2017 Jr. Docent Art Camp: “Surreal Games”
Become a Junior Docent at The Dali Museum’s week-long camp, where campers discover new ways to interpret and create art. This year’s camp features exciting Surrealist-inspired games, activities and projects – led by award-winning visual arts teachers – that will stir the imagination and launch creativity to new heights. Campers will have access to the Museum galleries and gardens, where they will learn about the art and life of Salvador Dali. The week concludes with a tour and reception for families for campers to showcase their personal voice, Dali knowledge, and their very own surreal art.
New this year, The Dali Museum is partnering with Lucky Cat Yoga to incorporate an energizing movement component to the week!
In addition to the art, the fun and the games, Junior Docent Art Camp benefits campers by building self-esteem, enhancing their speaking skills and providing opportunities to verbalize personal choices. A 7-year long collaboration with the USFSP Department of Psychiatry documented how the Junior Docent Art Camp assists in the development of children’s self-esteem and ability to learn. “This study provides preliminary evidence that art programs can be beneficial for the self-concept of children and draws implications for arts education and art therapy programming for diverse needs.” The article, written by Ryan Kaufman and Eric Rinehardt, was published in Volume 31, Issue 3 (September 2014) of the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. “The Effects of a Museum Art Program on the Self-Concept of Children”
View pictures from previous Junior Docent Art Camp sessions.
June 12-16 (Ages 9-11)
June 26-30 (Ages 12-14)
July 10-14 (Ages 9-11)
July 24-28 (Ages 12-14)
Dali Member: $175
Military: $200 (to receive a military discount please contact Sarah Fornof at 727.623.4730 or at email@example.com)
9:30am – 3:30pm Mon-Thu
9:30am – 5:30pm Fri (includes tour and reception for families beginning at 3pm)
Limited to a maximum of 20 students per session (1:5 teacher:student ratio). The 6-hour camp session meets over the course of one week and culminates in the Friday afternoon tour and reception.
The program is administered by the award-winning visual arts teachers of Pinellas County in tandem with the Dali Education team.
Drop off & Pick up
Drop off as early as 9:15 am and pickup promptly at 3:30 pm. Please sign in/out every day. Be prepared to show identification for your child’s safety. We do not offer aftercare at this time.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available, thanks to a generous anonymous donor.
Apply for a Scholarship
Payment of Camp Fee
Please do not forget to pay the camp fee. Your child’s spot in camp is not guaranteed until payment is received. After filling out the registration form, you will be directed to the payment page, or you can access the payment page below. Follow the link that corresponds to the week your child is attending. The fee includes supplies, snacks, Junior Docent t-shirt, and a Friday pizza lunch.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Partial refunds (50%) will be granted a week before the start of an assigned camp session. No refunds will be given on or after the first day of camp.
For additional information please contact:
Sarah Fornof, Education Coordinator
Denisse De Leon, School and Community Education Manager