Summer Art Studios

June 4 - August 17, 2018

Southwest School of Art’s Summer Art Studios is the most comprehensive and largest summer arts experience for students in San Antonio, offering 10 weeks of classes for students—Kids Studio, ages 5 – 14; and Teens Studio, ages 14 – 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 ceramics, metalsmithing, photography, and 3-D design. Summer Art Studios allows young artist to work with like-minded peers and culminates in a public celebration of their work each week.


Summer Art Studio classes are typically Monday-Friday for three hours. The non-member tuition per class is $165 and the member tuition is $150 (unless otherwise noted).

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Click on the week(s) below to purchase classes for your child/children.

Week 1: Jun 4 - 8
Week 2: Jun 11 - 15
Week 3: Jun 18 - 22
Week 4: Jun 25 - 29
Week 5: Jul 9 - 13
Week 6: Jul 16 - 20
Week 7: Jul 23 - 27
Week  8: Jul 30 - Aug 3
Week 9: Aug 6 - 10
Week 10: Aug 13 - 17


  • Review all of the Summer Art Studios policies and guidelines.  
  • Select the classes that you would like your child/children to attend and complete the online form. You will be sent a final email with confirmation of your registration. .
  • Call Registration with any questions: 210-200-8217/8227. 

 Release Form

The Southwest School of Art requires every student who registers for the 2018 Summer Art Studios to have completed their release forms. Without these forms, students will not be able to attend classes. If you register online the last step in your registration process is completing the form. You can submit the form online or download the Release Form

 Age Range

Classes for ages 5-18 are designed to fill the skill set for a specific age range. Class age ranges are based on this, and not on a child’s artistic ability. No exceptions are made.

Because we are committed to a high-quality educational experience, 5 and 6 year olds may enroll for half-day only. Teen classes are for ages 14-18 only. 

 Special Needs

For children or teens with limited abilities or special medical needs, parents must contact the Young Artist Programs Director at 210.200.8213 prior to registering your child to arrange accommodations. 


The basic tuition for a half-day class is $165 per week (SSA members $150). Note: Special tuition rates apply for 2-week classes, and classes that include special material fees. Tuition for each of these classes is listed separately, as part of the class description. 

 Extended Care

Extended Care is required of all full-day students (students enrolled in both morning and afternoon classes during the same week). Extended Care begins at 8:30am and ends promptly at 5:30pm. Staff will not be available to supervise any student before 8:30 am. Extended Care includes a supervised early arrival, a supervised lunch hour and a supervised after class with structured activities. Extended Care is $30 per week ($65 if you are purchasing lunch) and the member discount does not apply.


A supervised lunch hour from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. is included in Extended Care. Students can either bring a bag lunch from home or purchase a weeks’ worth of meals for $35.00. If you would like to purchase an entire week of lunches, you can do so online when signing up for Extended Care or Complete our Online Lunch Order Form. If your student has food allergies, please let us know at the time of purchase so that the Copper Kitchen Café can prepare a special meal in advance.

NOTE: Students do not have access to a refrigerator on campus. If students bring their own lunch, please prepare, pack and insulate meals as needed.



Interested in your own Summer Art Studios t-shirt? A limited supply will be available for purchase at check-in or with any of our SAS Counselors.   


Classes, unless otherwise noted, are held on our historic park-like grounds located at the intersection of Augusta and Navarro (across from the Central Public Library). 


All SSA faculty and staff will be parking off site in order to maximize space for you and our other patrons. We encourage you to arrive early to find a parking space prior to checking your student(s) in or out. Friday will be particularly hectic mid-day because of Friday Finale, and we strongly suggest that you arrive early and/or find off-site parking. If the Ursuline parking lot is full, you may also park at the Central Public Library Parking Garage or in one of the paid parking lots along our perimeter. Unless you are a member, please refrain from parking in the lot belonging to Club Giraud.

 Friday Finale

Parents, relatives, and friends are invited to join us each Friday from 12:00-1:00pm for Friday Finale! While there, you can have lunch with your children, view the artwork on display and meet your children’s new friends, teachers, and counselors. 


If you are interested in volunteering for Summer Art Studios, please contact Summer Art Studios staff at Questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact Director of Young Artist Programs, Patricia Morales at 210.200.8213 or


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