2021 Virtual Summer Art Camp

GRAM Virtual Summer Art Camp provides children and teens ages 4 through 15 with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation during a one-week virtual experience!

Campers go beyond the Museum walls to stimulate creative expression through daily live art-making activities and gallery tours with GRAM camp instructors. Campers learn collaborative problem-solving processes through hands-on art-making kits and enriching virtual communication.

  A girl smiles while she shares a snack with other children outside at GRAM

Each week-long virtual session takes place Monday — Friday, 9am — 12pm and costs $150 (members receive 20% off). Select your session below to register.

For financial assistance, need-based scholarships are available. All scholarships have been claimed at this time. To be added to the waitlist, apply here to submit your statement of need.

For more information, please contact Studio Experience Manager Kimberly Mills at 616.831.2927 or gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org

Ages 4 – 6

    July 5 – July 9

    Observe the world around, create, and connect! From paintings and sculptures to prints and more, campers will get inspired to create works of art through GRAM camp kits. Campers will engage with camp instructors and navigate art of the masters during live gallery tours and art-making demonstrations. Collaborate, engage, and be inspired in this week of virtual artistic adventure.

Ages 7 – 9

    June 21 – 25

    This session features a mix of new projects that introduce campers to a variety of creative techniques- including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Campers become Museum insider’s by virtually exploring GRAM galleries and creating hands-on art projects with a GRAM camp kit each day.

Ages 10 – 12

    July 19 – 23

    Explore other cultures and dimensions by observing and recreating art from around the word. Discover new dimension and creative perspectives through three-dimensional artworks. Campers will virtually collaborate with instructors using GRAM camp kits to explore self-expression through traditional and experimental art-making materials.

Ages 13 – 15

    July 26 – 30

    Is your camper curious about art career offerings, but doesn’t know where to begin? Break away from traditional fine artwork and explore a variety of art careers made for the modern world. This week-long session will virtually explore new art-making techniques with GRAM camp instructors and camp kits. Campers will develop a personal style through fashion design, textile printing, photography, and more.

Virtual Summer Camp FAQ

    Sessions will meet via Zoom each day. Parents will receive a Zoom link for the Virtual Art Camp their camper is signed up for. This link will be used every day for the entire week.

    Yes, campers can still register for Virtual Summer Art Camp if they can’t attend live each day of the session. All art-making demonstrations and select volunteer talks and gallery walkthroughs will be recorded and can be sent to you if a session is missed. Please contact gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org and we will send you the recording for that day.

    You’ll need a computer, Wi-fi, Zoom downloaded, and an email account to participate. Campers and parents will receive GRAM Camp kits, including all art-making supplies needed for the one-week session they have registered for. Additional learning materials will be provided via email.

    Camp kits will be available for pickup at GRAM up to one month before the start of your session. You will be prompted to select a date to schedule your pickup while registering your camper online. Delivery is available upon request for an additional fee.

    Having a comfortable space to learn and enthusiasm to explore creativity is encouraged. Camper participation and sharing of ideas will make camper experience collaborative and fun!

Thank you to our Sponsors

Summer Art Camp is made possible by:

  • Herman Miller Cares
  • Wolverine Worldwide Foundation
  • Reagan Marketing + Design
  • Glen Johnson
  • Tom Merchant
  • Beth O’Shaughnessy and Terry Rathbun
  • Gifts in honor of Scott and Linda LaFontsee