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East Aurora, NY, 14052
United States


MUSEjar is a dynamic art studio and carefully curated art shop, built to foster creativity and inspiration in both artists and aspiring creatives. We offer a wide variety of workshops and private events for all ages.

Kids Summer Art Camps

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Exploring Photography Camp


Registration for this camp is currently closed!

This camp is held daily from Monday, July 15th through Wednesday, July 17th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

In this digital world, it’s fun to get back to basics in this three day Photography camp, where you will learn how to look at the world through a “photographer’s eye”. The focus of this camp is to explore the practices in Photography outside the quick snap and post generation. We will focus on artistic practices like composition and decision making, as well as incorporate painting and natural environment to create one of a kind photos.

Our first day will be spent walking around The EA Village taking unique pictures from interesting angles of everyday places and objects. Bring new life and originality to your own photographs by adding painted color in creative and/or unexpected ways! Much better than any social media filter! We will explore the various ways to produce a photographic image and finish out the camp using one of the original forms of image production, you’ll get the chance to make beautiful, blue “photographs” without using a camera!

Ages: 12 years and up

Materials: Studio supplies will be included for the week though we do have some special instructions for camp. The registration fee for this camp includes all instruction, equipment use during camp, and materials for 3 days of sessions, where we will explore different techniques together and work on projects that you will take home with you at the end of the camp. Registration also includes a daily snack and a camp bag/portfolio.  Please let us know if there are any food restrictions, or allergies we should be aware of. If you would like to send your child to camp with their own personal snacks and beverages, they are welcome to bring them.

Supplies Needed:


-Students will be outside capturing images, so comfortable shoes and sunscreen is strongly suggested.

**If students do not have access to a digital camera or camera phone, please contact MUSEjar to discuss an alternative option.

-Students should try to bring in their own opaque objects that will be used to create the shapes on the Cyanotype printing materials (ex, feathers, yarn, lace, personal objects like jewelry, keys, pins, or even enlarged negatives!). If you do not have these types of items, MUSEjar will have a variety of objects to play with – but it’s more personal if it’s your own!

**Opaque – non-transparent; dense material that you cannot see through

Instructor: Lisa Pimental

A newcomer to the WNY region and a former high school photography teacher, Lisa is a graduate of San Jose State University where she discovered her love for all things image-making. While she enjoys any medium that allows her to explore creatively, Lisa loves any process that allows her to combine old, traditional techniques with new, current methods.

NOTE: All camps require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation, you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our summer camp policies. 

Earlier Event: July 15
Later Event: July 22
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