Summer Art Studios

June 1 - August 7, 2020

The arts teach children and teens vital skills that nurture intellectual and creative development and prepare them for the 21st century. Perhaps now more than ever—as San Antonio becomes increasingly diverse, the world more interconnected, and the workplace more oriented around technology and creativity—arts education is a key to ensuring student success in school, work, and life. A leader in arts education for five decades, Southwest School of Art offers multiple avenues for access to the visual arts for young artists across San Antonio.

Southwest School of Art’s Summer Art Studios is the most comprehensive and largest summer arts experience for students in San Antonio, offering nine 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 clay, printmaking, 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.

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Summer Art Studio Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and merit. Late scholarships will not be accepted. Scholarships to Summer Art Studios include (2) week-long classes (one in the morning & one in the afternoon) as well as after-camp care (scholarships - ages 5&6, one class only); scholarships are for 100% of tuition. Lunch is not included in the scholarship.

Summer Art Studios 2020 scholarship application will be available December 3, 2019 

Las becas se otorgan en función de la necesidad y el mérito y se otorgan por orden de llegada. Las becas para Summer Art Studios incluyen (2) clases de una semana de duración (una por la mañana y otra por la tarde) así como atención después del campamento (becas de 5 y 6 años, una sola clase); las becas son para el 100% de la matrícula. El almuerzo no está incluido en la beca.

La solicitud de beca para el Summer Art Studio 2020 estará disponible el 3 de diciembre de 2019

Summer Art Studios Teaching Proposal

Southwest School of Art Young Artist Programs is now accepting class proposals for Summer Art Studios 2020. If you have a creative, challenging, fun and engaging visual art class that you would like to offer, please fill out the Summer Art Studios Class Proposal. If you have any questions about the process or your idea, please contact Patricia Morales at

  Summer Art Studios Class Proposal

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How to Register

 Step 1

Review all of the policies and guidelines below. By continuing to Step 2, you acknowledge you have read and understand the polices and guidelines outlined in Step 1.

 Step 2

Purchase the classes that you would like to attend. To find classes, visit the Summer Art Studio class pages. Be sure to read the descriptions before selecting your class(es). Note: Each week will have a separate registration forms. If you're registering for more than one week, please follow the prompts shown in the registration form. 

 Step 3

Complete the student information form. Once this form has been received, you will be sent a final email with confirmation of your registration.


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Patricia Morales - Director of Young Artist Programs
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