Summer Art Camp

Registration opens March 1, 2023.

Summer Art Camps at the Springfield Art Museum provide an enriching summer experience! Campers will spend the week expanding their creativity through interactive learning, art making, and gallery exploration. 

  • Camps are full day camps (9 am - 4 pm) and include materials and an afternoon snack. 
  • Campers provide their own lunch and will stay at the Museum during the lunch hour. 

Please note that, due to clay drying and kiln firing schedules, any clay pieces will not be ready to take home at the end of the week. Participants will be notified when the pieces are ready for pickup. 

Contact Museum Educator Lori Gipson at or (417) 874-2835 with questions regarding Summer Art Camp.


2023 Kids Create Summer Camp (Ages 6-8)

Ages 6-8; Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm; $225 per session

Kids Create Summer Camps are designed for art lovers ages 6-8. Campers will make multiple projects over the week in a variety of materials that may include drawing, painting, and clay, in addition to seeing and learning about art on display in the galleries.   

Magical ARTventures                                                                                                                                                               

Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9, 2023           

 Using their magical imaginations, campers will make art inspired by fairy tales, monsters, wizards, and more! Registeration closed. 

Sense-sational Art

Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16, 2023  

This camp will be an exploration of the senses and creating art based on touch, sight, taste, hearing, and sound. Register here.  

The Great ARTdoors

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2023 

Our friends from James River Basin Partnership will join us to help us learn about nature and create art projects inspired by nature and Fassnight Creek! Register here.

ARTronauts in Space 

Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21, 2023  

Campers will create out of this world projects inspired by Outerspace! Register here.

The Art of Play

Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11, 2023 

Draw inspiration from games of all kinds – board games, video games, recess games, and more!  Register here.

Time Travelers

Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18, 2023   

Campers will travel back in time and learn about different artists and art movements in history. Register here.  

2023 Young Artists Summer Camp (Ages 9-12)

Ages 9-12; 9 am - 4 pm; Prices vary per session.

The Young Artists Summer Camps are designed for artists ages 9-12, who want to take their art to the next level. Through smaller classes and fewer projects, campers will do a closer more in-depth exploration of different art-making techniques.   

Intensive Drawing

Wednesday, June 21 – Friday, June 23, 2023 (3-day camp); $175

This camp will take a close and intensive look at drawing. Using both graphite and charcoal campers will learn about the different drawing mediums and techniques. Register here.

Paints and Prints

Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, July 7, 2023 (3-day camp); $175

Campers will use different painting and printmaking techniques to create unique works of art. Register here. 

Explorations into the 3-D

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2023; $225 

The students will explore 3-D art while getting messy with clay and papier-mache sculptures. Register here.   

2023 Teen Art Camp (Ages 13-17)

Ages 13-17; Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm; $250 per session.

Our Teen Art Camp is for teens who love art! Campers will spend the week learning new techniques, work on developing designs, and creating pieces to add to their portfolios. 


Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2023

In this session, campers will learn basic hand building techniques for building clay as well as how to apply glazes. Register here.  


Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2023

Campers will learn different printmaking processes and create pieces of art to add to their portfolios. Register here.

Camper Illness Information

Please keep your camper at home if they have any of the following symptoms: 

  •  Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea

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Sibling discount: The first sibling is full price. Each additional sibling receives a 10% discount. Enter this code when you register each additional sibling: ACSIB90

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of art-making! Purchase gift certificates for Summer Art Camps at the Museum's front desk, or contact Lori Gipson at to learn more. Gift certificates are only eligible for classes and workshops at this time. They cannot be redeemed for Museum retail merchandise or event ticket purchases.

Camp Refund/Cancellation Policy

Classes and workshops cancelled by the Springfield Art Museum are eligible for a full refund or students may transfer to a class of the same price. Notification of class cancellation will be shared as soon as possible.

 If you cancel your class registration you are eligible for a full refund up to 5 business days before the class. If you cancel within 5 business days to the start of class, a refund may be granted if the Museum is able to fill the spot. It is encouraged to let the Museum know as soon as possible if you do need to withdraw so that any persons on a waitlist can be contacted.

 Gift certificates are not eligible for refunds.