Sketchbook Club

Calling all creative kids! Join us for Sketchbook Club, a virtual summer art camp, with the MSU Broad. We’ve planned online art-making adventures for the months of June and July that children can join no matter where your family happens to be right now. Sketchbook Clubs run for one week with an enrollment fee of $125.

Each week will offer a new experience!

Registration for Summer 2021 is closed.


Art is Active: June 7 – June 11
It’s time for action! Join us as we learn about contemporary art that is fun and fearless. Create your own bold and exciting artwork in a variety of active ways!

Art is Surprising: June 14 – June 19
Looking for something out of the ordinary? Explore the many ways contemporary art can be unusual, unexpected, and unbelievable! Create your own surprising artwork in this fun and playful camp.

Art is Everywhere: June 21 – June 25
Do you have art-vision? Look closely at your surroundings as we explore the visual nature of our environment through contemporary art. Create artwork inspired by your own imaginative ideas for transforming everyday life!

Art is Moving: June 28 – July 2
Where will art take you? Let's explore the many ways art can affect our motions and emotions. Make your own artwork that stretches your imagination in this inventive camp.

Art is Loud: July 5 – July 9
Do you have something to say? Join us as we discover how contemporary artists communicate through their work. Create artwork that expresses your own thoughts in a big way!

Art is Alive: July 12 – July 16
It’s alive! Make art that explores intersections of biology, architecture, and design as we learn about lively and evolving contemporary art in this curiously creative camp.

Art is Weird: July 19 – July 23
Do you have an eye for oddities? Join us as we explore quirky and unusual contemporary art, and experiment creatively with art materials and ideas in this fun offbeat camp. 

Art is Silly: July 26 – July 30
Looking for a laugh? Together, we’ll take a light-hearted peek into some goofy, silly, and downright funny contemporary art. Create artwork that expresses your unique personality and sense of humor.



What is Sketchbook Club?

A sketchbook is a place to keep creative ideas and make drawings as you go about your day. Many artists use sketchbooks as a journal and a place to test out ideas for larger projects. Sketchbook Club offers young artists opportunities to see the world in creative ways and build on their own artistic development.


How exactly does it work?

We’ll meet each day for two hours to learn new art skills and take on creative challenges. You can expect unique activities that invite children to play and create using their sketchbook, while learning about cool art from around the world. They will meet other creative kids and have time to make and share art together. We know you don’t want to miss out on the fun, so we’ll email summary updates that will help keep you in the loop.


How long is Sketchbook Club?

Clubs will meet for 2 hours per day for one week to create art together, learn about artists, and explore the world of art. Our 2-hour sessions are designed to offer a more structured first half that will introduce a contemporary artist and engage participants in conversation and drawing games. Then the second half offers additional self-directed time to explore materials, make art, and chat with fellow Sketchbook Club participants. The goal is to maximize time for art-making and youth interaction, while remaining flexible for breaks and early departures as needed.

Don’t want the fun to stop? Enroll in more than one week of Sketchbook Club!


Who is teaching Sketchbook Club?

The club is designed and overseen by a certified K-12 art educator. All of our instructors are MSU students learning about art and education who work on K-12 and Family Programs at the MSU Broad.


Who can join Sketchbook Club? 

We have two age groups to choose from: 6–8 and 9–12.


What about supplies + technology?

We’ll provide the art supplies; you provide the online access. Your registration fee includes a materials kit with all the supplies needed for Sketchbook Club. We offer kit pick up at the MSU Broad. Need another option? Let us know in the registration and we can make arrangements to mail directly to your home*. Children will need access to a phone, tablet, or computer that has video capabilities to participate in this club.

*Please allow two weeks before the start of camp for delivery. Cost of shipping not included in $125 enrollment fee.


How do I register?

Registration will be available here on our website beginning Mar. 22. Registration is $125.


Attending with a friend? 

Sketchbook Club is a great way for young artists to stay connected. Let us know and we'll do our best to make sure you can create together.


Program Cancellation and Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued for cancellations that are two weeks prior to the enrolled session. All other cancellations are subject to a 50% cancellation fee.