Community Education - Camp Art Academy

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Is your young creative ready to become an artist-in-training? Art provokes thought, encourages expression, and brings people together. Camp Art Academy provides the skills your child needs to be the best artist, thinker, collaborator, and storyteller they can be. Come imagine and build with us!

Camp Art Academy: Artists-In-Training

Camp Art Academy at the AAC is an esteemed six-week educational experience for rising first through sixth graders. Each week has a unique theme and students can attend one week, all six, or any number in between. At the end of each week, students celebrate their artwork with a gallery opening for friends and family!

Camp will encourage your child’s self-discovery, teamwork, and expression through an award-winning arts education. We believe in the power of hands-on, studio-based & social-emotional learning, which students will practice while being guided by instructors and collaborating with fellow artists. While your young artist is in training, they will learn both classical and experimental techniques across six disciplines including drawing, painting, textile, sculpture, printmaking, and illustration. Not only will students have fun applying imagination and creativity each day, but they will also employ skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to craft their projects. Students will learn about and take inspiration from artists across the world in addition to notable AAC alumni as they create individual and collaborative art projects.

By the end of Camp Art Academy, young artists will have helped build a creative community, practiced many new techniques and methods with their instructors, learned invaluable life skills, and shared their sense of self and imagination through storytelling.

Camp Art Academy | Details

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2024 Dates

Week 1 | Drawing: The Foundation of Everything                             June 3-7

Week 2 | Painting: The Waves of Expression                                    June 10-14

Week 3 | Textile: The Connection of Process                                    June 17-18, 20-21


Week 4 | Sculpture: The Building of Imagination                              July 8-12

Week 5 | Printmaking: The Art of Passing It On                                July 15-19

Week 6 | Illustration: The Portrayal of Story                                      July 22-26

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Weekly Tuition & Fees

Tuition                                                 $260

*Optional* Before Care                      $40

*Optional* After Care                         $40

Camp Art Academy is held Monday-Friday, 9 AM-3:45 PM.

Before Care is available starting at 8 AM and After Care is available until 5 PM.


8-9 AM                                                Before Care *Optional*

8:45-9:15 AM                                      Student Drop-Off

9 AM-12 PM                                       Morning Class

10:30-10:45 AM                                  Morning Snack Break

12-12:30 PM                                       Lunch

12:30-1 PM                                         Social-Emotional Learning Activity/ Break

1-3:30 PM                                           Afternoon Class

3-3:30 PM                                           Classroom Reset + Display Projects

3:30-3:45 PM                                      End of Camp Day

3:45-4:15 PM                                      Student Pick-Up

3:45-5 PM                                           After Care *Optional*

Students should bring a lunch and two snacks with them each day.

Students who are going into first through sixth grade are welcome to attend. Students will sit at work tables with peers close in age and work on art projects with individual attention from their instructors and teaching assistants.

Classroom 5-8 (Students going into 1st – 3rd grade in Fall 2024) 

Classroom 9-12 (Students going into 4th – 6th grade in Fall 2024) 

*Students must have completed kindergarten or another school-based and full-day program such as Young Fives in order to enroll in Camp Art Academy. Students requesting an accommodation should email

Students with their parents or guardians look at their work in an exhibition.

Every Friday, we hold a gallery opening for students and their families. The students’ artwork from that week will be on display while light refreshments are served. Students will collect their work at this time to take home.

Friday Exhibitions                               3:30-4:15 PM

After Care will still be available on Fridays until 5 PM.

10 2-D artworks made by students displayed on a white wall.

Please note that if you are late picking up your child, you will be charged $10 for every 15 minutes you are late.

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is a qualified education service provider with Ohio ACE (Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment Educational Savings Program).

Read our protocols here: Welcome Packet 2023

Questions? Contact the Office of Engagement at 

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Due To Inclement Weather

Classes are cancelled

January 25th, 2023

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