Youth Art Classes

DuMA Spring Break Art Camps


Monday-Friday, March 25-29th

Section I: Grades K-2, M-F, 9-11 am (optional sack lunch add-on 11 am-Noon)
Section II: Grades 3-5, M-F, 1-4 pm

Tuition: $65 Members | $75 Guests (materials included);
$10 sack lunch (optional)
Instructors: Rachel Spurling and Caitlin Donald

Looking for a creative way to fill Spring Break Week? Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries for inspiration, then head to the studio to create their own works of art in a variety of age-appropriate mediums.


Back to Basics: Painting Class

Sundays, April 7-28 (4-Week Session)
Section I: Ages 8-12: 1-2:30 pm
Section II: Ages 13-16: 2:30-4 pm

Tuition: $60 Members | $75 Guests (materials included)
Instructors: Hana Velde and Kelsey Hammons

Students will visit museum exhibits, including African American Art in the 20th Century, to explore color, theme, and mood and to gain creative inspiration. We will begin by learning about color theory and brush techniques using watercolors. The second week’s class will explore shading and perspective using tempera paints. The second half of the class series will focus on composition and acrylic painting techniques as students prepare a canvas and work on a landscape painting.

DuMA Summer Art Camp 2019:

Age 6–8: June 17–21 @ 10–11:30 AM
Age 9–12: June 24–28 @ 10–11:30 AM
Age 13–16: July 8–12 @ 10–11:30 AM
Cost: $50 Members; $60 Guests

Young artists will explore the theme ‘Art and Nature’ while spending mornings at both Swiss Valley and the Arboretum, as well as visiting the Museum’s galleries for inspiration to create their own works of nature-inspired art in a variety of mediums.

The Museum’s educational philosophy focuses on experimentation, problem solving and “thinking outside the box”. Students create art in a safe and positive environment, finding inspiration in the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Originality and self-expression is encouraged.

Instructed by Hana Velde, Kelsey Hammons, and Caitlin Donald. All supplies furnished.

For more information or to register a child, please contact Margi Buhr, Director of Education, at (563) 557-1851 Tues – Fri, or via Email at

You may also register online using the form below: