WMA offers art camps for students of all ages each winter and summer.
Online registration for Dothan’s messiest summer art camps is now OPEN! See below for more information.

All scholarship slots have been filled. If you have submitted a scholarship application and have not been contacted by a WMA educator, please email education@wiregrassmuseum.org.

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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. All students’ short films will be shown before WMA’s Screen on the Green presentation of James and the Giant Peach on June 20.

  • June 3-7; 2:00pm – 5:00pm, ages 9+
    June 17-21; 2:00pm – 5:00pm, ages 9+
  • $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 action painting, photography, and more!

  • June 10-14
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm, ages 5-8
  • $65 member / $75 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 24-28
  • 10:00am – 11:30am, ages 18 months – 4 years
  • $45 member / $55 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!

  • July 8-12
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm, ages 9+
  • $55 member / $65 not-yet member

 

Creating Clay Creatures

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 creature! Time will be spent talking about the sculpture in WMA’s entrance gallery, then designing their own creation, before building in clay. Finished pieces will be created in the camp and will be available to be picked up two weeks after the camp is completed.

  • July 15-19
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., ages 7+ (This camp session is FULL.)
  • $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.

  • July 22-26
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm, ages 5 – 8 (This camp session is FULL.)
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm, ages 9+
  • $75 member / $85 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.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.