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 for young children, KASC. This program 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!

5/26/18 **Kids Art Summer Camp will be opening a second session running July 9th-13th from 1:00-4:00pm due to popular demand. Register today to ensure your spot, as limited spots are available. Send inquiries to Anna Johnson,**

Tuition: $80 ($6.40/hr) for RAC members* |  $100 ($8/hr) for non-members

Full Scholarships are available. Contact us for more information: 507-282-8629 or

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

2018 Dates

KASC Session 1Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13, 20189:00 AM – 12:00 PM NOONFULL
KASC Session 2Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13, 20181:00 PM – 4:00 PMLimited Spots Available. Register Today!

Click this link to fill out an application

Send it to

or mail it to:

Rochester Art Center
Attn: Education
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904

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


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.

Email with questions regarding the application process.

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