Programs for Youth

Programs for Children

It's never too early to develop your creativity at MICA's Young People's Studios.

MICA provides a wide range of programs for the youngest artists to grow their skills and make the most of their interests. Artistic exploration is among the best ways for kids to build confidence in expressing themselves, learn to solve problems and think critically. Young People's Studios provides a comfortable place where the next great artist can begin to unleash their creative energy.

Young People's Studios (YPS) Overview

Fall and Spring Weekend Art Classes

K-12 students can add to what they are learning in school by using art to amplify their creative expression. Classes meet on Saturday mornings or afternoons.

For Spring 2021, YPS Weekend Art Classes will be held remotely.  Classes start on Saturday, January 30 and end on April 17. Click here to view a sample of our youth classes. 

YPS Art and Design Courses

From drawing and painting to digital illustration and photography and everything in between, workshops for students in grades K-12 are designed to spark creativity, encourage invention, and nurture artistic innovation. Students study and work in a spectrum of media that form the foundation of art and design. YPS Art and Design Courses are offered during the school year as Weekend Art Classes, and during the Summer as Summer Art Camp.

YPS Summer Art Camp

Elementary, middle, and high school students can maximize their summer breaks by engaging in supervised classes and recreation that promote freedom of expression in a structured way. Classes meet Monday- Friday, with morning and afternoon options. 

All Art Camp Sessions for Summer 2021 will be held remotely. 

Remote Summer Art Camp 2021 Dates and Pricing

  • Session 1: June 14 - June 25 $370
  • Session 2: June 28 - July 9 (no class July 5) $330
  • Session 3: July 12 - July 23 $370 
  • Session 4: July 26 - August 6 $370 

Registrations for Summer Art Camp will open March 1, 2021.

YPS Summer Art Camp price includes:

  • YPS Materials Kit (everything you need to make art!) 
  • Adobe subscription for related classes (e.g. Graphic Design, Digital Illustration)
  • 10 class sessions, totaling 25 hours of learning

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Office of Open Studies


1229 W Mount Royal Ave Baltimore, MD 21217