Youth Full-Day Summer Camps
(Ages 6–8 and 9–12)
Tillinghast Place, summer only
RISD Art Camp is a week-long option for students 6–8 and 9–12 years old. Each day at camp, students celebrate their creative strengths while developing new skills to apply during individual and group projects. Campers build their confidence, make new friends, and create beyond their expectations. RISD Art Camp is surprising, fun, carefully planned, and artfully coordinated.
With a special focus on collaborative thinking and artmaking, each group experiences art through playful exploration. In the mornings, students spend time in a guided art lesson that highlights specific media across 2D and 3D options. Students will not be sitting at desks all day: Campers stay inspired during nature walks on the beach and in the woods, and the daily schedule includes plenty of time for recreational activities in the outdoor green areas. Each Friday during the program, families are invited to join an art celebration before collecting their student’s work to bring home.
Summer 2023 camp schedule
Monday–Friday, 9 am–4 pm
- Week 1: June 26–30
- Week 2: July 3–7 (no camp July 4)
- Week 3: July 10–14
- Week 4: July 17–21
- Week 5: July 24–28
- Week 6: July 31–Aug 4
- Week 7: Aug 7–11
- Week 8: Aug 14–18
Tillinghast Place (Barrington, RI): The rolling lawns, acres of woods, and panoramic views of Narragansett Bay form the canvas for your child’s adventure! Our camps are inspired by the location and build on RISD’s expertise in art and design education.
RISD Art Camp organizes students by age group during daily art activities:
- Ages 6–8: Students experience self-expression through making, and practice identifying their individual characteristics. They have the chance to share these moments of discovery with their peers and growing community.
- Ages 9–12: Students experience more opportunities for choice while being encouraged to push their creative boundaries. In the afternoons, with brushes in hand, they form teams of makers to create projects that fit the weekly theme.
In the afternoons, students complete art projects that follow the week’s theme. Here is a list of themes students might engage with:
- Theme Park Funfair
- Wildlife Expedition
- Aeronautical Adventures
- Folklore Reimagined
- Time Travel Exploration
Our instructors are not only amazing teachers, but have successful artistic practices themselves. Each age group is guided by one instructor and one RISD staff counselor, allowing for individual guidance.
If you have any questions about whether your camper will thrive at RISD Art Camp, please contact RISD CE: email@example.com or 401 454-6200.