Camp Carlos 2023

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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 for Camp Carlos opens to members on February 1, 2023. 

Registration will open to the public on February 7, 2023. 
  • 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 – 5 p.m. The teen camp is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Spring Break Art Camp

Crescent Headdress with Felines from Peru


How Did They Make That?

April 3 – 7, Ages 9-12

Have you ever looked at an object and wondered how it was made? Join us for Spring Break Art Camp to find out. Working with a number of talented teaching artists over five fun-filled days, students will explore techniques and materials found throughout the Carlos galleries and get hands-on experience working with metal, clay, fiber, beadwork, and printmaking. 



Camp Carlos Summer 2023


Digging into Clay Flute in the Form of a Bat

June 5-9, Ages 7-9  
June 26-30, Ages 10-12  

Coiling, pinching, and forming slabs are methods of working with clay that artists use to produce extraordinarily sophisticated results. Join teaching artist Michelle Laxalt to explore hand-building techniques that were developed in antiquity and are still used by contemporary ceramic artists. Campers will explore the extensive collection of ceramic objects in the galleries of the Carlos and use multiple clay techniques to shape and decorate animal-shaped vessels, musical instruments, and more. 

About the Teaching Artist: Michelle Laxalt holds BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno, and an MFA from Georgia State University, where she was a Welch Fellow. Ceramics are at the core of her practice, though she also works in textiles and on paper. In addition to being a full-time artist, she is a ceramics instructor and studio assistant at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.  

June 5-9 Registration

June 26-30 Registration 


Mythmaking in Sequential ArtRama, Lakshmana, and Hanuman Rest in the Forest  

June 12-16, Ages 7-9  

June 19-23, Ages 10-12  

Sequential art uses the combination of text and image to document history, create fantastical stories, and even share a joke or two. Drawing inspiration from Hindu, Egyptian, and Greek mythology, teaching artist Shuchita Mishra will teach the skills employed by sequential artists, such as character design and development, visual storytelling elements, and more, guiding campers as they create their own avatars and narrate their journeys in their own comic.  

*Please note that the museum will be closed and there will be no camp on June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.  

About the Teaching Artist: Shuchi Mishra graduated with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts in 2019. Since then, she has been running her own comic and basic animation workshops at various schools in San Francisco, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Charlotte, NC. She worked as an educator at the Carnegie Museum of Art and was an artist-in-residence at Writer’s House, Pittsburgh. Her graphic memoir is titled I left my heart in Stuttgart.  

June 12-16 Registration

June 19-23 Registration 


Place, Space, and Me Two black and white photos next to one another, the one on the left has gas pumps and on the right is a detail of a door

July 10-14, Ages 13-17  

Drawing inspiration from photography in A Very Incomplete Self-Portrait: Tom Dorsey’s Chicago Portfolio, teens will explore concepts like identity, self, and place through DSLR digital photography. Experimenting with various photography techniques, composition, and color, teaching artist Zachary Francois will lead students through a week-long investigation of place as portrait, and how it can form a sense of self and connection in our community. Personal cameras are welcome but not required.  

About the Teaching Artist: Zachary Francois is an artist who utilizes photography to explore how we are informed and produce images and the effects they have on us and our culture. Zachary's work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Georgia, Arkansas, Ohio, and Texas. Their work has been published in Aint-bad and Musee Magazine, Georgia State Universities Underground Journal, and numerous other publications, including being featured on the cover of Mainline Zine



Making Masks, Making Connections Theater Mask Representing a Young Man

July 17-21 – Ages 7-9 

July 24-28 – Ages 10-12 

Drawing inspiration from in-depth explorations of masks and masking traditions found across the galleries of the Carlos, campers will explore their own identities through mask-making, poetry, songwriting, and role-playing. Guided by teaching artist Karina Hatcher, students will participate in drama-based exercises, giving voice to their own creations.                      

Materials: For ensured access to animation software, campers will use iPads provided by the teaching artists for the duration of this camp. 

About the Teaching Artist: Karina Hatcher is a teaching artist with a background in visual arts, film, and creative writing. She holds a MA in Transdisciplinary Art Therapy and is an active member of IEATA (International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. She integrates multimodal arts, psychology, and movement meditation to help children, families, and organizations tap into their creative potential. 

July 17-21 Registration 

July 24-28 Registration 


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


Images, top to bottom:

Crescent Headdress with Felines. Chimú. Late Intermediate, 1000-1450 CE. Silver alloy. Gift of Cora W. and Laurence C. Witten II. 1992.015.323. © Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Michael McKelvey.

Flute in the Form of a Bat. Early Greater Nicoya or Greater Nicoya. Period IV, 300 BCE-500 CE. Ceramic. Ex coll. William C. and Carol W. Thibadeau. 1991.004.021. © Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Michael McKelvey. 

Rama, Lakshmana, and Hanuman Rest in the Forest. India, Punjab Hills. late 18th-19th Century. Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper. Gift of Jayantilal K. and Geeta J. Patel and family to further the study of Hinduism. 2012.014.001. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2012. 

Tom Dorsey, A Very Incomplete Self Portrait, Fol. 24. 1971. Gelatin silver prints mounted to archival board. 2022.006.025A/B. © Tom Dorsey. Courtesy Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University.

Theater Mask Representing a Young Man. Greek, Hellenistic. 2ND Century BCE. Ceramic. Joint gift to the Michael C. Carlos Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art from Mr. and Mrs. William Knight Zewadski. 1988.034.005.