CE Community Education

Summer Youth Camps for ages 4 to 11

Enrollment now open

Taught by enthusiastic artists and educators, our Summer Youth Camps are warm, welcoming, and inclusive.



smARTworks is organized into four age groups so each class has students of a similar in age, as well as a similar artistic and social development. Our age groups: 4 to 6; 7 to 9; and 10 to 11. Each session is staffed by one instructor and one or two teaching assistants. smARTworks classes are capped at 18 participants so students have individual attention. Additionally, staff provides supervised care between the hours of 8:30–9am and 4:00-4:30pm free of charge. During camp hours several staff members are on site to ensure the safety and security of all students on campus. 

From paper and paints to clay and kilns, our students have access to the high quality art materials and facilities PNCA has to offer, no additional shopping necessary for you. Tuition also includes: a smARTworks t-shirt, fresh organic snacks from local growers, and some before and after care for attendees. If attending full day camp, students must bring their own sack lunch. 

“My child said, ‘PNCA camp let me get all my thoughts out’ and ‘I have art in my brain now. I see blue, green and orange in everything’.” – smARTworks Parent, 2015


FIVE WEEKS OF smARTworks Young Artists Summer Camps!

  • Week 1 Art + Me / June 18 – June 22
    Ages 4-6  
     Ages 7-9  Ages 10-11
    Capturing characters in portraits starting with the artist in the mirror.

  • Week 2 Art + Ideas / / June 25 - June 29
    Ages 4-6   Ages 7-9  Ages 10-11

    Using observational skills, ideas, and technical ability to transform ideas into visual images.

  • Week 3 Art + Community // July 9 – July 13
    Ages 4-6   Ages 7-9  Ages 10-11

    Exploring ideas about community through art while sharing thoughts and feelings and practicing respect for others.

  • Week 4: Art + Invention // July 17 - July 21
    Ages 4-6   Ages 7-9  Ages 10-11

    Inspired by da Vinci, using imagination to develop creative inventions for real-world solutions.

  • Week 5: Art + Design // July 24 - July 28
    Ages 4-6   Ages 7-9  Ages 10-11

    Work toward mastering visual communication of stories and ideas, learning basic composition, perception, and representational skills while recreating design elements in the world. 


  • Ages 4 to 6: $180 per week. Class meets from 9:30 to 12:00pm. 
  • Ages 7 to 11: $360 per week. Class meets from 9:00 to 4:00 pm.  

Need some assistance in order to join the Youth Program this summer? Fill out our simple online scholarship application and apply for tuition remission today.

Fill out the Scholarship Form Online


QUESTIONS? Email ce@pnca.edu