Creativity Camp

Creativity Camp at Hyde Park Art Center provides kids the chance to explore the exciting world of art and creativity through a wide range of multi-media activities. Campers work with professional artists to produce unique and original works of art, explore diverse themes and art media, focus on the creative process, and develop their imagination and creativity. The combination of visual art and theater art, together with outdoor play, gives campers a unique, hands-on art making experience that is active, stimulating, and tons of fun! Join us this summer as our campers create, explore, and grow. All art supplies are included. Each day is action-packed so students should bring a nutritious bag lunch. Camp is held Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.



Summer Camps 2018

One- and two-week sessions dates
June 11 - August 31, 2018

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.New 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, Art as Activism, Kinetic Sculpture, Darkroom Photo 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 1. APPLY TODAY!

Contact Jen Tremblay, Director of School and Studio Programs, with any questions: or (773) 324-5520 x1007.