Kids Art Camp

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Public Notice

Enhanced Safety Measures
Beginning Friday, February 4, 2022 SJMA will require proof of full vaccination + booster shots for all eligible visitors—5 years and older.

Kids Summer Art Camp

Join SJMA for a week of fun, creativity, and artistic growth this summer. Whether in-person or live-virtual, campers get behind-the-scenes access to exhibitions, experiment with the artistic process, and show off their own work in a student exhibition. SJMA’s teaching artists offer in-depth art experiences inspired by current exhibitions. Kids learn how to look at, talk about, and create art. Each student receives a kit of art supplies to practice new techniques at home.

Scholarships are available! If your 6–14 year old camper attends a Title I school, resides within the San Jose city limits, and has financial need, please fill out a scholarship application which includes camp tuition, supplies and a camp t-shirt! 

Scholarship Application


For children ages 6–14 (camps are divided into age groups 6–8, 9–11, and specialized teen camp 12–14).

Each camper will receive individual artistic support, encouragement, and creative challenges unique to their learning style and skill level. 


Join SJMA for a summer art camp that pairs creative exploration of art materials and processes led by our experienced gallery teachers and studio art educators with enhanced creative growth opportunities.

In addition to exploring a variety of media and techniques, campers will engage in interpretive art and science lessons created by Greg Brown, a Stanford-trained design thinker, and STEM consultant.

Campers will have the unique opportunity to virtually visit the studios of our weekly Guest Artists as well as learn from our curators and exhibition design team. Campers will then put their skills to the test in designing their own exhibition.

Each week families and caregivers will be invited to attend the exhibition reception of campers' artwork, joining us to celebrate the artistic achievements of each participant.

Camps run Mon–Fri for ages 6–8, 9–11, and 12–14, (no camp the week of July 4).


Early registration for SJMA members at the Dual/Family level or above begins Saturday, Feb 5, 2022

General registration begins Saturday, Feb 12, 2022

Member Discount
$50 discount for signed-in members at the Dual/Family Level or above. Not a SJMA member? Join now!

In-Person Camp Registration Only

Online Camp Registration Only


Onsite Camps: Weeks 1–5, 9:30am–4pm. 

Live Virtual Camp: Week 6, 9am–12pm (ages 6–11) and 1–4pm (ages 12–14).

Camps run Mon–Fri. (no camp the week of July 4).


Week 1: June 13–17 (ages 6–8) and (ages 9–11)

No teen camp

Week 2: June 20–24 (ages 6–8) and (ages 9–11) 

Teen camp: 3D Sculpture

Week 3: June 27–Jul 1 (ages 6–8) and (ages 9–11) 

Teen camp: Art and Activism

Week 4: Jul 11–15 (ages 6–8) and (ages 9–11) 

Teen camp: Printmaking

Week 5: Jul 18-22 (ages 6–8) and (ages 9–11) 

Teen camp: Digital Illustration and Animation

*Week 6, Virtual: Jul 25–29 (ages 6–8) and (ages 9–11) 

Teen camp: Photography


(*Week 6 is our live virtual option and will be conducted through the Zoom platform. Week 6 schedule is Mon–Fri, 9am–12pm (ages 6–11) and 1–4pm (ages 12–14).

Check out the summer 2021 virtual exhibition: Summer Art Camp Virtual Exhibition


  • $450 per week Weeks 1–5, onsite)
  • $250 Week 6 (live virtual)
  • Museum Members at the Dual/Family level or above: $50 discount


Fees are refundable if requested before Jun 1, 2022 ($35 processing fee applies). No refunds will be given starting Jun 1, 2022. Please contact us at

The San José Museum of Art has the right to cancel the camp, in which case fees are 100% refundable. Registration is not transferable. 


SJMA provides all art materials needed to participate in our camps.

Please visit the FAQ page for more details or contact us at