Online Summer Camps

 

Online Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!

SAIC is excited to offer summer camps for kids ages 4-9!  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 online courses for ages 4-9 and online family camp information now.

What Makes our Camps Special:

 

Students work together on a project

We Take Creativity and Fun Seriously

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

Student smiles in front of her project

Meaningful Projects

Each summer, we select a theme for our Children's Multi-Arts camps and structure projects and exploration around that idea. Our youngest creators are learning and researching concepts, bringing their points of view to life through the projects they make. And, be ready, they make A LOT of work!

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 Zoom Class

We believe being active fuels imagination, and guarantee that students will not just be sitting in front of their computer 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 virtual 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.

Session Dates:
One-Week Sessions:
(ages 4-6 with adult supervision)

  • July 12-16: Topic: Art and Stories
  • July 19-23: Topic: STEM to STEAM
  • July 26-30: Topic: Upcycled Artists
  • August 2-6: Topic: Virtual Museum Explorers
  • August 9-13: Topic: World Builders
  • August 16-20: Topic: Virtual Museum Explorers  

Three-Week Sessions:
(ages 7-9)

  • July 12-30: Topics: World Builders; Digital Artists; Afternoon Drawing Club
  • August 2-20: Topics: Virtual Museum Explorers; Citizen Artist; Afternoon Drawing Club

Children's Multi-Arts camps are grouped by ages ranges of 4-6 and 7-9. Family Camp is for children ages 4-10 with at least one parent or guardian. Campers work together on a variety of 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.