SAS Youth Academy

Youth Academy

SAS Youth Academy

Youth Academy

Scottsdale Artists’ School’s Youth Academy offers traditional fine art instruction in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media for young artists ages 6-18. Classes, workshops, and camps are held in professional art studios equipped with art studio lighting, easels, props and tools. Our professional Teaching Artists have experience working with students of all skill levels, sharing a wealth of artistic knowledge in a wide variety of mediums.  Youth classes and workshops are offered throughout the year with weeklong camps in the summer. 
Scottsdale Artists’ School week-long Fine Art Summer Camps begin the day after Memorial Day and run through June and July. Programs are taught by professional artists and are designed for all skill levels, ages 6 to 18. All new projects are offered each session in a wide variety of mediums. Camps run daily Monday – Friday unless otherwise specified in description. Extended days are available.


Scholarships are available based on need and/or merit. The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is three weeks prior to the start of class, please allow two weeks for processing.



Art for all skill levels with a focus on fun and trying new things


Art for all skill levels who want to learn art techniques, have fun creating and developing art with their own personal style


Art for all skill levels who are serious about skill building and learning traditional art techniques


Scottsdale Artists’ School’s Youth and Teen Academy offers traditional fine art instruction in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media for young artists ages 6-8, 9-14 and high school students. Youth and Teen programs are dedicated to developing observation skills, technical ability and creating finished art work to encourage self-confidence, knowledge, and enthusiasm. The School is dedicated to providing age-appropriate art classes where students learn a variety of techniques that enable them to discover new ways to express themselves.


My daughter has truly found a place to be free to express herself through art and to learn more about how to do that more fully and with greater skill. You and your co-workers are providing an environment which creates anticipation and quenches the thirst for the young artist.” – Youth Academy Parent

I was very impressed with the variety of the mediums, and the subject matter introduced. I feel that her skill level has been enhanced. This has been a wonderful experience. Thank you!” – Youth Academy Parent

Thank you so much for letting me have this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the wonders of art, I am honored. Some things I learned are how to draw a blind contour, how to handle clay and how to draw objects with shadows. These past two weeks have been exciting and fun. I hope I am able to take another art class soon.” – Youth Academy Student