Summer Arts Studio

Summer Arts Studio


Dates & Themes for 2022:

 Enrollment for members starts March 22, Non-members April 5

Become a member today;

Sessions limited to first 45 campers / sessions fill up fast.

"Home For The Holidays"

Session 1: June 6-17  Enrollment Closed

Mardi Gras.  

Themed Thursday Event: The Mardi Gras Ball
Core Curriculum: 2d projects (painting & mixed media) Ceramics, props/acting

Art Camp Only $280  and  Art Camp +All day $460

Session 2: June 20-July 1 Enrollment Closed

Independence Day

Themed Thursday Event: Red, White & Blue
Core Curriculum: 2d projects (painting & mixed media) Ceramics, props/acting, & Printmaking

Art Camp Only $280  and  Art Camp +All day $460

Session 3: July 11-15 Enrollment Closed

Christmas In July

Themed Thursday Event: The Yule Ball
Core Curriculum: 2d projects (painting & mixed media) , Cooking & props/acting
Art Camp Only $185  and  Art camp + All Day $275

Session 4: July 18 - 29 Enrollment Closed


Themed Thursday Event: The Mad Hatter
Core Curriculum: 2d projects (painting & mixed media) Ceramics & props/acting
Art Camp Only $280  and  Art Camp +All day $460



This exciting program is carefully designed with promising young artists ages 5-13. Campers rotate through three classes each day with a break for refreshments (provided by River Oaks). Summer Arts Studio is held in the Studio Annex Building of River Oaks Square Arts Center in downtown Alexandria, La.  Each camp session incorporates projects using a variety of media. There will be ceramic projects, painting projects, acting, etc. During 2 week sessions, every student learns basic ceramic procedures like pinch, slab, and coil methods of construction. During 1-week sessions cooking class replaces ceramics class.

On the last Thursday of each session is we host our Themed Thursday event.  This is an awesome day that campers dress up, create themed day art projects, participate in unique studio group challenges, and finish the day with a party. 

The daily studio group challenges instill all the benefits that come from team-building - teamwork, communication, leadership, confidence, responsibility trust, respect, and create a unique culture at camp.

The Board of directors of River Oaks donates a camp t-shirt to every camper.  These commemorative camp shirts are brought home after Tie-Dye Tuesday. 

Our ceramics and painting studios are modern and fully equipped. Our instructors are working artists and our Group Leaders & L.I.T.s are alumni of this Summer Arts Studio Program.  We are certainly excited about the upcoming summer and hope you choose to send your young artist to Summer Arts Studio for one or more of our unique sessions.

"We Work Hard, We Play Hard and We Learn From the Experience"


Daily pick-up/drop-off schedule:

•All Day Campers can be dropped off at 7:45 am
•Classes are from 1:00 - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
•Drop off for classes begins at 12:30 pm.
•Pick up after classes are from 4:30-5:15 pm.


In 2022, we are bringing back our all-day option!  

We will not be able to provide lunches for all-day campers.  All-day camper will need to bring their own lunch in a lunchbox with their name on it.



Contact Camp Director Aubrey Bolen for more information before February. 318.473.2670

If you are a Summer Arts Studio Alumni you can start volunteering at age 14.


Registration Form

​SAS 2022 enrollment for members starts March 22, Non-members April 4

what parents have said

  • "My daughter just attended the first summer art session and she came home everyday so excited! She loved the cooking and art together. Thank you so much for making it a wonderful experience! "

    Abigail McPherson Morrow
  • "Best camp of the summer!"

    Martha Chrenshaw

  • "My daughter wants me to drop her off early and pick her up late. The kids have a blast, and they bring home amazing works of art. I'd give it 10 stars if possible."
    Kelly Letsinger
  • "Extraordinary camp experience, complete with plenty of class time for children to let their creative energy flow, outdoor time for friendly fun and competition, and a staff who truly cares and nurtures individuality and imagination."
    Nicole J Bolen



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