Camps

Spring Camp at Museum of Photographic Arts

In the interest of public health, MOPA has cancelled our Spring Camp Program. We are very sorry for any inconvenience, and hope that you will join us this summer! 

As of now, we don’t expect that our summer programming will be disrupted and we are busily planning for a great line-up! We will be monitoring the situation closely and will post any updates here.

 

Not on our camp email list yet? Be the first to know about our programs!  Email us at camp@mopa.org to join!

 

 

 

2020 Summer Camps and Intensives

Learn about photography, video, animation and much more with creative professional artists at MOPA! Camps are great for all levels of experience and explore technology, image making and idea sharing!

Weekly camps from June 15 through August 21

Monday through Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

 

     Early Bird pricing until April 30
          $270 MOPA members or Explorer Pass holders
          $300 non-member

     May 1 and after
          $290 MOPA members or Explorer Pass holders
          $320 non-member

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

 

A limited number of scholarships are available for families in need. Please submit an application!

 

*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!

 

3rd-5th Grade Camps

 

June 22-26
Imaginology: Explore, Collect, Create!
Teaching Artist: Maria Mathioudakis
Explore the Museums and gardens of Balboa Park through a camera! Make photos that capture interesting tidbits and details. Use your photos to create a treasure chest of artwork! Make sense (or nonsense) of the world by transforming photos into objects from your imagination.

 

July 13-17
Animation Studio
Teaching Artist: Steven Topham
Create your 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.

 

August 10-14
Sensory Photography 
Teaching Artist: Megan Swiertz
Learn how to take pictures without looking, explore textures, capture the sounds and smells of Balboa Park, and become inspired by different foods.Each day we will focus on a different sense and create projects inspired by them!

 

6th-8th Grade Camps

 

July 6-10
Ideas to Images 
Teaching Artist: Megan Swiertz
Create experimental images inspired by MOPA’s new exhibition Out of the Shadows: Contemporary Chinese Photography. Take your photography to the next level using creative techniques and creating images that express your ideas!

 

July 20-24
Create+Animate: Stop Motion Animation
Teaching 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.

 

July 27-31
Sensory Photography 2.0
Teaching Artist: Megan Swiertz
Learn how to take pictures without looking, explore textures, capture the sounds and smells of Balboa Park, and become inspired by different foods. Each day we will focus on a different sense and create projects inspired by them!
*Cameras are provided, but we welcome campers to bring their own camera with an SD memory card if they like!

 

August 17-21
Photo Illusions
Teaching Artist: Gabriela Espinal
Learn the science behind optical illusions seen in photography and film, as well as how to make some of your own. Students will create and take home thaumatropes, zoetropes, kaleidoscopes, and videos that implement a stop-trick (an illusion seen in cinema for over a century).
*All equipment will be provided.

 

8th-12th Grade Intensives

 

June 15-19
Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Contemporary Photography
Teaching Artist: Jessie McIntyre
Using inspiration from contemporary artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photography, this camp will encourage youth to explore their own creativity. Students will use their unique voice and vision to create dynamic works of photographic art using a variety of processes and techniques. 
*Cameras are provided, but we welcome participants to bring their own camera with an SD memory card if they like!

 

August 3-7
Movie-Making on the Fly 
Teaching Artist: Gabriela Espinal
Film and edit videos using software that can be downloaded to a phone or tablet. Learn about composition, camera orientation, using filters for digital storytelling, and IOS compatible video editing apps. After this week of camp you’ll be able to produce a polished video anywhere and everywhere you go.
*All equipment will be provided, but we welcome participants to bring their own smartphone or tablet if they like!

Not on our camp email list yet?  Email us at camp@mopa.org to join!

IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC HEALTH DUE TO COVID-19, MOPA IS TEMPORARILY CLOSING BEGINNING MARCH 16.Learn More