Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2018

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2018 – Art, Architecture, and Design camps for students kindergarten through eighth grade at Cranbrook Art Museum Create Camps in Bloomfield Hills.

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2018

Create Camps at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills offer daily access to modern and contemporary artworks from around the world! Create Camps teach kids how to look at, talk about, and create art! Each camp is led by ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Imagination and self-expression are encourage in each project, with hands-on activities designed to challenge and inspire. Young artists use design-thinking processes to explore a variety of techniques in drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. All art materials are included in the camp fee.

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2018 – Create Camps – By Subject

Learn how architects and designers think about the spaces and places in which we live, work, and play. Students will explore architecture in a hands-on environment, learning from renderings and models in the Museum’s vault as well as campus structures designed by Eliel Saarinen, Albert Kahn, and Rafael Moneo. 

Learn basic fiber design principles and be inspired by DIY designs in PUNK!. Learn about surface embellishment with printing and tinting, and create wearable works of art with a range of techniques including weaving and sewing. 

In this environmentally-minded camp kids create artworks using recycled, sustainable, and natural materials. They’ll explore the intersection of art and nature, learning about artists as environmentalists while building indoors and out with found materials. 

Through drawing, model making, individual and group building activities, students will explore ideas of form and space through design thinking. Working with a range of materials to brainstorm and construct dynamic three-dimensional works. 

Campers will explore traditional and experimental painting techniques including color theory, still-life, value, and composition. Look at Pop masters in PUNK!. and collection pieces by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein. 

Campers will explore art and ephemera from the 70s and 80s in our summer exhibition, PUNK!. Looking at renegade music, graphics, fashions and forms of the era, campers will print colorful posters, tees, and create their own musical instruments. 

Build functional and sculptural ceramic art, while learning basic hand‐building methods and finishing techniques. Glimpse at glazes and scope shapes in the Museum’s ceramics vault. Campers will create with a range of modeling materials, including kiln‐fired clays. 

Our half-day summer camps are for students entering kindergarten in the fall. Makers explore in the galleries and vaults – practicing observation skills and learning how to talk about art – before creating hands-on art projects inspired by what they saw!

An interdisciplinary approach to art and design. Great for beginners or those looking to refine their technique. With regular opportunities to explore the collections and grounds at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Teen Studios mix critical thinking skills with material application.

  • Drawing & Painting (June 18-29): Explore value, color, and texture through various painting and drawing mediums including charcoal, pastel, watercolor and acrylic.
  • Fiber & Textiles (July 2-13): Construct wearable works of art, overlapping fashion and art. Examine craft, concept and the relationship between who we are and what we wear.
  • Architecture & Design (July 23-Aug 3): Learn from renderings and models in the collection, as well as and buildings on campus including Saarinen house and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Smith House.
  • Ceramics & Sculpture (Aug 6-17): Experiment with hand-building techniques to create functional and decorative sculptural works using kiln-fired clay and mixed media.

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2018 – Create Camps – By Grade


June 18 – Punk Camp
June 25 – Architecture 101
July 2 – Paint & Pop
July 9 – Eco Art
July 23 – Sculpt with Clay (2 weeks)
Aug 6 – Form & Function
Aug 13 – DIY Textile Design


June 18 – Eco Art
June 25 – Punk Camp
July 2 – Architecture 101
July 9 – Paint & Pop
July 23 – Sculpt with Clay (2 weeks)
Aug 6 – DIY Textile Design
Aug 13 – Form & Function


June 18 – Paint & Pop
June 25 – Eco Art
July 2 – Punk Camp
July 9 – Architecture 101
July 23 – DIY Textile Design
Aug 6 – Form & Function
Aug 13 – Sculpt with Clay (2 weeks)

GRADES 7-9 (Teen Workshops, 2 weeks)

June 18 – Drawing & Painting
July 2 – Fiber & Textile
July 23 – Architecture & Design
Aug 6 – Ceramics & Sculpture

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2018 – Create Camps Registration Info

  • Extended care before and after camp is available, starting at 7a and running through 6p.
  • Bus transportation available from selected Metro-Detroit locations including: Birmingham, Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, and Troy
  • All art supplies and materials are included with camp registration. Limited need‐based scholarships are available.

Camp registration is first‐come, first‐served. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
Day Camp (9a – 3p) – $365 per week ($320 ArtMembers) – 1 and 2 week options available!
For more information about CREATE CAMPS contact or 248-645-3314

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps
39221 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
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