Art Camp for Teens

smART Moves! art camp is presented by MU's School of Visual Studies in Columbia, Missouri and its community outreach program, Art on the Move. Camp dates are June 10-14, 2024 with classes from 8:45 a.m.–4 p.m.

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. 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 included for both day campers and overnight campers who will stay in the dorms. Overnight campers arrive on the Sunday before camp (June 9, 2024) and check out on the Saturday after camp (June 15, 2024) All campers are invited to attend a closing reception in the Fine Arts Building with friends and family on Saturday, June 15, 12-2 p.m.

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Camp Pricing

Early bird registration closed March 1, 2024.

Day camp (includes morning and afternoon classes and meal card)

Overnight camp (includes dorm stay, morning and afternoon classes, and meal card)


Morning Session:
9 a.m.-noon

Monoprinting and Multiples

Taught by Lisa Franko

Students will learn about printmaking tools and processes and engage with the principles of design while creating various prints.
Media: Printmaking

Making Comics (This class is full)

Taught by Nick Potter

Students will be introduced to storytelling and illustration strategies and create a collaborative comic book.
Media: Illustration and Storytelling

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

Experimental Design Lab

Taught by Igor Arume

Students will learn about applied graphic design principles using analog processes and risography/copier production methods.
Media: Graphic Design and Risography

Clay Constructs

Taught by Andrew Long

Students will create hand-built objects using basic ceramics tools and processes. 
Media: Ceramics

All supplies necessary to complete these courses are included in camp fee.


7-8:30 a.m.–Breakfast available

8:45-9 a.m.–Campers arrive to first class

9 a.m.-noon–Morning session

Noon-1 p.m.–Lunch

1-4 p.m.–Afternoon session

4 p.m.–Day camp released

4-5:15 p.m.–Free time

5:30-6:30 p.m.–Dinner

6:30-8:30 p.m.–Activities

9 p.m.–Overnight camp curfew


Email Madeleine LeMieux, M.A., M.F.A. at

Email Madeleine LeMieux
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