MSU Broad Summer Art Camp: Kid Studio

This is not your average art camp!

Your creative camper will spend their week in our one-of-a-kind building working alongside other creative kids to experiment, wonder, imagine, and create. They’ll make and see art all around the museum as they explore the endless possibilities of art. 

MSU Broad Summer Art Camps run for one week with your choice of a morning session (9am–12pm) or an afternoon session (1–4pm). Want a longer day and more art? We’ve got you covered! Enroll in both sessions (9am–4pm). The 2022 enrollment fee is $150 for one session or $300 for the full day.




Kids are Curious:
Looking for something out of the ordinary? Let's get curious about the many ways art can be unusual, unexpected, and unbelievable! Create your own surprising artwork in this fun and playful camp.

  • June 13–17 (Ages 6–9) SOLD OUT
  • June 20–24 (Ages 10–12) SOLD OUT

Kids are Brave:
Do you have something to say? Explore the incredible ways artists share their voices to create art that is fun and fearless. Create powerful artwork that expresses your own thoughts in a big way!

  • June 27–July 1 (Ages 6–9) SOLD OUT
  • July 11–15 (Ages 10–12)

Kids are Inventive:
Want to make a discovery? Journey into the unknown as we try out new ideas, materials, and processes while learning about inventive artists. Create artwork that stretches your imagination and creativity!

  • July 18–22 (Ages 6–12) SOLD OUT
  • July 25–29 (Ages 6–12)

Kids are Social:
How do you communicate? Discover the unique ways artists listen and respond to their communities. Create artwork in conversation with the people, places, and things around you!

  • August 1–5 (Ages 6–12) SOLD OUT

Kids are Connected:
How do you collaborate? Discover the many ways artists share ideas, learn from each other, and work together as a team. Create artwork that connects our camp community! 

  • August 8–12 (Ages 6–12) SOLD OUT



How long is MSU Broad Summer Art Camp? 
Enroll your camper in our morning session (9am–12pm) or afternoon session (1–4pm). Or if you want a longer day, go for both! Each session is 3 hours of creative fun where we will learn about artists and make lots of art together. For campers who decide that a full day is ideal, we will enjoy an hour outside for lunch (brought from home) and supervised play.

If we enroll in a full day, will the am and pm experience be different?
While the guiding theme is the same, your camper will have a different experience from morning to afternoon! This summer, campers will explore and test ALL the possibilities for selected art materials. Each day campers will also visit our galleries to hang out with art, looking at different artworks throughout the day. Our resulting conversations and explorations with art materials will present limitless possibilities for your young artist to be creative in new and unique ways!

What about COVID-19 safety?
Keeping your family safe is important to us and our camp will follow all University guidelines for COVID-19 safety during the run of camp. Currently, face coverings are optional for participants of MSU Youth Programs.

Who teaches the MSU Broad Summer Art Camps?
The club is designed and overseen by a K-12 art educator. All our instructors are MSU students learning about art and education who work on K-12 and family programs at the MSU Broad Art Museum.

How do I register?
Registration will be available here on our website beginning April 1. Registration is $150 per session. Register here.

What about scholarships?
The MSU Broad Art Museum is committed to keeping camp accessible and affordable for all families. Both full and partial need-based scholarships are offered by the museum for individual camp participants. To apply for a scholarship, please e-mail a completed application to by April 20, 2022. Download the scholarship application here.

MSU Broad Summer Art Camp scholarships have provided creative camp opportunities to over 100 children in the past five years. Donate now to help expand our scholarship program.

What is the program cancellation and refund policy?
Cancellations more than six weeks prior to the enrolled session are subject to a non-refundable service fee of $25. No refunds will be issued for cancellations that are two weeks prior to the enrolled session. All other cancellations are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. If the MSU Broad must cancel Summer Art Camp, full refunds will be available.

Want to know more? Download our 2022 Summer Art Camp handbook here.