Children & Family Camps

Children's Multi-Arts Camp (Ages 6-9) and Family Camp (Ages 4-10 with Adult)

SAIC is excited to offer in-person Children's Multi-Arts Camp for children ages 6-9 and Family Camp for children ages 4-10 with an accompanying adult back on campus this summer! Combining creativity with fun, SAIC's camps offer exciting projects and include daily visits to the Art Institute of Chicago museum. Kids learn to discover, explore, and imagine in their own unique ways, experimenting with a variety of art materials and methods that encourage the development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills. View all courses for ages 6-9 and family camp information now. 

Children's Multi-Arts camps are grouped by age ranges of 6-7 and 8-9. Family Camp is for children ages 4-10 with at least one parent or guardian. Campers work together on various fun projects and experience the joys of making art with old and new friends. Projects may include painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, printmaking, performance, digital art, and more. Each session of Children's Multi-Arts camp will have a new and exciting theme, so students can enroll in multiple sessions. View all courses and register today.

Students work together on a project

We Take Creativity and Fun Seriously

Your child will be exploring a wide range of materials including drawing, painting, mixed media, fibers, performance, wearables, and animation. Each session has different projects, so students can sign up for multiple weeks.

Group of students work together on a project

Collaborative Thinking and Making

SAIC recognizes that creativity and innovation flourish when children bring their ideas together. Our courses are great ways for students to learn the power of collaborative thinking and artmaking, and make new friends who share similar interests!

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Not Your Average Art Class

We believe being active fuels imagination and guarantee that students will not just be sitting at their desks all day. Campers venture into the real world often to gain inspiration and materials for their projects.

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Our museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, is an integral part of students’ experiences, and visits to the museum are a part of each class. Be prepared to have your child teach you about their favorite pieces in our collection!

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World-Renowned Instructors

Our instructors are not only amazing mentors and teachers, but have robust artistic practices themselves. Each class has two instructors and two classroom assistants allowing for a 4 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Contact Us

Continuing Studies staff members are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT at 312.629.6170 or to answer your questions. We are here to help!