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Youth & Family Friendly Events at CAM

In addition to its thought-provoking exhibitions and engaging events, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents several fun and unique programs for youth and families this summer.


Stroller Tours
Wednesdays, June 3, July 1, and August 5   |  FREE
9 to 10 am
Recommended for infants to 24 months.
Complimentary refreshments.
Designed for art lovers and their young ones, this special guided tour of the current exhibitions offers something new each month.



Morning Play Dates
Wednesdays, June 3, July 1, and August 5   |   FREE
10 to 11 am
Recommended for ages 2 to 5 years old.
Complimentary refreshments.
Aspiring young artists and their families participate in unique art and movement based projects, artist-led activities, and performances. The June 3 Play Date features artist Dani Radosevich who leads an optical glasses art activity in which kids can see through different shades of color to change the perception of their environment. Musical entertainment for the June 3 event features Celia.



Family Day Block Party
Saturday, June 20, 10 am to noon   |   FREE
Recommended for ages 3 to 12 years old.
Join CAM, the Pulitzer, and the Sheldon for a special Family Day Block Party filled with art activities, performances, storytelling, face painting, and more at each location (the three arts organizations are adjacent to each other). CAM features a huge cardboard labyrinth workshop and band The Trip Daddys.



Stop-Motion Madness Summer Camp
Monday through Friday, July 27-31
9 to 11:30 am
Ages 9 to 13 years old
$125 general; $85 for CAM Family Members
Register by July 13.
Artist Sarah Paulsen guides campers in creating their own collage and live-action animation videos.



Punk Printmaking Summer Camp
Monday through Friday, July 27-31
12:30 to 3 pm
Ages 9 to 13 years old
$125 general; $85 for CAM Family Members
Register by July 13.
Campers celebrate non-traditional printmaking and create printed artwork, stickers, posters, and t-shirts with artist Eric Repice.



Crushed: Found Object Letterpress Workshop
Monday through Friday, August 3-7
1 to 4:30 pm
Ages 14 to 18 years old
Register by May 29.
CAM, Central Print, and artist Sage Dawson offer a new take on traditional and contemporary methods in printmaking. High school students explore letterpress printing on the proof press, including innovative new approaches to using centuries-old art making techniques. This one week program starts with an introduction to letterpress and its history in St. Louis. Students then explore the urban landscape and print posters using found objects that make a literal impression of our culture. A maximum of nine students will be accepted into the program. Once accepted, students attend free of charge and must make a commitment to consistently attend all five classes.

Classes meet at two locations 1 to 4:30 pm:
August 3 & 4 at Central Print, 2624 N. 14th St., St. Louis, MO 63106
August 5 at CAM, 3750 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
August 6 & 7 at Central Print, 2624 N. 14th St., St. Louis, MO 63106


Photos: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM)

Upcoming events at COCA and CAM

There are some great events coming up at COCA (Center of Creative Arts) and CAM (Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis) in early February that your family can enjoy.

COCA’s Visual Arts Open Studio  |  Sunday, February 5, 1 to 3 pm  |  $8
In partnership with Artmart, COCA’s Visual Arts Open Studio participants may work on their own or with the guidance of a visual arts instructor on projects including collage, book making, watercolor painting, paper mache, and more.

CAM Stroller Tour  |  Tuesday, February 7, 9 to 10 am  |  FREE
Best for infants to 24 month old children, CAM’s Stroller Tours offer a complimentary light breakfast and an informal tour exploring the current exhibitions.

CAM Tuesday Morning Play Date  |  Tuesday, February 7, 10 to 11 am  |  FREE
Best for ages 2 to 5 years old, these engaging play dates include refreshments, an art project, story time, and movement activities.

CAM Valentine’s Family Day  |  Saturday, February 11, 1 to 4 pm  |  FREE
This event is open to all ages, but the art projects are best for 5 to 12 year olds (younger if your child isn’t easily frustrated or has amazing fine motor skills!). Enjoy the museum’s exhibitions and family activities ranging from artist-led workshops to face painting, storytelling, and more. All visitors wearing red will be entered in a drawing to win a special prize.

Read more about CAM’s family activities in my St. Louis Sprout & About article.

Photo: Jennifer Lin