Geared for children ages K5-12, our popular summer art camp sessions are offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. throughout the summer. Pre-care and after-care are also available for each session. Campers are instructed in a variety of visual and performing arts activities such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, pantomime, improvisation and musical theater. On the final day of each camp, an exhibition of the work produced and a public performance is held for families and friends.

UPDATE: The Fine Art of Summer Camp 2020 Canceled
We are saddened to announce that the remaining camp sessions (Sessions 3-9, June 29-August 7) have been canceled. We realize that our community is being cautious due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the area, as are we, and this has affected enrollment. Our first priority is to protect the health and safety of our campers, instructors and counselors so we have come to the difficult decision to cut our camp season short. 

Thank you for your support of the Art Museum of South Texas, and we hope you will visit us soon. Enjoy free admission all summer.


Find Your Artkit Video Tutorials Here:

Animation Fascination Lesson 1 – Silhouette Painting

Animation Fascination Lesson 2 – Making a Zoetrope

Animation Fascination Lesson 3 – Making a Flipbook


Gotta Catch ‘Em All Lesson 1 – Creating a Shrinky Dink Character

Gotta Catch ‘Em All Lesson 2 – Creating a Button with Your Character

Gotta Catch ‘Em All Lesson 3 – Creating a Jumbo Foil Character Card

Gotta Catch ‘Em All Lesson 4 – Creating Your 3D Character


Mine “Craft’ Lesson 1 – Making a Ghast Piñata

Mine “Craft” Lesson 2 – Making a Creeper Costume Mask

Mine “Craft” Lesson 3 – Creating a Minecraft-Style Self-Portrait


Sense-Sational Art Lesson 1 – Expanding Slime (Exploring the Sense of Touch)

Sense-Sational Art Lesson 2 – Fruity Still Life (Exploring the Sense of Smell)

Sense-Sational Art Lesson 3 – Wind Chimes (Exploring the Sense of Hearing)



The Art Museum of South Texas provides opportunities for young people, ages 14-18, to volunteer as junior camp counselors. These junior counselors assist the lead visual and performing art instructors and serve as mentors to the younger students during camp sessions. If you are interested in becoming a Junior Camp Counselor, please submit the application here:

Junior Camp Counselor Application



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