Young Artists at Work (YAW) is BMoCA’s signature series of immersive hands-on art-making workshops for youth. Celebrating our 10th Anniversary, this year YAW will be expanding to include workshops for teens (age 13-18.)
Each summer, BMoCA is overflowing with creativity as local artists bring their talents and enthusiasm to each week of camp. Young artists explore personal expression, creativity, and material exploration in fun workshops geared towards each age group. With a different theme each week, workshops explore multiple mediums and concepts including collage, painting, sculpture, photography, fiber art, jewelry, and digital art & design.
BMoCA’s exhibitions inspire new ideas. At the end of each week, youth will hold their own exhibition opening where family and friends can celebrate their work!
To register, please call 303.443.2122.
FOR 5-8 YR OLDS
Join Heather Cherry and The Audubon Society and recreate the habitats of the wild inside and outside of BMoCA!
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Come to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with Heather Cherry and create your own teacup terrariums, decorate cupcakes with Tee & Cakes, and join the madness!
Art Launch! Destination: Space
Your mission is to join Celina Esekawu and a scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in outer space where you must create your own planet to survive, and then build it in the museum!
Castle in the Sky
Create a life-size castle about you – your past, future, and those things that you hold important – and become the hero or heroine of your kingdom with Libby Barbee!
Learn how to create works from clay with the experts at the Boulder Potters Guild. Learn to build, glaze, and fire in their amazing studio! Materials fee: $20
Join the ranks of the talented Boulder Symphony with instruments of your creation, made from paper and other found objects, with the help of artist T’Alyne. Then, perform for your friends and family along with Symphony members!
Robot Design Studio
Design and build the robot of your imagination from fabulously found and fine art materials with the help of Gretchen Skypeck and toy experts from KidRobot!
Folk Arts from Around the World
Journey around the world as we visit India, Tibet, China, Africa, Mexico, and the Arctic, and explore works of art from each region! Gretchen Skypeck, with help from the Shambhala Center and the Spanish Institute, will act as your tour guide!
FOR 9-12 YR OLDS
Art in the Garden
Journey into nature with Julia Lunk at Growing Gardens and learn to dye clothes with plant dyes, create terrariums, and discover the many intersections of art and nature!
Alyssa Lindaas and expert animator Mighty Fudge Studio Founder Patrick Mallek will guide students through the process of creating a cartoon to be animated and debuted in a special screening at Mighty Fudge Studios!
Discover the art of rollercoaster design with artist T’Alyne and a rollercoaster expert as you create your very own art coaster in the museum!
Think outside of the box with this unconventional sculpture class led by Alyssa Lindaas. Full Cycle is donating unusual materials to let your imagination and talent run wild!
Not for the faint of heart! Learn how to create, glaze, and fire terrifying monsters made of clay at The Boulder Potters Guild! Materials fee: $20
Be an art archeologist! Take a naturalist-guided hike through Open Spaces and Mountain Park and collect data on the Front Range environment. Then, create life-size creatures that you think would thrive in our community with Libby Barbee!
Flex Your Art Muscles!
Artist and athlete Mary Powell and the Boulder Running Company will show you how to combine art and fitness with this workshop that includes painting with bikes, running shoe sculptures, and a mini color run!
Mary Powell will demonstrate how art can be delicious for the eyes and the stomach with trout prints, eggshell mosaics, a still life like you’ve never seen before, and a special visit from Spruce Confections!
FOR 13-18 YR OLDS
Learn how to use your cellphone to create photography fit for an art museum with Mariana Vieira. Create selfies and other unique photos using hand-altering and digital techniques.
Convert waste materials or seemingly useless products into powerful works of art with Alyssa Lindaas and madelife, a local artist/ entrepreneur workshop and store.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
To cancel and request a refund for a program or workshop, please contact BMoCA’s Education Department at 303.443.2122 x13. A 10% administrative fee will be charged on all refunds. A 90% refund will be given to cancellations made more than 10 business days prior to the program or workshop. A cancellation made within 10 business days prior to a program or workshop will result in a 25% refund. We apologize, but no refunds can be given on the day the program or workshop begins or during the program.
*Please allow 14 days for us to process a refund.
BMoCA’s Photography Consent Policy:
All visitors, participants and persons, including their minor children, attending events or exhibitions sponsored by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) in or out of the museum, give their permission for themselves and their children, to be photographed. This photography is the property of BMoCA and will be used solely at the discretion and direction of BMoCA. The photographs may be used for both the external and internal purposes of BMoCA, which include publicity, both online and in print and not for any commercial enterprise.