Teen Summer Studios 2020

Designed for teens grades 6–12, Teen Summer Studios are led by artists and expert art educators and include multiple projects and visits to the Museum to view summer exhibitions. View the schedule, program packet, and registration information below, and complete the registration form.

July 27–31, 2020

Expanding Your Portfolio (Grades 9–12) 

Take your artwork in new directions by meeting with other teen artists and creating a portfolio for all art levels. View masterworks from around the world in the Museum and discover new art forms while receiving expert guidance on how to develop and expand your portfolio.

Making Multiples: Exploring Printmaking and More (Grades 6–8)

Discover ways to produce art in multiples by exploring a variety of techniques from relief printing to screen printing. Explore the galleries while learning about print works and photography. Design and print your own unique artist signature stamp.

August 3–7, 2020

Travel through the Museum: Rembrandt and Beyond (Grades 9–12)

Travel back in time to discover works of art from all over Europe. Visit In the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the European galleries to learn about innovative techniques used by the old masters, from Rembrandt to Velázquez, while creating your own still lifes, portraits, and landscapes.

From Canvas to Clay: Art Exploration Lab (Grades 6–8)

Explore traditional and contemporary painting, printmaking, and ceramic techniques through a variety of art processes while learning about art. Explore the Museum galleries while sketching masterworks and get your creativity flowing plein-air painting in the Park.

2020 Registration:

Registration Begins on March 1, 2020

Register between March 1–31 for a 10% Early Bird discount!

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: 2020 Summer Youth Programs
    • Mail to The San Diego Museum of Art, 2020 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 are available for the Summer Youth Art Programs. Scholarship applications are available in both English and Spanish.

Summer Youth Art Programs 2020 Scholarship Application
Summer Youth Art Programs 2020 Scholarship Application (Spanish

*To be fair to all scholarship applicants, only two scholarships may be award per family.

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