Camp Carlos 2024

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See it! Think it! Make it!

Inspired by the Carlos Museum galleries and guided by practicing artists from around the city, children at Camp Carlos are encouraged to look closer, dig deeper, and push their creativity further.    

Registration will open to members on February 9, 2024.  

Registration will open to the public on February 16, 2024. 
  • Camp sessions are $300 per week for Carlos Museum members and $350 per week for nonmembers.
  • Your membership not only entitles you to advance registration but also discounted fees for camp and other children’s programs, free admission to the museum, a discount in the Museum Bookshop, and more! Click HERE to become a member of the Carlos today.
  • Camp Carlos offers a 10% discount to families registering siblings for the same camp. 
  • Camps are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with pick-up between 4 – 4:30 p.m. The teen camp is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Group of children look at a sculpture in a gallery with gray walls


Spring Break Art Camp: Methods of Making  

April 1 – 5 | Ages 9-12 

Have you ever looked at something in a museum and wondered how it was made? Join us for Spring Break Art Camp to find out! Working with talented teaching artists over five fun-filled days, April 1 – 5, children will learn about innovative techniques and materials found in the Carlos galleries through hands-on experience working with clay, plaster, printmaking, and painting. 

Registration closes March 18, 2024.


Neo-Attic Relief with a Draped Woman on a gray background


Threading the Past + Present 

June 3-7 | Ages 7-9  
June 10-14 |  Ages 10-12

Clothing is more than the fabrics we wear. It can communicate so much about us and can be used as a form of self-expression. Throughout the week, campers will explore the utility and visual power of clothing and accessories. Fiber artist Sara Perez will lead campers through the Carlos collections, considering what types of garments people wore in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, India, and more, and what it might tell us about them. Campers will design, sew, and construct garments and accessories based on our daily explorations.

Registration closes May 3, 2024.

June 3-7 Registration

June 10-14 Registration 

Vibrant colored fabric with containers of pigments on top


Teen Camp: Natural Dyes

June 17-21 | Ages 13-17  

Camp will meet on Monday and Tuesday, June 17 & 18, and Thursday and Friday, June 20 & 21. Emory University and Camp Carlos are closed on June 19th in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. 

Wood, bugs, and flowers equal color! Natural dyes derived from botanicals and insects have been used to add color to fiber and textiles throughout time and across cultures. Atlanta-based textile and fiber artist Kathy Colt will lead teens in finding and utilizing these natural dye sources. Campers will explore dyed textiles throughout the Carlos Museum collection and then, in the studio, they will extract color from raw sources to use on paper and cloth.

Registration closes May 3, 2024.


Odysseus Escaping from Polyphemus vessel on a gray background


Captured in Clay

June 24-28 | Ages 7-9 
July 8-12 | Ages 10-12 

Have you ever stopped to look at a work of art and wondered about the person depicted in it? Led by ceramicist Rob Chamberlin, campers will use the works in the Carlos Museum as a starting point to think about what a portrait can be. Campers will create individual portrait vessels and as well as a collaborative piece using traditional hand-building methods like pinch pots, coiling, and slabs.

Registration closes May 3, 2024.

June 24-28 Registration 

July 8-12 Registration 

Jaguar Shaman Effigy Tripod Vessel on a gray background


SEEing Art

July 15-19 | Ages 7-9 

Use art to connect with yourself and others with SEE (Social, Emotional, Ethical) Learning facilitator and teacher Jillian Minarich. Campers will explore art as a means of expressing emotion through color, create pottery that meets their practical personal needs, or those of others, identify and use patterns to experiment with mindfulness, and create textiles that honor their inner selves.

Registration closes May 3, 2024.


Pair of Earspools with Repousse bird motif on gray background


PERUsing the Americas

July 22-26 | Ages 10-12 

Ceramic vessels with tie-dyed motifs, embossed sheet metal ornaments, and elaborate textiles are just a few of the fascinating objects in the Art of the America’s galleries. Campers will spend the week in the Americas with artist and educator Equina Frazier, examining ancient and contemporary artmaking techniques used by cultures from the Andes to the Rockies, learning how objects were used by those cultures, and then creating their own works of art inspired by them.

Registration closes May 3, 2024.


For more information about Carlos Museum programs for children and families, contact Alice Vogler at or 404.727.0519.