Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp

Explore, discover, create and have fun in Memphis College of Art’s Summer Art Camp. Classes range from exploratory creative expression to rigorous investigation of design principles.

Why Summer Art Camp?

  • Learn visual art skills
  • Explore your creativity
  • Discover new media
  • Create your own works of art
  • Join a community of artists
  • Gain the confidence to express yourself
  • Show your work in the Summer Showcase
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun!

Summer Art Camp provides…

  • Experienced degree-holding teaching artists
  • 1:8 adult/student ratio
  • Flexible class schedules
  • Lots of class choices
  • A supportive creative community
  • A variety of inspiring media
  • Excellent college studios
  • Supplies and equipment
  • An artists’ showcase and reception in our Main Gallery

Camp Schedule

We offer flexible scheduling, with week-long sessions and full-day and half-day classes. Extended care is also available before and after camp hours for an additional fee.

Dates

  • Week 1: June 5–9
  • Week 2: June 12–16
  • Week 3: June 19–23
  • Week 4: June 26– 30
  • Week 5: July 10–14
  • Week 6: July 17–21

Hours

  • Morning sessions: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Afternoon sessions: 12–3 p.m.
  • Full day sessions: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Extended care mornings: 8–9 a.m.
  • Extended care afternoons: 3–5 p.m.

Staff

Our instructors are trained artists who love teaching and sharing the joy of art-making with others. Summer Art Camp instructors have earned at least a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and some hold higher degrees and/or teaching certificates. Most classes also have a dedicated teaching assistant, making the adult/child ratio no greater than 1 to 8. All Summer Art Camp administrators, instructors and staff are carefully screened and subjected to a nationwide background check.

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Tuition

  • Full-day tuition: $345-375
  • Half-day tuition: $175

Tuition includes supplies and equipment for most classes. 

Extended Care

  • Mornings: 8–9 a.m.
  • Afternoons: 3–5 p.m.

Showcase

Don’t miss our fabulous Summer Art Camp Showcase! We’ll select artwork from each camper to display in our Main Gallery. Families are invited to view the show at any time, but a reception in honor of our young artists will be held at the close of the exhibition. We hope you can attend.

July 22–30 Rust Hall, Main Gallery

Gallery Hours:

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.

Closing Reception:

Sunday, July 30, 2–4 p.m.

Artwork Pick-Up:

If you attend the closing reception, you may take your artist’s work with you as you leave. If you can’t make it to the reception, we will have Open Pick-Up Days on Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, Aug. 1, 8:30- a.m.–6:30 p.m. Please let us know if you need to arrange an alternate pick-up day. We have limited storage and lots of artwork, so we can only hold artwork through Friday, Aug. 4. Please pick up your masterpieces before we have to discard them.

Updates

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Contact

We are happy to provide additional information or answer any questions you may have about Summer Art Camp. Please call (901) 272-5142 or email commed@mca.edu if you need our assistance.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Office Closings

Monday, May 29: Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 31: Staff Training
Tuesday, July 4: Independence Day

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Memphis College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Additional Information