Create Your Best Summer With Our Art & Design Camps

Explore your creative potential during Webster University’s Department of Art, Design, and Art History immersive summer programs. Our summer camps offer an intensive art-focused program for high school students. Ideal for students who are beginning to consider options for college, the DADAH summer camps will help you build your portfolio for college applications with artwork that reflects your individuality and unique skills.

Participate in engaging small group classes led by the dynamic faculty, alumni, and student mentors of the Department of Art, Design, and Art History at Webster University. Discover new artistic skills in state-of-the-art studios for sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, papermaking, printmaking, and graphic design. Explore the creative possibilities of an immersive artistic practice surrounded by new friends and remarkable teachers.

Two Summer Camp Options

Hands-On Art Training (HAT), July 5-8 and 11-15, 2022, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Spend two weeks immersed in hands-on art training and small group workshops led by the dynamic art faculty, alumni, and student mentors of the Department of Art, Design, and Art History at Webster University. HAT is an intensive art-focused summer institute for high school students. Ideal for those who are beginning to consider options for college, the HAT institute will help you build your portfolio for college application with artwork that reflects your individuality and unique skills.

Design Camp, July 18-22, 2022, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Design Camp is an intensive design-focused summer institute for high school students. Faculty and Alumni of the Department of Art, Design, and Art History will lead young artists in a focused study of Design and Digital Arts during this week-long camp. Ideal for those who are beginning to consider options for college, Design Camp will help you build your portfolio for college application with design-focused artwork that reflects your individuality and unique skills.

Attendees must follow Webster University’s current COVID-19 policies, including submitting documentation of full vaccination, universal masking, and social distancing where applicable.

Emerging Artist Advantage at Webster

All Emerging Artists who successfully complete the HAT Summer Institute or the Design Camp may waive the portfolio review for automatic acceptance into Webster University's Department of Art, Design, and Art History (pending University admission).

Choose Your DADAH Summer Camp

Weekdays, July 5-8 and 11-15, 2022, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Each weekday, Webster University professors or alumni will work with you in their area of expertise. As professional artists, HAT instructors offer contemporary perspectives as they share advice for today's art world. State-of-the-art equipment and spacious studios at Webster University will provide a place to develop your artistic techniques.

Discover your artistic potential in state-of-the-art studios for drawing, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and graphic design. Enjoy portfolio presentations by current students and recent graduates from Webster University who are working in art-related fields or attending graduate school. Discuss contemporary art and its cultural importance with an art historian as your guide.

Register and Pay Online

Tuition: $800
$50 deposit to reserve your spot. Preference to those registered and paid in full by June 1.

HAT ONLINE PAYMENT

Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship may be available, awarded based on financial need and artistic merit. Written statements and portfolio review required. Interested candidates should contact Barbara Rutledge.

Limited Enrollment

Enrollment is limited to 15 students to provide the best possible experience.

Questions? Email Barbara Rutledge at barbararutledge@webster.edu.

Weekdays, July 18-22, 2022, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Each weekday, Webster University professors or alumni will work with you in their areas of expertise. As professional designers, the Design Camp instructors offer contemporary perspectives as they share advice for today's design industry. State-of-the-art equipment and spacious studios at Webster University will provide an ideal environment to develop essential design skills.

Discover your artistic potential in state-of-the-art studios while learning from professionals working in the design field. Topics covered may include Typography, Digital Illustration, Motion Graphics, and Graphic Design.

Register and Pay Online

Tuition: $500
$25 deposit to reserve your spot. Preference to those registered and paid in full by June 15.

Design ONLINE Payment

Portfolio Development

Build your portfolio for college application with design-focused artwork that reflects your individuality and unique skills in Webster's state-of-the-art studios. 

Limited Enrollment

Enrollment is limited to 13 students to provide the best possible experience.

Questions? Email Barbara Rutledge at barbararutledge@webster.edu.

Front entrance to the Visual Arts Studio

Visual Arts Studio

Front entrance to the Visual Arts Studio

The Webster University Visual Arts Studio is located on Big Bend Boulevard between Hunt House and Sverdrup Hall on the Webster Groves campus.

8342 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

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Founded in 1915, Webster University is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Webster University’s Department of Art, Design, and Art History (DADAH) offers students an art academy-like education within a liberal arts institution, encouraging students to confront challenging ideas and technologies while understanding and synthesizing tradition.