We have a multitude of youth programs that serve students from as young as the kindergarten level all the way up to the high school ages. Each of the below programs are completely inclusive, if you would like to learn more about how we make our programs accessible, please visit the link below.
School’s Out is a day camp program for children in elementary school (kindergarten - 5th grade). It is offered on selected days that Columbia Public Schools and surrounding school districts are closed for Teacher Work Days. During the day, participating students complete different art projects in various media. Between the media blocks, they have time to play both indoor and outdoor games and enjoy snacks.
Spring Break Camp
Our Spring Break Camp runs very similarly to our School's Out program and Summer Camp offerings. The Elementary Camp meets from 8 am - 5 pm, and throughout each day, children learn about various art media and complete a multitude of projects. Between the media blocks, they have time to play both indoor and outdoor games and enjoy snacks. This program is for students currently in kindergarten through 5th grade.
Weekly Youth Classes
These media-specific classes meet for approximately 2 hours each week for 4 to 6 weeks. We typically offer programs in clay or fibers, and the class fee includes all materials and instruction. Students complete a series of projects that get them acquainted with the specific medium, and at the end of the class get to bring lots of their fun, completed projects home! Find specifics at the link below to see if these classes are right for you.
Elementary Summer Camp
Our ARTastic Summer Camp is for students of all ages! We offer a week-long day camp program for children in elementary school (going into 1st - 5th grade in the fall). Throughout the day (8 am - 5 pm), students complete a range of projects in a variety of art media. We also have half-day options during some of our elementary camp weeks for adaptive students who benefit from a shorter day. We also offer media-specific programming for Middle and High School students.
Secondary Summer Camp
Our ARTastic Summer Camp is for students of all ages! We offer week-long half-day camp programs for both middle and high school students, individually. These camps focus on a particular medium (2D, fibers, or clay), and throughout the week students learn all about the medium and complete a multitude of projects. We also offer full-day, multimedia camp programming for Elementary School students.
We strive to offer a large number and a wide range of workshops throughout the year. We regularly have both youth and adult workshops in ceramics and fibers. Occasionally, we offer "family-style" workshops intended for both parents and children to participate in together.