Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camps at the Springfield Art Museum provide an enriching summer experience! Summer Art Camps are intended for children ages 6 - 10 or 5 year-olds who have completed kindergarten. Campers explore the Museum’s collection through drawing, creative writing, movement, and other gallery activities. All sessions run Monday through Friday. Campers can attend half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day camp sessions. Check back soon for 2023 Summer Art Camp information.

Half-Day Camp (9 AM - 12 PM or 1 - 4 PM)

  • $TBA per 5-day session
  • Each session includes 15 program hours, materials, and snacks

Full Day Camp (9 AM - 4 PM)

  • $TBA per 5-day session
  • Each session includes 35 program hours, materials, and snacks
  • Full-day campers bring a sack lunch and stay at the Museum during the lunch hour

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

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2022 Summer Art Camp Sessions

The Great Artdoors  
Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 2022

Let’s get inspired by nature and create some awesome art. We’ll explore a variety of art-making techniques that use natural materials and that are inspired by the natural world! 

Art of Imagination
Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1, 2022

We’ll make art of all kinds inspired by imagination – fairy tales, monsters, wizards, and more!  

Awesome Artists 
Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, 2022  

Learn about artists through the ages – what inspired them, what they made, and how they made it – and create some awesome art of your own!

Fantastic Ceramics
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 2022 

Get your hands dirty (with clay!) while you discover different methods and materials you can use to create ceramic art.  

Perspectives on Painting
Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, 2022 

Explore the amazing medium of painting through experimentation with materials, techniques, and more!  

The Wide World of Art
Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5, 2022 

Learn about and explore art forms and traditions from around the world – and make your own versions!

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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Discounts

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 lori.gipson@springfieldmo.gov 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

Updated policy coming soon!