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2020 Summer Camp Banner

The Barry Art Museum is very pleased to announce our 2020 Summer Camps!

WEEK LONG CAMPS: (Monday-Friday)

July 20th-24th OR July 27th-31st

10:00-11:30 a.m. + 2:00-2:30 p.m. each day

AGES: 8- 12 years of age

Limited to 12 students per session; accompanied by at home activity kits included in the fee.


$195 Museum Members

$225 Public

Financial Aid: Scholarships are available for qualifying families. To apply, please submit a short letter of financial need by July 10th to ckasic@odu.edu.

The camp was made possible through the generosity of Caroline W. McCartney.

OVERVIEW: Developed by experienced artist-educators, our online Summer Craft Camp provides high quality creative engagement, delivered directly to your home. Inspired by the Barry Art Museum's collection of contemporary glass sculpture, modern paintings and historical dolls and automatons, your child will explore Art with hands-on activities, history and games culminating with a virtual exhibition of completed projects. Each day of the week students explore a theme from multiple angles with discussions and mixed media art projects.


  • Prior to camp you will receive at home art kits complete with all necessary materials for the week.

  • Each day our instructors conduct a live Zoom call from 10:00-11:30 a.m. with in person discussions and activities.

  • "Crafternoon" from 2:00-2:30 p.m. is a live introduction to a hands-on project with continued access to a prerecorded instructional video.

  • The remainder of the afternoon is self paced, allowing students to delve into the materials at their own speed. The following morning begins with a show and tell of the completed projects from the day prior.

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS: All programs will use Zoom. Campers' parent/legal guardian will receive login instructions for each session. Artist educators will always be present when the program is in session. There is support on standby to provide technical assistance. Pre Recorded videos are posted on a private class YouTube channel. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Must have a personal computer and reliable internet connection.

REGISTRATION: Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Registration is only available online and is on a first-come, first-served basis.




  • 100% refund for cancellation received a minimum of 14 days before the start date of the camp.

  • 50% refund for cancellation between 7-14 days before the start date of the camp.

  • No refund for cancellations less than 7 days before the start date of the camp.

  • Change in date selection will be honored without penalty if space(s) is available, otherwise the cancellation policy applies.

AGE DISCLAIMER: The program is designed to engage students ages 8-12, and to be completed independently by most students aged 8 and up. Students or siblings younger than 8 may enroll, however they require some adult supervision. Inversely 12+ are allowed to enroll with an understanding that the lesson plans were created for a slightly younger audience.

MATERIAL DISCLAIMER: The at home art kits provide all the materials needed for the craft camp. By enrolling your child in this program, you acknowledge they will be using art supplies including such tools as scissors and glue in your home. Parental supervision is suggested.

Art Inspired Yoga

BAM Art Yoga

Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free; donations welcome

Platform: Facebook Live. No registration required, just login to Facebook and find visit us here.

In this 50 min yoga class you will be led through a series of poses, many inspired by the art in the Barry Art Museum collection. Live feed from our galleries with Danielle Collinsworth of Sky is the Limit Yoga.

BIO: Danielle Collinsworth is an E-RYT 500. She fell in love with yoga as she was searching to fulfill her long lost love of dance. Danielle left Corporate America in 2017 to pursue yoga full time. She is in the process of opening a yoga studio + coffee shop in Norfolk Virginia. Sky's the Limit Yoga Co has been bringing the practice of yoga to several local businesses throughout the Hampton Roads area for over two years . The community is continuing to grow virtually and Danielle is in the works of developing more online content to help you find some zen during and post quarantine. All of her classes are open to all levels and they will leave you with a sweaty smile. :)

Monthly Pecha Kucha Night (community slide share)

Pecha Kucha Night Image

Thursday, June 5th, 8 p.m. - Register HERE

Thursday, July 23rd, 8 p.m. - Register HERE

Thursday, August 20th, 8 p.m. - Register HERE


Platform: Zoom

We all need community! Join our casual virtual maker show-and-tell via zoom, conceived of as an opportunity to come meet other thinkers, makers, and doers. If you are a creative, this is for YOU. You get 2 minutes and 5 slides. It's quick, it's fun, it's designed to help you learn who else is shacked up in their garage furiously painting, sculpting, making photographs or whittling wood. Open to all mediums of expression architecture, glass, drawing, sculpture etc. To participate, just have your five images loaded on your computer, and share your screen when it is your turn~ at the end we will have a communal Q&A and connect artists across the Barry Art Museum community.

BIO: Moderated by Charlotte Potter Kasic, Manager of Education and Engagement at the Barry Art Museum. Charlotte is an Artist, Designer and Educator whose artistic practice centers around connecting people and facilitating collaboration. A pioneer in the field of Performance Glass blowing, Charlotte was the founding Programming Director at the Chrysler Museum of Art. She has been exhibited in Museums and galleries internationally and is in numerous public and private collections.

Learn & Play

Our Education Department in collaboration with ODU teleworking students has developed a NEW series of free, easily downloadable activities inspired by our unique collection for parents and educators to utilize. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to post outcomes with #BarryArtMuseum

The illustrations in this coloring book were created by our Education Department and ODU Art Education major Jessica Hayes so that children and adults alike can bring a little piece of the Barry Art Museum Collection home with them. Use your medium of choice: crayons, colored pencils or paints to transform the dolls to your own works of art!

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Barry Art Museum Internship Program

This new educational initiative offers practical, real-life experience and career development in a museum setting. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, Curatorial Studies, Exhibition Design, Collections Management, Entrepreneurship, and Museum Education. It is open to students of all disciplines at ODU. Only three students will be selected for an internship per term.

Three terms are offered annually: Summer Session (13 weeks, mid-May to early August); Fall Semester (15 weeks); Spring Semester (15 weeks). Students earn 3 credits (150 hours total).

Program Description:

Structured weekly meeting (2 hours) with museum supervisor, in addition to an individually designed study and work schedule agreed on with ODU faculty advisor.

Semester long personal project: Interns select and develop a personal research project relating to the collection, or to museum educational initiatives, that will enrich the museum visitor experience, both in the museum and online. A project may provide context for artwork or create meaningful activities that enhance art appreciation. Possible areas of research include: historical context, personal interest, techniques of making art, and hands on engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Personal professional development: resume, bio, artist statement, online presence review.
  • Public Speaking: lead school and public tours, present personal project to museum staff.
  • Engagement: learn how to develop and implement museum programs.
  • Partnerships: identify and foster partnerships across the region ranging from camps to student and cultural organizations, and include developing a timeline and written agreements.
  • Budgeting: learn through real-life experience how to create a budget for museum-related interpretive materials and events.
  • Art Exhibition Management: job shadow an art handler, learn how to plan and hang exhibitions, design label copy, and lighting.
  • Outreach: develop and implement social media and marketing research, including the writing of media releases.

Application: Please send an introductory email of interest to Charlotte Potter Kasic, Manager of Museum Education and Engagement (ckasic@odu.edu).