REGISTRATION UPDATE (JUNE 17 ): There is very limited availability for the remainder of Summer Art Camp. A list of available classes can be found here.
Registration deadline for each week of camp is the Monday of the previous week.
Explore, discover, create and have fun in Memphis College of Art’s Summer Art Camp. We offer qualified teaching artists, small class sizes, a variety of media and excellent facilities. Classes range from exploratory creative expression to intensive investigation of design principles. We are committed to nurturing children’s love for creating art, whatever their age, interest or skill level may be.
Weeklong sessions feature a choice of morning and afternoon classes. Half-day campers select one class; full-day campers select two: one morning class and one for the afternoon. Equipment, supplies and lunch (for full-day campers) are included in the tuition. Campers are grouped by rising grade: Primary (K-2); Intermediate (3-5); Middle School (6-8); and High School (9 and up). All classes are held in Rust Hall, Overton Park (map).
CAMP INFO LINKS
We offer flexible scheduling, with week-long sessions and morning and afternoon classes. Campers can choose to attend half day (morning or afternoon) or full day. Extended care is also available before and after camp hours for an additional fee.
Summer Art Camp (ages 5 – 18)
Half day, morning session: 9 a.m.–noon
Half day, afternoon session: 1–4 p.m.
Full day: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Extended care mornings: 8–9 a.m.
Extended care afternoons: 4–5 p.m.
This year’s camp includes classic favorites as well as new and exciting classes for all ages. Preschoolers explore art making in a fun, age-appropriate environment. Elementary campers can build a gnome house, design a planet or discover art fundamentals. Middle and high school students can choose from drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, design, and much more. Rising juniors and seniors can develop a portfolio in an intensive class designed to prepare them for the college application process.
Designed for students aspiring to attend a post-secondary art school, this course provides an opportunity to develop and prepare a portfolio for college applications. Students are introduced to advanced concepts in drawing and will have the opportunity to enhance their art portfolios by completing a series of drawings from direct observation. This full-day, one-week class focuses on traditional drawing techniques under the guidance of MCA’s Advanced Placement high school drawing instructor, Jonathan Hart. For rising high school Juniors and Seniors. Full-day Summer Art Camp tuition applies. Equipment, supplies and lunch included.
Offered in Week 2 and Week 4
June 17–21 or July 8–12
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Memphis College of Art’s Summer Academy provides a residential studio experience for hightly motivated high school junior, senior and college freshmen students who intend to study art at the college level. The program offers a variety of hands-on studio investigation in both Fine and Design Arts curriculum. Academy participants will stay in MCA’s newest residence, Fogelman Hall, for two weeks and earn two hours of college credit.
Instruction is provided by MCA facuty and upper-level graduate students. Evening activities will focus on seeing the sights of Memphis including dinner at the Rendezvous, a walk on Beale Street, gallery tours, and more. Sessions will be offered on careers in art and portfolio preparation. Experience college living and art instruction at one of the leading art programs in the south!
(This event is designed for students that have completed grades 10, 11 or 12 by summer 2013.)
July 14 – 27, 2013
Our instructors are enthusiastic about sharing the joy of art making with young people. Instructors are teaching artists with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Degree minimum. Many of our instructors hold higher degrees and/or teaching certificates. Most classes also have a dedicated adult teaching assistant, making the adult/child ratio no greater than 1 to 8. All Summer Art Camp instructors and staff are carefully screened and subjected to a thorough background check.
Tuition includes supplies and equipment. Exceptions, such as cameras for Digital Photography, are noted in the course descriptions. Full-day tuition includes lunch.
Summer Art Camp Tuition
Registration deadline is at noon on the Monday of the previous week for each week of camp. Registration is complete only with payment in full and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes fill quickly; registering early is strongly advised for the best class selection.
Week 1 – Monday, June 3
Week 2 – Monday, June 10
Week 3 – Monday, June 17
Week 4 – Monday, July 1
Summer Art Camp, Junior – Monday, July 1
A limited number of traditional scholarships and IDEALS grants are awarded on a merit basis for Summer Art Camp, Saturday School and Portfolio Development classes.
Summer 2013 scholarship/grant application deadline is Thursday, May 2 at 4 pm.
Please call our office at 901-272-5142 if you have any questions about preparing your scholarship or grant submission.
Mail or drop off scholarship packets to:
Memphis College of Art
1939 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Summer Art Camp, Junior is now full. Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list.
Ages 4 – 5
Monday – Thursday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Our junior version of Summer Art Camp features age-appropriate art activities in a fun, exploratory environment.
Ages 4 – 6
Monday – Friday
9 to 11 a.m.
Location: Cameron-Brown Park, 8626 Farmington Boulevard
Nuture a child’s creativity outdoors. Kids discover drawing, painting and other engaging art media in this delightful art adventure. Supplies are provided. Bring a snack. Space is limited. Register by June 10.
Register online at Germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. For more information, contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com if you need our assistance. Our office is open 8:30 to 4:30 weekdays. SUMMER HOURS: The Community Education office and all College offices close at noon on Fridays, May 17 through July 26, 2013.
If you have an urgent or emergency call and cannot reach us in the office, you may call MCA’s front desk at (901) 272-5100.