Kids love getting creative at these parent-recommended summer art camps near Boston! Use our map to find a family favorite art camp near you, where kids will explore fun mediums and create masterpieces to help them remember their summer experience.

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    T. Higgins Studio - Summer Art Workshop

     (479.3 mi)

    Half Day Workshop

    One-Week Sessions

    Erin P.:  T. Higgins Studio's Summer Art Workshop is designed for students who want to develop their drawing and painting skills. Students will draw and paint landscapes, architecture, statues of animals and people at a variety of locations, including the Boston Public Gardens and the Museum of Fine Arts, using pastels, watercolors, acrylics and colored pencils.

    Age: Grades 4-12

    Cost: $275

    Charles River Creative Arts Program - Summer Camp

     (482.8 mi)

    Full Day Camp

    Two & Four-Week Sessions

    Erin P.:  Students can spend the summer learning from accomplished artists in visual arts, performing arts, video, animation, and more. Students can challenge themselves and learn while in a supportive and diverse community. Lunch is included in the cost of tuition, and transportation is available.

    Age: 6-15

    Cost: $1,150-$2,550/session

    DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum - The Hive

     (486.6 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 5-12

    Erin P.:  The Hive Summer Camp aims to connect kids to art, ideas and nature. Campers are encouraged to be creative and innovative. This is an interdisciplinary experience for kids, and they will enjoy both indoor and outdoor time during the week.

    Nicole's Art Spot - Summer Classes

     (487.3 mi)

    Half Day

    One-Week Sessions

    Erin P.:  Nicole's Art Spot offers fun opportunities for kids to learn, design and create all summer long! These classes are arranged around different themes that include Fabric Painting, Fashion Design, Yarn Felt and Fabric, Art and Crafts Smorgasbord, Sculpture, Trash Art and Clay, and more! Each week, you can sign up for either the morning session, the afternoon session, or both!

    Age: 5-12

    Cost: $195,Multiple class discount available

    Plein-Air Art Academy - Summer Camp

     (493.9 mi)

    Full Day Camp

    One-Week Sessions

    Erin P.:  Plein-Air Art Academy offers Pop Art Summer Camps for kids. Groups are divided by age, and campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor art projects and using their imaginations with exciting board games.

    Age: 6-12

    Cost: $450/week

    KidsArts - JP Explorers Summer Program

     (494.9 mi)

    Full Day Program

    One-Week Sessions

    Erin P.:  KidsArts Summer Program has varying, weekly themes and students will experiment with different materials, tools, techniques and processes. Students will explore themes through dance, drama, music and the visual arts. Each week also includes a field trip with indoor and outdoor fun as well as water play. At the end of the week, there is a showcase and exhibition where students can display their new creative masterpieces for their families.

    Age: Grades K-5

    Cost: $375/week, Sibling discount available

    Magic Brush - Summer Vacation Camp

     (496.3 mi)

    Half day (9:00AM - 1:00PM or 1:30PM - 4:30PM); Extended Care Available

    One week or daily sessions

    Erin P.:  Magic Brush: Paint Your Own Pottery and Beyond will be offering six differently themed art camps throughout the summer. Campers will have the opportunity to paint all mediums of art throughout the week, based on the following schedule: Monday - Pottery, Tuesday - Fused Glass, Wednesday - Canvas, Thursday - Pottery and Friday-Free Choice of pottery or glass or 1 canvas.

    They will do two projects each day except on Canvas Days and each week will follow a different theme.

    Cost: $200/week, Sibling discount available

    Arlington Center for the Arts - Summer Art Camps

     (496.3 mi)

    Weekly, Half & Full Day Options

    Erin P.:  Arlington Center for the Arts offers summer art camps for preschoolers to teens. Combining art, music, games and outdoor activities, kids are sure to have a blast!

    Ages: 4 years-10th Grade

    Cost: $150-$380/week, Member discounts available

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