2017 Summer Camps

Designed for grades K–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 7 – 11

Splash, Swirl, Swish: Adventures in Modern Art (Grades K–2)
Discover the shapes, colors, and lines in Modern art on view in the Museum. Play art games and learn how to view and create art. Visit the Art of the 20th Century galleries to learn about master artists and get your creativity flowing.

Get Creative with 3-D Art: Explore Sculpture (Grades 3–5)
Create works of art with various sculpture materials such as clay, wood, and wire. Visit the Museum galleries, the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden, and the Art of the Open Air installation to learn about volume and scale.

August 14 – 18

Travel to Europe: Explore the European Collection (Grades K–2)
Travel back in time to explore paintings painted with eggs and decorated with gold. Visit the European Art galleries and learn about techniques from the old masters while creating your own masterpieces. Try your hand at painting, sculpture, and more while uncovering the mysteries of the European Art collection.

Travel to Asia: Explore the Asian Court (Grades 3–5)
Travel to China, Japan, and Korea in the galleries and try your hand at art forms that have been around for hundreds of years! Enjoy a variety of projects from printmaking, scroll making, clay forming vessels, and Sumi-brush painting–all inspired by the artistic traditions of Asia.

August 21 – 25

Who’s Who? Discover an Artist a Day (Grades K–2)
Discover a new artist each day through visits to the Museum and a variety of art projects. Explore works of art from Juan Sánchez Cotán to Pablo Picasso. Create works of art inspired by masterpieces on view in the galleries, learn about art history, and work on a collaborative mural with your class.

What Do You See? Capturing Your World (Grades 3–5)
Through visits to the Museum galleries, discover what artists saw when they stepped outside of their studios. Head outdoors and explore ways to record what you see–from travel journals to plein-air paintings.

Program Fees

$275 Members / $315 Nonmembers

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.

Summer Youth Programs 2017 Scholarships
Complete and mail in the 2017 Summer Youth Art Programs Scholarship Application along with a completed registration form to apply for a full or partial scholarship.


Please fill out all registration information completely. A current email or mailing address is required to receive registration confirmations and information packet. Payment must be made in the form of credit card of check payable to The San Diego Museum of Art.

You may register online, at the admissions desk during open hours, or by submitting a registration form along with payment in the following ways:

  • Fax to 619.232.4504, Attention: 2017 Summer Youth Programs
  • Mail to The San Diego Museum of Art, 2017 Summer Youth Programs, P.O. Box 122107, San Diego, CA 92112-2107

Your teen will NOT be registered for programs until payment is received in full.

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.