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Junior Docent Art Camp

Junior Docents: inventing identity

Become a Junior Docent at The Dalí Museum’s weeklong camp, where attendees discover new ways to interpret and create art, meet new friends and have fun. This year’s theme, “Inventing Identity,” will focus on the ways in which Dalí reinvented himself throughout his life, exaggerating his life experiences for shock value and crafting mythic stories and symbols from his interests.

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

Junior Docent Art Camp is open to Elementary and Middle School students, ages 9-14. Students will be divided into smaller break-out groups to allow for age-appropriate instruction and social interaction. The Museum offers both face-to-face and online sessions. The week will conclude with recorded presentations by each student that showcase their personal voices, Dalí knowledge and their very own surrealist art.

June 13-17 (face-to-face) – Registration Closed
June 27 – July 1 (face-to-face) – Registration Closed
July 11-15 (online) – Registration Closed
July 25-29 (face-to-face) – Registration Closed


The Dalí completed a 7-yearlong study in collaboration with the USFSP Department of Psychiatry documenting how the Junior Docent program assists in the development of children’s self-esteem and ability to learn. An article on the study, written by Ryan Kaufman and Eric Rinehardt for the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association states, “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.”

Read “The Effects of a Museum Art Program on the Self-Concept of Children” from the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association (31:3, pp. 118-125) by Ryan Kaufman, Eric Rinehardt, Hank Hine, Berney Wilkinson, Peter Tush, Bethany Mead and Francisco Fernandez (2014).


face-to-face art camp

June 13-17, june 27-july 1 & July 25-29

For our face-to-face Junior Docent Art Camp at the Museum, The Dalí will abide by all Museum health & safety guidelines to help create a safe and clean environment for learning and creativity. Students will have their own assigned workspace and individual materials.

Schedule: 9:15am-4:15pm

Location: The Dalí Museum Raymond James Community Room

Mornings include a lesson about Salvador Dalí and his work and afternoons consist of art-making. A break will be offered for students outside in the Museum’s Avant-garden.

Price: $225
Museum Members: $200
(MEMBER CARD NUMBER necessary. Can’t find it? Click here.)

online art camp

July 11-15

Junior Docent Art Camp Online will provide face-to-face learning through LIVE instruction. 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. This session of camp will be recorded.

Schedule: 9:30am-3:00pm

Location: Via Zoom

Mornings include an energizer exercise followed by a lesson on Salvador Dalí and his work. A break will be provided at noon, with art lessons and art-making in the afternoon. A list of recommended materials will be provided.

Price: $85
Museum Members: $65
(MEMBER CARD NUMBER necessary. Can’t find it? Click here.)


Why attend Junior Docent Art Camp

Our instructors are familiar with our collection and have experience in teaching art. Our goal is to provide safe social interaction while continuing to feature the cornerstones of our program, such as learning about Dalí, presenting a painting and making original surreal art.

For additional information please contact education@thedali.org.

are scholarships available?

Please email sayad@thedali.org for additional information.