Virtual Summer Camps 2020

Designed for grades 1–5, Virtual Summer Camps are led by artists instructors and allow young artists to explore art activities, a variety of media, and take virtual trips to the Museum to view exhibitions. View the schedule, program packet, and registration information below, and complete the registration form online.

July 13–17, 2020

Drip, Dab, Doodle: An Art Exploration (Grades 1–2)

Explore the elements of art through a variety of multimedia projects inspired by works on view at the Museum virtually. From the Modern and Contemporary galleries to outdoor sculpture, learn about master artists and play art games.

Line, Shapes, and Design: Art Fundamental Fun (Grades 3–5) — SOLD OUT

Get your creativity flowing while exploring the elements of art through painting, printmaking, and sculpting. Learn through virtual visits to the Modern and Contemporary galleries and special exhibitions.

July 20–24, 2020

Dress to Express: Exploring Wearable Art (Grades 1–2)

Create wearable works of art inspired by unique jewelry and masks in the Museum’s permanent collection. Virtually visit the permanent collection galleries to get inspired.

Build It, Shape It, Sculpt It: Exploring 3-D Art (Grades 3–5) — SOLD OUT

Create sculptural works of art with materials such as clay, wood, wire, and recyclable materials while exploring volume and scale in the Museum’s Collection, including the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden and the Art of the Open Air installation.

2020 Registration

Program changed to Virtual Camp and Studios on May 11, 2020.

Virtual Summer Camps Program Fees

Summer Camp | Grades 1-5
Member | $100
Nonmember | $120

*Please note: Instructors will provide a list of suggested supplies to parents and guardians two weeks prior to their registered student’s camp or studio start date.

The Museum will not provide materials.

How to Register

Space is limited. Register now:


The San Diego Museum of Art is happy to announce that a limited number of full scholarships are available for the Summer Youth Art Programs. Scholarship applications are available in both English and Spanish.

*To be fair to all scholarship applicants, only two scholarships may be awarded per family.

Summer Youth Art Programs are supported by Margie Mopper and the members of the San Diego Museum of Art.

After Registration

Please read the following documents regarding Summer Camp and Teen Summer Studio policies and procedures, and return all forms completed to the Museum prior to the first day of the program.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to or on the Friday before your child’s camp/studio begins will receive a 100% refund. After the first day of your child’s camp/studio, no refunds will be issued for any reason.

Featured Image: Squirrel and Plum blossom Branch, 16th-17th century. Ink on paper, hanging scroll. Bequest of Elsie S. Kimberly. 1966.91