The Society hosts a wide variety of multi-day camps during the Summer months for children aged 6 through 12 years old.  Each camp focuses on a specific theme that includes art, science, math and history which promote creativity and problem-solving.   Students have the opportunity to explore, discover and design projects inside a Civil War-era fort.

Check back in Spring 2021 for our list of virtual and in-person camps.

KWAHS ArtCamp Week 7, 2016

Summer ArtCamp! | Pottery Camp Monday, June 14th to Friday, June 18th, from 9 am – 4 pm In this 5-day camp, your camper will learn beginning pottery terms, create a tile mosaic, make coil pots and pinch pots, and learn about local Key West artists who specialize in this medium. Ages 6-12: Please note that […]


Summer ArtCamp! | Movie Maker Camp: Part 1 Monday, July 19th to Friday, July 23rd, from 8:45 am – 4 pm This 5-day workshop will take our campers behind the scenes of the movie-making industry. Participants will have a hands-on experience as they write a script, make costumes, build sets, and create the props to […]


Summer ArtCamp! | Movie Maker Camp: Part 2 Monday, July, 26th to Friday, July 30th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm The second part of this 5-day workshop will take our students behind the scenes of the movie-making industry. Participants will review the script, cast roles for the film, create theatrical makeup, and learn how […]


Summer ArtCamp! | Claymation Camp Monday, June 28th to  Friday, July 2nd, from 8:45 am – 4 pm During this 5-day camp, campers will learn the art of clay molding, wire figures, set design, and how to compose 24 frames per minute using stop-motion photography to create an animated movie, which will premiere on the last […]


Summer ArtCamp! | The Ultimate Scarecrow Challenge Monday, August 9th to Wednesday, August 11th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm During this 3-day camp, students will work together to design and create a scarecrow which will be entered into the 3rd Annual Scarecrows in the Forest Contest at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical […]

Medieval Camp 2019

Summer ArtCamp! | Adventure: Death Takes a Holiday Monday, August 2nd to Friday, August 6th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm Join us for a 5-day adventure that picks up where we last left off during The Rise of the Dark Queen. At the conclusion of our last camp, Death decides to take a holiday, […]

Students on Thursday brandish shields and medieval weapons they created themselves during Key West Art & Historical Society Medieval Camp, an action-filled five day workshop at Fort East Martello that began on January 1. With instructors Rick “Deadeye” Wheelus (far left), Kevin Lisinski (second from right, back row) and Natalie Robinson (far right), using stories of King Arthur, Robin Hood and Charlemagne as backdrops, students engaged in heraldry research, archery, swordplay, shield-making with wood, rope and paint, chain-mail jewelry making, castle-building with blocks, basic siege tactics and a finale competition between the knights of the citadel and the barbarian horde (horned helmets and round shields). For more information on Society educational programs and adventures, call Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.

Summer ArtCamp! | Live Action History: The Greco Persian Wars Monday, July 5th to Friday, July 9th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm Join us for a 5-day adventure that relives The Histories as told by Herodotus during the 5th century BCE. Campers will learn about the rise of the Persian Empire and the causes that started […]


Summer ArtCamp! | Outdoor Sculpture Creations Camp Monday, July 12th to Friday, July 16th, from 8:45 am – 4:00 pm During this 5-day camp, students will learn about the outdoor sculptures created by artists Dale Chihuly, Louise Nevelson, and Claus Oldenburg. Students will then work together to design and create a sculpture from recycled materials that […]

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