Fine Art Camps: Theater, Art, & Music

Summer is a great time to encourage kids to explore their creative side with art, drama, and music!

Featured Camps: Community School of the Arts

Registration is now open for our partners at Community School of the Arts at Indiana State University!
Not only do our partners at ISU CSA have appealing themes, but their hours likely work for families who are looking for daytime programming that coordinates with work hours!

TAM (Theater/Art/Music) Camps with Terre Haute Music School

Spend a week developing your fine arts – act in a short play, create summer art projects, and explore different musical styles and instruments with Terre Haute Music School.

Camps are divided by age. Ages 7-9 have 2 options: June 10-14 and July 15-19. (These camps will not be the same, so students can do both!) Ages 9-13 will meet June 17-21.

All camps run 9 am – 3 pm daily, with a showcase for parents on Friday at 2:30. Campers should bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Cost for the week is $175, but early bird registration is only $150 if you register and pay in full by May 1.

Please call or text 812-239-3192 for more information!

Swope Summer Art Studio

  • June 10 -June 16, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Landscape Oil Painting. Instructor: Michael Neary & Wyatt Lawson. Age Group: 13-18 years old.
  • June 10 -June 16, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Stellar Sculptures! Instructor: Korinne Cantin. Age Group: 11-18 years old.
  • June 24 -June 28, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Mixed Media Portraits. Instructor: Jennifer Weeks. Age Group: 8-11 years old.
  • June 24 -June 28, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Experimental Watercolor. Instructor: Deanna Householder. Age Group: 11-18 years old.
  • July 8 -July 12, 9 a.m.- 11a.m. Character Design. Instructor: Madison King. Age Group: 13-18 years old.
  • July 8 -July 12, 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Wildlife Acrylic Painting. Instructor: Ainsley Deuchene. Age Group: 11-18 years old.
  • July 15 -July 19, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Dress to Mess. Instructor: Sarah Trover. Age Group: 4-7 years old.
  • July 29 -August 2, 9 a.m.- 11a.m. Wonderous Mandalas. Instructor: Judith Irving. Age Group: 7-10 years old.
  • July 29 -August 2, 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Colorful Quilling and Paper Shaping. Instructor: Judith Irving. Age Group: 9-12 years old.
  • August 5-August 8, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Comics 101. Instructor: Madison King. Age Group: 13-18 years old.
  • August 5- August 8, 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Drawing and Composition. Instructor: Hunter Greenwell. Age Group: 13-18 years old.

Swope Summer Workshops

Explore new art forms in our half-day workshops, perfect for trying something new. Non-members: $35 per workshop, $70 for all-day. Members: $25 per workshop, $50 for all-day.

  • Monday, June 17. Instructor: Korinne Cantin Age Group: 8-14 years old. Morning Workshop 9 a.m -12 p.m. Junk Journaling. Afternoon Workshop 1 p.m. – 4,p.m. Mixed Media Madness.
  • Wednesday, June 19. Instructor: Deanna Householder Age Group: 13-18 years old.  Morning Workshop 9 a.m -12 p.m. Explore: Needle Felting. Afternoon Workshop 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Explore: Embroidery.
  • Monday, July 15. Instructor: Wyatt Lawson. Age Group: 11-18 years old. Afternoon Workshop 1 p.m -4 p.m. Faux Stained Glass.
  • Wednesday, July 17. Instructor: Wyatt Lawson Age Group: 5-8 years old. Recycled Houses.
  • Wednesday, July 18. Instructor: Wyatt Lawson Age Group: 11-18 years old. Afternoon Workshop 1 p.m -4 p.m. Printmaking.

Additional art, music, and theater summer camps

Art Camps

  • Makers Studio at 12 Points. Themes include: boho and brushes, Swiftie mini camp, Space mini  camp, bestie mini camp, and fairy mini camp!


  • Summer 2024 “Try Everything” dance camps at Terre Haute Academy of Dance. This camp is designed to give the student a taste of all the dance styles offered at Academy of Dance! Throughout the week students will be given lessons in ballet, modern, tap, and jazz and will offer a studio showing on Friday for family and friends. A light snack break and craft time will be provided daily. Since the student is just “trying out” different styles, special shoes are not needed for this week. Socks can replace ballet slippers and jazz shoes. Dress shoes can replace tap shoes. Modern is done in bare feet. Leotard and tights are preferred. Dance skirt optional.
  • Summer Dance at World of Dance. Camps for ages 2-4 with themes such as Under the Sea, Let’s Have a Tea Party, Disney, Down on the Farm, Glitz and Glam, and Around the World. Jazz and Hip Hop camps for ages 5-8.
  • Indiana Invasion Summer Vibes Hip Hop Class. 6 weeks of summer hip hop classes for ages 4 and up.


  • (unconfirmed for 2024) Heartland Music Day Camps. Choose from Brass bootcamp, woodwinds bootcamp, piano day camps, and elements of improvisation camp.


  • Summer Camps with Community Theater of Terre Haute:
  • “APPLAUSE CAMP” – Creative Drama for Young Performers (Ages 7-9). Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 11 from 9:00 am –12:00 pm. Friday, July 12 at 1:00 pm with Showcase at 2:30 pm. Registration Cost: $150. This camp will introduce young participants to theater basics through creative drama. Camp activities include theater games; exercises in movement; and theater-related workshops. The camp will culminate with a staged showcase presented free to family and friends on Friday, July 12 at 2:30 pm.
  • “BRAVO!” CAMP—Improving Young Performers (Ages 10-12). Audition Workshop: Saturday, July 6 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Camp Times: Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Friday, July 12 at 1:00 pm with Showcase at 2:30 pm. ​This one-week theater camp is designed for ages 10-12. This camp will stretch young performers beyond theater basics. Camp content includes: auditioning, acting instruction, acting and improvisation games, and theater-related workshops.
  • “CENTER STAGE”—Putting on a Play A to Z“ (For Teens). Audition Workshop: Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (bring lunch). Camp Times: Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. Showcase: Friday, July 26 at :30 pm. Registration Cost: $200. Bring your lunch each day, learn more about acting techniques and dialogue, and enjoy theater games with friends. Then be a star and perform in a play for your family and friends at the end of the week.
  • Swope Summer Art Studio.  July 22 -July 26, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Art of the Theatre. Instructor: Tina Ginopolos. Age Group: 7-18 years old. This two-session studio will allow artists to explore the connection between fine art and theater. Family and museum patrons are invited to watch the final performance on Friday at 12:30 pm.
  • Youth Summer Programs in Clay County. Date TBD. This one-week program offers children the opportunity to learn about all aspects of theatre production, including acting, sets, props, and costumes. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, children will spend each day at the theatre, learning and practicing their theatre skills. The program is designed to be intensive, giving children the chance to delve deeply into the world of theatre and develop their leadership and creative skills. At the end of the week, the children will showcase their hard work and dedication with two performances. These performances are a chance for the children to shine and show off all that they have learned throughout the week. It is a truly magical experience for both the children and the audience.
  • PAW Performing Arts Workshop. This is a high school elective course that counts as a fine arts credit for high school students only (students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 at the start of the 2024-2025 school year). Middle school students may participate; (students entering grades 7 and 8 at the start of the 2024-2025 school year); however, a high school credit will not be earned. The workshop will take place beginning Monday, June 3, and conclude Thursday, June 27, 2024. PAW will be hosted at Terre Haute South Vigo High School in the Auditorium each day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided to and from each VCSC elementary school and high school with the exception of Terre Haute South Vigo High School, since it is the location of the program. Students will be responsible for getting to their school for bus transportation.

Fine Art Summer Camps in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

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