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Summer camps

Summer Art Camps 2024

The School of Art at Arizona State University offers art camps for students ages 13-18 throughout the summer. These four- and five-day camps—which are open to students with all levels of experience—reflect a wide variety of studio art practices and provide students with an art immersion experience. Each camp gives participants the opportunity to meet others with similar interests and to receive valuable one-on-one feedback from our specialized instructors. All materials are provided for in-person camps. We can’t wait to work with you!
 

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Locations

The following camps will be held in-person at the School of Art on ASU’s Tempe campus (900 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287): 

  • Comics and Storyboards
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • The Art of Woodworking
  • Painting Portraits
  • Clay Camp
  • Graphic Design Through the Art of Screenprinting

The following camp will be held at alternate locations:

  • Art Under The Microscope will be held at ASU’s Natural History Collections (734 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe AZ 85282). This is a short five-minute drive from ASU’s Tempe Campus. Students will need to bring pre-made lunches, as there are no lunch options within walking distance.

Program fees

Our four-day camps cost $450 each: 

  • Comics and Storyboards
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Painting Portraits
  • Clay Camp
  • Graphic Design Through the Art of Screenprinting
  • Art Under the Microscope

Our five-day camp costs $550:

  • The Art of Woodworking

Ready to enroll? Those who register between before May 1 will receive a $50 Early Bird discount! All camps qualify.

Payment in full is due upon registration.

Please review the Refund/Cancellation Policy on the payment confirmation page before submitting registration.


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2024 Camp offerings

Frequently asked questions

The School of Art camps are open to students ages 13-18. (This usually comprises 7th grade to 12th grade. We also allow students who are set to graduate this Spring, 2023.) The age limit is firm.

Unfortunately, no. The set age limit represents a significant gap between students, and we have no flexibility to open it up more.  

Enrollment closes the Thursday before each camp begins, which allows adequate preparation time for campers and the School of Art. Please note that there is limited space in each camp. Once enrollment maximum is reached, registration will close for that camp. Campers should try to sign up as soon as possible in order to secure a slot in their chosen art camps.

We are only able to accept payment in full at the time of registration. We appreciate your understanding.

Please see our full cancellation policy listed below the FAQ. This policy ensures that we have adequate time to open a slot up for those on our waiting list.

No. In-person camps are held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each camp has an hour-long lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

No. During each day of camp, campers must arrive with a pre-made lunch OR lunch money to purchase food from surrounding establishments or the Memorial Union, the student pavilion located on campus. Parents / guardians should discuss plans with their campers ahead of time, including personal guidelines and safety measures. 

Though not recommended, parents will be allowed to shadow their child if needed. Parents are there for support purposes only and will not be permitted to engage in art-making projects. We encourage campers to attend on their own so they can fully engage in the activities and make new friends with similar interests. 

For students with financial need, the School of Art awards a very small number of scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on need and application answers, with first-time campers receiving priority. Earlier applications are more likely to receive scholarships than later ones and the final scholarship deadline is May 1.

Scholarships given are for a reduced tuition– not full coverage. Scholarships can only be applied to one camp per camper. If you accept a scholarship, you are making a commitment to arrive on time for all of the sessions and to participate fully in the class.

There is a limited amount of scholarships available for each camp. The camp must meet a minimum number of registrations before scholarships will be awarded. To apply for a scholarship, please reach out to the School of Art Camp Coordinator at Caroline.Schmidt@asu.edu. Please submit your application as early as possible. Applications do not guarantee scholarship awards.

You will be contacted regarding the School of Art’s ability to provide the requested scholarship. All decisions are made at the discretion of the School of Art.

The dress code during camp is casual. Campers should wear clothes that they do not mind getting dirty or stained. Art-making is a messy process! Some of our studios will require campers to wear closed toe shoes for safety reasons. Each camper will receive an informational packet specific to their camp outlining details. Articles of clothing, hats or tattoos that display inappropriate symbols, pictures or language will not be permitted.

No. All participants will have access to School of Art materials during camp.

Absolutely! Please email our Community Engagement Assistant, August McElvogue , with your name, your student's name, your email, and your phone number (optional). If a spot opens up, you'll hear from us!

 

Cancellation policy

  • If a workshop is cancelled by the School of Art due to low registration, parents and students will be notified one week prior to the start date and all payees will receive a full refund. 
  • Students who withdraw more than two weeks before their camp starts will have 75% percent of their program fees refunded.
  • No refund will be issued for students who withdraw within two weeks of the program's start date.
  • The School of Art is not responsible for any travel related expenses due to cancellation.
  • Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from campus (for in-person camps), as well as any necessary housing. 
  • Exceptions to this policy, for up to a 75% refund, will only be made if:
    • the camper is hospitalized during the duration of the program
    • the camper requires follow-up care from a recent hospitalization during the duration of the program
    • there is a death in the camper’s immediate family (i.e., parent, guardian or sibling).

This policy allows us to ensure that we have adequate time to open up slots for those on our waiting list. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Code of conduct


Student Conduct

ASU adheres to a university-wide Student Code of Conduct that applies to our camp programs as well. The philosophy behind this policy states: The aim of education is the intellectual, personal, social, and ethical development of the individual. The educational process is ideally conducted in an environment that encourages reasoned discourse, intellectual honesty, openness to constructive change and respect for the rights of all individuals. Self-discipline and a respect for the rights of others in the university community are necessary for the fulfillment of such goals. The Student Code of Conduct is designed to promote this environment at each of the state universities.

Campers are expected to treat the instructor and their fellow classmates with respect and kindness. Students should show respect for the viewpoints of others, including those who offer a differing opinion or see things from a different perspective. Criticizing, ridiculing, insulting, or belittling others will not be accepted. Using profanity or inappropriate language or displaying clothing or other personal items with offensive content is prohibited.

Instructors will redirect the camper to more appropriate behavior and remind them of guidelines. If the behavior persists, ASU staff will discuss the problem with a parent/guardian. If the problem persists or a camper’s behavior at any time threatens the immediate safety of him/her/them, other campers, or staff, the parent/guardian will be notified. Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct may result in the removal from the program. There will be no refunds for campers who cannot abide by the program’s code of conduct. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with federal and state law, and ACD 401: Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation, Arizona State University is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation for the entire university community, including all students, faculty members, staff employees, and guests. ASU expressly prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by employees, students, contractors, or agents of the university based on any protected status: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and genetic information.

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