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The DIA's Incredible Summer Camps

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Where Happy Campers are Found

Children can escape summer boredom and discover their creative side at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) week-long summer camps. A half-day at the DIA with lunch, followed by a half-day at the College for Creative Studies is sure to keep kids’ minds and hands busy. Below is a listing of the incredible camps. Summer camp scholarships are available. For more information or to register, call 313.833.4249 or visit

Clay by Day (Ages 9–12)
Tuesday, July 5–Friday, July 8, 9 a.m.–noon
Campers have fun creating a variety objects while exploring the fun of working with clay. Members: $77; Non-members: $96. *Half-day at the DIA only

Art Tales (Ages 9–12)
Monday, July 18–Friday, July 29, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Take a magical journey into storytelling through making your own books, images, computer illustration and more. Cost: $375.

Mama Nature’s Art Camp (Ages 6–9)
Monday, August 1–Friday, August 5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Campers can use nature as their inspiration while making masterpieces from a variety of media including beautiful botanical ceramic tiles. Cost: $235.

Heroes and Heroines (Ages 9–12)
Monday, August 1–Friday, August 5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Transform action heroes, fantasy and fairy-tale characters into sculptures and other artwork. Cost: $235.

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Programs are made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.

Located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center, the DIA is owned by the City of Detroit and is recognized as one of the country's premier art museums. From the first van Gogh to enter a U.S. museum (Self Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals, the DIA's collection reveals the scope and depth of human experience, imagination and emotion. Visit online at

Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is a donation. We recommend $4 for adults and $1 for children. DIA members are admitted free. For membership information call 313-833-7971.