Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp 2019

Get ready for a summer full of fun and creativity! We offer a wide variety of camps for ages 3 to 17 taught by professional artists. Animation, Photography, Fashion Design, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and more!

Fun And Safety — ACA Camps Set the Standard

ACA Accreditation means that the Memphis College of Art Summer Art Camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 290 standards) review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association® collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

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.


  • Week 1: June 3-7
  • Week 2: June 10-14
  • Week 3: June 17-21
  • Week 4: June 24-28
  • Week 5: July 8-12
  • Week 6: July 15-19


  • Full day sessions: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Morning sessions: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Afternoon sessions: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Extended care mornings: 8–9 a.m.
  • Extended care afternoons: 3:30–5 p.m.


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. All Summer Art Camp administrators, instructors and staff are carefully screened and subjected to a nationwide background check.



  • Full-day tuition: $340
  • Half-day tuition: $175
  • Summer Art Camp Junior: $110

Tuition includes supplies and equipment for most classes. 

Extended Care

  • Mornings: 8–9 a.m. $25/week
  • Afternoons: 3:30–5 p.m. $40/week



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.

Showcase On View:

July 26-28 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 28, 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 and Tuesday, July 29-30, 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. 2. Please pick up your masterpieces before we have to discard them.


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We are happy to provide additional information or answer any questions you may have about Summer Art Camp. Please call (901) 272-5116 or email if you need our assistance.

Office Hours

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

Office Closings

May 27: Memorial Day
May 29: Staff Training
July 4: Independence Day


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