Delaware Art Museum Camp Programs

It might seem that an institution like a museum is carved in stone, but since its founding in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum has actually changed a great deal. Our Centennial Timeline, installed in the Museum’s Orientation Hallway, is a look at how things were and how they have changed, both here at the Museum and in the community that we serve. To put the Museum’s historical achievements in context, the Timeline mirrors notable Museum milestones with important local and world events.

A century ago, the Museum started life with an original purchase of approximately 100 Howard Pyle paintings. That collection has grown to include 12,000 works of art by great American masters such as Winslow Homer, artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and well-known American illustrators. The Museum’s name and physical space have also changed considerably. Originally called the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, and then the Delaware Art Center, the Museum officially became the Delaware Art Museum in the early 1970s. And although we spent decades traveling around—with no permanent gallery space—the Museum now encompasses 80,000 square feet of exhibition and administrative space, four studio art classrooms, and a sprawling 9-acre sculpture park—the first of its kind in the region.


The Delaware Art Museum’s summer art program for children ages 6 – 12 provides professional instruction and a creative experience in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Young artists will explore drawing, painting, ceramics, and more in the Bank of America Education Wing studios, the Museum’s galleries, and the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Camp is full-day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Delaware Museum of Art 

2301 Kentmere Parkway

Wilmington, Delaware 19806

302.571.9590 | 866.232.3714 (Toll free)

Website: Delaware Museum of Art

E-mail: Roberta Howell

Arts Programs – All Types

  • Art
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpting
  • and more

Summer Art Camp Policies


Registration for Members opens on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Registration opens for Non-Members on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Due to the popularity of the Museum’s camp program, all Summer Art Camp sessions require written or online registration and payment. A medical information form is also required (see below). Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.Click here to register.


Museum staff is not permitted to provide food or beverages to the students. All tuition must be paid at the time of registration. No adjustments will be made for student absences. Refunds and credits cannot be issued for classes missed as a result of illness, personal emergencies, or any other event. In the event that a session is canceled by the Museum for any reason, all tuition and fees will be refunded. All withdrawals must be made in writing and submitted to the Education Department. Tuition (less a $10 registration fee) is refunded on the following schedule:

  • Written withdrawal received on or before May 23…100%
  • Written withdrawal received after May 23 but before the first day of camp…75%
  • Written withdrawal received on or after the first day of camp…NO REFUND

Membership fees are non-refundable.


All registered students are required to turn in a medical information form prior to or on the first day of camp. The medical information form will be e-mailed or mailed to camp registrants. This form may also be requested through mail by contacting Rebecca Howell at 302.351.8551 or rhowell@delart.orgMuseum staff is unable to dispense medication.


Once a session’s enrollment is full, a waiting list is established. The Education Department will contact those on the list if space becomes available. Students on waiting lists are not registered and may not attend class without clearance from the Education Department.

Camp Type: Summer Day Camp

Gender: Coed

Ages: 6-12

Affiliations: N/A


Delaware Museum of Art Camp Sessions

Summer Art Camp The Delaware Art Museum’s summer program for children ages 6 – 12 provides a creative experience with professional instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Young artists, divided into two groups, explore drawing, painting, ceramics, and more in the Bank of America Education Wing Studio as well as throughout the Museum’s galleries and Copeland Sculpture Garden. Camp is full-day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Each session ends with a camper art show for family and friends.Registration for Members opens on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Registration for Non-Members opens on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  Become a Member and save! Click here.


June 16 – 27 | $500 Members, $560 Non-Members 

Landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, and even the Museum’s outdoor sculptures, will serve as inspiration for this session. Campers will capture the beauty of nature with natural materials, watercolors, clay, and paint.


June 30 – July 11 (no camp July 4) | $450 Members, $510 Non-Members

There are so many people to see and places to go in the Museum! Campers will find inspiration in the Museum’s collections while making their own artwork full of faces and places! Learn about portraits and landscapes through drawing, painting, printing, and ceramics. Projects will include masks, imagined landscapes, self-portraits, and more.


July 14 – 25 | $500 Members, $560 Non-Members 

Fill your artist tool box with the elements of art! Campers will look at and create artwork exploring the process of art-making. Art elements such as shape, form, pattern, color, and line will be discovered. Fun and exciting class projects include colorful printmaking and imaginative clay sculpture.


July 28 – August 8 | $500 for Members, $560 Non-Members 

Come on an adventure through the Museum and explore animals in artwork such as Deborah Butterfield’s Riot and Abbott Handerson Thayer’s The Old Lion.Creative artwork will be inspired by all kinds of animals, both real and imagined. Projects include ceramic figures, cut paper designs, and roaring masks.

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