Summer Camps for Ages 8 - 10

Summer Camps for Ages 8 - 10
9 am - 4 pm

Sessions for campers aged 8-10 offer more advanced art instruction, opportunities to explore the galleries and grounds, and the chance to experiment with familiar and unfamiliar materials. Campers will create 2-D and 3-D designs and will learn new techniques in a fun environment.

Summer 2021
Week Long Full-Day Camp: $275 / 3-Full-Day Camp: $165
After Care (4-5:30 p.m.): $50


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ARTeology: The Study of Ancient Artists - 3 Day Camp

June 2-4, 2021

Studio 3 & 4

Capacity: 10 campers

For three days, campers travel back in time to explore art created by ancient peoples. They will record observations about their adventures in a field notebook. Sculpt, paint, and draw using techniques and styles of the people of ancient Rome, Egypt, and beyond. Visit the IMA Galleries to see ancient artworks and hunt for inspiration.  

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May the Art Be With You

June 7-11, 2021

Studio 3 & 4

Capacity: 10 campers

Punch the hyperdrive, campers! This week campers will blast off to a galaxy far, far away as they create sci-fi inspired artworks. Campers will work together to build a spaceship. You’ll sculpt an alien out of clay, make galaxy slime, and create abstract intergalactic artworks. Visit The Garden for out-of-this-world inspiration for an alien landscape painting.  

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Circus Camp

June 14-18, 2021

Studio 3 & 4

Capacity: 10 Campers

The circus is coming to Newfields! Campers will paint with balloons, build a big top circus tent, and make a mobile that balances like an acrobat on a wire. You’ll clown around the IMA Galleries and flip through The Garden for circus inspirations.

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Outdoor Camp: Botany for Me

June 21-25, 2021

Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park / Ruth Lilly Visitor's Pavilion 

Capacity: 10 campers

Calling all budding plant scientists – we’re going on an expedition! Botanists will create a field notebook to record their observations of different plants. Using our outdoor classroom, you’ll make pressed flower and leaf art, paint a nature landscape, and take home a pollinator friendly plant. Campers will visit the IMA Galleries to see how artists capture the beauty of plants.

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Duct Tape Camp

June 28-July 2, 2021

Studio 3 & 4

Capacity: 10 campers

Cut it, wrap it, tear it, shape it – tape it! Spend the week seeing what tape can do. Campers will construct a duct tape frame for a painted picture, craft an indestructible pencil pouch, and make some duct tape beads. You’ll visit the IMA Galleries for inspiration and work with canvas, paper, and wood to make your tape creations.


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Outdoor Camp: Color Challenge

July 12-16, 2021

Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park / Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion

Capacity: 8 campers

It’s monochromatic madness! In our outdoor classroom, campers will be challenged to work with one color the whole entire week and create an array of one-color artworks. You’ll get to experiment with different mediums and test out different techniques.  Kids will work with paper, clay, paint, inks, and more to create their monochrome creations. Visit the IMA Galleries, The Garden and the Fairbanks Park for color inspiration.


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Camp Comic Con

July 19-23, 2021

Studio 3 & 4 

Capacity: 10 campers

Bang! Zap! Pow! Campers, assemble! Spend your week with all things comics. Kids will practice drawing in different comic styles as they create their own comic book. They will collaborate on a class mural featuring all the characters they create. Work with clay, cardboard, and paint to bring your comics to life off the page, too. Campers will visit the IMA Galleries to find inspiration for their stories.



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Team Newfields - 3 Day Camp

July 26-28, 2021 

Studio 3 & 4 

Capacity: 10 campers

In this three-day camp, your athlete will celebrate the Summer Olympics and go for the gold at Newfields. You’ll balance and cartwheel as you create gymnast paintings with your feet. Campers will make team uniforms, create medals out of clay, and play sports-themed games. You’ll be inspired by the IMA Galleries to race to the finish line in Fairbanks Park during Olympic events that you design.