Creativity Camp

Awaken your imagination all summer long with unique camps in visual and performing arts. Led by professional artists in our active multimedia studios, Creativity Camp at Hyde Park Art Center offers young artists unparalleled access to Chicago’s creative community in a fun, relaxed environment–perfect for summer!



Summer Camps 2020

One- and two-week sessions dates
June 15 - September 4

Group A: grades PreK-1
Group B: grades 2-3
Group C: grades 4-5
Special Topics Camps: ages 10&up

Visual Arts in the A.M.

Campers will experiment with a wide range of materials and a variety of art-making techniques on individual and group projects of all sizes and shapes.  Topics will include painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, mosaics, collage, bookbinding, mask making, fabric dyeing, and more!

Performance Arts in the P.M.

We’ll explore theater games and spend time with improvisation, set design, creative writing, puppetry and grand-scale productions. Each camp session will end with a unique and original performance written, designed and performed by the campers. Parents won’t want to miss the show!

Field Trips, Too!

Each session, campers will venture into the larger community area to visit some of Chicago’s most exciting arts and cultural institutions.

Special Topics in Art!

These one-week intensive studies in art are designed to develop skills and explore concepts in a specific medium or focus on a single theme. Back this summer, look for our Get inspired series, in which campers will deeply engage with an Art Center exhibition and create original artwork inspired by what they find! (10 & UP)

Camp topics include: Ceramics, Stop Motion Animation, Power Tools, Mural Painting and more!

Become a Camp Assistant!

Are you an artistic, energetic, and responsible high school teen? Spend your summer working with professional artists and creative kids at Hyde Park Art Center’s Creativity Camps! Camp sessions are one and two-weeks long, from 9am-noon and noon-3pm. Camp Assistants will assist Teaching Artists and campers with projects in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and performance arts!

Applications due April 15*. APPLY TODAY!

Application deadline extended to April 15.

Contact Alex Herrera, Teen Programs Manager, with any questions: or (773) 324-5520 x1015.