Kids love getting creative at these parent-recommended summer art camps near Columbus! 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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    Purple Dog Art - Summer Camps

     (375.4 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Half day

    $210 per session

    Entering K - 6th grades

    Katie G.:  Purple Dog Art lets kids imagine, explore and create in a studio setting. Camp includes art supplies, instruction, and a light snack.

    Hands-On Art Barn - Summer Camps

     (385.1 mi)

    Single and 4-day long sessions

    Half day or 1.5 hours

    $150-$160/4-day session, $25/single-day clay camp

    Grade 1-9

    Katie G.:  Hands-On Art Barn lets kids create art in a one of a kind art studio. Kids who want to have fun and enjoy hands-on art can choose from a wide range of summer camps. The studio offers art camps, pottery wheel camps and clay building camps giving your child lots of ways to get creative.

    Inspiring U - Summer Camps

     (385.3 mi)

    4 and 5-day sessions

    Full & half day

    $300 - $360/session

    Age 7+

    Katie G.:  Inspiring U is a studio offering many different kinds of creative classes for kids of all ages. They offer a Sewing Camp and an Arts and Crafts Camp. The sewing camp is for kids who have some experience with sewing. They will work on hand and machine sewing. In the arts and crafts camp, they will work with watercolors, pastels, acrylics, pencil drawing, and markers. Crafting projects include use of clay, wood, cardstock, pipe cleaners, and lots of other fun crafting items.

    Columbus Museum of Art - Summer Art Workshops

     (386.2 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full day


    Grade 1-8

    Kelly R.:  One of Columbus's best museums, the Columbus Museum of Art, holds summer art workshops for kids. Camps involve imaginative play, exploring different art mediums, and gallery games.

    Columbus College of Art & Design - Creative Summer Workshops

     (386.3 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Half day


    Grade 1-12

    Katie G.:  Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is a private art and design college serving students for over 100 years. Creative Summer Workshops at CCAD are hands-on courses for younger students interested in art to develop their skills in a creative environment. In these art classes for kids, students will learn about colors, paper making, printmaking, digital art, animation, drawing, painting and more.

    The Ohio Craft Museum - Summer Art Camp

     (390.7 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full & half day

    $210/full day, $120/half day

    Grade 1-12

    Katie G.:  Visitors to The Ohio Craft Museum can view exhibits of contemporary and fine arts crafts. The museum offers summer camps and workshops for kids of all ages. A different theme will be highlighted each week. Camp sessions are half day camps, but you can create a full-day experience by registering for a morning and an afternoon session.

    Picassos - Art Camp

     (391.6 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Half day


    Age 6-10

    Kelly R.:  Picassos Art Studio offers camps where kids enjoy time creating art through a variety of mediums and techniques.

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