Kids & Teens

Youth Art Studios

During the school year, we offer a small number of classes to older children and teens who are passionate about art-making and desire a high degree of skills development. 


Teen Studio Intensive

This program is for teens (middle and high school) with a strong interest in visual arts looking to develop their individual skills and talent through professional instruction in a serious learning environment. The program provides the young artist an opportunity to develop their portfolio by committing to an academic year-long program for high school students and a 12-week program for middle school students.


Saturday Morning Discovery

Saturday Morning Discovery is a free, introductory art experience designed for children ages 5-13. Sessions will take place virtually on Saturday mornings during the school year and provide family fun and learning by awakening a passion for art in children and their parents.

Children have the opportunity to learn from artist-teachers in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, drawing and painting, printmaking, weaving, and seasonal activities.


Summer Art Studios

Southwest School of Art’s Summer Art Studios is the most comprehensive and largest summer arts experience for students in San Antonio, offering six weeks of classes for students 5–18. Our artist-teachers focus on fundamentals such as drawing and painting, as well as experimental design and classes that explore world cultures. SSA is unique in offering media such as wheel throwing,metalsmithing, photography, and 3-D design.

Summer Art Studios allows young artists to work with like-minded peers and culminates in a public celebration of their work each week.This year Summer Art Studios is in session for 6 weeks, June 21 – July 30. Morning classes (9am - Noon) are offered for students ages 5 & 6, and for students who are age seven (7) and older, both morning (9am - Noon) and afternoon (1pm - 4pm) classes are available.


Mobile Arts Program

For over 25 years, our Mobile Arts Program (MAP) has served the greater San Antonio area by taking art to the community.  Supported by gifts from many generous donors, we make art education portable by "mobilizing" art teachers and sending them into area schools (grades K-8), shelters, community centers, libraries at a very reasonable cost.
MAP provides uses hands-on learning and demonstrations by practicing artists to deliver high-quality educational programming that complements classroom curriculums.
Each year, MAP participants learn color theory, composition, form and more, in media such as book arts, drawing and painting, clay, sculpture, weaving, design and architecture.

To learn more, contact Patricia Morales, Director of Young Artist Programs at 210.200.8213.


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