Summer Art Camp

The Tampa Museum of Art offers all-day or half-day art camps where campers can create, learn, and play in our newly constructed education center, in the galleries, and in the Curtis Hixon playground. Camps have different themes based on the Museum’s permanent collection of antiquities, modern & contemporary art, and exhibitions on view in our galleries.

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Registration for Members will open on February 19th
Registration for Not-Yet Members will open on March 4th.

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Daily Camp Schedule

8:00 am — 8:30 am: Morning drop-off

8:30 am — 12:30 pm: Morning Camp

12:30 pm — 1:00 pm: Lunch Break | Morning Camper Pick Ups & Afternoon Camper Drop Offs

1:00 pm — 5:00 pm: Afternoon Camp

5:00 pm — 5:30 pm: Afternoon pick-up

Campers will be provided with a snack during each camp.
All-day campers must bring a lunch from home. All campers are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

campers engaging with art lesson
The Tampa Museum of Art offers all-day or half-day art camps where campers can create in our newly constructed Vinik Family Education Center, learn in the galleries, and play in the Curtis Hixon playground. Camps for ages 6-8 educate young artists about contemporary and ancient art in a fun and approachable way. Activities ignite a life-long interest in art-making with projects designed to engage our youngest artist with new skills to make each activity fun. Art activities engage different art processes and help campers learn about different art concepts, such as the basics of color theory and the elements and principles of art – such as pattern, line, color, rhythm and contrast. Camps have different themes based on the Museum’s permanent collection of antiquities, modern and contemporary art, and exhibitions on view in our galleries. To register for an all-day camp, select an AM camp and a PM camp that take place in the same week.

Ages 6-8

The Tampa Museum of Art offers all-day or half-day art camps where campers can create in our newly constructed Vinik Family Education Center, learn in the galleries, and play in the Curtis Hixon playground. Camps for ages 6-8 educate young artists about contemporary and ancient art in a fun and approachable way. Activities ignite a life-long interest in art-making with projects designed to engage our youngest artist with new skills to make each activity fun.  

Ages 9-12

The Tampa Museum of Art offers all-day or half-day art camps where campers can create in our newly constructed Vinik Family Education Center, learn in the galleries, and play in the Curtis Hixon playground. Camps for ages 9-12 provide challenging projects to introduce age-appropriate technological instruction while keeping the art-making process fun.  

Summer Art campers get a guided tour of the antiquities collection at Tampa Museum of Art. Fun art camps for ages 9-11 in Tampa.
Teen Studio Art classes and mentorship. Fun art classes for teens.

Ages 13-17

The Tampa Museum of Art offers all-day or half-day art camps where campers can create in our newly constructed Vinik Family Education Center, learn in the galleries, and play in the Curtis Hixon playground. Camps for ages 13-17 focus on artist mentorships that enable teens to find their specific art-calling. Classes for teens help them mature their voices as young artists level up their skills.  

Adults 55+

The Tampa Museum of Art offers all-day or half-day art camps where campers can create in our newly constructed Vinik Family Education Center, and learn in the galleries. Camps for adults 55+ provide challenging projects to introduce new mediums through instruction, all while keeping the art-making process fun.  

Three women with aprons on work at a table with lumps of clay. The woman on the right reaches across the table for a tool. Ceramics. Adults 55+

Volunteer with us!

Volunteer to assist with summer art camp and get volunteer hours at the Tampa Museum of Art! The Museum is currently seeking High School volunteers, aged 16 -17, to volunteer with Summer Art Camp. Summer Art Camp volunteers help make summer awesome for campers by helping with art making, preparing materials, and assisting with supervision in the galleries and on the playground!

Scholarships

Each year the Tampa Museum of Art provides scholarships to make Summer Art Camp a creative and enriching experience available to all children, regardless of economic background. Needs-based scholarships are available for a limited number of campers. Each scholarship includes a full day of camp.

Scholarship application deadlines to be announced

Museum members with a Sustainer Membership or higher benefit from early registration, a 20% discount on camps, and much more! Become a Museum member today by visiting the membership page or contacting us at 813.421.8370 or via email below.

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Special thanks to our sponsors

Children's Board Hillsborugh County