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Mon 31
Mixed media art in progress
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Summer Camp: Mixed Media (Grade 8-12) – SOLD OUT – WAIT-LIST
July 31-August 4 Teaching Artist: Vanessa Alcaraz Designed for students ages 13-17 (entering grades 8-12)   Learn about photography, animation and much more in our hands-on, exploratory camps at MOPA@SDMA! Camps are great for all levels of experience and explore image making, idea sharing, and a variety of creative techniques!   This week-long, full-day camp for ages 13 to 17 is offered from July 31 through August 4, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Do you love photography, but also love to draw and paint? Compose stunning photos while exploring Balboa Park, then use those images as a canvas for unique works of art. Flex your creativity by using art techniques and mediums like painting, drawing, and collage.   *All equipment provided   $300 SDMA members or Explorer Pass holders | $330 Nonmember *10% sibling discount *10% discount for military and first responder families     *NOTE: Age categories are used as a guideline to direct parents to camps with appropriate learning approaches and content. All camps are designed for any skill level. We welcome you to register your children in whichever category you think is best! Please email us at camp@mopa.org with questions!
Mon 7
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Summer Camp: Stop Motion Animation (Grade 4-7) – SOLD OUT – WAIT-LIST
August 7-11 Teaching Artist: Steven Topham Designed for students ages 9-12 (entering grades 4-7)   Learn about photography, animation and much more in our hands-on, exploratory camps at MOPA@SDMA! Camps are great for all levels of experience and explore image making, idea sharing, and a variety of creative techniques!   This week-long, full-day camp for ages 9 to 12 is offered from August 7 through August 11, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 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 provided   $300 SDMA members or Explorer Pass holders | $330 Nonmember *10% sibling discount *10% discount for military and first responder families     *NOTE: Age categories are used as a guideline to direct parents to camps with appropriate learning approaches and content. All camps are designed for any skill level. We welcome you to register your children in whichever category you think is best! Please email us at camp@mopa.org with questions!
Sat 26
Staged photo of people at beach
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The Art of Staging Photography: La mise-en-scène
Saturdays, August 26, September 2, 9, and 16 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Instructor: Verónica Aponte, MOPA@SDMA Education Staff   Join us for a four-session, creative, interdisciplinary, hands-on course celebrating how the influence of painting, theater, motion pictures, and live action has elevated photography and other disciplines of art. Suitable for all levels, the sessions will feature fun exercises, showcase the inspirational works of key artists and movements, and provide an opportunity to create unique and compelling theatrical staged images. Cameras are provided or you can bring your own—any digital image-making device will do, including phones!   Members and Seniors $165 | Nonmembers $185   Featured: Anne Zahalka, The Bathers (detail), 1989. Chromogenic print. Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art; Gift of Olivia and Peter Farrell, 2015.010.024.
MOPA is now MOPA@SDMA!Learn More

MOPA is now MOPA@SDMA!

Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!