Fine Arts Camps  

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"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 NEW! Prairie Village Community Center (ages 4-7). You can read all about those here!

Art Lab Camps (Ages 11-17) 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Spend one week with us or spend a whole eight weeks with us! PSSST! Guess what?! If you decide to spend a whole eight weeks with us, you'll get 20% off! That's like two weeks of free camp!

What will you be doing in Art Labs anyway? Professional artists will work with you to develop your personal artistic style from foundations to portfolio development including the opportunity to step in as young curators as you install your own exhibit at JCAHC. Camp activities run from 9 am to 4 pm. Open Studio is available for an additional fee. Week 6 is daily registration only, every day is included with the eight-week registration option. Email for more information.

youth working with clayCamp Week 1, Foundations - May 28, 2019-May 31, 2019

Learn the basics of ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. This week we will take a trip to visit the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art to see what artists are up to these days!



Students observe and draw fabricCamp Week 2, Faces & Figures - June 3, 2019-June 7, 2019

Practice techniques such as blind contour, observational drawing, and illustration. This week will feature guests dancers as you draw from live movement.



Teen Girl Painting a LandscapeCamp Week 3, Painting - June 10, 2019-June 14, 2019

Create pieces of artwork based on the techniques of oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. This week will include a field trip to visit the art studios at the Livestock Exchange!



youth working with clay

Camp Week 4, Sculpture - June 17, 2019-June 21, 2019

Create life-sized sculptures, practice carving techniques, and go in-depth with ceramics. This week features a guest ceramicist!



a young man visiting a museum

Camp Week 5, STEAM - June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019

Grow rock candy crystals, create conductive collages, deconstruct books, and make slime crossing science, technology, engineering and math with the arts! This week will feature guest artist Justin Border who will lead a workshop on electricity and art.



student sits on the ground and creates large artCamp Week 6, Open Studio - Daily Registration - July 1, 2019-July 5, 2019

Use this week to stop by for a day, two days, or four days (except 4th of July!) and continue to work on any unfinished projects from previous weeks or begin something new! This week will have some directed projects, a lot of games, and a lot of process exploration!

Monday, July 1Tuesday, July 2Wednesday, July 3CLOSED July 4, 2019 • Friday, July 5


Allison Bowman 2Camp Week 7, Installation - July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019

Guess what?! You're going to create your own art exhibit with us of your very. own. art! Document, curate, and install artwork in the Creative Commons of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.



students gather around teacher demo Opens in new windowCamp Week 8, Portfolio - July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019

Curate and assemble an artist portfolio and write a professional artist statement. This week you will have the opportunity to hear and learn from professional artists in the Kansas City area.



Creative and Cultural Arts Lab (Ages 5-17)

Students sitting and working on art

Spend one day, three days, or all five getting creative with us!! Work with professional artists, dancers, and actors as you explore the many opportunities presented in the cultural and creative arts.  This is your chance to test out anew art form or continue to practice one you already know.  With a daily registration option, you are encouraged to explore without the full commitment of a dedicated program.  A one week registration option is available at a discounted price.


Full Week Camp Registration - August 5, 2019-August 9, 2019

Monday, August 5Tuesday, August 6Wednesday, August 7Thursday, August 8Friday, August 9


Fashion Labs (Ages 11-17)

adults standing to host fashion showHave your own fashion show?! AND with your own wearable creations?! What?! Too good to be true. Work with professional designer Arwen White as you build your own, wearable clothing from patterns picked by YOU! End the two-week program with a fashion show in our black box theater with lights, music, and a fun MC!


Fabric and Textile Basics Camp - July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019

Fashion and Textile Design Camp - July 29, 2019-August 2, 2019


Before and After Open Studio

Need additional assistance to practice lines for TIP Summer Academy?  Need an hour to finish that project from Art Lab?  Open Studio allows participants of labs and TIP Academy hosted in the Johnson County Arts &Heritage Center to have open work time with instructors available as resources.  Open Studio is available from 7:30am to 9am before instructional time begins, and from 4 pm to 5:30 pm after instructional time ends. Daily drop-in registration only. No pre-registration. Don't worry, we hold  a spot for every camp participant!

Open Studio Rates $5 per session