Get ready for an exciting summer of art making!

Designed for elementary, middle, and high school students, Summer Youth Art Programs give students the opportunity to learn from artist-educators while enjoying the Museum and the bounty of Balboa Park. Summer Camps and Teen Studios include art instruction, studio activities, lunch and snack breaks, and visits to the Museum to see current exhibitions.


young woman drawing

Teen Summer Studios

July 16–August 3
Grades 6–12
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

young girl creating a watercolor painting

Summer Camps

August 6–17
Grades 1–5
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


2018 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 (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.