SUMMER ART CAMPS
Laumeier offers one-week Summer Art Camps in half-day sessions for ages 4 to 6 and full-day sessions for ages 6 to 15. Campers (divided into groups by age category) learn about art and art history; explore the Park grounds and woodland trails; and find inspiration in the artworks for drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting and more! Each week features a different theme, so register for more than one session for unique and engaging art experiences all summer long!
Art Camps are taught by local, experienced Artist-Instructors and are structured to encourage artistic development and self-expression through social interaction and individual skill-building experiences. All materials are provided, and each camper receives an Art Camp t-shirt.
Half-Day Art Camps, Ages 4 to 6
Laumeier’s one-week, half-day Art Camps are geared toward creative, energetic children ages 4 to 6. From 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. each day, campers create age-appropriate, themed art projects; explore Laumeier’s trails and sculptures; and enjoy snack time, games, storytelling and more! Average staff-to-camper ratio is 1:5. Half-day Art Camps are held outdoors on the Siteman Carriage House Deck in Laumeier’s Museum Circle near the Park’s Main (Front) Entrance.
Full-Day Art Camps, Ages 6 to 15
Laumeier’s one-week, full-day Art Camps are designed for creative, active kids ages 6 to 15. From 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. each day, campers (divided into groups by age category) learn about artists and art history through hands-on, interactive activities; practice a variety of contemporary art media and processes in daily studio sessions; explore Laumeier’s outdoor galleries; and enjoy lunch at a different sculpture each day! Full-day Art Camps spend one afternoon each week at the Sunset Hills Swimming Pool (weather permitting). Average staff-to-camper ratio is 1:7. Full-day Art Camps are held outdoors at the Education Shelters in the Emerson Children’s Sculpture Garden near the Park’s West (Back) Entrance.
Extended Day is available for full-day Art Camp sessions for ages 6 to 15 only. Morning sessions are available from 7:00–9:00 a.m. ($30 per week); afternoon sessions are available from 3:00–6:00 p.m. ($45 per week). Register online or in person (by appointment only).
Parent Packets will be issued by email for Art Camps; please allow two weeks for processing and confirmation. Families will be contacted immediately if an Art Camp session is full.
REFUNDS / WITHDRAWALS / CANCELLATIONS / CHANGES
Written notice of withdrawal from Art Camps, Classes and Workshops must be received three weeks before the program begins to receive a full refund, less a $35 processing fee for multi-day education programs (Art Camps and Classes). Art Camp session changes will be accepted up to three weeks before the session begins, less a $15 processing fee. No refunds or credits will be issued after that time.
Laumeier does not arrange make-up sessions for programs missed by students. In the event that Laumeier must cancel a program due to low enrollment, families will be notified in advance and a full refund will be made. In the event that Laumeier must cancel a program due to unforeseen circumstances (including inclement weather), families will be notified and an alternate program date will be offered.
EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Scholarships for Art Camps, Classes and Workshops are available through the Laumeier Sculpture Park Education Scholarship Fund. Assistance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed for all applicants. Scholarships are granted solely on the basis of financial need and are awarded on a sliding scale. Assistance is granted regardless of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or nationality. Laumeier cannot guarantee space in a program without a completed Scholarship Application Form AND Registration Form. Applicants must submit a new Scholarship Application Form on an annual basis. Please contact the Education Department at 314.615.5268 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request an application.