Educational Programs

Summer Art Camp at AVAM!

Students, get ready for a truly Visionary experience!

Full-day studio sessions for grades 3-5 & 6-8!

  • What: Three one-week Summer Studio sessions
  • When: Tuesdays–Fridays: July 14–31 (full schedule below)
  • What Time: 9am–4pm daily
  • After care available 4–5:30pm for $25 additional charge
  • Cost per student, per week: $250, $200/Members
  • Register: 410-244-1900 x232 or to register

What's your vision? Summer Art Camp at the American Visionary Art Museum is a thrilling creative experience for young minds. Let AVAM, the national museum for intuitive, self-taught artistry, be your visionary guide this summer. You'll explore the museum's collection of visionary art, and use new and unusual materials to create original artwork of your own. Engage in a special, week-long visiting artist workshop where you'll use your talents to craft a totally original work of music, performance, or art.

AVAM's Summer Art Camp sessions are designed for specific age groups, and each week follows a similar format. In the mornings, our 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, professional visiting artists illuminate those creative minds with some fresh approaches to art-making and more! View our 2015 schedule below. Don't wait – SIGN UP TODAY!


Advanced registration, payment, and waiver required. Contact Beka Plum, 410-244-1900 x232 or to register or for more info.

2015 Schedule: Tuesdays–Fridays, 9am–4pm

Week 1:

July 14–17: CREATIVE CONNECTIONS: Art Inspiring Song

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

This week students will explore the world of visionary art, and respond by writing, singing and recording original songs. 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 21–24: VISIONARY CREATURES: Discovering the Art of Puppetry

For Grades 6-8 // Visiting Artist: Tiffany Lange, CHARM CITY PUPPETS

Students will spend the week learning puppet-making techniques. Each student will leave with their very own creature and the skills to bring it to life!

Week 3:

July 28–31: SENSORY OVERLOAD: Exploring Performance Art

For Grades 6-8 // Visiting Artist: Hilary Christian

This week students will think outside the box and be inspired to create art like they never have before! Learn about storytelling through performance art that engages all five senses. How will you tell your story?

Need-based scholarships available:

Contact Beka Plum, 410-244-1900 x232 or for an application.