Kids Art Camp: FAQS

Q: Are you open for registration? 

A: Registration for summer 2022 begins February 1, 2022. 

 

Q: Where do I register my child for Online Kids’ Summer Art Camp?

A: Please follow this link: sjmusart.org/kids-art-camp-summer

 

Q: Will SJMA have in-person camps in 2022?

A: SJMA will follow current Santa Clara County Health Department and CDC guidelines to determine if it is safe to hold art camps onsite. For in-person camp status check sjmusart.org/kids-summer-art-camp.

 

Q: How do online art camps work? 

A: If virtual, Summer Camp will be held using ZOOM. Campers will be distributed a pre-camp preparation packet that details everything campers will need to know to be ready for camp. In short, the tech equipment basics are a computer or tablet with a camera, microphone, and stable internet connection.

Each day will be led by an SJMA studio art educator, in addition to two SJMA gallery teachers, teaching live content to campers in a practiced format ideal to engage with each child. We have enhanced our camp program to add elements that wouldn’t be possible in a traditional, on-site camp; specifically, visits with professional guest artists that will conduct demonstrations to show campers the process of their work, as well as studio tours of their personal art studios! 

Camp will culminate in a virtual art exhibition which highlights campers' artwork alongside our studio art educators' and gallery teachers' as well as artwork from each of our guest artists. To see what last year's summer art camp virtual exhibition looked like, check it out on our website sjmusart.org/exhibition/kids-summer-art-camp-virtual-exhibition
 

Q: What art supplies will my camper need? 

A: We've got you covered! We've carefully selected art supplies for each week of each age range for camp and these curated art kits are included in the price of camp registration! 

 

Q: What is the schedule for summer camp? 

A: Information about the current Kids Summer Art camp schedule is located on the camp webpage sjmusart.org/kids-summer-art-camp

 

Q: What if my camper(s) miss a day or are late to the session?

A: After each week of camp, selections of artist and teacher tutorials and demos will be archived on our website, your camper can pick up whatever they may have missed, or simply review and practice again for the fun of it!

 

Q: Can I register for multiple weeks?

A: Sure! With our new online flexible format, we encourage campers to register for more than one week, as each week will have some art projects that will allow for more practice of similar material and a new highlighted guest artist.

Additionally, each week of our teen camp (ages 12–14) highlights a specialized deep dive into a variety of creative media. Specialized weeks include: Photography and the Visual Narrative, Expressive Drawing, Setting the Scene with gouache paints, and an Art 101 crash course. 

 

Q: Are scholarships available?

A: Yes! We have scholarships available! If your camper is in need of a scholarship in order to attend online camp, please email us at education@sjmusart.org. Please note, we have one scholarship per age group per week available, please inquire early.

 

Q: What kind of art projects will campers be working on?

A: Our goal is to teach, entertain, engage, and support young creatives while giving adults in the household the time to be ‘hands-off’ to attend to their own workload, whatever that may be. With that in mind, we will email a brief ‘ready for tomorrow’ list of art supplies needed for the next day and any additional information needed so that campers are self-sufficient for each day’s camp. SJMA gallery teachers and studio art educators will engage campers in art lessons and collaborative, interactive tutorials that will keep kids active, social, and challenged with a variety of teaching styles in drawing, painting, mixed media, and found object/recycled household items as our starting point for art-making. Our enhanced format includes STEAM-based art+science weekly projects taught by an industry-leading engineering educator. Children will also benefit from our guest artists' studio tours, demos, and Q&As, as well as the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show their own artwork alongside professional artists' work in our virtual art exhibition at the conclusion of camp.

 

Q: What are your cancelation and refund policy?

A: Fees are refundable if requested before June 1, 2022 ($35 processing fee.) Please email us at education@sjmusart.org prior to June 1 if you require a refund.

 

Q: I still have a question.

A: Please email us at education@sjmusart.org