WMA offers art camps for students of all ages each winter and summer.

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In the interest of providing a safe reopening for visitors and staff, WMA’s in-person summer camps for 2020 have been cancelled. The museum will partner with several local organizations to provide art kits and remote instruction in order to support our most vulnerable populations.

Summer outreach programs are made possible, in part, through a grant from the Wiregrass Foundation and through a partnership with Dothan City Schools.

For more information about digital education resources visit, https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/updates/.

Here There Be Clay Dragons!

Pulling inspiration from Kevin Irwin’s Wiregrass Dragon, this camp will take students through an exploration of different hand-building techniques to create their own ceramic dragon! Time will be spent talking about the sculpture in WMA’s entrance gallery, the art of the dragon found throughout various cultures, then designing and sculpting their own dragon. Finished pieces will be created in the camp and will be available to be picked up two weeks after the camp is completed.

  • June 8-12
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7+
  • $65 member / $75 not-yet member

Clay Explorations

This camp will allow students to get their hands messy in clay! They will create multiple works while using different techniques such as scoring and slipping, surface decoration, and glazing. Finished pieces will be created in the camp and will be available to be picked up two weeks after the camp is completed.

  • June 15-19
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm, ages 5 – 8
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm, ages 9+
  • $75 member / $85 not-yet member

Art Around the World

Come and learn about art from all over the world! Each day will bring students to a different culture and country. Campers will create a work of art based on a different country and its culture each day. Journey with WMA to Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America!

  • June 22-26
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm, ages 7+
  • $55 member / $65 not-yet member

Arty Pants for Toddlers

Let’s create together! Your little one will enjoy creating art in different ways in this special hands-on camp designed for parents and toddlers. Using your powerful imagination, each day we will explore a new book and technique to create your very own messterpieces!

  • June 29 – July 3
  • 10:00am – 11:30am, ages 18 months – 4 years
  • $45 member / $55 not-yet member

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

During this week students will learn how to plan, design, and photograph their own stop-motion animation short film! Pulling inspiration from professional film makers, students will create a storyboard, and design their character(s) and set before photographing their film.

  • July 6-10
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., ages 7+
  • $75 member / $85 not-yet member

Discovering Art

Join WMA for a week of discovery as we learn about the artwork on display in the museum! After talking about the artist and learning how their artwork was created, students will then create their own unique work using the same techniques. Come explore photography, painting, and more!

  • July 13-17
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., ages 5+
  • $65 member / $75 not-yet member

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

Camps Update

In the interest of providing a safe reopening for visitors and staff, WMA’s in-person summer camps for 2020 have been cancelled. The museum will partner with several local organizations to provide art kits and remote instruction in order to support our most vulnerable populations.

Summer outreach programs are made possible, in part, through a grant from the Wiregrass Foundation and through a partnership with Dothan City Schools.

For more information about digital education resources visit, https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/updates/.

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