Art Camp

art_campThe 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, divided into two age groups, 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. Each session ends with a camper art show for family and friends.

Session 1: The Artist’s Toolbox (FULL)

June 12 – 23
$500 for 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.

Session 2: Animal Tales

June 26 – July 7 (no camp July 4)
$450 for Members, $510 Non-Members

Register: Ages 6-8 | Ages 9-12

Come on an adventure through the Museum and explore animals in some of the Museum’s most beloved artwork. Creative artwork will be inspired by all kinds of animals, both real and imagined. Projects include ceramic figures, cut paper designs, and roaring masks.

Session 3: Sculpture (FULL)

July 10 – 21
$500 for Members, $560 Non-Members

Carving, building, forming and sculpting is the theme of this session! Campers will spend time in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and inside the Museum finding inspiration in a variety of three dimensional artworks including the special outdoor installation Craig Colorusso: Sound+Light. Projects include ceramic sculptures, nature installations, and leaning towers.

Session 4: Cartoons (FULL)

July 24 – August 4
$500 for Members, $560 Non-Members

Find a passion for drawing stories! Campers will explore the Museum’s one-of-a-kind illustration collection to inspire creative artwork full of imagination. Projects will include illustrating colorful cartoons and making 3D characters in clay.


Due to the popularity of the Museum’s camp program, all Summer Art Camp sessions require written or online registration and payment. A medical information form is also required. 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 here and a registration form by Monday, April 10, 2017. All applicants will be notified of their status between April 19 – 21, 2017.

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.