Summer Art Studio 2020

July 6th – July 24th

Updated: July 11, 2020
July studios will be held at Hawthorne Park this summer.
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.

Questions and concerns can be addressed to Mallory Eilbracht at

Registration is officially full!

*We are continuously following the updates in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. 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 online 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.
    • Sessions are from 9 – 11 AM
  • Low instructor-to-artist ratio
  • Maximum of 12 artists per session
  • All art supplies are included
  • Variety of studio offerings

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES will be unavailable at this time.

Please continue to check in with us! or reach out to our Director of Community Engagement, Hilda Andres.


Thank you for your interest in our Summer Art Studio (SAS) this year. Unfortunately, our registration is officially closed due to being at full capacity. If you are interested in receiving more information regarding our SAS program or any of our other programs, reach out to or 




Registration is now open online. To sign up for a Swope membership to receive a discount, click here. Studio sizes are limited to 12 participants and 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. Please reach out to in regards to registration refunds.

FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES are available every year!



Pick up and drop off occurs at the Burkabyebyle Shelter at Hawthorne Park.

  • All artists must be signed in and out, by a grown-up daily. Artists will only be released to individuals on your Pick-Up form. Please be prepared to show an ID.
  • Artists arriving before 8:45 AM must be accompanied by a grown-up and will be asked to wait until instructor is ready.
  • Artists must be picked up by 11:30 AM.

There will be no food provided. Artist’s are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottles. Water will be provided. Please encourage artists to eat and use the restroom before attending. Restrooms will be available at the park and will be sanitized on the hour.



This year we will be doing the Summer Art Studio Exhibition online. All work will be photographed and sent home at the end of each day. An e-mail notification will be sent out to those registered for sessions when the exhibition is online. The exhibition will be uploaded on our website and our social media pages.


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!
Thank you for being patient and understanding with us during this unique time.


Contact Information:

Mallory Eilbracht
Coordinator of Summer Art Studio
812.238.1676 ext. 130

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