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Whether you are interested oil painting, water color, ceramics, photography, animation, sculpture, comic book making, mixed media, pen and ink, or the pottery wheel, we have a camp or workshop for you.

Paint, Play & Create for Little Artists

July 29th-August 2nd | 10am-12pm | Ages 4-6 | $105 | Morgan/Akasya || Niyah | Min 4/ Max 12


This creative camp will keep your young artists exploring different materials while learning some basic painting skills, and making a mess! (Don’t worry the mess stays at LSA!)  Each day will start with an ice breaker and story time followed by two themed activities. (Please have your little artist bring a water bottle and a snack)

Art at the Zoo!

August 3rd | 10am-2pm | Ages 5-9 | $55 | Emma, Danielle, Morgan, Niyah, Rae, Akasya


If you love animals and love drawing, this day adventure is for you! We’ll meet at the entrance of the Buffalo Zoo and start a tour of our most admired animals, taking time to notice their unique features and environment in our sketchbooks. Min 8 / Max 20

  • All materials are included but feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you already have one. 

  • Please bring a backpack with lunch & water bottle and any items your child might need.

  • We’ll have sunscreen with us but please sunscreen your child beforehand.

  • Rainy days will still be ok! There are many amazing indoor exhibits. If the weather predicts heavy winds or thunderstorms we’ll send out an email notifying you and refund your costs.

(workshop price includes ticket price to the zoo as well!)

Craft Camp

August 12th-16th | 10am-12pm | Ages 4-6 | $105 | Akasya/Morgan | Niyah | Min 4/Max 12 


Come get crafty at LSA! Each day we’ll explore a variety of materials to ignite your children’s imagination and creative side. We’ll start with a story and an icebreaker followed by two themed crafts inspired by our story.  (Please have your little artist bring a water bottle and a snack)

Sculpture for Young Artists

July 29th-August 2nd | 10am to 12pm | Ages 7-12 | $105 | Emma | Min 4/Max 10


Ms. Emma will introduce young artists to the unique qualities of sculpture and three dimensional art. Students will be able to sculpt and paint their own creations in this five day workshop.

(Please have your little artist bring a water bottle and a snack)

Youth Watercolor

Aug 5-7th | 10am-12pm | 7-12 | $55 | Emma or Cynthia | Min 4 / Max 12


In this three day camp, we’ll explore the wonders of watercolor! We’ll learn basic watercolor techniques and make our ideas come to life. (Please have your little artist bring a water bottle and a snack)

Youth Comic Book Making

August 12th-16th| 1pm-2:30pm | Ages 7-12 | $55 | Niyah | Min 4/ Max 12


This creative camp will teach your young artists the art of storytelling! From storyboard to finished product, students will learn step by step how to create a comic book in this three day workshop. (Please have your little artist bring a water bottle and a snack)

Stop Motion 

Session 1: August 12th-16th, 10am-12pm | $105 | Trevor

Cut-out style animation |  Best for ages 7-9 | Minimum 6 / Max 8


Session 2: August 12th-16th |1pm-3pm | $105 | Trevor

Cut-out style animation | Best for ages 10-12 | Minimum 6 / Max 8


Stop motion animation is made by moving objects and figures in front of a camera and taking a picture, each movement is very small. When you play back the pictures the objects and figures come to life. Along with stop motion animation we will explore replacement animation which is the technique used by Laika for films like Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline and ParaNorman.

With a camera and an app (stop motion studio) you can create a stop motion animated film!  We will explore the history of stop action by viewing film clips of stop action filmmakers past and present to inspire our own creations…

From writing your story to preparing the props and characters, you will progress through the stages of making your film. You will create scenes using various techniques including 2D (cutout). 

(Please have your little artist bring a water bottle and a snack)

Young Artist Summer Camp aka YASC 

YASC 1 | July 15-26th | 9:30am-2pm | Ages 7–11 | $400 | Everyone, see schedule!

YASC 2 | Aug 19- Augurs 30st | 9:30am-2pm | Ages 12-15 | $400 | Everyone, see schedule! 

Min 12 / Max 28


YASC is back and better than ever! This 2 week summer camp is for young artists ready to explore a huge variety of materials and seriously develop their skills and abilities in art! We’ll ignite their passion for art with a jam packed creative itinerary and they’ll be able to make new friends along the way! Includes a celebratory art show at the end of the camp.  (Please bring lunch & water daily.)  Scholarships available! 

  • Drawing & Painting

  • Hand Building Ceramics

  • Printmaking

  • Fabric Arts

  • Stop-Motion Animation

  • Photography

  • Art Careers

  • Local Buffalo Artists

  • Art History

  • Art Terminology


Young Artist Summer Camp is a jam packed day camp filled with a vast array of art projects! We’ll paint, sculpt, animate, draw, and so much more! We may even sneak in some useful techniques for improving your art. Who knows…you might even learn something too!

Teen and Adult

Mixed Media 

Mondays July 29, August 5, & 12 | 5pm-7pm | $55 | Akasya | Min 5 Max 12


Explore mixed media art in this three week workshop! You will learn how to use fine art and everyday materials to create a 2 dimensional masterpiece. Instructor Akasya Crosier will teach you the basics of Mixed Media, and how to establish balance when combining materials. All materials provided.

Intermediate Oil Painting

Tuesdays, July 30, August 6 & 13 | 5-7pm | $55 | Danielle |Min 5 Max 12


Level up your oil painting skills in this three-day workshop! Our technical focus will be on different types of oil painting materials, advanced color palettes, layering techniques, and more. You will also learn about how to implement conceptual elements in your paintings in order to create more purposeful art. All materials provided. 

Pen and Ink: Exploring Nature 


August****  | 10-12pm | $55 | Morgan| Min 5 Max 12 | offsite (location TBD)


Learn the tradition of pen and ink while spending time in nature! Instructor Morgan Arnett will teach you all the techniques required to create bold and dynamic works using ink while exploring structures in nature. All materials provided. 

Intro Watercolor

Aug 5th-7th | 1pm-2:30pm | $55 | Cynthia or Emma? | Min 5 Max 12


Learn the basics of watercolor painting! In this three day workshop, you will discover the magic of watercolors through process based techniques. Instructor Emma Brittain will guide you in applying these techniques to create your very own work of art. All materials provided. 

Dip Your Hands into Pottery

July 11th & August 7th,  5-7pm | $25 | Westley/Emma


Try your hand at the potter’s wheel in this one-day workshop. After completing this workshop you may find you want to keep at and continue building your skills and take one of our Intro to Pottery classes! Ideal for beginners. Clay, tools, & firing provided. Ages 16+

Intro to the Pottery Wheel

Thursdays July 25th-August 29th | 5-7pm | $120 | Westley


Learn the ins and outs of how to properly use a pottery wheel in this 6-week workshop. After completing this workshop you will have open access to the pottery wheels during Studio class times! Clay, tools, & firing provided! Ages 16+

Fantasy Urn Building? (Check w/Wes)

TBD | | 5:30-7:30pm | $55 | Westley


Ignite your creative side in this fantasy-inspired ceramic class! From magic goblets to ancient urns, anything is possible in this vessel-building workshop. 

Decorative Ceramic Plaques (Check w/Wes)

TBD | | 5:30-7:30pm | $55| Westley


Explore the process of plaque building in this three-day workshop! Instructor Westley Olmsted will encourage you to get creative while you learn the different techniques in creating your very own decorative plaque. Great for beginners! 

Intermediate Pottery Wheel

Tuesdays July 23rd-August 27th | 5-7pm | $120 | Emma


Have you taken pottery wheel classes in the past, but want to take your skills to the next level? This is the class for you! Instructor Emma Brittain will help you take your pottery wheel abilities to the next level in this 6 week workshop. Clay, tools, & firing provided. Ages 16+

Nerikomi Mugs

TBD| 4pm-7pm | $30 | Emma | Min 4 Max 10


Come learn the basics of the Nerikomi technique! This technique originated in Japan and uses colored clay and stacking to create various patterns. This process is similar to some polymer clay techniques, but the finished product will be a kiln fired ceramic piece. 

Photo Adventures Series { Architecture }

July 20th 6-8pm | Niagara Square | $20


Love architecture and photography? We’ll meet in Niagara Square (in front of Buffalo City Hall) and the instructor Nick Butler will take you on a guided walking photo excursion to capture Buffalo’s historic and ornate architecture. 

Photo Adventures Series { Street Photo } 

August 4th, 6-8pm | $20


(First Friday) $15 | Learn to create captivating photos of everyday life during Allentown’s First Friday. Allentown meeting location TBD

Photo Adventures Series { Golden Hour }

August 11th, 6-8pm  (7:04-7:38pm) $20


Learn how to benefit from the angle of the sun during the golden hour. Bring your camera or borrow one of ours.

Portrait Photography

August 22nd, 6-8pm | $20 At Locust Street Art


Learn what tools and settings are needed to capture a portrait! Nick Butler will teach you the ins and outs of portrait photography. 

Photo Adventures Series {Late Night Light Trails}

August 28th 8-10:00pm  | $20


Meet at Hoyt Lake / Access to bridges / overpasses / Monday night hoopers

Ever wanted to learn how to capture light trails or long exposures of movement? This late night workshop will teach you how long exposures can work toward capturing movement and the movement of light.

Summer Camp & Workshop Info


Refunds are available up until 3 days before the workshop starts. 


Workshop Cancellations 

In case of low enrollment, a workshop may be canceled. You will be notified 3 days before the start date if we need to do so.


Covid-19 Safety Measures

Currently we recommend but do not require masks. Sanitizers & masks are available at LSA if needed. As things develop our policy could change.

Ages 4-7 Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures

Please sign-in and out your child at the front desk each day. Please verify the emergency contact information is correct.

Ages 8-12 Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures

Please sign your child in for the first day of camp and verify the emergency contact information at the desk is correct. It is up to you following the first day if you feel you need to walk your child in or not. However, please do not leave until you’ve seen your child enter the building.


For children with any medical supplies like inhalers or epi pens, please show the front desk attendant where those items can be found.


We love and feel safe in our neighborhood but we will still be keeping the doors locked while camps are in session. No visitors without an appointment will be allowed in. If you arrive late and the door is locked please ring our doorbell.

Food & Drink

  • 2 Hour Camps/Workshops: Please pack a water bottle and a snack to be available if needed.

  • Art at the Zoo: Please pack a water bottle, snack and lunch.

  • Y.A.S.C. (Young Artist Summer Camp) Please pack a water bottle, snack and lunch.



Street parking is available around LSA in addition to permit only parking. You are more than welcome to put a schedule (located at the front door) on your dashboard if you will be there longer than dropping off your child. Parking enforcement is aware of our organization and usually ignores LSA visitors and students.


Any changes or important day of information, you will be contacted via the email entered on the sign-up form.

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