Summer Art Camps

Summer Art Camps

The 2015 Camp Schedule will come out mid-February.

Call 612.729.5151 to register, or email with a phone number & we'll contact you!

Note: we are closed on the weekends. Registrations must be made by noon the Friday before any given camp. We do not encourage walk-ins the morning of.

Also, camps nearing full or at full will have notes next to them indicating that and/or saying "registration closed"

Camp Information:

We have Half-Day/Full-Day Options for many classes. Each week offers a different subject for camp goers. Curricula include separate programming for morning and afternoon camps. Camps are open to PreK (age 4) through sixth grade unless otherwise indicated, and are listed for the grade students will be entering in Fall 2014. Teen camps are listed at the bottom of the page. Smaller enrollment may dictate combined classes. Note: Extended care option on registration form.

To register: call or email us at 612.729.5151 / If emailing, be sure to include your phone number so we can follow up!

Enrollment status: classes are open until otherwise noted.


  • For half-day - one snack / For full-day - bag lunch & 2 snacks
  • Snacks/juice box options $ .75 each


Options (times and fees unless otherwise indicated)

(For information on memberships, click here.)

  • Full-day 9 am - 4 pm $260 ($221 members)
  • Half-day AM 9 am - 12 pm $135 ($115 members)
  • Half-day PM 1 pm - 4 pm $135 ($115 members)

Extended Day

  • Before care is 8 - 9 am, $6 per day
  • After care is  4 - 5:30 pm, $8 per day


2014 Camps with full and half day options:

(More full day only & teen camps further down!)


June 9 - 13 Artistic Explorers *The older class has two morning spots left.*

Class options: PreK-1st grade or 2nd-6th grade

Learn about creative icons who stood out through their unique styles and innovation. Explore the art of famous artists and arts movements and what made their work so new and different.  

*For St. Paul folks who have that last makeup school day on Mon. 6/9, we're offering a 4 day camp option starting Tue. 6/10. We'll pro-rate it - full day is $208 for nonmembers/$177 for members, and half day is $108 for nonmembers/$92 for members. Please share with your friends!


June 16 - 20 Patterns and Illusions

Class options: PreK-1st grade or 2nd-6th grade

Patterns are found in nature and are created by design. Find out how natural constructs and Op art, “optical art”, take advantage of the way our brain works and how we perceive images.  


June 23 - 27 History Hunters

Class options: PreK-1st grade or 2nd-6th grade

The history of art is vast—even pre-historic humans were driven to creatively express themselves. This fun camp will go back in time to visit important places and artists throughout the ages. 


June 30 - July 3 Rewind *4 day camp *The younger group has room only in the morning.

Class options: PreK-1st grade or 2nd-6th grade

Be prepared to take recycling to a higher level by repurposing through art. When others just see trash this camp of imaginative thinkers will see creative possibilities!

* Tuition: full-day $192 ($164)   half-day $104 ($84)


July 7 - 11 City Wilderness

Class options: PreK-1st grade or 2nd-6th grade

Join us and explore area parks and gardens to learn about and observe native plants and animals that share our urban spaces. Creative projects will revolve around fauna and flora that we can find locally.


July 14 - 18 Magical Mayhem *The older group has only 3 morning spots available left.

Class options: PreK-1st grade or 2nd-6th grade

With a bit of fairy dust, the folklore of mystical wizards, annoying trolls mythical unicorns, hot headed dragons, lyrical fauns and more will come to life in this fun camp. 


July 21 - 25 Nature Garden

Class options: Only 2nd-6th grade

Learn how artists are motivated by their surroundings like nature, people and places. By reacting to what they see and feel artists mirror and help shape the culture around them. Let’s find out what inspires you?


July 28 - August 1 Young Architects *There are 2 spots left - either full day / morning / afternoon.

Class options: Only 2nd-6th grade

Ever want to make the perfect bedroom? turn the stairs into a slide? make the attic an indoor playground? Here the chance for the architect in you to design and create the ideal space.  


August 4 - 8 Enriching Cultures

Class options: PreK-1st grade or 2nd-6th grade

Creativity is expressed in unique ways across different cultures here and abroad. During this week we will travel far and wide, exploring cultures, traditions and art throughout the world. 


August 11 - 15 Printing Party! *The younger group is nearing capacity for full day and morning - 2 spots left.

Class options: PreK-1st grade or 2nd-6th grade

Ever invited to a printing party? If not—you are now! Learn about various types of printmaking such as monoprints, blockprints, collagraphs and more while having a turn with our old etching press.    


August 18 - 22 Masks and Puppets *This camp is full - registration closed.

Class options: Only PreK-1st grade

With elements of both visual arts and performance, masks and puppetry have the magical ability to suspend our belief of reality. Learn about and design creations with an added bit of theatrical flair.


August 25 - 29 Stories, Books & Art *We've added another class for this camp! There is plenty of room!

Class options: PreK-1st grade or 2nd-6th grade

Throughout history stories have been told through visual imagery and the phrase “one picture is worth a thousand words” says it all. Join us and find the many ways of telling your tale through art.  



2014 Full-Day Camps


July 21 -25 Comic Book Arts & Animation *There are 2 spots left in this camp.

Grades: 3-6

In this popular camp, students will both design their own comics and storylines while working in teams to make animated claymation shorts. Learn techniques, processes and imaginative tricks used by professionals to show thoughts, feelings and ideas to create fun and imaginative stories.

Tuition: $265 ($226 members)


July 14 - 18 Art Car! *registration closed

Grades 3 – 6

Be a part of ArtiCulture’s Art Car team! We will use a donated car as our canvas for young artists with a vision. Campers will conceptualize and present their ideas for approval and then drive into action to create a mobile masterpiece. Note: The grand finale will be optional participation in the Art Car Parade Saturday, July 26!

Tuition: $265 ($226 members)


July 28 - Aug 1 Reigning Cats and Dogs! 

Grades 2 – 6

This ever popular camp is for the young artist and animal lover! Examine a variety of animal species and learn observation and technique to also capture them in motion. We will plan for class visits by various furry, scaly and feathered friends throughout the week and, if possible, for a mid-week day at Como Zoo. Note: No before/aftercare available on zoo day – drop-off and pick-up at Zoo.

Tuition: $265 ($226 members)


Aug 4 – 8 Architectural Design

Grades 3 – 6

Co-Sponsored with Northern Clay Center 

If you were to design your dream house what would it be? modern simplicity? historical? environmentally green? futuristic? Come to this fun class and create lifestyle designs that express the inner you! Mornings will be at Northern Clay Center working on ceramic structures, while afternoons will be spent at ArtiCulture using a variety of materials. Note: contact Northern Clay Center 612.339.8007 to register.

*Update: due to popular demand, we're adding a SECOND class for this camp! This group will begin the day at ArtiCulture, and move to Northern Clay at 1pm. We'll make every effort to ensure siblings and pals end up in the same class together. Click here to register through Northern Clay.

Tuition (payable to Northern Clay): $305 (NCC members $295)


Aug 11 – 15 Art of Food

Grades 3 – 6

Co-sponsored with Seward Co-op

The perfect combination - food as art and art as food! Spend mornings at the Seward Food Co-op classroom kitchen concocting healthy and yummy edibles. Then create “foodworks” at ArtiCulture in the afternoons with nonfood art materials. 

When possible  ingredients harvested from the local Peace Garden will be chopped, measured, stirred, cooked, baked and of course eaten! 

Tuition: $275 ($234 members)


August 18 – 22 Theater Production Color Quest : Tinkered Toys! *This camp is full.

Grades 2 – 6

HEY, where are my toys? Everyday there’s something else missing! First it was my baby sister’s stuffed animals then my blocks and then … And I’m not alone—all my friends are having the same experience! Our moms, who can find anything, are even coming up empty handed. Time for us to put our heads together to solve this bizarre mystery! Come and help us figure out who has tinkered with our toys! Students will experience what it takes to put on a play from the beginning of creating a storyline to striking down at the very end. Note: Families - join us for our end of week debut performance.

Tuition: $270 ($230 members)



2014 Teen Camps

July 7 – 11 Comics to Animation

Grades 7 & up

Learn new approaches to comics by using selected imagery to enhance storylines. This class will take a multimedia approach to creating a variety of comic art. Students can choose the most intriguing concepts to focus on, individually or collectively, through drawing or claymation to create a stop-motion animated video.

1 week Mon – Fri, July 7 – 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuition: $265 ($226 members)


June 16 – 20 Design and Innovation *registration closed

Grades 7 & up

What does it take to be a designer and bring ideas to fruition? Learn to formulate a design “problem” and then ideate through sketches to sort out idea solutions. Students will be guided to originate ideas, selection, creation, and final design presentation. Sustainable design with recycled materials will be encouraged and used as a tool for innovation, creative development and personal artistic interests.

1 week Mon – Fri, June 16 – 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuition: $265 ($226 members)


June 23 – July 3 Passionate Artist *registration closed

Grades 7& up

We will approach classic drawing and painting exercises in engaging ways to foster creative development and artistic style. Students will enhance abilities by learning technical skills, technique and color concepts. Some projects will be guided by personal interest to build a lasting relationship with the creative process—the act of artmaking.

2 weeks Mon – Fri, June 23 – July 3, 9:00 - 4:00 pm Tuition: $530 ($451 members)


July 28 - Aug 1 Animal Art

Grades 7 & up

This camp intensive is for the artistic animal lover! From the inside out students will study diet, habitat, bone and muscle formation to understand animal body structures. Learn techniques to capture live motion observation during class visits from a few animal friends. If possible, we will also plan for a mid-week studio day at Como Zoo. Note: Drop-off and pick-up day at Zoo to be determined.

1 week Mon – Fri, July 28 - Aug 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuition: $265 ($226 members)


July 21 - 25 Let's Eat

Grades 7 & up

Making art, food and eating—what could be better?! Mornings will be spent at the Seward Co-op classroom kitchen whipping up some awesome cuisine. Afternoons at ArtiCulture we’ll explore art and culture in relation to food and the art of cooking.  


1 week Mon – Fri, July 21 - July 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuition: $280 ($238 members)