Chicago Children's Art Camps

If art is your child's favorite subject in school, then art camp is a great opportunity to let your budding Picasso hone their skills while school is out. Find a great Chicago area art camp from our list below. Camps include traditional art as well as photography camp, pottery camp, sewing camp, ceramics camp, painting camp, printmaking, crafting and more.

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Summer at ChiArts

2714 W. Augusta Blvd, Chicago
A three-week summer camp designed for students in grades K-5 and 6-8 to explore the artistic disciplines of Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts in a joyful and nurturing environment.

The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids

2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
We immerse your kids in art all day with introductions to artists and discussions about artistic styles and ideas, and then we work on our own artist-inspired masterpieces using a variety of artistic media.

Columbia College Chicago Summer Youth Arts Programs

South Loop Campus - varies by program, Chicago
Unique full-day programs in Columbia’s state-of-the-art facilities in the South Loop. Younger students explore a variety of disciplines such as filmmaking, drawing, photography, digital media arts, and acting, while teens specialize based on their interests.

Music House, School of Performing Arts

Two Locations, Chicago
For art lovers and kids new to the arts! Campers will release their inner artist with multimedia art, get hands on experience with musical instruments, and partake in dance and theatre classes.

Summer Camps at Lillstreet Art Center

4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago
Young artists can learn pottery, photography, jewelry making, drawing, fashion design and much more. Mix and match your summer with over 50 different fun, multimedia and specialty art camps to choose from.

Kids Clay Room - a pottery studio for children

2646 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Come explore the wonderful medium of Clay! Children will work with wet clay, clay tools and glazes to make unique and fun ceramic pieces from start to finish. Wheelthrowing options for children ages 10 and up

Wishcraft Workshop Camps for Creative Kids

3907 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
Campers ages 5-12 learn about their world and grow their creative voice with open-ended, connected learning experiences in the arts and including subjects like science, social studies and math. Curious. Creative. Confident. #STEMsneedflowers #21stcenturyartists

Easel Art Studio Summer Camp

1911 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Join us as we paint, draw, sculpt, build and create masterpieces. Even if you are new to art or a well traveled artist, let our teachers blossom your child's fine art skills all while having FUN!

GTA Photography Summer Camps

25 E Pearson St., Chicago
Join us at Chicago's #1 Photography Summer Camps! Have fun on daily field trips & learn from award-winning photographers. Perfect for Kids (Ages 8-12) & Teens (Ages 13-17).

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Camp

36 South Wabash Avenue Suite 1201, Chicago
In SAIC’s camps, kids work together on a variety of fun projects, including painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, printmaking, performance, digital art and more. One- and two-week camps for students ages 4 to 13 begin in June.

AARTWERK Studio Summer Art Camp
1141 W Granville Ave., Chicago
(773) 217-6604
Art Side Out Studio & Mask Shop
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. #302, Chicago
Fulton Street Collective
1000 W. Fulton St, Chicago
(802) 763-7499
Galileo Innovation Camps for Pre-K – 8th Graders
Multiple Locations, Chicago and Suburbs
(800) 854-3684
GnarWare Workshop
1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago
(815) 575-2072
Hyde Park Art Center Creativity Camps
5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago
(773) 324-5520
International School of Comics "Marco Polo" Summer Camp
1651 W. Hubbard St., Chicago
(312) 265-0982
Irish American Heritage Center Art Summer Program
(773) 282-7035
Little Brushes Summer Camp at Pinot's Palette West Loop
1222 W. Madison St., Chicago
(312) 600-9429
Magical Minds Summer Art Camp
110 Madison Street, Oak Park
(708) 948-7934
North Shore Art League Summer Art Camp
620 Lincoln Avenue , Winnetka
(847) 446-2870
One Strange Bird Art Camps
2124 W. Division St. , Chicago
(773) 276-4420
OneRiver School of Art+Design
1033 Davis St., Evanston
(847) 737-5806
Open Books Publishing Academy
651 W. Lake Street , Chicago
(312) 475-1355
Poetry Summer Camps
61 W. Superior Street, Chicago
(312) 787-7070
RAM Art Studio
6054 N Broadway St., Chicagoi
(773) 754-7931
To the Moon Youth Summer Arts Camp
3942 W. North Ave, Chicago
(312) 498-1970
Unicoi Art Studio Summer Camp
2059 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
(773) 975-6515
Wishcraft Workshop Camps for Creative Kids
3907 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
(773) 348-WISH