Youth Arts Camps

Mesa Arts Center's Art Studios programs regularly offer creative ways for school-age children to spend their school breaks with unique half-day weeklong camps or one-day engaging workshops, Mesa Arts Center youth camps and workshops provide quality art instruction to promote creative expression, self-confidence and learning!



Camp programming generously supported by the Arizona Community Foundation and Nancy Wolter Scholarship Fund:



This camp will take students on a week-long journey through a professional rehearsal process building to a final performance. Along the way, we will practice new techniques and learn exciting improv games. Perfect for young actors of all levels, whether they have been taking classes at school or have never set foot onstage before. Parents will need to fill out paperwork on the first day of class.


Youth Acting Camp I | Ages 6-9 | 8am-12pm | M-F

October 7 - 11 | $200 |  CYF19CMPLP001-01


Youth & Teen Acting Camp II | Ages 10 - 16 | 1-5pm | M-F

October 7 - 11 | $200 | CYF19CMPLP002-01

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Students can have fun learning and creating with a variety of artistic mediums and techniques including painting, collage, drawing, sewing, printmaking, ceramic sculpture and mixed media. All materials included and no experience necessary! *Parents required to fill out paperwork on the first day of class.


 Mix It Up: Visual Art Exploration II | Ages 9-13 | 9am-12pm | T-F

Oct. 8 - 11 | $120 | CYF19CMPKM001-01


Mix It Up: Visual Art Exploration II | Ages 14-17 | 1-4pm | T-F

Oct. 8 - 11 | $120 | CYF19CMPKM002-01

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Learn about songs and musical traditions from cultures around the world through fall festivals such as Dia de los Muertos and Oktoberfest. This week long course for elementary and middle school kids will feature traditional instruments, singing/learning songs by rote, listening to traditional musicians and games. Parents will need to fill out paperwork on the first day of class.


Music Camp: Songs of Fall I | Ages 4-9 | 9am-10am | M-F

Oct. 7 - 11 | $50 | CYF19CMPEW001-01


Music Camp: Songs of Fall II | Ages 10-12 | 10am-11am | M-F

Oct. 7 - 11 | $50 | CYF19CMPEW002-01


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This fun 2 hour class will guide students through creating their own original tack-fused glass creature. All material included for each attendee to create a free standing fused class figure. Project ideas include robots, animals, monsters and bugs.


Fusing Tacky Characters | Ages 10-15 | 10am-12pm |

Thursday Oct. 10 | $47 | CYF19CMPTM003-02

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Make your own ceramic pumpkin in this fun and creative two hour workshop! Just in time for autumn, this workshop will allow youth (and parents if you want to join!) to sculpt and glaze your own pumpkin in just two hours. Students must return to ceramic studio at a later date to retrieve their work. All materials included and no experience required! 


Ceramics Pumpkin Workshop | Ages 8+ | 9am-11am |

October 8 | $35 | CYF19CERCB003-02W

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To browse all of the available classes and workshops available for youth, visit and select "Youth," "Class" or "Workshop" and the searchable art mediums in which you are interested.