SOLD OUT! Summer Art Camps

July 22, 2019 – August 9, 2019

1:43 am – 5:00 pm

SOLD OUT! Summer Art Camps

July 22, 2019 – August 9, 2019

1:43 am – 5:00 pm

Summer art camp returns! Kids (Kindergarten–5th grade) experience insider access to the museum and special exhibitions. Camp combines creative play, exhibit exploration, and hands-on art studio time mixed with a lot of fun! Celebrate your campers creations at the weekly young artist showcase at the McNay in the Valero Learning Centers.


SESSION 1: Pop Portraits
July 15–19

Kids get up close and personal with portraits in the McNay Collection and featured exhibition Andy Warhol: Portraits. Mix colors, experiment with pattern and texture, to create a portfolio of painted portraits.

SESSION 2: Eco-Build
July 22–26

Recycle, upcycle, artcycle–just a few ways kids repurpose materials to create 3D sculptures. Campers collaborate and build additive and subtractive sculptures with non-traditional materials.

SESSION 3: Say Cheese – SOLD OUT!
July 29–August 2

What do photographs, screenprints, and cyanotypes have in common? Light! Kids learn about photographic techniques to create art. In addition, campers experience insider access to exhibition Warhol: Portraits.

SESSION 4: Animation Creation – SOLD OUT!
August 5–9

Back by popular demand, stop-motion animation! Craft a story, build characters and sets, and record a stop-motion film. Final cuts will be screened in a theatre setting at the McNay.

Camp is in session from 9:30 am–5 pm. Drop-off begins at 9 am and students must be picked up by 5:30 pm. Students bring their own lunches. Snacks provided.

Fee per week (includes t-shirt, sketchbook, & museum admission): McNay members $320, nonmembers $340. For more information, email at

See all camp offerings and policies on the Summer Camp page.

Partial funding for students attending Title I schools is generously provided by Sarah and Kyle Palmer for Texas Youth Development Corporation.