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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 is led by a 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!

Scholarships are still available for up to 50% off the registration fee or enroll an additional child and receive 30% off their registration.

Glorious Glass Summer Art Camp 

Session 1: Wednesday–Friday, July 16–18, 9 am–5 pm, Ages 9–12
Session 2: Wednesday–Friday, July 30–August 1,
9 am–5 pm, 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, 9 am–5 pm, 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 

Monday – Friday, August 25–29, 9 am–5 pm, Ages 9–16
Round ‘em up! Our only five-day Summer Art Camp! Come explore the western frontier with art, adventures, and storytelling. Guest instructors will guide campers through the thrills of the Wild West and campers will create their own works of art. Cost: $230 ($200 for members)

Register for Wild West

Summer Art Camp 

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.

To download a registration form, click here.


Summer Art Camp Partial Scholarship Program
Tacoma Art Museum offers a limited number of partial scholarships of up to 50% off registration for Summer Camp depending on enrollment. If any of the sessions have low enrollment one week prior to its start, additional scholarships will be considered. The scholarships will be awarded through a lottery selection system.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the following in addition to your registration form:

  • A statement from the parent/guardian explaining extenuating circumstances and the amount that you are able to contribute towards tuition
  • A short written statement from the child expressing interest in attending Summer Camp

Submit Scholarship Statements to:
Tacoma Art Museum
Attn: Summer Camp
1701 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402, or
Email: Education@TacomaArtMuseum.org

In order to qualify, scholarship applications must be received by Friday, June 13, 2014. Eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery drawing. Winning scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, June 20. The family’s financial contribution will be due at that time to complete the registration process.

Please note, recipients agree to the following:

  • Award recipients and guardians are required to adhere to the rules of the camp
  • Award recipients are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp each day
  • Award recipients are responsible for providing their own lunch
  • Recipients are required to fill out the Medical Information form and Hold Harmless Agreement and return them to Tacoma Art Museum before the start of the camp.

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

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