Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc.

Junior Docent Art Camp

Junior Docent Art Camp

Junior_docent

SOLD OUT! Junior Docents Online: Storytelling with Dalí

Become a Junior Docent at The Dalí Museum’s weeklong ONLINE camp, where campers discover new ways to interpret and create art, virtually meet new friends, and have fun all from the comfort and safety of home. This year, campers will focus on storytelling. Finding inspirations in the stories found in Dalí’s art, campers will make their own narrative art each day that weaves a tale and sparks the imagination.

Campers will learn the fundamentals of interpreting a painting, share a compelling story, and gain a deeper understanding of the power of images. Not only will campers learn about Dalí and surrealist art, but they will be empowered to think independently about art and express their own thoughts.

The week will conclude recorded presentation by campers that showcase their personal voices, Dalí knowledge, and their very own surrealist art. These presentations will be shared on the Museum’s website and campers will be welcomed back in the fall to present in our galleries for their friends and family.

Junior Docents Online is open to both Elementary and Middle School from ages 9-14. All ages may attend either week. Campers will be divided into smaller break-out groups by grade to allow for age-appropriate instruction and social interaction.

How does it work?
Campers will receive instruction via Zoom. We will be using the professional level of Zoom that provides added security, such as password-protected meeting rooms to ensure a safe learning environment. Zoom can be accessed from any smart device such as a phone, tablet or computer.

Sample Schedule:

9:30-10am
Morning Energizer: Get that brain fired up for a day of storytelling & art

10-11am
Learn About Dalí Lessons: Discover the stories in Dalí’s art and prepare to tell you own.

11am-noon
Independent Learning: Work on presentation and give it your own unique voice.

Noon break
Get outside! It is summer break after all!

1-3pm
Art Lesson: Create your own surrealist art with guided online lessons.

3–4pm
Optional Open Studio Time: Allow campers to make art freely and chat with new friends.

What does it cost?

The Museum’s goal is to provide safe, educational programming to our community during these unprecedented times. Because of this, we ask you to pay what you can as a donation to The Dalí Museum. Your donation will enable us to continue to offer quality programming and greater access to all.

A box of materials will be available to purchase for $50 and will be delivered to each Junior Docent.

Purchase of materials is optional. Each camper will be required to supply their own materials.

Why Attend Online Camp?
Burnout from online learning is real! Junior Docents Online will provide face-to-face learning through LIVE instruction. Our instructors are familiar with our collection and have experience in teaching art, allowing parents to step out of the role of teacher into the role of supporter. Our goal is to provide safe social interaction while continuing to feature the cornerstones of our in-person program, such as learning about Dalí, presenting a painting and making original surreal art.

For additional information please contact Denisse De Leon, School Program Manager at ddeleon@thedali.org

Are scholarships available?

Please email Denisse De Leon at ddeleon@thedali.org for information.

Who administers Junior Docent Art Camp?

Staff members from The Dali Museum's Education Department.

I will not be purchasing materials from The Dali. How do I find out what materials my camper needs?

Please email Denisse De Leon at ddeleon@thedali.org for a complete materials list.

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