School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Art Camps

37 South Wabash Avenue
3 State Farm Plaza, IL 60603




At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Summer Camps, kids learn to discover, explore, and imagine in their own unique ways as we help them to become the creators, innovators, and problem solvers of the future. With the most summer camp options in Chicago, your children will be inspired by our fantastic downtown location, exceptional instruction, and regular opportunities to explore the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago.

All campers work together on age-specific projects and experience the joys of making art and friends while learning about painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, printmaking, performance, and much more!

2018 Camp Information

Camp Type:

  • Day Camp

Camp Season:

  • Summer

Camp Subject:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Multiple Types
  • Technology

Camp Age:

  • 4 Years Old
  • 5 Years Old
  • 6 Years Old
  • 7 Years Old
  • 8 Years Old
  • 9 Years Old
  • 10 Years Old
  • 11 and up

2018 Camp Sessions

  • Arts & Crafts, Technology, Multiple Types
    4 Years Old, 5 Years Old, 6 Years Old, 7 Years Old, 8 Years Old, 9 Years Old, 10 Years Old, 11 and up

What Others are Saying


1 reviews

  • Carmela Rago

    This is an amazing program! I have been honored to be able to have taught children in both the camps and throughout the year for the last 19 years utilizing the world class Art Institute of Chicago as a daily resource in which the children are awed, amazed and inspired by face to face contact with contemporary art master works, twentieth century master pieces, and works from ancient history, The teachers in this program are practicing artists who are experienced, kind, committed, and enthusiastic. Small class sizes creates an opportunity for community building, and individualized instruction in technique, history and skill building in a variety of media. This program inspires, parents, teachers and children and cultivates a lifelong respect and awareness of creativity no matter what field a child will eventually enter. Find a way of looking into SAIC's Department of Continuing Studies, it is an essential stop on life's highway.

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