Summer is almost here and we’d like to highlight some fun summer art camps and classes taking place over the break. There are classes in visual arts, performance, dance, music, writing and more.

The Art Exchange has partnered with Able ARTS Work for the 2017 Summer ArtExperience. The ArtExperience offers inclusive art classes to children ages 6–12. For more information visit

Art Smart Studio for Kids offers wide range of summer art camps for ages 5–12 years old. For more information visit

Homeland Cultural Center offers year-round classes in urban and traditional arts. The programs are open to all ages, people and groups. Visit their website for a schedule of classes and events.

Grace First has two non-faith-based summer music camps: 1) School of Rock is for high school musicians taking place June 26–30, from noon to 4 p.m. More info at and 2) Summer Choir Camp, July 17–2, grades K–5, 9 a.m. to noon and grades 6–12, 1–4 p.m. Info at

International City Theatre is offering a Summer Youth Conservatory for ages 7–15. This 4-week-long conservatory features instruction in acting, music, dance and movement taught by industry professionals, culminating in a special presentation for parents and friends. For more information visit

Jammin’ Music offers year-round private lessons and group classes in guitar, piano, voice, bass, drums, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet and flute. For more information about their classes visit

Long Beach Ballet offers summer programs for beginning, intermediate and advanced dance students ages 5–18. Visit for more information.

Long Beach Museum of Art offers free family art making workshops on the museum’s lawn with a view of the ocean. Workshops are held from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. every third Sunday of the month from September through June and every Sunday in July and August. For more information about the workshops visit

The Long Beach Playhouse offers a Summer Youth Musical Theatre Conservatory for ages 7–17. The three-week day camp invites each young actor, singer and dancer to develop their skills in daily classes. For more information about the program visit

Makersville will be offering graphic arts, board game design and a number of classes that involve out-of-the-box thinking and creativity. Two locations during summer, Bayshore Church and the Colorado Lagoon Education Center. For more information contact Trish Tsoiasue at

The Museum of Latin American Art hosts a yearly summer art and culture camp. The summer camps explore Latin American culture through a variety of activities designed for ages 6–12. For more information visit

Rose Writers Creative Writing Workshops is offering writing camps for kids and teens this summer. Fun, low stress and not-like-school environment! Creative writing for fiction, memoir, science fiction and fantasy writers. Complete details at

Email if you know of any summer art camps or classes in Long Beach and we will add them to the list.