Summer Art: Grades K-5

Summer Art @ TU offers programs designed for youth entering grades K-5 of all abilities who enjoy spending their time making art.

Our programs offer interactive, on-campus gallery visits, integrated outdoor components and other campus field trips that are key to inspiring and supporting their artistic journey! Each session offers different projects and challenges for those enrolled in more than one session.

Participants will develop new skills, use a wide range of materials, learn about artists and art traditions, and explore the TU campus in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment.

Kindergarten & Grades 1 – 5 Programs

Mixed Media Studio I Kindergarten

One-week sessions | June 24 – June 28 and July 8 – July 12

Kindergarten |  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Mixed Media Studio is specially designed for young artists entering kindergarten to inspire joy and creativity in the art making process. Children will explore a wide range of materials, develop skills, and be introduced to artists and art traditions to observe and express their world in new ways. They will actively participate in integrated outdoor activities, go on campus field trips to art exhibitions and other locations around campus to enhance and build on their studio art experiences. Every session offers different projects and challenges for those enrolled for multiple weeks.

Staff: TU’s Art Education, Studio Art alumni and current MFA Graduate students

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Exploring Drawing and Painting |  Grades 1 – 5

One-Week Sessions | June 17 – July 26 

Grades 1 – 2,  Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Grades 3 – 5,  Afternoons 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Exploring Drawing and Painting is for children who love to draw and paint. This workshop is designed to inspire creativity and joy in youth of all abilities. During each week-long session, children will explore a wide range of drawing and painting materials and methods. They will engage in age-appropriate opportunities designed to develop new skills and learn about art traditions. Children will actively participate in integrated outdoor activities and interactive gallery tours to on-campus exhibitions to enhance and build on their studio art experiences. 

  • Every session offers different projects and challenges for those enrolled for multiple weeks.
  • Staff: TU’s Art Ed and Studio Art alumni and current graduate students
  • Please note: TU staff supervised "bring your own lunch" hour is provided for participants registered for BOTH morning and afternoon (no additional fee).   

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Exploring Sculpture | Grades 1 – 5

One-Week Sessions | June 17 – July 26

Grades 3 – 5,  Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Grades 1 – 2,  Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m. 

Exploring Sculpture is for children who love to build. This workshop is designed to inspire creativity and joy in youth of all abilities. During each week long session, children will explore a wide range of 3D materials and methods to create “in the round” and “relief” sculptures. They will engage in age-appropriate opportunities designed to develop new skills and learn about art traditions. Children will actively participate in integrated outdoor activities and interactive gallery tours to on-campus exhibitions to enhance and build on their studio art experiences.

  • Every session offers different projects and challenges for those enrolled for multiple weeks.
  • Staff: TU’s Art Ed and Studio Art alumni and current graduate students
  • Please note: TU staff supervised "bring your own lunch" hour is provided for participants registered for BOTH morning and afternoon (no additional fee).

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Session Dates | Tuition

Session 1

June 17 – June 21

Workshop/Time Tuition
 

Exploring Drawing

Grades 1 – 2: Mornings  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full, waitlist open
Grades 3 – 5: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m. Full, waitlist open

$199

  Exploring Sculpture


Grades 1 – 2: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m. 
Grades 3 – 5: Mornings  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

$199
 

TU staff supervised “bring your own” lunch hour for full-day participants

No Fee

Session 2

June 24 – June 28 Workshop/Time Tuition
 

Exploring Drawing

Grades 1 – 2: Mornings  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Grades 3 – 5: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m., 

$199
 

Exploring Sculpture

Grades 1 – 2: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m. 
Grades 3 – 5: Mornings  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

$199
 

Mixed Media Studio

Kindergarten: Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$199
  TU staff supervised “bring your own” lunch hour for grades 1-5 full-day participants. No Fee

Session 3

July 1 – July 5  Workshop/Time Tuition
 

Exploring Drawing

Grades 1 – 2: Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 
Grades 3 – 5: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m., 

No camp on July 4

$159
 

Exploring Sculpture

Grades 1 – 2: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m.
Grades 3 – 5: Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

No camp on July 4

$159
  TU staff supervised “bring your own” lunch hour for full-day participants No Fee

Session 4

July 8 – July 12 Workshop/Time Tuition
 

Exploring Drawing

Grades 1 – 2: Mornings  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full, waitlist open
Grades 3 – 5: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m. Full, waitlist open

$199
 

Exploring Sculpture

Grades 1 – 2: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m. Full, waitlist open
Grades 3 – 5: Mornings  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$199
 

Mixed Media Studio

Kindergarten: Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$199
  TU staff supervised “bring your own” lunch hour for grades 1 – 5 full-day participants No Fee

Session 5

July 15 – July 19 Workshop/Time Tuition
 

Exploring Drawing

Grades 1 – 2: Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full, waitlist open
Grades 3 – 5: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m.

$199
 

Exploring Sculpture

Grades 1 – 2: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m.
Grades 3 – 5: Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$199
  TU staff supervised “bring your own” lunch hour for full-day participants No Fee

Session 6

July 22 – July 26 Workshop/Time Tuition
 

Exploring Drawing

Grades 1 – 2: Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grades 3 – 5: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m. Full, waitlist open

$199
 

Exploring Sculpture

Grades 1 – 2: Afternoons 1 – 4 p.m. Full, waitlist open
Grades 3 – 5: Mornings 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full, waitlist open

$199
  TU staff supervised “bring your own” lunch hour for full-day participants No Fee

Please note: We cannot accommodate partial sessions.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations more than 2 weeks before the first day of a session will receive a full tuition refund (minus a $50 cancellation fee)
  • Cancellations 2 weeks before the start of a session will receive 75% tuition refund
  • Cancellations 1 week before the start of a session will receive 50% tuition refund
  • No refunds will be issued on or after the first day, whether or not the student attended

Registered Participants

Please send items in a backpack. Participants will be going outside and will be traveling with their belongings. 

  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Snacks — Please pack a snack that does not require refrigeration.
  • Sneakers — Campers will be going outside and closed toed shoes are required in all of the art studios. The floors can be slippery, so shoes with traction are recommended.
  • Dress for the weather — We will be going outside.
  • Dress in old clothing — We will get messy.
  • Optional:
    • Apply sunscreen and/or bug spray before you arrive.
    • Towel or something to sit upon.
  • Please note:  We do not recommend children bring valuables or special items to camp. If brought, it will be at their own risk.

Summer Art @ TU 2024 classes are mask-optional. Towson University is no longer requiring masks to be worn by students, faculty, staff, and visitors. For more on TU’s COVID policies, please visit COVID Response and Planning.

Health forms can be accessed and downloaded from the folder below:

TUCAC - Health Forms

Please email health forms to cachealthforms@towson.edu

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