Chattanooga, TN (March 9, 2015) – Registration is now open for Summer Art Camps at the Hunter Museum.  This is the summer for the arts at the Hunter. Budding painters, dancers and musicians of all ages can find something to delight them this summer. Whether your child is creating an original work of art, exploring one of our galleries, or building a new friendship, you’re sure to have a happy camper.

Full day camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all supplies are included in the camp cost. Camp t-shirts are also included. The Hunter Museum provides 2 snacks, but campers are expected to bring their own lunch (and please remember the Hunter is a peanut-free camp). Each Friday session ends with an exhibit and showcase of student work for family, neighbors, and friends to enjoy.

Half day camps are offered for Pre K children. The morning session, held 9 a.m. to noon, is suited for ages 3 to younger 4 year olds.  The afternoon session, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., is geared toward older 4 to 5 year olds.

Full Day Camps are $168 for members and $210 for non-members.  Half Day (Pre-K) Camps are $84 members and $105 for non-members.  Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly suggested. Your child is not enrolled in camp until you receive a confirmation email from


June 1-5 | Art Is Easy Being Green (ages 6-8)

Wait, wait! Don’t throw that away. It holds infinite artistic possibilities! This camp will have you looking at your waste basket in a whole new way. Recycle, reduce, reuse, and turn it into art. Even trash can become a treasure as you use it to create works of art. Beautiful and good for the environment, how can you toss this camp aside!?

Teacher: Baggs McKelvey

June 8-12 | Sound and Sculpture (ages 9-11)

Join us in creating moveable sculpture via dance paired with musical expression. Students will experience the art of dance and music together, not only making art, but becoming it as well. See…Do…Be in Sound and Sculpture.

Teacher (Music): Elizabeth Crabtree       
Teacher (Dance): Stacey Caheely, Scenic City Dance

June 15-19 | From Script to Finish (ages 12-14)

Roll Sound. Roll Camera. Action! Maybe the summer’s biggest blockbuster will come from this group of students as they delve into film making: script writing, set design, costumes, acting, filming, and editing. From Script to Finish, this camp will have you on the edge of your seat.         

Teacher: Baggs McKelvey           

June 22-26 | Shine and Sparkle (ages 9-11)
Add a little bling to your already radiant summer. Students will design and craft their own array of jewelry (aka little, wearable sculptures) this week.                  

Teacher: Kimerlen Moore

July 6-10 | Designer Mash-Ups (ages 12-14)

Take your creativity off the canvas to explore the art world through cooking, fashion, graphics, and interior design This week’s theme will offer students a chance to explore a menagerie of artistic pursuits that are also growing—plus, they’re fun! Guest teachers and experts in each field will be working with us throughout the week to let us step into their art scene.

Teacher: Emily Ruth       
Guest Teachers/Community Partners: Nick Liston-Avnaim, Nate Galui, Elspeth Schulze, and Dish T' Pass

July 13-17 | Snap Happy! (ages 9-11)

Remember those instant cameras, dark rooms and rolls of film? This week takes a peek at cameras through the ages. Learn about the beginnings of photography, shoot some manual photos, learn about developing images, take away some photographing techniques, and even open a lens on the digital age. You’ll definitely want to take a shot on this camp!                        

Teacher: Baggs McKelvey           
Community Partner: Space Junk, Diana Edwards

July 20-24 | Artists, Archaeologists, and Anthropologists (ages 6-8)

Put on your explorer cap and don your digging tools—you’re going on an art excavating expedition! Unearth artistic inspiration as you look through past artifacts of not so distant art periods. Travel the timeline of textiles and make your own for future generations to discover.

Capacity: 15 students

Teacher: Emily Ruth

July 27-31 | Art Mark!

Even our youngest students need a chance to make a mess, see art up close, and express their own creative imaginations through different art forms. In our Pre-K week of camp, they’ll get a chance to put make their own Art Mark! doing just that.                                          

For more information about Summer Art Camps at the Hunter Museum, please contact Rachel Veal at or register online at


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