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Kids Art Summer Camp (KASC); ages 4-6

We once again look forward to the return of Rochester Art Center’s longest running and most robust education program, KASC. KASC provides children the opportunity to experience creativity, innovation, and the joy of art making and collaboration in a welcoming studio environment.  Local artist and luminary, Judy Onofrio established summer art camps in 1971 as an immersive contemporary art experience for students ages 4-6. The program continues to be a unique and memorable opportunity for young artists to explore transformative educational possibilities in a variety of artistic mediums. This is a terrific opportunity for all young people to engage with contemporary art—as shared and taught by the regions most talented professional artists!

This year we are excited to introduce an Artist in Residence program that will allow for a unified vision throughout all curriculum. The artists have developed a syllabus for each of the eight sessions highlighting RAC exhibitions, music, spoken word poetry, dance, basic art appreciation theories and concepts.


The program runs Monday-Friday from 9:30am to 12pm

Tuition: $80 ($6.40/hr) for RAC members* |  $100 ($8/hr) for non-members
Limited scholarships are available to families who complete the online form and meet need requirements**. If you are seeking a scholarship, please complete ONLY the scholarship form and not general registration.

Payment in full is required at the time of registration to guarantee placement, and space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For cancellations up to two-weeks prior to the session start date, there will be a $35 registration fee deducted from the tuition refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations after that date.

Household memberships to Rochester Art Center are $100 for one year. This is a great chance to support Total Arts Day Camp and our education programs throughout the year.

*Member discount for those at $100 and above. This is a great chance to support Total Arts Day Camp and our education programs throughout the year.

**Requirements
Must reside within the southeastern region of Minnesota
Proof of free or reduced lunch form from school district
Recommendation letter from a teacher, community member or social worker
Completed scholarship form HERE


2017 Dates

Session 1
Ages 4-6
July 10 – July 14
Session 2
Ages 4-6
August 7 – August 11

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Click HERE for information regarding Total Arts Day Camp (TADC), grades 1-12

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D.C. Mangum, Jr. Scholarship Program Information

The purpose of the Rochester Art Center’s D.C. Mangum Jr. Scholarship Program is to provide support to youth with financial need who desire to participate in the Art Center’s Total Arts Day Camp program. The Scholarship Program encourages access, inclusion, and diversity in our summer camp.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, as funds are available and at the Rochester Art Center’s discretion. Scholarships are allocated on a first come, first served basis to those applicants meeting the eligibility guidelines. Applicants will need to reapply annually for the scholarship.

The scholarship program is made possible by generous contributions to the D.C. Mangum Fund, honoring the extraordinary life and legacy of community leader and former RAC Board member, D.C. Mangum Jr. D.C. Mangum was an outstanding pillar of compassion, leadership, and kindness in our community. The Art Center was privileged to have him share all his strengths and gifts with us as a Board Member from 2010-2015.

Application forms may be obtained at the information desk at the Rochester Art Center of via email to info@rochesterartcenter.org.

To GIVE to the D.C. Mangum Jr. Scholarship Fund and sponsor a child’s tuition, please donate here.