Creativity Grows Here! Summer Arts is a series of fun and engaging week-long studio art classes that promote creativity, and are tailored for children of all levels of ability. Create art in many mediums—drawing, painting, sculpture, and more—inspired by the natural world and by artwork on view in our Museum galleries.
8 week-long sessions—Attend for just one week, a couple of weeks, or the whole summer!
Register for morning (9am–12pm), afternoon (1pm—4pm), or both
No additional charge for supervised lunch when you register for AM and PM classes in the same week
Extended Afternoon (Mon-Thu \ 4pm-5pm) available
Sunny, air-conditioned art studios
Supervised and convenient curb-side drop-off and pick-up
Experienced art instructors and support staff
Every Friday! Student art exhibitions
Week-long classes for children going into grades 1-8. Different nature-based themes each week.
Grades 1–4: 2D (drawing, painting, collage), or 3D (sculpture, construction), or clay classes
Grades 5–8: Foundation classes exploring specific artists’ materials and techniques
Special, week-long intensives, taught by professional artists and college instructors, for teens entering grades 9–12. AM and PM Classes available. See our Teen Art Classes page for details.
The Summer Arts 2015: Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] includes information about registration, drop-off and pick-up, emergency contact and more.
|1–2||3–4||5–6||7–8||High School||Extended PM|
Note: Session 1 (June 22–26) has been canceled due to late closing dates of schools for snow make-ups.
For class descriptions click on the Class Title. Register your child in the grade that s/he will attend in September.
View/download the Summer Arts 2015 course catalog [PDF].
|Session 2||Jun 29–Jul 2 (4 days)||Undersea Art 2D||Undersea Art Clay|
|Session 3||Jul 6–Jul 10||Art of the Forest Clay||Art of the Forest 2D|
|Session 4||Jul 13–Jul 17||Arctic Arts 2D||Arctic Arts 3D|
|Session 5||Jul 20–Jul 24||Create at the Coast 3D||Create at the Coast 2D|
|Session 6||Jul 27–Jul 31||Tropical Art 2D||Tropical Art Clay|
|Session 7||Aug 3–Aug 7||Savanna Art Safari Clay||Savanna Art Safari 2D|
|Session 8||Aug 10–Aug 14||Art at the Pond 2D||Art at the Pond 3D|
|Session 9||Aug 17–Aug 21||Art on the Desert Sands Clay||Art on the Desert Sands 2D|
|Session 2||Jun 29–Jul 2 (4 days)||Undersea Art 3D||Undersea Art 2D|
|Session 3||Jul 6–Jul 10||Art of the Forest 2D||Art of the Forest 3D|
|Session 4||Jul 13–Jul 17||Arctic Arts Clay||Arctic Arts 2D|
|Session 5||Jul 20–Jul 24||Create at the Coast 2D||Create at the Coast Clay|
|Session 6||Jul 27–Jul 31||Tropical Art 3D||Tropical Art 2D|
|Session 7||Aug 3–Aug 7||Savanna Art Safari 2D||Savanna Art Safari 3D|
|Session 8||Aug 10–Aug 14||Art at the Pond Clay||Art at the Pond 2D|
|Session 9||Aug 17–Aug 21||Art on the Desert Sands 2D||Art on the Desert Sands 3D|
|Session 2||Jun 29–Jul 2 (4 days)||Comics and Cartoons||Clay Studio|
|Session 3||Jul 6–Jul 10||Clay Studio||Jewelry Studio|
|Drawing and Mixed Media*|
|Session 4||Jul 13–Jul 17||Drawing||Comics and Cartoons|
|Session 5||Jul 20–Jul 24||Painting||Intro to Printmaking|
|Session 6||Jul 27–Jul 31||Lively Landscape||Clay Studio|
|Session 7||Aug 3–Aug 7||Clay Studio||Creative Woodworking|
|Session 8||Aug 10–Aug 14||Comics and Cartoons||Clay Studio|
|Session 9||Aug 17–Aug 21||Clay Studio||Painting|
* New class - not shown in catalog.
|Session 2||Jun 29–Jul 2 (4 days)||Wheelthrowing||Fashion Design|
|Session 3||Jul 6–Jul 10||Manga||Wheelthrowing|
|Session 4||Jul 13–Jul 17||Wheelthrowing||Drawing Skills|
|Session 5||Jul 20–Jul 24||Drawing Skills||Wheelthrowing|
|Drawing Skills (new section)|
|Session 6||Jul 27–Jul 31||Wheelthrowing||Printmaking Studio|
|Session 7||Aug 3–Aug 7||Painting From Life||Abstract Painting|
|Session 8||Aug 10–Aug 14||Wheelthrowing||Jewelry Studio|
|Illustration and Design Studio|
|Session 9||Aug 17–Aug 21||Drawing Skills||Wheelthrowing|
|Click here for summer classes for teens.|
|EXTENDED AFTERNOON SESSION (GRADES 1 – 8)|
|Session 2**||Week of June 29 (4 days)||PM Extended Day|
|Session 3||Week of July 6||PM Extended Day|
|Session 4||Week of July 13||PM Extended Day|
|Session 5||Week of July 20||PM Extended Day|
|Session 6||Week of July 27||PM Extended Day|
|Session 7||Week of August 3||PM Extended Day|
|Session 8||Week of August 10||PM Extended Day|
|Session 9||Week of August 17||PM Extended Day|
* Friday Art Celebrations: Afternoon extended day runs Monday through Thursday only. Friday classes will end with a celebration of student creativity. Please plan to attend our Student Art Exhibition Receptions on Fridays (11:45am–12pm for morning students; 3:45–4:00pm for afternoon and all-day students).
** Special Note for Session 2: Due to the holiday, Student Art Receptions will be held on Thursday, July 2rd, at 11:45am and at 3:45pm. There will be no PM extended day on Thursday.