2021 Visual Arts Camps

Photo: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Listings are continuously being updated for 2021 based on information we collect directly from camps through an online questionnaire.
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Mesa Arts Center
One E. Main St., Mesa
480-644-6500 • mesaartscenter.com/classes

Ceramics Kids Camp. Ages 8-12. A two-week intensive camp providing opportunities to make a wide range of ceramics art, including functional and sculptural objects. Each week students will be guided through new inspirational topics and themes and learn variety of hand building techniques to fully realize one-of-a-kind imaginative creations. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Friday June 8-18. $200.


Pinspiration Phoenix
5410 E. High St., Suite 105, Phoenix
480-636-8010 • phoenix.pinspiration.com/calendar

Ages 5-12. Pinterest-inspired art camp features four DIY project each week plus other art activities. Weekly themes include Tie-Dye Inspired DIY, Action Art, Cupcakes & Creations, and Cactus Fiesta. 9:30-noon Monday-Thursday May 31-July 29. $195/session.

Sunshine Sunflower Studio
700 W. Campbell Ave., Suite 3, Phoenix
352-601-6084 • sunshinesunflower.com

Ages 4-17. Children and teens will explore a variety of art mediums — clay, painting on canvas or pottery, drawing, and more — related to weekly themes. On Fridays, families are invited to an “Arty Party” to enjoy an exhibit and refreshments. Half-day sessions June 1-July 9. $150 and up. COVID-19 safety protocols: Class size will be limited to 10 children to observe social distancing. Masks are required (at this time). Please send your child with a snack; a refrigerator is available. Frequent hand washing and sanitizing will be practiced.


Carrie Curran Art Studios
8300 N. Hayden Road, Suite A100, Scottsdale
480-478-8121 • carriecurranart.com/summer-fine-art-camp
Young Vincents Summer Art Classes. Ages 6 and up. Intensive study using a variety of mediums: watercolor, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and acrylic painting. Campers create original artwork inspired by thematic curriculum and receive nurturing instruction from teaching artists. Weekly sessions 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday May-August. $335. Also offers virtual camps.

Rachel’s Young At Art Studio
7366 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 112, Scottsdale
480-621-6155 • rachelsyoungatart.com/camps

Ages 2-8. Arts and crafts, story/music time, dramatic play, sensory activities, instructor-led yoga/movement, instructor-led art projects. Half- and full-day options (one to five days a week) May 12-Aug. 13; extended care available. Find COVID safety precautions and protocols at rachelsyoungatart.com/covid19. $60-$105/day, $270-$472.50/week.

Scottsdale Artists’ School
3720 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale
480-990-1422 • scottsdaleartschool.org

Ages 6-18. Through a variety of fine art projects and elements of STEAM (the educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), campers are encouraged to take thoughtful risks, use original ideas, engage in experiential learning, apply problem-solving skills, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ages 6-13) or 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ages 4-18) Monday-Friday, June 1-July 30. $260-$325.


Rising Youth Theater with Phoenix Center for the Arts
602-254-3100 • phoenixcenterforthearts.org/summer-camp
Virtual Summer Art Camp. Ages 7-14 bring their “fandoms” to life using their own creative voices, with the support of professional artists during two-week Zoom sessions exploring visual art, theater, dance, creative writing, music, and more. Sessions will focus on stories and worlds that we love in pop culture while also connecting to bigger, more significant themes that validate a young person’s feelings, experiences, and identities.  Culminates in a performance sharing and celebration. Two-week, half-day sessions Monday-Friday June 7-Aug. 6. $250-$300.


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As You Wish Pottery Painting Place, art camp, art for kids, summer activities, summer camp

As You Wish Pottery
Valleywide • asyouwishpottery.com
Ages 5 and up

Our rainbow of classes will color up some fun each week as your child paints their way through a kaleidoscope of colors with creative tools like bubbles, Q-tips, and more! Kids will be saturated in color as they brush, flick, splatter, sponge, and paint pottery while capturing the rainbow with expert, step-by-step instruction. June 1-July 17. Schedules online. $25/class.

Verified June 5, 2020

Carrie Curran Art Studios, summer camp, art camp, summer camps. Arizona

Carrie Curran Art Studios
8300 N. Hayden Road, Suite A100, Scottsdale
480-478-8121 • carriecurranart.com
Ages 6-8, 9-13 and teens

Young Vincents Summer Fine Art Camp explores children’s creativity, developing skills painting with acrylics, drawing, sculpting and creating mixed-media projects. Our skilled artists/instructors guide children to develop an eye for color, composition and design. Parents agree that this one-of-a-kind program is the perfect blend of creative fun and fine-arts education. Students, beginners to advanced, will enjoy new thematic projects each session. Monday-Thursday sessions May 26-Aug. 6. $305.

Also see Virtual Summer Camps


Rachel's Young at Art Studio, art, summer camp, kids, Scottsdale, Arizona

Rachel’s Young At Art Studio
6990 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 115, Scottsdale
480-621-6155 • rachelsyoungatart.com/camps
Ages 2-8 (must be potty trained)

Arts and crafts, story time, dramatic play, sensory activities and lots and lots of fun! Each child will come home with a bag full of art relating to the day’s theme. There will be plenty of opportunities to get messy during camp days and you can customize your child’s schedule. Weekly and daily sessions 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 18-Aug. 14. $60-$105/day or $270-$472.50/week; sibling discount.

Verified June 5, 2020

Scottsdale Artists' School, art, summer camp, kids, Arizona
Scottsdale Artists’ School Youth & Teen Summer Camp

3720 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale
480-990-1422 • scottsdaleartschool.org
Ages 6-18

The Scottsdale Artists’ School Youth & Teen Academy is Arizona’s premier art school for the youth and teens, providing engaging fine art classes in professional art studios equipped with studio lighting, easels, props and tools. Our professional teaching artists have experience working with students of all skill levels and share a wealth of artistic knowledge in a wide variety of mediums. Weekly sessions through Aug. 2. $300 and up.

June 5, 2020 update: The school re-opened on June 1, with plans to move forward with both youth and adult summer programming, under new guidelines and safety procedures.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, summer camp, art camp, architecture camp, kids, Arizona

Summer Art + Architecture Camps at Taliesin West
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale
480-627-5360 • franklloydwright.org/summer-camps
Grades 3-12

Combining creativity with academic relevance, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s innovative camps give students the opportunity to think and work outside the box. Located at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and desert laboratory, the camps encourage students to explore, create and design. Students will see how their unique ideas can have an impact on the world around them, as they engage in fun, educational activities. Half- and full-day weekly sessions June 1-July 31. $250-$350.

June 5, 2020 update: Summer camps were retooled as virtual camps. All summer 2020 sessions are sold out.