Virtual Summer Camps 2021

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 19–23, 2021

Julie Sourisa Art Exploration Week (Grades 1–2)

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

Line, Shapes, and Design (Grades 3–5)

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 26–30, 2021

Exploring Recycled Art Materials (Grades 1–2)

Create works of art with recycled materials found in your everyday life. Find inspiration in the unique jewelry, masks, and sculptures on view in the Museum and construct your own masterpieces. Virtually visit the permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions to get inspired.

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

Create sculptural works of art with materials such as clay, wood, wire, and recyclable materials while virtually 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.

2021 Registration

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 pleased to have awarded multiple full scholarships for the 2021 Virtual Summer Youth Art Programs. We look forward to offering additional scholarship opportunities for the 2022 Summer Youth Art Programs, details for which will be available Spring 2022.

After Registration

Please read the following documents regarding Summer Camp and Teen Summer Studio policies and procedures, and return all completed forms 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