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Camp Art Academy- Art Academy of Cincinnati

Is your young creative ready to become an artist-in-training? Camp Art Academy at the AAC is an esteemed six-week educational experience for rising first through sixth graders. Each week has a unique theme and students can attend one week, all six, or any number in between. Artists-in-training will explore their creativity, embrace their curiosity, and express their individuality while they develop essential artistic practices and have lots of fun!

Address: 1212 Jackson Street,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 562-8762
Website: https://artacademy.edu
Email: [email protected]
Gender of Campers: All
Special Needs Offered: No
Dates: June 3rd-July 26th, 2024 with a two-week break from June 24th-July 5th
Hours: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM, Monday-Friday
Ages: 5-12

Q&A with the Camp Art Academy:

What makes Camp Art Academy unique?

In Summer 2024, Camp Art Academy will focus on one artistic discipline each week: drawing, painting, textile, sculpture, printmaking, then illustration. This structure allows artists-in-training to experience focused and in-depth instruction in their areas of interest. Lessons across all six weeks include art-making that merges social-emotional learning with studio-based instruction. At the end of each week, students celebrate their artwork with a gallery opening for friends and family!


What activities are offered at Camp Art Academy?

Students will take inspiration from artists across the world in addition to notable AAC alumni as they create individual and collaborative art projects. Not only will students have fun applying imagination and creativity each day, but they will also employ skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to craft their projects. By the end of Camp Art Academy, young artists will have helped build a creative community, practiced many new techniques and methods with their instructors, learned invaluable life skills, and shared their sense of self and imagination through storytelling.

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

Camp Art Academy has a ratio of five students per one staff member. There are two classrooms: one for ages five-eight and another for ages nine-twelve. Each of the two classrooms has a maximum of twenty students and is led by an instructor, a program assistant, and two teaching assistants.

How much time do the campers spend outside?

Camp Art Academy is an indoor camp hosted on campus, in state-of-the-art classrooms with large loft windows overlooking historic Over-the-Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati. Students have access to college campus resources including galleries and collaborative flex spaces.

Does Camp Art Academy provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

Students must pack a lunch and two snacks and are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles. We do not provide any snacks or lunches.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

8-9 AM Before Care *optional + at an additional cost*
8:45-9:15 AM Student Drop-Off
9 AM-12 PM Morning Class
10:30-10:45 AM Morning Snack Break
12-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-1 PM Movie Break
1-3:30 PM Afternoon Class
3-3:30 PM Classroom Reset + Display Projects
3:30-3:45 PM End of Camp Day
3:45-4:15 PM Student Pick-Up
3:45-5 PM After Care *optional + at an additional cost *

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How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

Most of our instructors have a master’s degree in art or education while we have a minimum requirement that instructors must have a 4-year degree in Art, Design, Education, Creative Writing, or a related field as well as teaching experience. Our staff of program and teaching assistants consist of qualified individuals pursuing their education in art, design, creative writing, or education and range in age from 17+. Before Camp Art Academy begins, there are several staff training sessions on the topics of curriculum, logistics, safety, accessibility, well-being, and classroom management.

What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

The Art Academy of Cincinnati follows the guidelines of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Camp Art Academy is staffed at a 5:1 student to staff ratio. Parents or guardians of students are provided with student forms to complete prior to the program that cover various topics including accommodations.

Camp Art Academy does not have a certified paraprofessional or educational aide on staff, but students are allowed to bring an individual to support them during their camp experience if deemed appropriate in coordination with the Art Academy of Cincinnati full-time staff.


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