Summer Camps 2019

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

July 22–26, 2019

Splash, Swish, Swirl!: 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. From the Art of the 20th Century galleries to outdoor sculpture, learn about master artists and play art games.

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 works on view at the Museum, including the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden and the Art of the Open Air installation.

July 29–August 2, 2019

Let’s Go Wild: Animals in Art (Grades 1–2)

Find animals in art both in the Museum galleries and around Balboa Park and create paintings and sculptures inspired by what you see and sketch. Collaborate with classmates on a beast-inspired mural.

All Mixed Up!: Exploring Materials in Art (Grades 3–5) SOLD OUT

Learn to layer art materials to create mixed media projects combining painting, drawing, printmaking and more. Explore a variety of materials ranging from fine art supplies to recycled materials in the classroom and learn about multimedia artists in the galleries.

2019 Registration:

Member | $275
Nonmember | $315

You may register:

  • Online
  • By phone (619.696.1935)
  • At the Museum admissions desk during open hours
  • Submitting a registration form along with payment in the following ways. This form is also available here in Spanish.
    • Fax to 619.232.4504, Attention: 2019 Summer Youth Programs
    • Mail to The San Diego Museum of Art, 2019 Summer Youth Programs, P.O. Box 122107, San Diego, CA 92112-2107

To receive all discounts, registration must be processed through the mail or over the phone. Please print and mail in the registration form or call 619.696.1935 to confirm registration.


The San Diego Museum of Art is happy to announce that a limited number of full and partial scholarships have been awarded this year for the Summer Youth Art Programs. Please check back next year for more scholarship opportunities.

After Registration:

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

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel at least two weeks prior to the first day of your child’s camp/studio to receive a 100% refund. Cancellations less than two weeks prior to the first day of your child’s camp/studio will be refunded at 50% of the fee paid. 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