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Leroy the Big Pup with snail illustration by Abrian Currington, 2012.


2014 Summer Art Camps

Tacoma Art Museum offers unique summer camp experiences for youth ages 9–16. Each session, Wednesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, is led by the museum educator and special guest artists. Camp participants will create a variety of art, gain inspiration from the museum’s galleries, and explore downtown Tacoma on daily field trips.

A camper celebration will be held at Tacoma Art Museum on the last day of each camp at 4 pm. Family members are invited!

Glorious Glass Summer Art Camp 

Session 1: Wednesday–Friday, July 16–18, Ages 9–12
Session 2: Wednesday–Friday, July 30–August 1, Ages 13–16
Get hands-on experience blowing your own glass and learn a variety of techniques such as painting on glass, fusing, and mosaic! The museum’s glass art collection will spark the campers’ imaginations. Cost: $260 ($230 for members)

Register for Session 1 of Glorious Glass

Register for Session 2 of Glorious Glass

Art Adventures at Tacoma Art Museum 

Wednesday–Friday, August 13–15, Ages 9–14

Campers will be introduced to a new art technique each day such as painting, drawing, and printmaking. Local artists will guide lessons and the museum’s art collection will offer inspiration for campers to create their own masterpieces.
Cost: $230 ($200 for members)

Register for Art Adventures

Drawing Outside the Line Summer Art Camp 

Wednesday – Friday, August 27 – 29, Ages 9–16
Round ‘em up! Come explore the western frontier with art, adventures, and storytelling. Guest instructors will guide campers through the thrills of the Wild West.
Cost: $230 ($200 for members)

Register for Wild West

Summer Art Camp 

Due to the popularity of the museum’s camp program, all sessions require advance registration and payment. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. No phone registrations are permitted. One registration per child.

Prices include all materials; partial camp scholarships available.

Each camp session is limited to 20 participants. If a session is full, you will be unable to register online. In such a case, if you would like to be placed on our wait list, please contact education@tacomaartmuseum.org for further information.


Above: Illustration of Scott Fife's Leroy the Big Pup by Abrian Currington, 2012. 

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