Educational Programs

Summer Arts Programs at AVAM!

Students, are you ready for a truly visionary experience?

  • What: Three one-week Summer Studio sessions
  • When: Tuesdays–Fridays: July 8–25 (schedule below)
  • What Time: 10am–3pm daily
  • Cost per student, per week: $250, $200/AVAM Members
  • Register: Contact: or call 410-244-1900 x232 to sign up today!

This July, AVAM hosts another truly visionary experience for students, with three one-week Summer Studio sessions of hands-on arts programs at the national museum for intuitive, self-taught artistry! Students will learn about visionary art as they explore new & unusual materials, create their own unique & original art projects, and experience a special week-long, Visiting Artist workshop. Each session of Summer Camp is designated for a specific age group, and follows the same format. In the mornings, AVAM's Education Team will lead students through a variety of creative activities inspired by our very own visionary artists and one-of-a-kind exhibitions. Then in the afternoons, our Visiting Artists will light up those creative minds with some original approaches to art-making and more! Check out our 2014 schedule below, and don't wait—SIGN UP TODAY!


Contact Amy Armiger, or 410-244-1900 x232, to register or for more info.

2014 Schedule: Tuesdays–Fridays, 10am–3pm

Week 1:

July 8–11: CREATIVE CONNECTIONS: Art Inspiring Song

For Grades 3-5 // Visiting Artist/Singer/Songwriter: Lea Morris with KID PAN ALLEY

This integrative arts program inspires children to explore the world of visionary art, and respond by creating and recording original songs. The songs then become inspiration for their own artwork! Experience the story behind the artwork, and learn how that story can be expressed both visually and musically. To learn more about KID PAN ALLEY, visit

Week 2:

July 15–18: PRODUCTION LAB: Build your own Adventure

For Grades 6-8 // Visiting Artist: Naomi Davidoff

In this four-day workshop, students will work together to imagine, build and perform their very own interactive adventure. Led by local costume designer Naomi Davidoff, the journey involves creative fabrication of costumes, puppets, sets, and more! Students will end the week with their very own visionary performance for friends and family.

Week 3:

July 22–25: SUPERHUMAN SYSTEMS: Merging Electronics with Art

For Grades 9-12 // Visiting Artist: Michael Smith-Welch

In response to this year's exhibition theme, Human, Soul, & Machine: The Coming Singularity, visiting artist and master tinkerer Michael Smith-Welch joins us for this unique exploratory workshop series. Geared specifically for high school students, participants will integrate technology and art as they build one-of-kind interactive projects that merge electronics with sculpture.