Top Arts & Crafts Camps in Seattle

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Published Apr 27, 2016

Is your child creative and wanting to create their own masterpiece this summer? There aren't many limits to a child's imagination, so here are just a few great camps where they can put their art on display:

Top Arts & Crafts Camps in Seattle


Step aside Picasso. Move over Martha Stewart. We’ve got a new generation of awesome arts and crafts experts. Let your kids & their creativity run wild at the top arts and crafts camps in your local community. Whether your kids like painting, drawing, ceramics, or film ChatterBlock is your one stop resource for the most creative camps in town.



Roaring Mouse Creative Art Studio

Roaring Mouse's classes, camps, and workshops engage children in their creativity and self-expression through exploration of visual arts, music, dance, storytelling, and play.

This year's summer camps include Summer Arts Splash (ages 3-5), Summer Creative Arts (ages 2 1/2-5), and the multi-themed Summer Palette Mini Day Camps (sessions for ages 2 1/2-5, and 4-8).




The Moonpaper Tent

Moonpaper Tent programming is thematic and processed based. Creative drama, art and craft-work, storytelling, and magical realism are combined with creative visualization, and mindfulness study. A brilliant environment representative of possibility!

Children's workshops and camps enroll a maximum of 15-17 kids, with two adults facilitating each class.




Neo Art School

Neo Art School is Seattle's oldest, locally owned art school for children. The warm, accepting atmosphere allows students to feel successful with their efforts while having fun and appreciating both the product and the process of making art.

Weekly summer camps are offered all summer in full-day and half-day sessions.




Thrive Art School

At Thrive Art School, campers will have a great time as they learn different drawing and painting techniques, and engage in skillful craft projects all centered on a specific theme. Each day includes a short break at the park. On the last day of camp an art reception is held to celebrate both the creations and the friendships. This year's themes include Zoo Adventures, Fantasy Adventure, Ancient Mysteries, and Western Explorers. Suitable for ages  5 1/2-8 and 8-14.




Children's Museum of Tacoma

If your child is between 3-5 years old and curious, creative, and imaginative then there is a summer camp theme that will ignite their spark!

This year's camps include Art FUNdamentals, Story Telling, Silly Science, Cooking and Adventure Camp.





Wolf College

Wolf College's Summer Day camps feature a variety of outdoor-related arts & crafts such as wilderness survival craft and wildlife cooking & herbology.  

Weekly camps are available at three locations--Issaquah, Puyallup, and Olympia.  These full day, week-long camps are open to ages 5-12.





Blaze Education

The staff at Blaze Education believe that learning should be interactive and challenging. They offer a variety of summer camps that provide enrichment, expose learners to new content, and inspire young minds. Campers take on the role of real world problem solvers through engaging in project based learning activities where they will imagine, investigate, ideate and innovate.





Kirkland Arts Center

The Kirkland Arts Center offers five weeks of Mon-Fri summer camps for ages 5-7 and 8-12 during June and July. After-care is available.

Kids will work in a variety of art mediums with trained instructors.

KAC also offers three weeks of teen intensives for drawing, painting, and ceramics.




IMIGO Art Station

Igimo Art Camps teach the basic principles of art in fun and engaging ways. Each day begins with a guided step-by-step drawing or painting lesson. After a quick stretch and snack break, students will then participate in a 3D craft project – all inspired by the art camp theme! Themes include Dinosaur World, Arty Beyond the Galaxy, Animals in Art, Ocean Adventures, and Fantasy Art.




Stroum Jewish Community Center

SJCC campers learn songs, play games, cook, act onstage, conduct science experiments, and make lifelong friendships.

Whether this will be your first summer or you’re a seasoned veteran, Stroum JCC is excited for you to build friendships, create memories, connect with the outdoors, and, most importantly, have fun in the sun!





Pratt Fine Arts Center

Looking for an exciting summer program that boosts creativity? Try Pratt's Summer Art Camp! Campers will explore a weekly theme while drawing, painting, and building sculptures to create original art that is sure to make a memorable summer. Summer art camps are taught by professional artists.




FrogLegs Kids Culinary Academy

Cooking, fun, art, games, stories and more are what await you when you walk through the FrogLegs' doors. Campers will enjoy making lunch, a snack and drink each day that go with the week's theme. They also have an added art class at their two locations (Kirkland & Seattle).

A true hands-on experience with joy, imagination and creativity!





Fremont Community School

At the Fremont Community School, Summer Freedom Childcare is offered for children ages 2 1/2 through 5.

Week-long Art Camps and Nature Camps are offered for children ages 4-10 in half-day morning sessions.







If you didn’t discover an awesome art class from the list above, ChatterBlock has hundreds of other cool camps and classes that your kids will absolutely adore. Check out our “Camps and Classes” page for more details.



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