Summer Camps


Registration for Summer Children's Multi-Arts Camps (ages 4-9) and Family Camp (Ages 4-10 With Adult) is Now Open!

Summer Camps

Children's Multi-Arts Camps Session Dates:
June 8-19
June 22-26
July 6-17
July 20-31
August 3-14

Family Camp Session Dates:
June 22-26
August 3-7

Registration for summer opens February 10! Register online today!
Request more information or view our summer brochure.
Interested in learning more about our camps? Check out our course blog here!

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—and will have ample opportunities to take advantage of Chicago in the summer—from visiting the Art Institute gardens to enjoying Millennium Park. Enroll for one of our one- and two-week sessions, or sign-up for multiple weeks. 

Children's Multi-Arts camps are grouped by ages 4–5, 6–7, and 8–9. 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. 

Campers enroll for morning, afternoon, or both* (all day) with no duplication of projects. Each 1- and 2-week Children's Multi-Arts camp will have a new and exciting theme, so students can enroll in multiple sessions.

*For ages 4-5 we offer morning sessions only of the Children's Multi-Arts camps.

What Makes our Camps Special:
• 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!!!
• Get ready for your child to take YOU on a tour of the Art Institute of Chicago. Campers visit our museum nearly every day to explore its treasures and find inspiration.
• Chicago in the summer is a perfect place for kids. We take full advantage of the outdoor spaces adjacent to campus because keeping active and engaging with the world fuels imagination.
• Our faculty are not only amazing mentors and teachers, but have robust artistic practices themselves.
• Safety is always our top priority – each class has two instructors and two classroom assistants allowing for a 4 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Register online for Children's Multi-Arts Camps (Ages 4-9) or download the Multi-Arts Camp registration form return it via:
• Email to
• Fax to 312.629.6171
• Drop it off at 36 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603

Register Family Camp (Ages 4-10 with an accompanying adult) by downloading the Family Camp registration form return it via:
• Email it to
• Fax it to 312.629.6171
• Drop it off at 36 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603