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Summer Day Camps for Young Artists

It’s that time of year again! Summer Art Camps for kids ages 5 and up (and summer workshops for teenagers) are a great opportunity for budding artists to try something new, or explore their favorite medium in-depth.

Art camps start up the week of June 17 and continue throughout the summer. You can read more about children’s classes and camps, including parent testimonials, in this post. And this YouTube playlist includes some work from past camps, including claymation videos made by campers and a short feature on 2012’s art camp:

Read on for the full list of camps and workshops with links to registration pages!

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Day camps for kids 5–12
Teen workshops
Eight-week courses

Kids 5–12

Camps take place weekly, in five-day sessions, starting the week of June 17 and ending the week of August 19.

In Basic Art Camp, each day brings a new project, and each week is different. Our specialty camps focus on immersing the children in one medium. Camps come in whole and half-day sessions over a five-day week, and you can create your own all-day camp by combining a basic camp with a specialty camp.

Basic Art Camp (ages 5+)

  • Camps for age groups 5 to 7 and 8 to 11 are available in the morning, afternoon, or all day. Camps for ages 12 and up are also available, July 8–12 and July 29–August 2, only. Click here to view the full list of camps (be sure to click the Camps tab to see them).

Drawing Camp (ages 8–11):

Cartooning Camp (ages 8–12):

Painting Camp (ages 8–12):

Photo Camp (ages 8–11):

Ceramics Camp (ages 10–13):

Sculpture Camp:

Jewelry Camp (ages 9–12):

Fiber Camp (ages 7–11):

Clay Animation Movie Camp (ages 8–12):

Teen Workshops

Manga Comic Workshop for Teens

Painting & Drawing for Teens

Photography for Teens

Life Size Paper Mache

Ceramics Workshop for Teens

Jewelry Workshop for Teens

Eight-week courses

The Art of Cartooning (ages 8+)

Mastering Cartooning (ages 10+)

Manga Character Creation (teens)

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Did you know: The Art League's Art Camp is the longest running visual arts camp in the area! We've been here for more than 30 years! While sadly we can't find any photos from the '80s (please let us know if you have any lying around), let's take a look back at the last several years of burgeoning kid artists and eight years of fun at Art Camp!

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