Camps

2019 Summer Camps and Intensives

What are your kids doing this summer?  We hope they will join us to learn about photography, video, animation, and much more with creative professional artists – right here at MOPA!  Camps  are designed for kids entering grades 3 through 12, and explore a variety of topics like visual storytelling, animation, and movie making!  

Weekly camps from June 17 through August 16 are Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm

  • $295 for members and Balboa Park Explorer Pass holders
  • $315 for all others

10% sibling discount
10% discount for military and first responder families – email camp@mopa.org for a partner code!

Scholarships for active military families and families in need have all been awarded for summer 2019. Please email camp@mopa.org to be added to the mailing list for next year!

*NOTE: Grade categories are used as a guideline to direct parents to camps with appropriate skill levels. We welcome you to register your children in whichever category you think is best!  Please email us at camp@mopa.org with questions!

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3rd-5th Grade Camps

July 15-19
Animation Studio – WAITLIST
Artist: Steven Topham
Campers will create their own characters and animate stories in a series of fun and creative projects with local animator, Steven Topham! Bring your imagination to life!
*All equipment will be provided.

July 29-Aug 2
Best of MOPA Camps – WAITLIST
Artist: Megan Swiertz and Maria Mathioudakis, MOPA Staff
Summer is a SNAP at our Best of MOPA Camps camp!  This packed week will include all of our coolest and most creative projects.  Experiment with mini-movie-making, explore hidden worlds, and unleash your creativity through the lens!
*Cameras are provided, but we welcome campers to bring their own camera with manual controls and SD memory card if they like!

August 5-9
How it Works – Where Art and Science Collide! – WAITLIST
Artist: Megan Swiertz and Maria Mathioudakis, MOPA Staff
Explore and experiment with making images using tech from early photography to present day including pinhole, photo transfer, cyanotype, and much more!
*All materials are provided!

6th-8th Grade Camps

June 24-28
Hidden Worlds
Artist: Megan Swiertz and Maria Mathioudakis, MOPA Staff
Learn about the magic of photography to capture images that can’t be seen with the naked eye, and create your own hidden world! All new fun and creative projects!
*Cameras are provided, but we welcome campers to bring their own camera with manual controls and SD memory card if they like!

July 8-12
Create+Animate: Stop Motion Animation – WAITLIST
Artist: Steven Topham
Create your own movie! Using professional equipment and their creativity, campers will work alongside local animator, Steven Topham, to create a stop-motion animated short from concept through creation. Got ideas? We’ve got the tools to bring them to life!
*All equipment will be provided.

August 12-16
How it Works – The Science of Making Images
Artist: Megan Swiertz and Maria Mathioudakis, MOPA Staff
Explore and experiment with making images using tech from early photography to present day including pinhole, photo transfer, cyanotype, and much more!
*All materials are provided!

 

8th-12th Grade Intensives

June 17-21
How to “Ruin” a Photo
Artist: Jessie McIntyre
Using inspiration from contemporary photographers whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photography, this camp will encourage youth to explore their creativity and rethink what a good photo is. In this camp we will create unusual, odd, accidental, yet beautiful works of photographic art through a variety of experimental techniques sometimes thought to “ruin” photos.
*Cameras are provided, but we welcome campers to bring their own camera with SD memory card if they like!

July 22-26
Contemporary Photography / Studio – WAITLIST
Artist: Megan Swiertz and Maria Mathioudakis, MOPA Staff
Explore MOPA’s Defining Place/Space exhibition and learn more about contemporary photography. Students will learn how to use studio lighting and learn about the different camera functions.
*Cameras are provided, but we welcome campers to bring their own camera with SD memory card if they like!

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