Junior Docent Program
The Dali Museum Junior Docent Program is a summer camp offered to children in grades 3-5. This one-week program encourages students to express their own ideas about Dali’s art, while sharing knowledge gained about Dali on a tour for their families and for the public. Students build a foundation in art by learning how to look at and talk about art through the Dali collection. As students create their own art, they explore Dali’s techniques, interpret his works in the museum, and become familiar with Dali’s life and interests. They participate in fun, surreal-inspired activities; and they make new friends. The program concludes with a Friday afternoon tour and reception for their families. Ultimately, the Dali Junior Docent Program benefits students by building self-esteem, enhancing their speaking skills, providing opportunities to verbalize personal choices, and bringing families into the museum to share in the students’ accomplishments.
Click here to view pictures of the Junior Docent Summer Programs on our Flickr site.
- June 16-20 new students
- June 23-27 alumni students
- July 14-18 new students
- July 28-Aug 1 all levels
9:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Thursday
9:30 am – 5:30 pm Friday includes tour and reception for families beginning at 3:00 pm.
Limited to a maximum of 20 students per session, the 6 hour class meets over the course of one week and culminates in the Friday afternoon tour and reception.
The program is administered by Pinellas County visual arts teachers & USF staff, working with the Dali Education team.In addition, The Dali Museum is currently collaborating with the USFSP Department of Psychiatry in order to document how the Junior Docent Program assists in the development of children’s self-esteem and ability to learn.
The collaboration requires statistical information about the children’s self-concept by administering a 20 question survey at the beginning and end of the program. The short survey is administered in groups by the visual art instructors.
Junior Docent Summer Camp Fee
The fee includes supplies, snacks, prizes, one T-shirt, and a graduation ceremony-reception.
- Non-Member $250
- Dali Member $200
Click HERE to download the application for 2014.
Scholarships are available each session for qualifying children who need financial assistance. To be considered for a scholarship, please submit an application and a request letter via mail, email or in person to Bethany Mead, Education Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 727.623.4730. Scholarships are first come, first serve. Do not submit scholarship requests until the application becomes available February 1.
Drop off & Pick up
Children must be signed in 15 minutes before the class and must be signed out no more than 15 minutes after the end of the program. Please sign in/out every day and please be prepared to show identification, for your child’s safety. Click here for directions to the Dali Museum.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
There is a wait list for this program. No refunds will be given on or after the first day of camp.