UPDATE: Some 2020 summer camps have been canceled since this guide was published. Please check with each camp organization for more information.
A Good Impression Camp
Split light and splatter color; from prisms to paint this camp has kids constructing, drawing, painting and playing with color. Grades 2-5. July 9 from 9 am-2 pm. At the MAC. $45-$50. northwestmuseum.org 509-456-3931
Advanced Sewing: Skirts
Aspiring fashion designers tackle drafting flat patterns from body measurements, starting by making a simple straight skirt. This class is intended for students with strong sewing skills who are ready to begin designing their own garments. Supply listed provided upon registration. Ages 8-16. July 27-31 from 9 am-12 pm or 2-5 pm at Let's Get Sewing Studio, 8707 N. Wall St. $125. spokanerec.org
Ancient Art Treasure Hunters
Explore bygone civilizations through this ancient art treasure hunt as you draw, paint and sculpt to make art just like early mankind. Ages 6-11. Aug. 10-14 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org
Anime Art Madness!
Learn about the art of Japanese anime and manga as you draw, paint and sculpt your own characters and create quirky, unique personalities for them through creative thinking and storytelling. Ages 6-11. July 6-10 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org
Art in Nature, Nature in Art
Paint, sculpt and draw what you see in nature surrounding the Corbin Art Center, including on nature hikes. Ages 6-11. July 20-24 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org
Explore the styles of five modern artists, including Van Gogh and Seurat, and then create your own masterpiece with Caralee Palmer, lead teacher at North Wall Schools. Children engage with numerous media and techniques as they develop their final works. All materials and snacks provided. Grades K-3. Offered June 22-26 and July 6-10, meets 9 am-noon. $125/session. northwallschools.com 466-2695
Beachy Sea Fun in the Sun
A week of sea-inspired arts and crafts, including animals in the ocean and pirates, mermaids and more. Ages 3-5. July 20-24 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Best of Summer Camp
Spend a week enjoying the most popular activities and projects offered during this summer's creative arts camp sessions from Spokane Parks. Ages 6-11. Aug. 10-14 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $142. spokanerec.org
Birds of a Feather
Make aviary themed crafts and learn about the many different species of birds as you watch birds in the park and garden. Ages 3-5. July 27-31 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Black Cauldrons & Ruby Slippers
Campers dive into the colors of their favorite adventures and create a book of illustrations to take home. Sessions also include exploration of the MAC's galleries and historic Campbell House. Before/after care available. Grades 2-5. July 13-16 from 9 am-4 pm. At the MAC. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 509-456-3931
Blow Your Top Camp
Dig into the world's stories and myths around volcanoes as you paint, build and blow up some art. Grades 2-5. June 25 from 9 am-2 pm. At the MAC. $45-$50. northwestmuseum.org 509-456-3931
CAC Artists Got Talent!
Get started on your next masterpiece in this session offering painting, mixed media and more. Art is displayed in a special Friday art show. Ages 6-11. Aug. 3-7 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $142. spokanerec.org
Castles, Princesses, Knights & Dragons
Campers make armor, shields, hats, crowns, wands and more in this creativity-focused day camp. Ages 3-5. June 15-19 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Choose Your Own Adventure
Young writers pull out their most imaginative ideas working as a team to write a own "Choose Your Own Adventure" style book, complete with illustrations. Each writer leaves camp with their own copy of the collective adventure. Grades 4-6. July 28-31 from 10 am-noon. At Spark Central. Free; pre-registration required. spark-central.org 279-0299
Colorful! Messy! Process Art!
Come up with theme ideas, mix colors, apply paint and incorporate found objects into your mixed media art. Ages 6-11. June 22-26 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org
Come Learn to Sew
A camp for students with little or no prior sewing experience to learn how to thread, fix tension, sew straight and curved seams and how to use a pattern. Ages 8-16. Sessions offered June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10 and Aug. 3-7. Meets from 9 am-noon or 2-5 pm at Let's Get Sewing Studio, 8707 N. Wall St. $145. spokanerec.org
Cosplay for Kids
Cosplay is the art of imitating a character from an anime, video games or other forms of media. In this camp, kids pick a character they'd like to play and/or create their own. This includes choosing an outfit/costume for the character, identifying supplies and materials, designing and assembling components, making the costume and learning to play the part of the character. Grades 5-8. Two-week sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648
Crazy Clay Fun!
Explore how to mix up some DIY salt dough and create sculptures from other materials such as air-dry clay and slime. Ages 3-5. June 29-July 2 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokanerec.org
Crazy! Wacky! Sculptures!
Learn how to mix up your own do-it-yourself salt dough and make a 3D sculpted project featuring recycled objects, along with paper masterpieces like headbands and hats. Ages 6-11. June 29-July 2 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $115. spokanerec.org
Doodle Bug Art Fun!
In this camp, kids learn about new and clever abstract techniques to create art. Ages 3-5. June 22-26 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Draw, Print, Tie-Dye & Stamp
Students work on several projects with local artist Karen Mobley, including designing, drawing, printing, tie-dyeing and stamping their very own one-of-a-kind art T-shirts. Ages 10+. July 27-Aug. 1 from 10 am-noon. At Karen Mobley's studio, Spokane South Hill. $125. spokaneartschool.net
Fairies, Trolls & Gnomes in the Garden
Hunt for elusive garden critters and make glittery art inspired by what you find. Ages 3-5. July 13-17 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Get Messy Camp
Squish, splatter and stomp your way into art as you explore printing, painting and clay molding in this one-day camp. Grades 2-5. Offered June 24, July 22 and Aug. 12 from 9 am-2 pm (register for each day separately). At the MAC. $45-$50. northwestmuseum.org 509-456-3931
Inland Northwest Yearbook Camp
A three-day workshop designed to teach and empower students to build the best yearbook possible. Classes include photography, design, writing, interviewing, marketing and leadership. July 29-31. At EWU Cheney. Resident/commuter options. Price TBD. yearbookdiscoveries.com
Innovative Artist's Studio
A fine art camp exploring drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture using diverse materials, techniques and other creative processes. Ages 6-11. July 13-17 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org
Intro to Nature Printing
Explore the world of printmaking and plants, with an introduction to the basic techniques involved with monotyping and nature printing. In addition, students learn how to prep their paper, roll ink onto plates and discover how to use the impression of plants to make their own prints. Ages 14+. Meets June 8, 15 and 22 from 4-6 pm. At Spokane Art School. $85. spokaneartschool.net
Junior Counselors in Training (CIT)
Sixth and seventh graders can gain experience and develop skills in team building, mentorship, communication and leadership while assisting second and third grade campers. For grades 6-7. July 13-16 and July 27-31 from 9 am-4 pm. At the MAC. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 509-456-3931
Artist Owen McAuley leads this session on contemporary landscape painting from photographic sources. Ages 15+. Offered June 29-July 20 and July 27-Aug. 17, meets Mondays from 2-4 pm. At Spokane Art School. $80. spokaneartschool.net
Little Art Masters
Young artists explore art through color, texture and more by creating with paint, crayons, glue and scissors. Ages 3-5. June 8 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Littles STEM Art Studio
Children explore what it means to be an artist, how art is made, how to mix color and what tools artists use while continuing to develop vocabulary, literacy, math, science and motor skills through a variety of activities and games. Ages 4-5. July 20-23, meets from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648
Making Manga and Anime
Join fellow fans of comics and animated shows to take your drawing and animation design skills to the next level. Kids learn to develop, draw, illustrate and animate their favorite characters, both original or from existing media. Grades 4-8. Two-week sessions offered July 6-30; meets Mon-Thu 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648
More Paint Please!
Put on your smock and get painting with watercolors, washable tempera and more as you experiment with new techniques, brushes and other alternative tools. Ages 3-5. June 29-July 2 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $59. spokanerec.org
Nature Art Camp
This camp introduces elementary school students to a variety of nature-based activities, expanding their understanding between the relationship of art and nature. In this 2-day camp, they'll make eco-friendly craft birds, use plants to make works of art and interact with a giant bird nest public art installation. Ages 6+. May 25 and June 1 from 4-5:30 pm. At Spokane Art School. $36. spokaneartschool.net
Nature Made Camp
What art supplies can you find in your backyard? In this camp, find inspiration in Native American art using supplies from the great outdoors to do printmaking, dyeing and weaving and bead work. Campers also explore the galleries, Campbell House and more. Before/after care available. July 27-31 from 9 am-4 pm. At the MAC. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 509-456-3931
Open Art Studio
Bring artistic ideas to life using tools to explore different types of media. Supplies provided for drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, cardboard sculpture and fiber arts. For all skill levels. July 13-17 from 9 am-12:30 pm (grades 1-3) and July 20-25 from 12:30-3:30 pm (grades 4-6). At St. George's School. $125. sgs.org/summer 509-464-8814
Painting & Drawing Using Soft Pastels
This soft chalk pastel class focuses on all aspects of using pastels to create original works of art. Subject matter is mainly focused on creating landscape art, but students are welcome to choose their own individual subject matter. Ages 15+. Offered June 25-July 16 and July 30-Aug. 20; meets Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. At Spokane Art School. $80. spokaneartschool.net
Passport to Fun!
Explore countries around the globe and their unique animals and cultures. Stamp your passport as you learn and read stories about a new country each day. Ages 3-5. Aug. 3-7 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Preschool Picassos: Best of Summer Camp
This camp features the Corbin Art Center's most popular art projects completed throughout this summer's preschool camp programs. Ages 3-5. Aug. 10 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $75. spokanerec.org
A cowboy and cowgirl inspired camp where kids make wearable costumes, Wild West-themed arts and crafts and more. Ages 3-5. July 6-10 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Young sewists learn about gathering, zippers and quilting. This session is for students who are comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine, and offers different themed projects during each session. Ages 8-16. Offered June 29-July 3, July 13-17 and Aug. 10-14 from 9 am-noon or 2-5 pm at Let's Get Sewing Studio, 8707 N. Wall St. $125. spokanerec.org
Shapes, Lines & Landscapes
Learn how to draw and shade shapes, add lines, textures and other techniques to your drawings with pen, pencil, oil pastels and paint. Ages 6-11. June 29-July 2 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $115. spokanerec.org
STEM Art Studio
A camp for kids who like math and science, but are more passionate about art. Learn how to use STEM while engaging your creative side to express yourself artistically. We'll paint, draw and sculpt, and use a diverse array of mixed media, materials and techniques to express ourselves. Grades K-6. One-week sessions offered July 6-30; meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648
Stomp, Chomp & Roar, Dino Style
Explore the world of dinosaurs, reptiles and prehistoric birds through "dino-rific" craft projects and costumes. Ages 3-5. July 13-17 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org
Storybook Art Sparkle
Kids read some storybook favorites and then make fantastic art inspired by each story. Ages 3-5. June 8-12 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Super Nature Explorers!
Discover the world around you and make projects inspired by nature and science. Ages 3-5. Aug. 10-14 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
There's a Dragon in the Art Room
Use your imagination and creativity to paint, glue and sculpt fantastical art projects inspired by dragons, trolls, unicorns and other mythological creatures. Ages 6-11. June 15-19 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org
Tropical Forest Adventure
Travel to a tropical rainforest and learn about some of the animals, plants and insects that live there. Kids make art projects to display and wear. Ages 3-5. June 15-19 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Unicorns, Wizards & Dragons, Oh My!
Have a magical time creating costumes, crafts and other mythological-inspired creatures. Ages 3-5. Aug. 3-8 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Wands, Wizards & Dragons, Oh My!
Young wizards can make their own wands, creative costume pieces and other magical crafts. Ages 3-5. July 27-31 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org
Whale vs. Shark & Oceans of Art
Future marine biologist and oceanographers learn about sharks, jellyfish, whales and other marine animals and their habitats. Create sea creatures with paint, paper, recycled materials and more. Ages 6-11. July 20-24 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org