For the average student, summer is a time for binging Netflix's latest original, mindlessly streaming music, and robotically conquering the latest video game, all while doodling on whatever blank space is nearest. But for some ambitious students, summer is an opportunity to learn to draw in an actual studio space, to create their own music or films, and even to design their own video games. It's for these ambitious students that we found the 50 best pre-college summer arts programs for high school students.
Your teenager may be a soft-spoken poet, a boisterous street painter or an amazing manga artist. Camps range from half-day classes in cozy storefronts to weeks-long institutes at local universities. Class topics are just as diverse.
The Ottawa School of Art is the leading centre for visual arts education and creative expression in the Ottawa region. Children aged 6 to 15 will embark on an exciting hands-on exploration of a variety of artistic mediums, themes and styles including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture, and clay clay only at downtown campus. Our camps, which are taught by professional artists, provide students with access to a variety of art materials, included in the costs of the camps.
Welcome to Centauri Summer Arts Camp, a home-away-from home for young people aged Centauri is the place to be if you love the arts: choose from 40 specialist programs, including creative writing, dance, art, design, music, acting and film. Our campers join us from across North America and all over the world. With an outstanding faculty of arts instructors, caring and mature counsellors, exciting camp activities and a nurturing community focus, Centauri is the perfect place to learn more about the arts — and yourself.
Intensive workshops in the visual and performing arts for students of all ages and abilities including families. Inspirational teachers and fun camp counselors! Extended hours.
For kids 12 years and younger, please see: Summer Art Camps. Students in these camps will explore a variety of media through projects grounded in artistic movements, techniques, and concepts. Students will learn technical skills with dry and wet mediums such as graphite, charcoal, pastels, erasers, ink and also experiment with unconventional drawing materials such as tape and handmade marking materials.
In a beautiful natural setting reminiscent of a traditional summer camp, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program provides high caliber arts instruction and memorable arts immersion workshops to a diverse student population of all ages and abilities. Nearly 2, children, youth, adults and families participate in the diverse summer program featuring workshops in all the arts and specifically tailored to all proficiency levels and ages. Family Week Registration Registration opens in November.
Summer Camp at Center for the Creative Arts continues its tradition of providing children an opportunity to discover their creativity in a nurturing environment that encourages self-expression. Under the guidance of professional teaching artists, campers explore a variety of mediums in the visual and performing arts while developing long lasting friendships and having fun. Our Visual and Performing Arts Camps including drawing, painting, pottery, photography, dance, theater, music and more. Each week of camp ends with our Friday Fun Finale where parents and family members are invited to join us for exhibitions and student performances.
Youth programming at California College of the Arts CCA gives middle and high school students the opportunity to explore new creative mediums, deepen skills in areas they already love, make new friends, add to their portfolios, and earn college credit. Additional opportunities for high school students include Summer Atelierwhich focuses on specific areas such as printmaking or photography, and a range of CCA Extension courses offered at various times throughout the year. Middle schoolers can also immerse themselves in the practice of artmaking through our Young Artist Studio Program.