Herron’s Youth Art Camp is a summer day camp for young people entering grades 2 through 10 who want to experience the visual arts through creating artwork and learning about artists in a fun, safe university environment.
All the 2013 Summer Youth Art Camps are filled and we are not accepting any additional applications at this time. Thank you for your interest! Check back in early 2014.
Herron’s Youth Art Camp is a summer day camp for young people entering grades 2 through 10 who want to experience the visual arts through creating artwork and learning about artists in a fun, safe university environment. Campers actively engage in a productive series of studio activities geared to personal and artistic development. Visual art become a means to: inspire imagination, express concepts and feelings, solve problems creatively and learn through innovation and teamwork. Campers also have opportunities to collaborate with Visiting Artists.
Youth Art Camp sessions – offered full day in one-week or two-week sessions – occur for six weeks in June and July at Herron’s Eskenazi Hall on the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Youth Art Camp primarily serves youth who reside in Indiana’s Marion County.
Herron's 2013 camp theme is "making" and will explore the ideas of: making arts and crafts, making a living as an artist, making a difference through art and making connections and new friends. Campers activities include drawing, painting and making jewelry, prints, fiber art, clay work and digital art inspired by the contemporary handicraft movement.
Save the Date! Each session of art camp culminates with a final Friday art exhibition from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. We invite campers’ families, friends and teachers to attend.
Youth Art Camp is supported in part by the Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaborative effort among local and national funders who support organizations that provide summer programming for Marion County youth. Youth Art Camp is also open to those who live outside of Marion County. Spaces fill up quickly!
|Camp 1||06/10–06/14||1 week||Age Groups: Elementary and Middle|
|Camp 2||06/17–06/28||2 weeks||Age Groups: Middle and Upper Campers should attend both weeks of the two-week session|
|Camp 3||07/08–07/12||1 week||Age Groups: Elementary and Middle|
|Camp 4||07/15–07/19||1 week||Age Groups: Middle and Upper|
|Camp 5||07/22–07/26||1 week||Age Groups: Elementary and Upper|
For campers who want to enroll in two sessions, June and July curriculums will vary in that campers will learn about different artists for inspiration.
Camp Days/Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Regular Drop off/Pick up: Morning drop off starts at 8:15 a.m. and pick up ends at 4:45 p.m.
Extended Hour Option: Afternoon pick up is 5:30 p.m. with last pick up at 5:45 p.m. (Extended Hour Price applies)
Tuition: $200 per youth for weekly session, $375 per youth for two-week session
Multiple Camper Discount: $25 per camper for multiple campers from the same household.
Extended Hour Price: $25 per week per camper
Herron alumni who are certified art teachers and award-winning junior and senior students with art education experience teach Youth Art Camp. Visiting artists will also work directly with campers on projects!
Campers are divided appropriately by grade level. Each group of 20 campers has a minimum of two instructors, including a certified art teacher. A floater and a Junior Counselor also assist camp groups. Approximately 40 participants attend each week of camp.
Camp takes place at Herron School of Art and Design's Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St., on the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis campus, and campers will also visit the adjacent Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick, White River State Park and downtown’s Central Canal.
Daily lessons focus on teaching imaginative thinking and creative visual processes as well as problem solving. Lessons are introduced with a presentation about particular artists, art movements or specific techniques followed by a studio art period and time to share and revise work.
Breaks for recreation and a morning and afternoon snack provided by Herron are part of each day of camp.
Youth Art Camp newsletter, Youth Art Camp Happenings, is handed out daily to parents/families and tells about our art activities and lists any announcement. Families will also receive a packet of information that includes after-camp art activities and how to help your child pursue a college education.
Each session of art camp culminates with a Friday art exhibition from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. attended by participants' families, friends and teachers. Each day teachers also recognize campers who excel as “Superstar Artists” with a gift of a handmade art piece by a Herron university student – our “From US to YOUth” program. Gifts also include art or school supplies or other fun items.
Youth Art Camp has a thorough check-in and check-out system where photo identification is required.
Extended Hour Option
At the request of families, Youth Art Camp has an afternoon Extended Hour Option with the last pick up at 5:45 p.m.
Tuition Scholarships and Discounts
Enroll multiple campers from the same household and receive a discount of $25 per camper.
Families facing financial challenges and/or youth recommended by teachers and local social services agencies may apply for partial or full tuition scholarships. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Notifications will begin in early May.
Please contact Susan Grade, Director of Community Learning Programs, at (317) 278-9404 or email email@example.com.