Fine Arts Camps  

"Art can transform lives. It gives us the power to question, to confront, to explore, and to challenge how we think about the world." -Lucy Liu

While all of our on-site fine arts camps are listed below, we hold even more fine arts camps at other Johnson County Park and Recreation District locations, including Roeland Park Community Center (ages 6-10), Mill Creek Activity Center (ages 6-12), New Century Fieldhouse (ages 6-12), and NEW!, with our partners the City of Prairie Village, Prairie Village Community Center (ages 4-7). You can read all about those here!

Summer Break

Art Lab Camps (Ages 11-17) 


What will you be doing in Art Labs anyway? Professional artists will work with you to develop your personal artistic style from foundations to portfolio development including the opportunity to step in as young curators as you install your own exhibit at JCAHC. Camp activities run from 9 am to 4 pm. Open Studio is available for an additional fee. Week 6 is daily registration only, every day is included with the eight-week registration option. Email for more information.

students gather around teacher demo Opens in new windowCamp Week 8, Portfolio - July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019

Curate and assemble an artist portfolio and write a professional artist statement. This week you will have the opportunity to hear and learn from professional artists in the Kansas City area. Prorate available for this camp, please inquire.

Creative and Cultural Arts Lab (Ages 5-17)

Students sitting and working on art

Spend one day, three days, or all five getting creative with us!! Work with professional artists, dancers, and actors as you explore the many opportunities presented in the cultural and creative arts.  This is your chance to test out anew art form or continue to practice one you already know.  With a daily registration option, you are encouraged to explore without the full commitment of a dedicated program.  A one week registration option is available at a discounted price.

Full Week Camp Registration - August 5, 2019-August 9, 2019

Monday, August 5Tuesday, August 6Wednesday, August 7Thursday, August 8Friday, August 9

Fashion Labs (Ages 11-17)

adults standing to host fashion showHave your own fashion show?! AND with your own wearable creations?! What?! Too good to be true. Work with professional designer Arwen White as you build your own, wearable clothing from patterns picked by YOU! End the two-week program with a fashion show in our black box theater with lights, music, and a fun MC!

Fabric and Textile Basics Camp - July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019

Fashion and Textile Design Camp - July 29, 2019-August 2, 2019

Before and After Open Studio

Need additional assistance to practice lines for TIP Summer Academy?  Need an hour to finish that project from Art Lab?  Open Studio allows participants of labs and TIP Academy hosted in the Johnson County Arts &Heritage Center to have open work time with instructors available as resources.  Open Studio is available from 7:30am to 9am before instructional time begins, and from 4 pm to 5:30 pm after instructional time ends. Daily drop-in registration only. No pre-registration. Don't worry, we hold  a spot for every camp participant!

Open Studio Rates $5 per session

Winter Break

STEAM Camp (Ages 6-10)

Grow rock candy crystals, create conductive collages, deconstruct books, and make slime crossing science, technology, engineering and math with the arts! Camp activities run from 9 am to 4 pm. Open Studio is available for an additional fee.

Boy painting during open studio  Opens in new windowRegister: Week 1 December 23-December 27*, 9am-4pm

Register: Week 2 December 30-January 3*, 9am-4pm

*The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is CLOSED on Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1.