smART Moves!


smART Moves! is an arts intensive summer camp for teens presented by the University of Missouri’s School of Visual Studies and its community outreach program, Art on the Move, which runs June 12 - 16th, 2023 from 8:45am - 4pm. The program is designed to give high-school aged teens (14 - 19 y/o) a real-life college experience through a fun and safe summer camp on Mizzou’s beautiful Columbia, MO campus. Students will learn college level skills over a week-long intensive which can be taken as a day camp or overnight camp experience. Meal plans are available for day campers. Dorm stay and meal plans included for overnight campers. All campers are invited to attend a welcome event on June 11th and a closing reception on June 17th with friends and family.

You will first select the type of camp registration (Day Camp, Day Camp + Meals, Overnight Camp). Due to enrollment numbers, we will only be offering one morning and one afternoon class this year (2023). 

Morning Session:

Character Design taught by Lisa Simms (9am-12pm)

In this course students will design a unique character and create a portrait painting. 

Afternoon Session:

Making Comics taught by Nick Potter (1pm-4pm)

In this course students will be introduced to the practice of making comics.

Camp Daily Schedule:

7:00 - 8:30am - Breakfast available

8:45 - 9:00am - Campers arrive to first class

9:00am - 12:00pm - Morning Session

12:00pm -1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Afternoon Session

4:00pm - Day camp released

4:00 - 5:15pm - Free time
5:30 - 6:30pm - Dinner
6:30 - 8:30 - PM Activities

9:00pm - Overnight camp curfew


Questions? Email Madeleine LeMieux at