Summer Programs

Summer 2024 will feature the following weeklong sessions, with three sessions per week:

  • Week One, June 10-14: Elementary Drawing & Illustration, Junior High Drawing & Illustration, High School Drawing & Illustration
  • Week Two, June 24-28: Elementary Painting, Junior High Painting, High School Painting
  • Week Three, July 8-12: Elementary 3D Studio Art, Junior High 3D Studio Art, High School 3D Studio Art
  • Week Four, July 15-19: Elementary Art School Sampler (Grades 1-4), Art School Sampler (Grades 5-9), Herron Pre-College (Grades 10-12 + Recent high school graduates or pre-college students)

All sessions will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Eskenazi Hall (735 W. New York St.). Youth Art Camps are day camps and do not include before- and aftercare options. All participants should arrive no earlier than 8:50 a.m. and depart no later than 4:10 p.m. A late pick-up fee may be applied if a camper departs after 4:10 p.m.

The cost of all sessions is $300 per person, and each session has a maximum of 15 participants. The second registrant in a household receives a 10% discount.

Registration is now open.

To be enrolled, you must register by the following deadlines:

  • June sessions: Registration for June camps is closed.
  • July sessions: July 1

While completing the online registration form secures a student's spot in a summer session, enrollment is not guaranteed until full payment is received.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for students in grades 1 through 12. To apply, complete our online scholarship application form.

Discounted rates: Indiana University affiliates and Indiana educators receive a 10% discount on all summer programming enrollments. Please email sschool@iupui.edu for the discount code. 

Students in grades 4 or 8 who wish to "test out" of their current grade level and into a higher group should submit a portfolio of work to sschool@iupui.edu for consideration. 

Each Friday from 3:30 to 4:10 p.m., a culminating exhibition of student work will be held.

  • Weeks One, Two, and Four: Exhibitions for these sessions will take place in room HR 259 of Eskenazi Hall.
  • Week Three: This week's exhibition will occur in Eskenazi Fine Arts Center just after entering the main entrance.

Eskenazi Hall is located at 735 W. New York St. on the IUPUI campus. Check-in takes place in the Grand Hallway near the central staircase of the building, which is closest to the doors by the North entrance off W. New York St.

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Parking is available in the Sports Complex Garage (875 W. New York St.), adjacent to Eskenazi Hall, or on levels 5 and 6 of the Riverwalk Garage (245 University Blvd.), southwest of the building.

High School Drawing & Illustration

Students in grades 9 through 12 will focus on observational drawing and creative illustration during this week-long intensive. Participants will study anatomy and character development by analyzing comics and graphic novels and creating visual narratives. Traditional drawing tools such as graphite and ink will be combined with popular digital design apps.

Dates: June 10-14, 2024
Grades: 9 through 12
Location: Eskenazi Hall
Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $300 per weeklong session

Registration is closed for all June camps. Registration is still open for July camps that have not yet reached capacity.

High School Painting

Students in grades 9 through 12 will focus on the theme of identity while learning to paint with acrylic, gouache, and watercolor. Color theory, as well as contemporary artists and practices, will be used to guide participants through each medium. They will walk away with self-portraits, object studies, and contemporary explorations in abstraction and mixed media to add to their portfolio.

Dates: June 24-28, 2024
Grades: 9 through 12
Location: Eskenazi Hall
Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $300 per weeklong session

Registration is closed for all June camps. Registration is still open for July camps that have not yet reached capacity.

High School 3D Studio Art

During this week-long intensive, students in grades 9 through 12 will focus on three-dimensional techniques and processes. Participants will try additive and subtractive sculpture techniques and traditional media such as polymer clay, 3D printing, and found objects. Individuals and classmates will be encouraged to connect social issues to their creations, with an emphasis on process-based learning and product development through design thinking.

Dates: July 8-12, 2024
Grades: 9 through 12
Location: Eskenazi Hall
Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $300 per weeklong session

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Herron Pre-College

Herron Pre-College is a week-long advanced intensive designed to prepare students in grades 10 and 12, as well as recent high school graduates, for the challenges and opportunities of a college-level studio art curriculum. Participants are immersed in sustained investigations as they explore cultural and social concepts alongside contemporary art practices. Throughout the week, participants will share their love of art with their peers, receive individualized feedback on their existing work, and get instruction in various digital and traditional media, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, animation, and 3D construction.

Visits to the Eiteljorg Museum to examine artwork and curatorial practices will also occur, as will opportunities to observe and create work inspired by the natural environments of White River State Park, the Canal Walk, and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

There is no portfolio requirement for Herron Pre-College, but participants should bring an easy-to-share digital or physical collection of previous artwork to class.

Dates: July 15-19, 2024
Grades: 10 through 12 + recent high school graduates
Location: Eskenazi Hall
Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $300 per weeklong session

This class has reached maximum capacity. However, spots may still be available for scholarship applicants. If you think your household will qualify for a scholarship, please proceed to the scholarship application in order to begin the registration process.

Financial aid and tuition discounts

Herron provides needs-based scholarships to eligible students and families. Funds are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, complete our online scholarship application form.

Apply for a scholarship

Indiana University affiliates and Indiana educators receive a 10% discount. Contact sschool@iupui.edu for the discount code or questions about scholarships.