Kids love getting creative at these parent-recommended summer art camps near Los Angeles! 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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    Art Steps - Summer Workshops

     (2807.9 mi)

    1 week, half & full day


    Age 4-18

    Erynn:  Art Steps teaches kids to use art materials in fun ways. Classes for younger kids use clay, painting, and more to accommodate preschoolers' abilities and interests. Older kids can paint, manipulate clay, learn anime and cartooning techniques, and draw advanced figures. Online options also available.

    Color Me Mine - Summer Day Camps

     (2813.7 mi)

    Erynn:  Color Me Mine offers summer workshops where kids can explore their creativity in a fun and playful way. Summer workshop options vary by location - find your closest Color Me Mine studio at the link above to explore all they have to offer.

    Muckenthaler Cultural Center - Multi-Arts Summer Camp

     (2822.8 mi)

    1 week, half day


    Age 6-12

    Erynn:  The Muckenthaler Cultural Center hosts Multi-Arts Summer Camp where kids can get hands-on with all types of activities that help them develop their creativity and have fun. Activities include ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, animation, dance, theater, and more!

    The Art Studio - Summer Art Camp

     (2828.8 mi)

    1 week, half day


    Erynn:  Young artists can work on a range of projects at The Art Studio: drawing, oil painting, and sculpting. Kids will collaborate with others and work on individual projects. Plus, art camp includes formal instruction on vocabulary, color theory, materials, perspective, and portraiture. Each week culminates in a camper art show for parents and guests to attend.

    Performing Arts Workshops - Photography Camp

     (2830.8 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 8-14

    Erynn:  Performing Arts Workshops have hosted after-school and summer camps throughout LA for over 25 years. Camp locations span across schools and churches all over LA, so you can find a location that's convenient for you and your child. Class sizes are small and kids receive instruction on the fundamentals of photography plus digital alterations and editing of photos via software applications. Kids take home digital copies of their photos so they can add to their personal portfolios.

    The Huntington - Explorers Club

     (2832.0 mi)

    1 week, half day


    Age 5-13

    The Huntington's Explorers Club allows kids to go behind-the-scenes of the art, library, and garden collections! Discover photography, colors, or become an eco-inventor through hands on activities and experiences.

    Purple Twig - Summer Art Camps

     (2838.9 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 5-9

    Erynn:  From tiny art sculptures to recycled collages to paper mache, painting, drawing, weaving, and more, Purple Twig lets kids embrace their creative side with hands-on and often messy projects and art exploration.

    Museum of Latin American Art - Bilingual Arts & Culture Camp

     (2839.8 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 6-15

    Erynn:  The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), is known for its innovative and culturally rich exhibits and programs. They extend that creativity and passion into multiple 1-week camp sessions for campers to explore visual and performing arts, experiment with new vocabulary, and spark their imaginations. The camp will highlight cultural traditions and art making.

    Clay on First - Kids Summer Camp

     (2840.4 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 6-12

    Erynn:  Campers will learn pottery making techniques with activities like pinch pots and pottery wheel work. They'll make things like piggy banks, boxes, coil pots, and more, but clay camp also makes time for outdoor fun at the park and making friends.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Art Camp

     (2849.5 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 6-15

    Erynn:  LACMA's Art Camps will introduce campers to a variety of materials and techniques. Spots fill up quickly!

    Los Angeles Center of Photography - Digital Photography for Teens

     (2852.9 mi)

    1 week, half day


    Age 12-18

    Erynn:  The LA Center of Photography offers classes for hopeful photographers at all levels of experience. Classes cover topics such as Beginning Photography, Old School Photography, and Street Photography. Class sizes are small to enable kids one-on-one instruction time and allow for collaboration as needed.

    Full-Circle Pottery - Clay Kids Summer Camp

     (2855.0 mi)

    4 days, half day


    Age 8+

    Erynn:  Clay Kids Summer Camp gives kids the opportunity to build with clay. Campers will create art like masks, gnomes, plates, cups, bowls and more.

    Amplify Sleep Away + Day Camp (Sponsored)

     (2903.6 mi)

    1-, 2-, and 4-Week Sessions starting June 18, 2023

    Day Camp (early, late, and weekend care available)

    Overnight Camp

    $499+ for day camp

    $2,300+ for sleep away camp

    Save when you stay longer!

    Grades 3–12

    Upparent:  Empowering music + creative arts summer camp where girls follow their dreams, try new things, and gain lifelong friends and positive role models. Amplify campers come from around the world to spend at least 1 week (and 6+ if they want!) being creative without judgment, whether they want to play in a band, produce original music, master photography, skateboarding, DJing, and more, swim for hours, create zines, and much more. Highlights include countless chances to challenge gender stereotypes (girls rock!!), off-campus trips (like zip lining @ Catalina Island and whitewater rafting on the Kern River!), dance parties, pool parties, and special guest performers.

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