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Dive into art this summer at the High! Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries and create original artworks. Campers will learn about the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions while honing their skills in drawing, painting, and design.

Professional teaching artists will inspire your child to look closely, experiment with materials, and try new techniques. Our weeklong camps are designed to serve rising first through eighth graders.

Registration for the High’s 2023 Summer Art Camp opens at 10 a.m. on February 7 for Members and February 14 for the general public.

What is Summer Camp Like?


Pricing and Registration

Registration for 2023 Summer Art Camp will open in February of 2023

  • Week 6: Messy Masterpieces
    July 18–22
    Come get messy with us! Explore the galleries to study artworks that play with texture, and discover modern ways to make art. Then get creatively messy in the studio as you explore fun ways to create your own art that plays with your senses.

    Week 7: Space-Art Exploration
    July 25–29
    Blast off and discover out-of-this-world art! Paint your way through the sky as we explore day and night in the galleries. Discover different constellations, splatter-paint a new universe, and investigate how to make prints using the sun.

  • Week 6: STEAMulating Art
    July 18–22
    Tinker your way through art in a camp all about exploration, experimentation, and creation! Discover how artists use science, technology, engineering, and math in their artworks as you explore the galleries. Next, roll up your sleeves in the studio to create a shadow self-portrait, defy gravity with towering sculptures, or create a new masterpiece with your own handmade brushes and paint.

    Week 7: Accessorizing Art!
    July 25–29
    Make bold fashion statements this week at camp with art that you can wear! Find and be inspired by masks, jewelry, and clothing in the galleries. In the workshops, flex your fingers with finger knitting, create cardboard armor, or work with leather to create awesome accessorizes. Define your style as you create and discover new ways to make wearable art!

  • Week 6: Time-Travel: From Ancient Egypt to King Arthur’s Court
    July 18–22
    Turn on your imagination and travel through time and space in this adventure-filled week! Each day, we’ll visit a new country and time period to discover art-making traditions from old Europe to the modern Americas and beyond. After exploring the galleries, we’ll return to the studio to make our own art inspired by this blast from the past!

    Week 7: HogwARTS!
    July 25–29
    Accio, campers! If you love Hogwarts, then grab your wand and get ready for a week of artistic wizardry. Each day will be devoted to a different class, and this year’s schedule includes Astronomy, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, and Potions. At week’s end, test your skills in a competition for the Triwizard Art Cup. Can you transfigure ordinary supplies into truly magical masterpieces? No need to wait on an owl—sign up now for your week at HogwARTs!

  • Week 6: Sculpture
    July 18–22
    From carving to building, join us as we explore the different sides of sculpture as an important form of art. Explore the galleries for terrific sculptures and learn how the artists’ manipulated their medium. Then roll up your sleeves and discover how to work in 3D as you create your own sculptures. Learn how to bend wire to create forms, use clay to tell a message, and more.

    Week 7: Fibers and Handcrafts: Puppets, Jewelry, Fashion, Oh My!
    July 25–29
    Dive into a joyous jumble of materials, colors, and projects! We’ll explore puppets, jewelry, clothing, sculpture, found-object assemblage, and more this week. Be inspired by artworks in the galleries made of wool, yarn, wire, or wood. Materials such as leather, beads, and countless others will find their way into the studio and become transformed into sewn photographs, wrapped objects, painted garments, printed fabric costumes for ceramic-headed puppets, and more!