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Kravis Arts Camp

Students dance in a group at Kravis Summer Arts Camp.

Whether students are just establishing an interest in art or are working to develop and improve their skills, the Kravis Summer Arts camp has a little something for everyone.

This two-week long summer camp provides an opportunity for elementary, middle school, and high school students to explore and tap into their imaginations and challenges them to "Make Something Great."

Student works with art supplies at Kravis Summer Arts Camp.

The Kravis Arts Camp is divided into elementary, middle school, and high school camps, all with different goals:

Elementary School Camp

The 18th year of Kravis Arts Camp for elementary school students promises artistic and creative experiences rarely found in the traditional classroom.

Group of students painting at Kravis Summer Arts Camp.

Instructors bring their favorite art media along with passion to share with campers each day.

Campers are involved in a variety of arts experiences - music, drama, dance, and art - which broaden their imaginations. The goal is to have each student explore new materials and art forms, stretch their creativity, enjoy the learning process, and make new friends.

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Middle School Camp

Students look at art supplies on a table.

The middle school Kravis Art Camp gives students an opportunity for art, music, and drama students to learn something new. Art students will explore canvas and fiber arts, music students will learn band skills and drama students will learn the fundamentals of comedy and acting.

The goal of this camp is to learn technical and artistic skills while going beyond the scope and content of the school year, so that you can pursue what you love.

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Drama students will be exploring a wildlife theme including stage craft, costuming, make-up design, and performance. Campers will create a dynamic wildlife scene that is the finale of our performance on the final day.


Campers will experience fabric, dyeing, canvas weaving, photo tinting, and more as we continue our tradition of visual art exploration.


Students in 6th - 8th grade with previous band experience preferred will learn new skills. We will focus on theory and enjoy different world music and fun pop tunes. By the time camp is over, students may be on their way to new career possibilities.

High School Camp

The Kravis Summer Camp for high school students is designed to help them prepare a mature portfolio of work sought by undergraduate art schools.

Students will be immersed in visual and performance arts and will develop their artistic knowledge and techniques.

A student works on a drawing at Kravis Summer Arts Camp

The goal is to prepare students to acquire scholarships to the top schools, to excel in the discipline of art they choose, and ultimately to become working professional artists.

All students participating are encouraged to be individuals with the drive and motivation to expand their artistic skills.


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Classes Available

Charcoal Portraits

Students will study light and value. Using charcoal, they will render a self-portrait along with other assignments that build technique.

Pottery and Wheel Throwing

Students will explore 3D media tools and techniques. Students will learn to throw on a wheel and explore options for firing work.


Explore copper etching techniques taught at the university level, including line etching, soft ground, aquatint, and multiple plate printing. Students will also learn solar plate photo etching techniques.

Flash Animation and Digital Media

Explore ways to combine various art media into a dynamic experiences. Students examine issues related to on-screen interaction and time-based media using software such as Adobe Flash and Photoshop. An advanced class will be offered.

Mixed Media Acrylic Painting

Students will explore innovative painting surface treatment techniques and tricks using acrylics, spray paint, printmaking, fabrics, waxes, found imagery, sewn paper, and much more.


The photography course will cover a range of photographic techniques including darkroom and digital editing. Students will use digital cameras and gain experience with different approaches to image making. The class will involve shoots on and near TU's campus. Students will also make prints that could be added to their portfolios.

Sculpture/3D Art (New)

Students will have an opportunity to create three dimensional studies using plaster and cardboard. Techniques used in the class are both subtractive sculpture process using chisels, files, and abrasives, along with additive sculpture with the use of scissors, cutters and glue.

New Media and Performance Art (New)

This class will provide a safe space and guidance to students who are interested in creating a living work of art. Students will learn to implement creative techniques to best express their unique visions of the world through performative means. The instructor will help facilitate a final collaborative and public performance for the end of camp.

Contact Us

JoAnn Caldwell

Students play music at Kravis Summer Arts Camp.

Important Information

  • Dates: June 17 to 28, 2019
  • Elementary and Middle school camps take place at Edison High School from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • A free lunch is available to students who are interested.
  • High School camps take place at The University of Tulsa Phillips Hall from 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $200
    • Early Bird Special: $150 if paid by April 22, 2019.
  • Tuition & General Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019.
Student works with digital media at Kravis Summer Arts Camp.

Scholarship information

A student works with a pottery wheel at Kravis Summer Arts Camp.

Scholarships are made possible with a grant from the Raymond & Bessie Kravis Foundation and are available to Tulsa Public Schools students.

For scholarship information, please email Kim Pope for more details.

The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2019.

All scholarship requests will be reviewed on May 2, 2019. Families will be notified the following week by email.

Students play musical instruments at Kravis Summer Arts Camp.