Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2019

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2019 – 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 2019

Create Camps at Cranbrook inspire imagination, critical thinking, and the handmade.

Create Projects in an Open, Fun Environment
Create Campers use design-thinking processes to explore the fields of art, architecture, and design. Cranbrook camps introduce a variety of materials and concepts—evoking curiosity and honing critical thinking—while encouraging individual creativity and self-expression. Create Camps teach kids how to look at, talk about, and create art!

Look at Artwork in the Museum
Create Camps look at art, architecture, and design objects in their galleries–and in the Cranbrook vaults. All camps include behind-the scenes vault experiences to look, listen, and learn about artworks–to inspire art-making in the studios!

Learn from Teaching Artists
Our Teaching Artists are experienced artists, architects, and designers! Teaching Artists connect the processes and concepts behind artwork in the museum with age appropriate projects and techniques.

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2019 – Create Camps – By Subject

Learn how architects and designers think about the spaces and places in which we live, work, and play. 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.

Form and squish clay into functional and sculptural art, while learning basic hand‐building methods and finishing techniques. Gaze at glazes and scope shapes in the Museum’s ceramics vault. Create with a range of modeling materials including kiln‐fired clays. This camp is two weeks for all age groups, allowing campers the time to sculpt, fire, and glaze kiln-fired ceramic works.

Looking for designers, tinkerers, and creative thinkers! Immerse yourself in fun, real-life design challenges. Learn to define problems, generate ideas, create prototypes, test, work collaboratively, and think creatively with problem-solving strategies and tackle age-appropriate challenges.

Explore foundational elements of art like value, color and tone experimenting with various 2D painting and drawing mediums including charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic. View classical and contemporary paintings and drawings in the vaults and galleries.

Explore different fiber embellishment techniques printing, sewing, and dyeing—including shibori, batik, and silkscreen. Create your own fabrics through weaving and felting, looking at contemporary and historical textile examples in our museum vault, before using these custom fabrics to create textile-based projects.

In this environmentally-minded camp, create artworks using recycled, upcycled, and natural materials. Learn about local artists, who are inspired by their surroundings, while building indoors and out with found materials. Get inventive with found materials and everyday objects and give them a new creative life. This mixed-media camp will be heavily inspired by our current exhibition, Landlord Colors.

See your ideas come to life and reproduced over and over again at Print Camp! Learn how to create multiple prints of unique custom designs and print multiple editions, experimenting with silkscreen, monoprint, and other non-toxic printing methods. Create your own posters, cards, tote bags, and more.

Every day is different for Mini Makers—all summer long! Each day starts by learning new vocabulary, looking at art, trying a technique, and making artwork. Each day ends with campers talking about their work and giving each other compliments—mini critiques for our miniest of makers.

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2019 – Create Camps – By Grade


June 17 – Architecture
June 24 – Drawing and Painting
July 1 – Material Detroit
July 8 – Fiber and Textile
July 22 – Clay (2 weeks)
Aug 5 – Printmaking
Aug 12 – Design


June 17 – Drawing and Painting
June 24 – Material Detroit
July 1 – Architecture
July 8 – Design
July 22 – Printmaking
July 29 – Fiber and Textile
Aug 5 – Clay


June 17 – Drawing and Painting
June 24 – Material Detroit
July 1 – Architecture
July 8 – Design
July 22 – Printmaking
July 29 – Fiber and Textile
Aug 5 – Clay

Cranbrook Art Museum Summer Camps 2019 – Create Camps Registration Info

Registration is available online – HERE

Extended care before and after camp is available, starting at 7a and running through 6p. Campers will have time to explore and create during open studio time or play games, guided and supervised by CAM Camp staff. Extended Care is available from 7a-9a ($75/week), and 3p-6p ($95/week).

Transportation Service is available to shuttle campers to and from specific stops in Birmingham (8:10a / 3:45p), Rochester Hills (7:45a / 3:45p), Royal Oak (7:50a / 4:05p), Troy (8:10a / 4:10p), and West Bloomfield (7:45a / 3:45p).  Details will be provided to registered camper families closer to the start of camp. Transportation is not available the week of August 12-16. ($45/week am or pm.)

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


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