2021 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Art Camps


Kids can get creative all summer long with camps that specialize in arts, crafts, printmaking, pottery, textile arts and more. Please check out our Featured Listings – they make our 2021 Twin Cities Summer Camp Guide possible!

Youth Installation Summer Camps at Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park Youth Installation Summer Camps 
29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, MN 55074
2021 Youth Installation Summer Camps:
July 12-16, 12pm-4pm: Youth Aged 8-13
July 19-23, 12pm-4pm: Youth Aged 8-13
July 26-30, 12pm-4pm: Teen Intensive (Grades 9-12)

Franconia Sculpture Park is now hosting three weeks of summer camps for kids! We offer a safe, fun, and inspiring space for youth to create, engage, and explore. All camps are focused on sculpture and installation art, culminating in the creation of a largescale, multi-media sculpture for Franconia. Students will develop critical thinking skills while exploring new materials. All camps will adhere to strict COVID-19 procedures regarding masks and social distancing.

Snacks and art materials provided. | $225/week (scholarships are available for families that demonstrate financial need; please contact Franconia staff at info@franconia.org if you would like to apply for a scholarship).

Boy with creation made at Heartfelt Art Camp, Minneapolis Minnesota

4306 Upton Ave South
Minneapolis MN 55410

This will be our ninth year of exciting summer craft camps at Heartfelt.

Each camp has a theme. Children from those entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade may attend any of our camps.

Last summer, our camps were virtual due to virus concerns. Families picked up packages of supplies, and our instruction and circle times were via Zoom. We are again planning virtual content for our camps. If the Covid situation is greatly improved and it is deemed safe to gather in person, we will.

Learn More and Sign Up.

The craft camps at Heartfelt are fun and varied! Our camp themes this summer will be:

June 2021
Crafts from the Past
Fairy Crafts
Woodland Crafts

July 2021
Woodland Crafts
Favorite Crafts 1
Dog Lovers’ Crafts

August 2021
Fairy Crafts
Favorite Crafts 2
Sea Creature Crafts

Last summer, our camps were virtual due to virus concerns. Families picked up packages of supplies and our instruction and circle times were via Zoom. We are again planning virtual content for our camps. If the Covid situation is greatly improved and it is deemed safe to gather in person, we will. Learn More Here.

More Creative Arts Camps
5 Centers Virtual Camp | Minneapolis
Spend one day of the week via live video instruction with each of 5 studios including

Textile Center, Filmnorth, Minnesota Center for Books Arts, Highpoint Center for Printmaking and Northern Clay Center | Ages 9+ | Register through Northern Clay | $175

Adventures in Cardboard | 10 metro parks
This program seeks to re-inspire creative outdoor play with city-bound youth in uniquely play-focused arts workshops. Sessions run early June 14 – August 27, 2021 | ages 8-18 | $425/week. 
Articulture | Minneapolis

Full & half-day options plus extended care. Sessions run early June – late August | PreK-Grade 2; Grades 3-6 and teen | $128-$330.

ArtStart | St. Paul

2021 Passport to Japan Through the Arts. One-week camps June 28-August 6th. $200-$395. 

ARTrageous Adventures | Minneapolis

School age programs in June & August, 2021 | Grades K-5 | $350 (June has sold out)

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts | Fridley

Kids Art Camp offers week long sessions, June-August 2021 | Ages 8-14 | $165 .

Bruentrup Heritage Farm | Maplewood

Farm-to-Table Day Camp | grades 1-6 | Grades 1-3: August 2-5, 2021; Grades 4-6: August 9-12, 2021 | $160.

Camp Discovery | New Horizons Academy, Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Rochester

Day camps offered in a variety of subjects. Prices vary by location and program | ages 5-10 | June through August 2021 

COLOR ME MINE | Maple Grove

Choose from five themed day camps.  10am-2pm. Sign up for one or all of them! | ages 7-11 | June through August 2021 | $75.00

FOCI Center for Glass Arts | Minneapolis

Kids Glass Camp sessions run June to August | ages 9-13 | $350

Great River Summer Camp | St. Paul

Summer camps offered as weekly sessions, Mon-Thurs, run June 21, 2021 to August 5, 2021 | ages 4-16 | $175-$350

Kidcreate Studio | Eden Prairie & Woodbury

Full, half-day or one-day mini-camp options and extended lunch hour sessions run late May to late August | $155

kiddywampus | Hopkins & Chanhassen

Full of creating and playing. Themes include cardboard forts, princess & fairy, Doc McStuffins, slime, science, Octonauts, LEGO, and Pinkalicious | Camps offered at both stores beginning June 24th through August. | $75-$109

Leonardo’s Basement Summer Workshops | Minneapolis

Full and half-day workshops meet for 5 days (M-F). Weekly from June 14, 2021 to August 3, 2021 | ages 6-17 | $220/week+. Income-based scholarships available.

Loft Literary Center / Minnesota Center for Book Arts – Virtual Combo Camp | Minneapolis

Combines bookmaking with the storytelling. Materials supplied!  | June 24-July 22, 2021; 9am-12pm: Write Like an Animal; July 19-23, 2021; 1pm-4pm Fairy Tales, Myth, Magic & Bookmaking | $277.50

Northern Clay Center | Minneapolis

Half-day or full-day summer camps exploring clay through wheel-throwing or sculpture building | June 14 – August 20, 2021 | ages 6+ | $185/half-day; $335/full-day (Limited scholarships available).

The Phipps Summer Art Camp | Hudson, WI

Partial-day and full-day classes offered weekly in drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, art & nature, and more, as well as theater productions and dance | 2021 schedule and details TBA soon.

Potekglass Studio | Minneapolis

Kids Glass & Art Summer Camp sessions | 2021 schedule and details TBA soon

Rumriver Art Center | Anoka

Morning, afternoon and all day one-week art camps throughout the summer. Sessions run June 14 to late August 30, 2021, with limited spaces | ages 5-17 | $115-$225/session.

Studio Seven Art Camp | Minneapolis

Full-day painting and drawing classes | Drawing: August 2nd – 6th; Painting: June 21st – 25th or July 19th – 23rd | $595

Virtual Fiber Art Kit Camp | Textile Center

Week 1: Discover, Week 2: Explore, Week 3: Create. Each week is offered in July and August | Ages  7-16 | July & August | $144-#185

Cancelled for 2021:

Simply Jane | Minneapolis

Full and half-day summer art camp options with after care available. 2021 dates TBA | ages 5+ | $150-$300/session plus supply fee, discount before Apr 1 and for members.  Simply Jane has not yet found new studio space and will be concentrating on future classes this summer.

Perpich Summer Arts Camp | Golden Valley

Week long camps explore animation, photography, drawing, fiber art, papermaking, music, theater, improv, and more | The school has made the decision to not offer classes in 2021, but hope that things will be back to normal in 2022.


Is your summer camp missing? We would love to include it in our Ultimate Summer Camp Guide. Basic inclusion is FREE and upgraded entries are very affordable. Click this link to sign up to learn how to be included.

This article contains paid and free submitted entries of summer camps. These camps have been collected as a convenience to parents seeking summer camp options and are for informational purposes only. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Family Fun Twin Cities.

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