Format: 4/20/14

Summer Art Camp: Shutterbugs

June 23-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Have you got a photographer’s eye? Put it to good use in this camp all about the art of photography! Learn how to shoot artistic photographs and use them to create top-notch artworks. Take your inspiration from the Museum’s collection and the architecture in and around the DMA. Please bring your own digital camera to camp each day. (This camp does not teach developing and printing.)

Ages: 9-12      Teacher: Lupita Murrilo Tinnen


Diana Gabaldon

Tuesday, June 24th 7:30pm

With over 25 million books in print in 23 languages and over 236,000 Facebook fans (and growing!), Diana Gabaldon’s fiction is a word-of-mouth phenomenon. This six-time New York Times bestselling author weaves a compelling tapestry of history, spirituality, love and honor, time travel, sex, and warfare into her books. Her beloved Outlander series has been hailed as “historical fiction with a Moebius twist.” At this event Gabaldon will discuss the highly anticipated eighth book, "Written in My Own Heart’s Blood," which will be released June 10 in conjunction with the premier of "Outlander: A Starz Original Series."


Summer Art Camp: MasterPEACE

July 7-11, 9:00 a.m.-noon

What does it mean to be a peacemaker? And how can art change the world? Explore the intersection of art and social action in this camp for kids who want to make a difference. Learn about great peacemakers of the past like Ghandi, Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King, Jr. and create paintings, collages and prints that inspire a kinder, more peaceful world. Through art, we’ll do small things that can make BIG changes!

Ages: 9-12      Teacher: Karen Blessen


Summer Art Camp: New World Kids 2

July 7-11 and July 14-18, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Expand your horizons and stretch your imagination with advice from real-world pros! Using the building blocks of the Sensory Alphabet, campers will dig into how our minds work by collaborating with community guests and fellow campers on large-scale projects.

Ages: 7-8 Teacher: Leah Hanson
Please note this is a two-week camp.


Summer Art Camp: Renaissance Kids: Music and Art with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

July 7-11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Become a modern-day minstrel! The DMA joins with the Dallas Symphony in this camp to introduce children to the artistry of medieval and Renaissance culture. Learn the art of setting poetry to music, create illuminated manuscripts, make an instrument out of recycled materials, play in a musical minstrel ensemble and much more.

Ages: 9-12 Teacher: Toni Austin-Allen


Summer Art Camp: Totally Terrific Textiles

July 7-11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Discover fabulous fiber techniques while using yarns, threads and mystery materials that can be stitched, woven and transformed to create your own original masterpieces! We will explore American quilts, African dyed cloths, Indonesian woven textiles and more, finding inspiration from around the world in the Museum galleries. If you love working with your hands, this camp is for you!

Ages: 6-8       Teacher: Amanda Batson


Summer Art Camp: From Page to Stage

July 14-18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Let your imagination soar in a summer camp that has it all! Immerse yourself in the multi-disciplinary world dramatic arts offer. Refine your skills as an actor, script writer, set designer, costume maker and so much more. The DMA’s vast collection of visual art will be your inspiration as you work as a true ensemble member with fellow campers to put on a 30-minute Grand Finale Show for friends and family on the last day of camp. What are you waiting for? Time to let your star shine!

Ages: 9-12       Teacher: Ann Marie Newman


Summer Art Camp: Developing an Eye for Art

July 14-18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Say cheese! Discover how the camera forever changed the art world through hands-on projects that explore portraiture, architecture, nature and technology. We’ll go on a photo scavenger hunt, create a pinhole camera, visit the Klyde Warren Park for a photo field trip, experiment with Photoshop, produce photographs using the sun and more. It will be a picture-perfect camp! Please bring your own digital camera to camp each day. (This camp does not teach developing and printing).

Ages: 6-8         Teachers: Danielle Schulz and Jessica Fuentes


Daniel Silva

Friday, July 18, 7:00 p.m.

He has been called his generation's finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Daniel Silva, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, is back by popular demand as a new addition to the Arts & Letters Live lineup. In his latest novel, "The Heist" (July 15), Daniel Silva returns with another powerhouse of a novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination. Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in this action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.


Summer Art Camp: Fashion Forward

July 21-25, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Find your inner fashion star in this camp all about creativity in design and thinking outside the box! Using works from the Museum’s collection as inspiration, you’ll design clothes, hats, tote bags and jewelry. Experiment with tie-dye, wearable sculpture and more! On Friday, model your trend-setting style as you walk the catwalk in a DMA Fashion Show Extravaganza for family and friends.

Ages: 6-8       Teacher: Laura Minton