Summer Art Studio 2020

July 6th – July 24th

*Keep checking in for updates about this year’s Summer Art Studio.*
Questions and concerns can be addressed to Mallory Eilbracht at

Updated: May 13, 2020
July studios will be continuing as scheduled. In place of June studio sessions, online studios will be made available to the public free of charge. Please be patient as we are making these changes. During this time, we are also updating our procedures to ensure the safety of you and your artists when the Summer Art Studio begins in July. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make these adjustments.


Registration is now officially open! 

Museum members can register April 1st | Non-members can register April 7th.

*We are continuously following the updates in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and hope to be able to continue our summer program this year. However, as the safety of the public is important to us, we will monitor the situation closely and make decisions based on the CDC recommendations. Registration refunds will occur if the summer program is cancelled for any reason surrounding COVID-19. We are looking into providing an online accessible studio in the event that the stay-at-home order continues to be in effect, although we hope this will not be the case. Please reach out with any concerns about this summer’s program. We would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have and would love to work with the community in continuing to provide art studios this summer.*

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.  – Al Hirshfeld

Participate in a week-long art adventure. Visit our permanent and temporary exhibitions and become inspired. Learn alongside our experienced art educators. Experiment with new materials and take home a work of art each day. Projects are geared towards your artist’s educational and artistic needs. Be sure to register early as space is limited.

  • Studios are designed for artists ages 4 – 18
  • Sessions take place Monday – Friday.
    • AM Sessions are from 9 – 11 AM and PM Sessions are from 12 – 2 PM
  • Low instructor-to-artist ratio
  • Maximum of 12 artists per session
  • All art supplies are included
  • Variety of studio offerings


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Registration begins on Wednesday, April 1st at 8am online. To sign up for a Swope membership for early registration and receive a discount, click here. Studio sizes are limited to 12 participants are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.


$70 Swope members / $90 Public Non-members

Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Studio sessions are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, artists will be notified and refunded in full.

We appreciate knowing as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. Transferring your registration may be possible as long as there is an opening the corresponding age group for another week. For a full refund, cancellation must be made no later then 3 weeks prior to the studio session start date.





Pick up and drop off occurs in the Swope Education Center (corner of Ohio and 7th St).

  • Artists, ages 4 – 15 must be signed in and out, by a grown-up daily. Artists will only be released to individuals on your Pick-Up form.
  • Artists arriving before 8:45 AM for AM Sessions and 11:45 AM for PM Sessions must be accompanied by a grown-up and will be asked to wait until instructor is ready.
  • Artists must be picked up by 11:15 for AM Sessions and 2:15 for PM Sessions.


There will be no food provided. Water will be available during studio times. Please encourage artists to eat before attending.



Friends and Family are invited to join artists for a special exhibition of their artwork on August 1st from 1 – 3 PM. All work will be sent home at the end of the exhibition.



Questions? Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page:

If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us at the contact below! We are always happy to help!

Contact Information:

Mallory Eilbracht
Coordinator of Summer Art Studio
812.238.1676 ext. 130

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