Art Camp

The Delaware Art Museum’s summer program for children ages 6 – 12 provides a creative experience with professional instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Young artists explore drawing, painting, ceramics, and more in the Bank of America Education Wing Studio as well as throughout the Museum’s galleries and Copeland Sculpture Garden. Camp is full-day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Each session ends with a camper art show for family and friends.

Ages 6 – 12: One Week Sessions

If registering for consecutive sessions between June 10 and June 28, call 302.351.8551 for a discount on registration.

Junk to Gems – FULL for all age groups
June 24 – 28 | $275 Members, $305 Non-Members
Create one of a kind treasure from ordinary materials! Campers will reconfigure everyday objects with creative twists to make unique works of art.

Pirates & Mermaids – FULL for ages 6 – 8
July 1 – 3 (3 days) | $175 Members, $205 Non-Members
Dive deep into some of the Museum’s most beloved paintings of pirates and mermaids. Campers will create a collection of adventurous artwork using various mediums.
Register: Ages 9 – 12

Artists of the Caribbean – FULL for ages 9 – 12
August 19 – 23 | $275 Members, $305 Non-Members
Young artists will explore the places we call home and the world we live in through contemporary art in Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago. Projects will include multi-media maps and creative landscapes.
Register: Ages 6 – 8

Ages 6 – 12: Two Week Sessions

Sculpture Mania – FULL for ages 6 – 8
July 8 – 19 | $500 Members, $560 Non-Members
This session is all about carving, building, forming and sculpting! Campers will find inspiration in a variety of three dimensional artworks on display in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and inside the Museum. Projects include ceramic sculptures, nature installations, and leaning towers.
Register: Ages 9 -12

The Artist’s Toolbox
July 22 – August 2 | $500 Members, $560 Non-Members
Fill your artist tool box with the elements of art! Campers will look at and create artwork exploring the process of art-making. Shape, form, pattern, color, and line will be discovered while using a variety of media. Fun and exciting class projects include colorful printmaking and imaginative clay sculpture.
Register: Ages 6 – 8 | Ages 9 -12

Cartoon Creations – FULL for ages 9 – 12
August 5 – 16 | $500 Members, $560 Non-Members
Aspiring young illustrators will share their stories with original cartoon creations! The Museum’s one-of-a-kind illustration collection will serve as inspiration as campers create artwork full of imagination. Projects include illustrated color cartoons and 3D characters made out of clay.
Register: Ages 6 – 8

Ages 13 – 16: One Week Sessions

Ceramic Exploration
June 24 – 28 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $170 Members, $200 Non-Members
Teens will explore ceramic hand building techniques and use the potter’s wheel to make personalized bowls, mugs, plates, and more! Pieces will be finished with creative glazing.
Register: Ages 13 – 16.

Make Your Own Comic Book
July 15 – 19 | $275 Members, $305 Non-Members
Create and publish an original comic book in this one-week session. Campers will start with character development, move into storyboarding, and end with a complete comic book inked, colored, and ready to share!
Register: Ages 13 – 16.

Portfolio Prep
August 5 – 9 | $275 Members, $305 Non-Members
This summer intensive for teens will help those looking to keep their skills sharp and expand their art portfolio before the next school year begins.
Register: Ages 13 – 16.


Due to the popularity of the Museum’s camp program, all Summer Art Camp sessions require written or online registration and payment. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to offer grants for Summer Art Camp through the Red Apple Fund for Student Enrichment. Full funding for tuition will be awarded to those who receive a Summer Art Camp Grant. All children registering for camp are eligible for scholarships unless an applicant has received funding from the Red Apple Fund in the past six months.

To apply, please complete a Red Apple Summer Art Camp Grant application available below along with a camp registration by April 8, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status between April 17 – 19, 2019. For more information, call 302.351.8551 or send an email to

To apply for a grant, click here.

The Red Apple Fund for Student Enrichment is supported by the Delaware Art Museum Council and generous individuals.


Click here to view Summer Art Camp Policies.

Teen volunteers (ages 15 – 18) are needed for Summer Art Camp!  To apply, please fill out this form: Volunteer Application

The Delaware Art Museum’s Summer Art Camp is held in the Bank of America Education Wing, Copeland Sculpture Garden, and the Museum’s galleries.