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Children in grades 1 – 9 immersed in visual and performing arts

Harwood Art Center, located in downtown Albuquerque, offers a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural Summer Art Camp for youth in grades 1-9. Summer Art Camp offers four two-week sessions throughout June and July with full and half day options each session. At camp, students immerse themselves in the arts with a small group of inspired peers and accomplished instructors. They experience a range of exciting activities in a positive, supportive atmosphere. From ceramics and painting, to theater and music, imaginations are unleashed! Summer Art Camp opens doors to new experiences and creative innovation, engaging students in the visual and performing arts, and it is an adventure your children will remember for years to come.
“Harwood Summer Art Camp is great! The variety of art experiences, media and experienced teaching artists fills a gaping hole in our children’s creative lives in Albuquerque, thank you!” – Art Camp Parent, 2013

“My son…loved going to Harwood. He could not wait to get there and hated to leave. He still talks about it and uses skills he learned. As a parent, I really liked the structure and the caring environment.” – Art Camp Parent, 2012

Full & Partial Scholarships Available

Harwood Art Center is committed to ensuring that every child who wants to attend Summer Art Camp can – and that financial barriers do not stand in the way. Thanks to the generous support of New Mexico Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the LEF Foundation and private donations raised through our recent fundraiser at Marble Brewery, we are able to offer full and partial scholarships to many families this summer. For more information about financial aid and to apply, please visit our website or call 505.242.6367. The deadline to apply for financial aid is Monday, May 19th.

Camp Schedule

Session 1: June 2 – June 13

Session 2: June 16 – June 27

Session 3: July 7 – July 18

Session 4: July 21 – August 1

How to Register

Register online at

Rates range from $250 – $450 per session*

10% discount with a Harwood Family Membership

* Financial aid available

Summer Art Camp Open House: Saturday, May 17th from 1 – 3pm

Open House is a great opportunity to meet our staff, guides and teachers, try out a creative project and explore our campus on a guided tour. Families registered for camp as well as families interested in registering are welcome to attend. No RSVP or pre-registration is necessary to attend the Open House, just show up with the whole family!

Images + Contact

Attached please find hi-res print ready images for publication. For more information and additional image requests, please contact: GuruAmrit Khalsa, Director of Administrative Services,, 505-242-6367

About Harwood Art Center & Escuela del Sol Montessori

For over 40 years, Escuela del Sol, an independent Montessori school, has nurtured creativity, independence and academic excellence in pre-K through elementary aged children. Escuela’s Harwood Art Center expands the school’s philosophy to serve a broad audience of youth and adults with a variety of programs, including art classes, studio rentals, gallery exhibitions and community outreach projects, as well as apprenticeship, teaching and professional development opportunities. Escuela and Harwood are dedicated to building a lifelong love of learning, creative expression and positive impact on our community and our world.