Classes & Camps
Pre-registration is required for all camps and classes. To register for a class or camp, contact George Lanham at (304) 529-2701, Ext. 311. You can also register online or get the registration form in either .pdf or Word (.doc) format.
Summer Camps at HMA
Mark your calendars now – summer camps are right around the corner. Additional information and registration will be on the museum’s website in early April.
Middle School/High School Clay Camp
June 19-23, 26-30, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Teens will be immersed in the world of pottery, exploring stoneware & earthenware clays and wheel throwing & handbuilding techniques. In addition, campers will experiment with ceramic-fired decals as well as traditional glazing techniques. Opportunities for self-expression and creativity will culminate in campers developing their own personal style.
Elementary Art Camp, completed K-5th grades
Week I July 10-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Week II July 17-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Children will delight in exploring varieties of materials, tools and processes as they exercise their imagination and creativity. Camp activities and projects will include painting, drawing, sculpting and crafts, providing opportunities for problem solving through project-based learning. Art Camp is for elementary-aged kids and is divided into 3 separate age groups, K-1, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-5th. Week I, Elementary Art Camp for K-1 is full. Week II, Elementary Art Camp for K-1 is full. Week I, Elementary Art Camp for Grades 2-3 is full. Week II, Elementary Art Camp for Grades 2-3 is full.
Pitter Patter Art Camp, 18 months to 3 years
July 10-14, 9 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.
Toddlers immerse themselves in varieties of tactile experiences during this camp. Parents and caregivers participate along with their kids. Several stations are set up in the studio space enabling kids to explore on their own at their own pace. Varieties of materials, tools and toys are available for art making and play.
Young Explorers, 4-5 year olds
July 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon
This camp is designed specifically for children ages 4 to 5. Activities include artmaking with varieties of materials and tools, trail walks on HMA’s nature trails and gallery games. Through game-based learning, children learn how to interact with others, accomplish tasks and practice 21st century skills. Parents are able to drop off their children for this half-day camp experience. This camp is full.
STEAM Camp, completed 3rd-6th grades
July 24-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Science, technology, engineering, art and math merge in this fun and exploratory camp experience. Kinetic and potential energy, seismographs and studies of pendulums are just some of the activities campers will examine. In partnership with the June Harless Center's Arts & Bots program, campers will also program their own robots.
Nature Camp, completed 3rd-6th grades
July 31 – August 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
During the mornings campers will discover and explore the natural woodland habitat while hiking along the museum’s trails all the way to the creek. Afternoons will take place inside, examining soil, worms, and pollinators.
Classes & Workshops
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire! - Raku, Smoke, Horsehair Techniques
Mondays, July 10-August 7
Monitor: Kathleen Kneafsey
$120 members; $145 Non-members
This class will exclusively explore three different alternative firing methods – raku, smoke and horsehair. Students will make work using various clay bodies, culminating in the three different firing experiences.
Saturday KidsArt (for children K-5th grades)
Every Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Instructors: Kaitlin Donnally
Saturday KidsArt is the place to be to enjoy adventures in creativity and self-expression. Immerse yourselves in art making with pastels, paints, papers, along with varieties of materials and processes. Kids, bring your parents and grandparents and have a great time! FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of Cabell Huntington Hospital.