Fine Arts Camps  

"Art can transform lives. It gives us the power to question, to confront, to explore, and to challenge how we think about the world." -Lucy Liu

While all of our on-site fine arts camps are listed below, we hold even more fine arts camps at other Johnson County Park and Recreation District locations, including Roeland Park Community Center (ages 6-10), Mill Creek Activity Center (ages 6-12), New Century Fieldhouse (ages 6-12), and, with our partners the City of Prairie Village, Prairie Village Community Center (ages 4-7). You can read all about those here!

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Spring Break Camps

child working on artRegister: Art Labs: Outer Space (Ages 8-13) April 5th-April 9th

Drawing, mixed media, painting, and sculpture are mediums you can explore through observation and creation. Join Teaching Artist, Ms. Marci, as you navigate the outer rims of space! 

Cost is $175 for residents, $192 for non-residents of Johnson County.
Spring Break Camps include all art supplies. 
Participants must bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and snacks each day.





Summer Camps

Drawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture, and textiles are just the start to the mediums you can explore through observation and creation. Join teaching artists as you navigate the world of art, after all earth is not earth without ART!

Cost is $175 for residents, $192 for non-residents of Johnson County.
Summer Camps include all art supplies. 
Participants must bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and snacks each day.

Abstract, bright colored paintingRegister: Art Labs: Abstract Art (Ages 10-15) May 28th

What does "abstract" mean anyway? Inspired by the works of art currently on view in the veterans art exhibition Place of Peace at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, students will discover how to take something a bit obscure and turn it into a deep meaning.

This is a one-day Art Lab workshop.

Image Credit: Kevin Sytsma, Infinite, 2019 Oil on Canvas, 48" x 36"; currently on view






Carlos Alberto Valencia Opens in new windowRegister: Art Labs: Slow Art (Ages 10-15)
June 1st-June 4th

Slowing down to view and create art can often be challenging as we rush through the busy-ness of life! In this Art Lab, students will work to build their own art journal through a book binding process while learning to seek enjoyment in the slow approach to creation and observation. Meditation and Yoga will be added activities to this program.

Image Credit: Carlos Alberto Valencia Manizales, Colombia, born 1963 ¿Y… el Futuro? (And, What about the Future?), 2014 Oil on Canvas 31” x 34”  


Teen Girl Painting a LandscapeRegister: Art Labs: Painting (Ages 10-15)
June 7th-June 11th

Acrylic, watercolor, and introduction to oil, are just a few of the painting techniques explored in this Art Lab. Students will learn a different approach each day ending with a choice day on Friday.



14494282298_595504bec4_bRegister: Art Labs: Ceramics (Ages 10-15) June 14th-June 18th 

Clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking. Learn score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and apply glaze to a finished design. Students will be introduced to the Potter’s Wheel.




Register: Art LaAnime 1bs: eARTh (Ages 10-15) June 21st-June 25th

Students will draw, paint, and build sculpture based on the classic RRR's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This Art Lab will incorporate natural elements as students consider the impact of their very own carbon footprint.

Register: Art Labs: Anime (Ages 10-15) June 28th-July 2nd

Students will observe and investigate the history of anime while considering the evolution of design as they work to create their own anime characters. This Art Lab will develop and support drawing skills while building a strong foundation for storytelling. Students should prepare to bring any samples of previous anime work and characters.


Big BenRegister: Art Labs: Artist Choice (Ages 10-15) July 6th-July 9th

Students will be shown many different mediums from which they can select a specialty to focus on for the week, or they can use the week to taste-test mediums. Options may include: charcoal, graphite, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture, mixed media, etc.

Register: Art Labs: Ceramics (Ages 10-15) July 12th-July 16th

Clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking. Learn score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and apply glaze to a finished design. Students will be introduced to the Potter’s Wheel. 



Young Girl PaintingRegister: Art Labs: Portfolio Prep (Ages 10-15) July 19th-July 23rd

Is it in your dreams to become an artist one day? An illustrator? An architect? Visual arts build skills for problem-solving, creative thinking, and more; this Art Lab will help students build a quality portfolio as they learn how to apply these skills to their dreams! This camp will give students the opportunity to photograph their work and finish with a final portfolio ready to be on display!



Register: FYoung Girl Posing and Looking Straight Aheadabric and Textile Basics (Ages 10-15) July 26th-July 30th

Fabric & Textile Basics is a pre-requisite for Fashion & Textile Design; students learn introductory level sewing and machine etiquette while building accessories and basic clothing items of their own design and fabric selection. For students who have previous moderate-level experience sewing, this pre-requisite is still highly encouraged. Students are required to bring a sewing machine and purchase all fabric. Fabric requirements will be sent via email prior to the start of the program.

Register: Fashion & Textile Design* (Ages 10-15) Aug 2nd-Aug 6th

Students will craft a full-scale outfit using the fabric of their choice; this week will end in a fashion photo shoot meant to instill confidence in skill and being! Students are required to bring a sewing machine and purchase all fabric. Fabric requirements will be sent via email prior to the start of the program.

*Fabric and Textile Basics is a pre-requisite to Fashion & Textile Design



SmartSelect_20200808-144505_GalleryRegister: Art Labs: POP! Art (Ages 10-15) Aug 9th-Aug 13th

Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, and Banksy are just a few of the POP artists you will explore in this Art Lab. Students will create designs ready to POP! based on pop culture phenomena, high hue contrast, and more! Prepare to get a little - wild!