day includes “Lyrical Engineers” and “Art Explorers II”

Did You Know?

Ages 3 -5

Dinosaurs Camp During the three days of discovery, we will identify different dinosaurs, dig for dino bones, make dino – themed arts & crafts and much more.

Location: The Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: July 5-7, 10-11 am
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: $50/ Members, $55/Non-Members

REGISTER HERE

 Arthur and His Friends

Ages 6 -8

Join us as we examine the world with Arthur! Create, read, and explore as we follow Arthur, Buster, D.W. and all their friends through their lives in Elwood City with games, crafts, and even a visit to the Arthur’s World exhibit. Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: The Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: July 10-14, 9 am – Noon
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members: $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER HERE FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER HERE FOR A FULL DAY**

Our Animal Friends

Ages 6 -8

Whether it’s a family pet, a favorite zoo creature or the backyard squirrel, campers will create artwork inspired by our furry (and not so furry) friends in this fun art camp. Draw, paint and sculpt with the Portsmouth Museums! Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center
Dates: July 10-14, 1 – 4 pm
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members: $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER HERE FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER HERE FOR A FULL DAY**

** Full day includes both “Arthur and His Friends” and “Our Animal Friends”

 

Up in the Sky and Beyond

Ages 6-8

Discover the expansiveness of our universe that can be found by studying the night sky and learning about the celestial objects that exist. We will visit our planetarium, explore constellations, and learn about the compositions of other planets as we delve into the mysteries of our galaxy and beyond.  Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: The Children’s Museum 
Dates: July 17-21, 9 am – Noon
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members: $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER HERE FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER HERE FOR A FULL DAY ***

 

Building Fun LEGOS camp

Ages 6 -8

Let your imagination run wild with LEGO! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system.  Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: The Children’s Museum 
Dates: July 17-21, 1 – 4 pm
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members: $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER HERE FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER HERE FOR A FULL DAY ***

*** A Full Day includes Both “Up in the Sky and Beyond” and ” Building Fun LEGOS Camp”

 

Laugh and Play with Arthur! 

Ages 3-5

It’s a wonderful day to learn with Arthur! Using art, science, and our imaginations we will go with Arthur and his friends as they explore nature, music, and friendship in their hometown of Elwood City. We will use Arthur’s stories to guide our adventure, and even take a visit to the Arthur’s World exhibit.

Location: The Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: July 24-28, 10-11 am
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: $50/ Members, $55/Non-Members

REGISTER HERE

9-12 years Members: $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Help Your Selfie!

Ages 9 – 12 

Artists have been taking “selfies” for a long time. Even before the invention of cameras and smart phones, artists found ways to create their self image. Campers will create their own selfies using a variety of techniques and mediums – no selfie stick required! Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Dates: July 24- 28, 9 am – Noon
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members; $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER HERE FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER HERE FOR A FULL DAY ****

 

Limitless Possibilities LEGO camp

Ages 9 – 12

Power up your engineering skills with LEGO! Apply real – world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer – designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, and motorized cars. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment using the LEGO building system. Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: The Children’s Museum
Dates: July 24- 28,  1 – 4 pm
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members; $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER HERE FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER HERE FOR A FULL DAY ****

***** A Full Day includes both “Help your Selfie!” and ” Limitless possibilities LEGO Camp”

 

Building Fun LEGOS camp, 2nd session

Ages 6 – 8

Let your imagination run wild with LEGO! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system. Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: The Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: July 31- August 4, 9 am – Noon
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members; $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER HERE FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER HERE FOR A FULL DAY *****

 

Art Explorers I

Ages 6 – 8

Take a trip through Australia – Dive into the artwork of Aboriginal artists and cultures using various techniques. We’ll focus of four geographical areas, taking time to learn about the art that comes from each one!  Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am- 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Dates: July 31- August 4, 1 – 4 pm
Registration Period: Open Now until two (2) weeks before the Camp date.
Tuition: Members; $65 half day, $135 full day Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

REGISTER FOR A HALF DAY

REGISTER FOR A FULL DAY *****

***** A Full Day includes ” Building Fun LEGOS Camp, 2nd Session” and “Art Explorers I”