Summer Camps 2018

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.

August 6 – 10

Lines, Shapes, and Design: 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 get your creativity flowing.

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, and wire 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.


August 13 – 17

Fun with Fibers (Grades 1–2)

Create fun and flexible art objects such as puppets and wearable art by experimenting with soft materials like fabric, paper, and more. Find inspiration in the Museum galleries and throughout Balboa Park.

Exploring Art and Music (Grades 3–5) (Sold Out)

Tune in to your expressive side through music-inspired art projects, performances, and visits to the Museum galleries. Collaborate with classmates while learning about art and music.


2018 Registration:

Member | $275
Nonmember | $315

We’re proud to announce that all scholarships have been awarded. We encourage you to apply early in March for 2019 camp scholarships.

You may register:

  • Online
  • By phone (619.696.1935)
  • At the Museum admissions desk during open hours
  • Submitting a registration form (available in Spanish) along with payment in the following ways:
    • Fax to 619.232.4504, Attention: 2018 Summer Youth Programs
    • Mail to The San Diego Museum of Art, 2018 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.


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: The Enraged Elephant, ca. 1600. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Edwin Binney 3rd Collection. 1990.271.