School of Art Summer Camps

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Summer Camps 2019

4-day Summer Camps - CLOSED will reopen Spring/Summer 2020

These 4-day camps will be offered in a wide variety of studio practices including portrait painting, fashion illustration, 3-D Printing, comic art, photography, floral design and so much more! The summer camps are designed to give students an art immersion experience, where students will work with faculty and professional artists on creative projects that represent the variety of courses offered in the School of Art. Camps are open to students ages 13-18, and welcome beginners to advanced levels of experience. All materials will be provided.

Program fees  

Camp fees are $300 and $275 for Early Bird registration. Early Bird registration ends 4 weeks before the start date of each camp.

For more information contact Jessica Palomo at

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4-Day Camp Courses at School of Art - Tempe Location 

ASU School of Art, 900 S. Forest Mall, Tempe, Arizona, 85287

Comics & Storyboards - closed

June 3-6 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Ready to create your own world? Get inspired by the world of comics and build the skills to invent your own unique characters and universes.

Darkroom Photography - closed

June 3–6 | M–TH | 9a.m.–4p.m.

Let’s have fun experimenting in the Darkroom! Learn the process of making photographs and art with light sensitive paper. You will make your own pinhole camera, develop photos and explore photograms. Limit 15

2-D Animation - closed

June 3–6 | M–TH | 9a.m.–4p.m.

Bring your drawings to life and learn how to make 2-D animations! Through the use of drawings, objects, clay and paper, you will explore how to create, capture, and animate a unique story utilizing stop motion that you can share with your family and friends.

Electronics in Art - closed

June 10–13 | M–TH | 9a.m.–4p.m. 

Make your art move, light up, and even speak! Learn techniques for integrating simple electronic circuits with traditional materials to create expressive and interactive artworks. We will use sensors, LED's, motors, buzzers, and pre-programmed microcontrollers to create more advanced inputs and outputs. 

3-D Modeling & Printing - closed

June 17-20  | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Turn the virtual world into something real!  Explore the processes of creating Digital Sculpture and bringing it to life through 3-D printing and laser cutting. Starting with orthogonal drawings to map out designs, then entering into a virtual three-dimensional model, you will learn techniques to turn an idea into a physical 3-D object.

Painting Portraits - closed

June 17-20 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Love drawing people? Take it a step further and learn how to a paint a portrait! Portrait painting has deep roots in history and still has a strong presence in the art world today. In this class you will learn how to work with oil paints, mix skin tones, tackle proportion and create the illusion of light and form. 

Pop Art - closed

June 24-27 | M-TH | 9a.m.-4p.m.

Make your own Pop Art prints, paintings and totes! Students will create mixed media works of art using printmaking techniques, collage, drawing and painting while exploring personal designs and imagery of popular culture. You will leave with a mini body of work that will be a "collection" on your selected theme and will explore how pop art is marketed into the commercial industry though saleable goods. 

Art Makers Sampler - closed

June 24-27 | M–TH | 9a.m.–4p.m. 

The Art Makers Camp is a tour of 4 studio disciplines: Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, and Photography. The camp is an opportunity for each artist to work in a variety of materials and techniques. Learn different ways to use your hands and imaginations to realize your creative ideas. 

Casting the Natural World in Clay - closed

July 8-11 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Turn plants into ceramics! Gather materials and inspiration from the natural world to build your own organic vessels using traditional and non-traditional building techniques for a unique experience and work of art.  

Zero Waste Fashion  - closed

July 8–11 | M-TH | 9a.m.–4p.m.

Learn to make sustainable fashion! The Kimono is one of the oldest known garments in the world. In this hands-on course we will make a Zero Waste Kimono. We will learn the basics about textiles, flat pattern making and hand sewn and machine construction techniques.

Storytelling with Paint - closed

July 8–11 | M-TH | 9a.m.–4p.m.

Explore the art of storytelling through narrative painting. Learn how telling stories is a huge part of art history. In this class you will learn the many formats of narrative painting and how to tell your own stories with acrylic paint.  

Paper Pulp Sculptures - closed

July 8–11 | M–TH | 9a.m.–4p.m. 

Create your own sculpture using sustainable materials! Students will make their own materials from waste paper and natural fibers and create paper pulp. A variety of methods for construction including wire armatures and pulp application will inspire truly unique pieces. 

Illuminating Sculptures - closed

July 15–18 | M–TH | 9a.m.–4p.m.

Students will acquire skills in woodcraft, vacuum forming and lighting.  Combining carpentry skills and the exciting potential of vacuum forming translucent plastics, students will design and create unique lighting fixtures that can be mounted to a wall or displayed on a table.

Ceramic Surface Design - closed

July 15-18 | M–TH | 9a.m.–4p.m.

Clay isn’t just about form. Take a cup and make it extraordinary by exploring unique and painterly surface design techniques. You will create forms in clay with a new take on decoration and produce one-of-a kind ceramic work that will last a lifetime. Limit 15

Drawing with Lasers - closed

July 15–18 | M–TH | 9a.m.–4p.m.

Go beyond pencil and ink and draw with lasers! Mixing the traditional technique of relief printmaking with modern day technology, you will bring both worlds together and learn how to laser engrave woodblocks to create your own series of prints. 

Jewelry Making - closed

July 15–18 | M–TH | 9a.m.–4p.m.

Wear the art you make in this small metals camp! This camp provides a safe and creative environment where you can learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques using copper, brass, and sliver. Walk away with a unique piece of jewelry or small sculpture for yourself, a friend or family member. 

Japanese Illustration: Anime & Manga - closed

July 22 - 25 | M–TH | 9a.m. – 4p.m.

Why sit in front of the TV and watch characters when you can draw your own?! Explore the art style of Japan through anime and manga. Learn how to develop and create your own character illustrations!