The Best Art Camps for Kids in L.A.

The Best Art Camps for Kids in L.A.

January 7, 2022

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Enroll your budding young artists in an art camp this summer and give them the chance to explore their crafty talents in a safe and creative environment. Luckily, there are plenty of artsy summer camps in Los Angeles to get those creative skills flowing.

Be sure to check in with all the camps listed for info on their COVID protocols and schedule for summer 2022. Many camps are still TBD, we will update as more info becomes available.

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West L.A. Art Camps

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Creative projects and tinkering lessons will help your kids grow into innovative artists. Best part? They only use sustainable materials to ensure creative and eco-friendly summer art. Camp enrollment is open to kids ages seven to 12.

Address: 12958 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Art Zone West LA

What makes Art Zone West LA one of the best summer camps for artsy kids is the focus on encouraging individual abilities and interests by nurturing kids’ preferred mediums, forms, and styles. Camps and classes are open to toddlers and up.

Address: 11750 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Robertson Art Zone

Each week of camp is focused on a specific theme using storytelling and various mediums including sculpting, painting, mixed media, and more. The Robertson Art Zone summer camps are open to kids ages five to 12. A counselor-in-training program is offered to kids ages 13 to 15-years-old.

Address: 1101 S Robertson Blvd #104, Los Angeles, CA 90035.

The Artsy Backyard

One of the most respected summer art camps in Los Angeles, The Artsy Backyard offers three weeks of creative fun, with options for half days or full days for kids in 1st through 8th grades. The camp focuses on different artists, mediums, styles, and more.

Address: 316 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Northeast L.A. Art Camps

SOCAPA Los Angeles

SOCAPA Los Angeles is one of the most well-known institutions for creative teens. Offerings include film and photo camps for art enthusiasts hoping to launch a cinematography or photography career.

Address: Braun Hall – 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, California 90041.

San Fernando Valley Art Camps

Summer Art Academy

Designed for kids ages five to 15, Summer Art Academy has a broader angle on what it means to create summer art—painting, ceramics, cooking, theater, and dance are all elements of the well-rounded program.

Valley Village: 11544 Moorpark Street #4, Studio City, CA. 91602.

Agoura Hills: Ilan Ramon Day School: 27400 Canwood Drive, Agoura Hills CA.

Meri Cherry

Meri Cherry summer camps focus on “process art”—that is, allowing kids to discover mediums, textures, and styles through a hands-on approach so that the process of creating their art is the main focus, rather than the end result.

Address: 17060 Ventura Blvd, Encino, Los Angeles, CA 91316.

Art Rebel

As the name suggests Art Rebel offers forward-thinking creative expression to the extreme. Aimed at kids ranging from seven to 14, they instruct in weekly-long sessions with different themes and styles. Painting, slime making, clay, glow-in-the-dark art, and more are all part of the unique fun

Address: 14382 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA 91423.

The Children’s Art Studio

Designed for kids ages six to 11, it has a maximum of five students on each week-long art camp that focuses on mixed media, including painting, drawing, sculpting, clay, and more. 

Address: 3961 Hayvenhurst Ave, Encino, CA 91436.

Ready for your kids to make art this summer? Let us know what you think of these summer camps in our Facebook group, and discover new ideas!

Looking for more summer camp options? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps In Los Angeles.

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