Teens

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Are you a maker, designer, builder, sketcher? 

HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOPS (Ages 14–18)
Carnegie Museum of Art offers a variety of summer workshops and intensives for teens. Whether you are looking for a fun place to spend Thursday nights, or a class to improve your portfolio, we have a workshop to fit your schedule. Architecture courses are offered in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture. For more information or to register, visit the Summer Camps website. 

Ceramics
June 16–20, June 23–27, and/or July 28–August 1
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$275 ($255 members) per week
Choose one, two, or three weeks! Price includes materials.
Meets at Carnegie Museum of Art
Get your hands into some wet clay and learn to create 3-D objects through hand building and potter’s wheel construction. Ceramic works in the museum’s collection, from the ancient world to today, provide endless inspiration for your imaginative and technical experiments with clay and glazes. Take one, two, or three weeks of ceramics and learn different techniques each week! Sculptures will be fired and available for pick-up 3–4 weeks after workshop. All materials are provided.  

Architect’s Sketchbook
June 23–27
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$140 ($126 members)
Meets at Carnegie Mellon University’s Margaret Morrison Hall
Spend a week drawing with advanced students from CMU’s School of Architecture. Experiment with different types of drawings from quick sketches to architecture renderings. Get inspiration from drawings and models on view in Heinz Architectural Center. Learn how architects use drawing materials like pencil, conté, and pastels to render architectural details and complete buildings and their settings. All materials are provided including sketchbook. 

Artist’s Sketchbook
June 30–July 3 (four-day holiday week)
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$110 ($100 members)
Meets at Carnegie Mellon University’s Margaret Morrison Hall
Learn to draw anything and everything. Work with a teaching artist to develop your observational drawing skills and learn to use a variety of drawing tools. Spend a week drawing on location in the museum’s galleries and exhibitions and outdoors in Oakland. Build up your artist sketchbook with a variety of quick studies and more finished compositions while drawing landscapes, architecture, and portraits from observation. All materials are provided including sketchbook. 

Painting
July 7–11 and/or July 14–18
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$225 ($205 members) per week
Register for one or both weeks.
Meets at Carnegie Mellon University’s Margaret Morrison Hall
Try painting for the first time, or take your current skills to the next stage, inspired by the work of the world’s greatest artists. Experience every aspect of the painting process, from developing an idea to experimenting with color mixing, composition, and paint application. Work at your own pace with expert guidance to create realistic or abstract work using a variety of water-based media. All materials are provided.  

Drawing the Human Figure
July 21–25
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$150 ($135 members)
Meets at Carnegie Mellon University’s Margaret Morrison Hall
Develop your eye and hand for drawing through sketching practice and refined studio compositions based on the human form, including a live model. Learn how to show accurate proportions of the human figure and to portray the illusion of three-dimensions with light and shade, using a variety of media. All materials are provided including sketchbook.  

 

NEW THIS SUMMER! ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
We now offer two-week courses with a focus on architecture! These studio courses introduce concepts and processes covered in first-year college architecture. For more information or to register, visit the Summer Camps website.    

Architecture Studio: Context & Composition
July 7–18 (two weeks)
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$450 ($410 members)
Meets at Carnegie Museum of Art
Explore Oakland and investigate sustainable practices in urban planning and building design. Develop building designs with consideration for surrounding context and environmental factors, such as wind, sun, and rain. Focus on design development and learn representation methods including drawing in plan and section, renderings, and model-making. All materials are provided.  

Architecture Studio: Emerging Materials & Technologies
July 21–August 1 (two weeks)
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$450 ($410 members)
Meets at Carnegie Museum of Art
Discover emerging trends in architectural design surrounding new materials, technologies, and construction processes. Learn analogue and digital representation skills used by architects to communicate their work. Broaden your understanding of architectural practices and consider the roles of aesthetics and abstract design ideas in your own work and in great buildings from the past and present. All materials are provided.