Youth Art Camps

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Youth Camps & Teen Intensives

Please register for summer camps here 

All KAC Summer Camps are now exclusively Online via ZOOM!

The best part? No parent prep required! Art supply kit provided.

Youth Art Camps

Ages 5 – 12
July 13 – August 21, 2020

Teen Intensives

Ages 13 – 18
June 22 – August 28, 2020

Youth Camps

In KAC’s Summer Art Camps, children ages 5-12 will make discoveries and learn new skills through the use of a variety of mediums and techniques that include clay, paper, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, pastels, printmaking inks, and water-based paints. Every week, children will find a new adventure in art led by trained, professional art instructors. Explorations of culture and art history prompt lively, enriching discussions. Students are further encouraged to connect with each other through the process of art critique. Learn, grow, create, and connect in KAC’s Summer Art Camps!

All camps will be held via ZOOM. *Art supplies are included!*

Early Bird Registration: $280 per screen/household through June 30. $300 after that.
Bundles Package: 2 Camps for $500 per screen/household.

You may also be interested in our regular youth classes, scholarships, or memberships.

Art Stew Rocks! Science + Art

July 13 – 24, 1pm – 3pm

This camp mixes art all together! Get messy and creative as we explore and create with all types of art media. Expand your art skills and discover the world. Study art, geology, cave paintings, geodes, gems, fossils, space, and more art in this virtual summer camp with certified art teachers at Kirkland Arts Center.

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Myths, Dragons, Beasts, and Mermaids!

July 27 – August 6, 1pm – 3pm

Let’s make some magic as we explore the art of myth and legends. We will create our own dragons, beasts, unicorns, mermaids and more with stories of legends, myths, folklore, and fairy tales in this 2 weeks-long summer camp at Kirkland Arts Center.

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Art Wild

July 27 – August 6,  9am – 11am

Let your imagination run wild as we explore and create artworks with plants, animals, and nature in this 2 weeks-long summer camp at Kirkland Arts Center.

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Kaleidoscopes & Slime: The Art of Science

August 10 – 21,  9am – 11am

Let’s get messy, creative, and STEAMY! (Science + Technology + Engineering + ART + Math) in this 2 weeks-long adventure into rainbows, slime, and more artistic experiments from the known universe at Kirkland Arts Center!

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Comics, Anime & Art Stories

August 10 – 21,  1pm – 3pm

Learn the art of story and create your own comics, anime, cartoons, and illustrated graphic novels in this 2 weeks-long summer camp. Explore the connections between art, storytelling, illustration, and picture books in this virtual summer camp with certified art teachers at Kirkland Arts Center.

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Teen painting

Teen Comics II

June 29 – July 3      12:30pm-5:30pm 

Create your own graphic novel! Using your original story, we will go step by step through the process of scripting, story-boarding, pacing and laying out your graphic novel. We will examine Manga, comics, graphic novels and picture books for examples of the many different ways to tell a story using illustration and words. You become the director, using cinematic and theatrical techniques to add emotion, drama, and humor to your graphic masterpiece. Some basic drawing skills recommended, but not necessary. Imagination a must!

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2D Portfolio

August 24 – 28  12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Develop your skills and portfolio in this week-long intensive with Kirkland Arts Center. Observational drawing is the foundation of art; drawing and painting what you see is key to value and composition. Every art school wants students to come in with a grasp on life drawing; if you can draw the human form correctly, you can draw anything. In this week-long intensive, we will focus on observational drawings and paintings from still lives, interior perspectives, and from live models. Pastels and watercolor will be our primary color mediums.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Camp is 1- 5 pm. Campers should eat lunch before coming to camp and of course bring snacks!

We welcome 20 to 25 campers total per week, with 4 adults. We’re committed to providing a great instructor-student ratio!

Generally campers create at least 2 projects per day, but we are believers in quality over quantity, and process over product.

DRESS FOR MESS. Camp is air-conditioned, so bring a jacket, but also dress for Seattle summer weather

You know your child’s maturity and ability best. If you would like to talk this through or need assistance, please contact

Camp is from 1 – 5 pm, please check back regarding aftercare

We adhere to our general class refund policy for camp refunds as well.


Withdrawals one week (7) or more days prior to the first day of class: student will receive a refund of the class tuition less a $20 withdrawal fee.

To ensure prompt refunds, please make sure the email address we have on file for you is correct.

Withdrawals six (6) days or fewer before the first day of class: student will NOT receive a refund or credit towards another class. Students may transfer to a different class in the same quarter in which they’re registered but not to future quarters.

Withdrawals the first day of class and thereafter: no refunds or credits.

Members are eligible for a 10% discount on all classes including camps. When register at 6Crickets, type MEMBERSHIP into the coupon code.
If you are not a member, become a member here!

Yes! We are committed to making the arts accessible to all. Please email

KAC also has several work study positions which are open to students with financial need. Find more information on our work study program here.

Our historic Peter Kirk building is not ADA accessible

Need help registering?

Contact the Education Office at (425) 822-7161 x181 or for help with registering, finding a class, or any other questions.

Have an idea for a class?

Find out more about becoming an instructor at KAC here.