Summer camp

Summer Camp

Weekly Summer Camps - June 3 through July 26

A cool and creative way for your child to learn, Sarasota Art Museum camps are the best of summer. Your young artist will get a chance to look closely, experiment with new materials, and try new techniques with the Museum as their classroom!

Each week, your camper can explore new themes, activities, and projects inspired by art and artists on view at Sarasota Art Museum. Our Teaching Artists will work with your campers to install their own Art Show! Each session will have a new and exciting theme, so campers are encouraged to enroll in multiple sessions. Learn more about our schedule and weekly themes below!

Summer camp at Sarasota Art Museum

Summer Camp Age Groups

Ages 7 to 13

Children under the age of seven who have not completed 1st grade cannot be accommodated due to the Summer Camp curriculum level.

The maximum capacity for classes is 15 students.

Camp Tuition

$350 a week Museum Members; $385 a week Not-Yet-Members (Extended care $50 per week)

Camp Schedule

Monday-Friday: 9 am-3 pm (Extended care 3-5 pm)

Summer Camp Refunds

All refund requests must be submitted in writing and will incur a $35 handling fee (per student).

Summer Camp Class Materials

Basic materials are provided unless otherwise noted.

Camp Aftercare

Aftercare (3-5 p.m.): $50/week or $15/day
If Campers are enrolled in Aftercare, this extends their pick-up time until 6 pm, M-F of camp. In Aftercare, Campers will have supervised quiet free time creating small projects, and playing group and board games.

*Aftercare will be available for purchase when you register for camps. Registration for Aftercare before the first day of camp is available for $50/week, however, Aftercare is also available by the day after camp begins.

*If a parent is more than 15 minutes late for pick-up, Sarasota Art Museum reserves the right to charge the per-day Aftercare fee.


Campers must bring their own bagged lunch each day. Please note this is a nut-free camp.

Cancellation Policy

14 days + before the first day of your camp: 100% refund
8–13 days before the first day of your camp: 50% refund
7 days or less: No refund

All refunds will be charged a $15 administrative fee per camp.



Session #1:
Under the Sea

June 3-7, 2024

Members: $350/week
Not-Yet-Members: $385/week

Get ready to dive into the depths of the ocean and explore the enchanting world beneath the waves. During this camp, we will embark on a creative journey where we will learn about the fascinating creatures and vibrant ecosystems that exist underwater. From colorful coral reefs to playful dolphins, and shimmering jellyfish to graceful sea turtles, we will explore the vast diversity of marine life. Through a variety of art activities, we will learn how to capture the beauty and magic of the ocean on paper and canvas. We will experiment with different art techniques such as painting, collage, and sculpture to create our own underwater masterpieces.

Session #2:
Fantastic Imaginary Creatures

June 10-14, 2024

Members: $350/week
Not-Yet-Members: $385/week

Let your imagination soar as we venture into the world of mythical beasts and fantastical creatures. From unicorns to dragons, mermaids to centaurs, we will explore the fascinating world of creature creation. Through a series of fun and interactive art activities, we will learn how to sketch, paint, and sculpt our very own imaginary creatures. We will also dive into the stories and legends behind these creatures, discovering the rich history and cultural significance they hold in different societies. So, whether you dream of designing a whimsical fairy or a fierce fire-breathing monster, this camp is the perfect place to bring your fantastical visions to life. Let your creativity run wild as we embark on this magical journey together!

Session #3:
Around the World

June 17-21, 2024

Members: $350/week
Not-Yet-Members: $385/week

We are thrilled to embark on a creative journey that will take us to different countries and cultures through the lens of art. Art is a universal language that transcends borders and connects people from all walks of life. Through this camp, we will not only learn about different art techniques and mediums but also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the diverse cultures that have shaped these art forms. We will create our own masterpieces inspired by the art of these regions. The goal of this camp is to foster creativity, global awareness, and a sense of cultural appreciation.

Get ready to pack your artistic passports and join us on an exciting artistic adventure around the world. Let’s unlock our creativity, celebrate diversity, and create art that reflects the beauty of cultures near and far!


Session #4:
Enchanted Kingdom

June 24-28, 2024        

Members: $350/week
Not-Yet-Members: $385/week

Once upon a time in a magical kingdom, there was an art camp where princes and princesses, knights, fairies, dragons, and their friends came to create. We will explore worlds of storybook magic and mystery as we embark on a creative journey through different realms of enchantment. Get ready to bring fantastical creatures to life through your art! Throughout the camp, you will have the opportunity to experiment with different mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpting, and even mixed media. But it’s not just about creating art; it’s about creating an entire enchanted kingdom! So, get ready to enter the Enchanted Kingdom Art Summer Camp and let your creativity soar! Join us for a summer filled with art, magic, and endless possibilities.


July 3rd – 7th

NO CAMP THIS WEEK - 4th of July

Session #5:
Art + Nature

July 8-12, 2024

Members: $350/week
Not-Yet-Members: $385/week

Get ready to explore the wonders of nature while creating beautiful works of art! Throughout the camp, you’ll have the chance to learn all about different art techniques and mediums. From painting to drawing, printmaking to sculpture, you’ll get to try it all! And guess what? We’ll even use natural materials like leaves and flowers to make our art even more unique and special. Get ready to unleash your imagination, connect with nature, and create masterpieces that will leave everyone in awe. We can’t wait to see you at our Art + Nature Summer Camp!

Session #6:
Outer Space

July 15-19, 2024

Members: $350/week
Not-Yet-Members: $385/week

Attention all young astronauts and artists who wish to have an out-of-this-world adventure, join us as we blast off into a world of creativity and exploration. From painting planets to designing space helmets, we’ll take you on an artistic journey through the cosmos. In our Outer Space Kids Summer Art Camp, we will use art to connect with the wonders of outer space. Through different art techniques and activities, we will encourage campers to express their creativity and imagination while exploring space-related themes. Let your imagination soar as you learn about outer space and bring it to life through your artwork. So, join us in our Outer Space Kids Summer Art Camp and let your artistic skills take flight as we embark on an artistic journey through the vastness of the cosmos!

Session #7:
Art Safari

July 22-26, 2024

Members: $350/week
Not-Yet-Members: $385/week

Prepare to embark on an art adventure to the wilds of Africa! On this creative safari, we will explore both jungle and savanna animals through exciting art activities. Designing and creating your own safari mask, painting vibrant African landscapes, and creating unique ceramic animal sculptures will be included in your adventure. If you love elephants, big cats, and giraffes, this is the art camp for you!