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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 7–15 | $450 

YASC 2 | Aug 19- Aug 30st | 9:30am-2pm | Ages 7-15 | $450 

Min 12 / Max 20


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!

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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