Kids Art Camp – Summer 2021 [Live Virtual]

Why Virtual Summer Art Camp?

With an amazing line-up of professional guest artists from San José, CA to Brooklyn, NY inviting campers into their artist studios, we can't fit all the goodness into the confines of socially distanced protocol! Our practiced and perfected virtual format will entertain, inform, educate, and allow campers the ability to engage in a small intimate group format, with the freedom to explore creatively in the comfort of their own home, without hiding their smiles!

WHO

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

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

WHAT

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, made possible by our online format.

Our campers will get a rare glimpse into working artists' studios for live demos, tutorials, studio tours and Q&As. Artists Diana Al-HadidKathy AokiKathryn OtoshiHayal PozantiJason Sturgill, and Imin Yeh will be guest artists during each week of camp!  Several of them are featured in SJMA exhibitions, South East North West: New Works from the Collection and Break + Bleed.

To further enhance our online platform and address the need for minimizing summer learning losses, we are incorporating science curriculum into our program! Greg Brown, a Stanford-trained design thinker and STEM consultant, will engage campers in interpretive art + science lessons each week.

Our Online Summer Art Camp culminates with a 3D virtual exhibition of campers artwork, which kids, parents and families will be able to view in real-time, installed in the simulated galleries of San José Museum of Art.

Each week-long camp is offered for ages 6–8, 9–1 Mon–Fri, 9am–12pm, and ages 12–14, Mon–Fri, 1–4pm (no camp the week of July 5 due to Independence Day).

Registration is $365, campers may register for multiple weeks as each week will be unique with a new weekly theme and guest artist.

REGISTRATION

Registration is $365, campers may register for multiple weeks as each week will be unique with a new weekly theme and guest artist.

Early Bird Discount 
$100 discount by using KAC-EARLYBIRD at checkout. 
Discount valid through 4.25.21  
 
Member Discount 
$50 discount for signed-in members at the Dual/Family Level or above. 
Discount valid starting 4.26.21
 

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Questions about camp?

WHEN

Each week-long camp is offered for ages 6–9 and 10–14, Mon–Fri, 9am–12pm. Ages 12–14 meet Mon–Fri, 1–4pm (no camp the week of July 5 due to Independence Day).
 

Week 1: Mon, Jun 14–Fri, Jun 18
Camps offered: Ages 6–8 | Ages 9–11
 

Week 2: Mon, Jun 21–Fri, Jun 25
Camps offered: Ages 6–8 l Ages 9–11 l Teen Camp Ages 12–14
 

Week 3: Mon, Jun 28–Fri, Jul 2
Camps offered: Ages 6–8 l Ages 9–11 l Teen Camp Ages 12–14
 

Week 4: Mon, Jul 12–Fri, Jul 16
Camps offered: Ages 6–8 l Ages 9–11 l Teen Camp Ages 12–14
 

Week 5: Mon, Jul 20–Fri, Jul 23
Camps offered: Ages 6–8 l Ages 9–11 l Teen Camp Ages 12–14
 

Week 6: Mon, Jul 27–Fri, Jul 30
Camps offered: Ages 6–8 l Ages 9–11
 

Kids Summer Art Camp Virtual Exhibition: Special online reception for campers and their families Saturday, Aug 7, 7–8pm. Open to the public Sunday, August 8th.

Check out last year's virtual exhibition: Summer Art Camp Virtual Exhibition.

CAMP FEES

- Museum Members: $315
- Non-Members: $365

ART MATERIALS

We've carefully selected art supplies for each week of each age range for camp and these curated art kits are included in the price of camp registration! All you need to do is pick up your camper's art kit from SJMA the Friday before their registered week begins. You will receive a Welcome email the week before camp starts which will provide details for art kit pickup including a reminder of the day as well as the time and what to do if you are unable to pick up your camper's kit on pickup day.

Please visit the FAQ page for more details or contact us at education@sjmusart.org.

REFUND POLICY

Deadline for full refunds must be requested prior to June 1, 2021. Please contact us at education@sjmusart.org. Please note, there will be a $35 processing fee for all refunds.

SPONSOR

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov.

California Arts Council