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.

Note: This 2020 Summer Camp Guide is our regular annual Summer Camp Guide, and we are working hard to keep information up-to-date. However, information is changing rapidly and often, so please contact camps to get the most current information on their offerings and operating status.

To find Virtual Camps, please visit our special 2020 Virtual Camp Guide.

Featured Listings

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

Music House, School of Performing Arts - Going Virtual

Two Locations, Chicago,
Take the stage this summer at Music House Performing Arts Camp. Campers are encouraged to create, explore, and let out their inner artist through dance, music, visual arts, and rock band. No experience necessary!

GTA Photography Summer Camps - Canceled

610 S. Michigan Ave. , 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).

Summer at ChiArts - Going Virtual

2714 W. Augusta Blvd, Chicago,
A three-week summer camp designed for 2nd-8th graders to explore the artistic disciplines of Dance, Music, Theatre, Creative Writing, and Visual Arts in a joyful and nurturing environment.

Wishcraft Workshop Camps for Creative Kids - Virtual and In-Person

3701 N Ravenswood, Chicago,
What is Wonder + Scout™? It’s art camp. It’s nature camp. It’s kindness camp. It’s adventure camp. This summer give your kiddo the confidence-building, creative experience that could only come from the hearts and minds of Wishcraft Workshop®.

Lillstreet Art Center

4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago,
Children and teens ages 3–16 can learn pottery, movie making, photography, fashion design, jewelry, comics, painting and more both in-house and online at Lillstreet Art Center. New camps are offered weekly all summer long!

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Camp - Canceled

36 South Wabash Avenue Suite 1201, Chicago,
In SAIC's Multi-Arts Camps, kids learn to discover, explore, and imagine in their own unique ways, experimenting with a variety of art materials and methods that encourage the development of creative thinking and problem solving skills.

The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids - Virtual and In-Person

2646 N. Halsted, Chicago,
We've structured a great online Summer ART Camp for your ARTsy kids! Different classes every hour, including a Yoga Break for stretching, exercise and relaxation! Enroll in as many or as few classes as you'd like to create your own perfect schedule.

Art Side Out Studio & Mask Shop
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. #302, Chicago
Imagine making fun art all day. Never more than 12 students per teacher means individual attention from professional......

Beverly Arts Center’s Summer Arts Camp - Going Virtual and Modified
2407 West 111th Street, Chicago
Stay engaged and inspired with Summer Arts Camps from the Beverly Arts Center. Campers ages 6-12 get hands-on instruction......

Color Me Mine Glenview
1855 Tower Drive , Glenview
Join us in the studio to create trendy, statement projects that are fully led by an instructor. We are following social......

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......

Easel Art Studio Summer Camp
1911 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Easel Art Studio Camps are ARTastic! Join our teachers as we paint, draw, sculpt, build and create masterpieces. Even if you......

Galileo Innovation Camps for Pre-K – 8th Graders - Going Virtual
Multiple Locations, Chicago and Suburbs
At Galileo, we mix day camp fun with hands-on projects in fields from science and engineering to the visual and culinary arts......

GnarWare Workshop
1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago
GnarWare Workshop offers a variety of programs for kids and teens that allow for clay exploration, but also encourage students......

Hyde Park Art Center Creativity Camps
5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago
Join us this summer for a wide range of memorable arts activities. Campers will work with professional artists to explore......

Irish American Heritage Center Art Summer Program

Little Brushes Summer Camp at Pinot's Palette West Loop
1222 W. Madison St., Chicago
Sign up your petite Picasso for Pinot’s Palette West Loop's Little Brushes Kids Camps, fun-filled, party-like sessions where......

Magical Minds Summer Art Camp
110 Madison Street, Oak Park
Summer Art Camp is designed for students 3 to 11 years; children will be grouped according to age. Keep the creativity and......

North Shore Art League Summer Art Camp
620 Lincoln Avenue , Winnetka
North Shore Art League holds camps for artists ages 5-7 and 8-11. Younger children will learn about famous artists and......

One River School of Art+Design
Two Locations, Chicago and Evanston
One River School camps build artistic confidence and independence in an inclusive, engaging setting. One River offers camps......

One Strange Bird Art Camps
2124 W. Division St. , Chicago
Enrich your child’s summer with creative weekly summer camps at One Strange Bird. We offer full and half day summer camps that......

OneRiver School of Art+Design - Virtual and In-Person
1033 Davis St., Evanston
Summer camps at One River offer students of all ages a series of progressive and creative courses across art, digital art......

Open Books Publishing Academy
651 W. Lake Street , Chicago
At Publishing Academy, teens from across the city write and publish their very own novels! With the guidance of supportive and......

Poetry Summer Camps
61 W. Superior Street, Chicago
The Poetry Foundation Library presents free poetry summer camps for children in grades six to eight and nine to twelve. ...

To the Moon Youth Summer Arts Camp
3942 W. North Ave, Chicago
Campers will interact with art, their community and their city while learning to paint, draw, sculpt, garden, photograph, and......

Unicoi Art Studio Summer Camp
2059 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
School is out and summer is here! If you're ready to get the kids out of the house, sign them up for a week at Unicoi's summer......

Wishcraft Workshop Camps for Creative Kids
3701 N Ravenswood, Chicago
Campers ages 5-12 grow their creative voice with open-ended, connected learning experiences in the arts and including subjects......