USE CODE "summer2020" to receive 10% off summer camp full week

Now through February 15th. Tuition must be paid in full by 2/21/2020. Registration fee, sibling week and a la carte days not eligible for discount



ArtFirst Summer Camp is AWESOME!

Children attend year after year!

ART FIRST ARTE PRIMERO creates a place where imagination is inspired!

Our main goal is to create a world filled with cultural understanding through art and language and to empower children by nurturing their creativity, confidence, problem-solving skills, and non-verbal communication skills through their expression in VISUAL ARTS, MUSIC, DANCE and THEATER! We offer a loving, artistic environment where your children will learn Spanish through play.


  • 11-week summer program beginning June 4th 2020

  • 1 T-Shirt Program will be included with Registration

  • Children entering kindergarten through 6th grade welcome

  • Each week has an exciting theme for the children to explore. – We will do fine arts, learn Spanish and venture out on field trips and explore various cultures.

  • 8:00am – 5:30pm daily

  • Drop off & Pick up at Arte Primero Studio 

  • 1549 S. 1100 E. SLC UT 84105​​​​

  • Tuition is $230/week or $55/day a la carte

  • Registration fee is $50 and includes t-shirt and water bottle

  • Arte Primero is NOT a nut/dairy free facility

2020 Summer Camp Weekly Details

Vincent van Gogh

Week 1

June 4th & 5th

June 8th --12th

Welcome to the world of Van Gogh! Cobalt blue, golden sunflowers and swirling


Children will learn about Van Gogh, his life, his art and his passion to discover nature through his eyes! How will your child see nature and art after this week at Arte Primero? The first week of summer camp will be FUN and fanciful!


"Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to learn to understand art more and more”. Vincent van Gogh

Tuition: June 4th & 5th are $55/day.  The week of  June 8th is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day

Space, Planets & Astronauts

Week 2

June 15th - 19th

Emphasis on planets, solar system, spaceships & extraterrestrial life!
Blast off! Explore our amazing universe through art! We will artistically explore the gigantic canyons on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and its rings, the swirling cloud stripes of Jupiter, the solar system, black holes, galaxies, stars and designing your own futuristic spaceships!

Our little artists will create their own Extra-Terrestrial characters and learn how to draw Star Wars characters too! We will work with mixed media, clay and splatter painting! What will their galaxy look like? Dive into your own galaxy!

“That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong

Tuition: The week of  June 15th is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day


Week 3

June 22nd - 26th

The relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera was full of colorful art!


This duo painted each other for 25 years. We will discuss with our little artists how the art we create influences and inspires other people. We will explore how art moves people. They will learn about the muralist movement and how artists like Frida and Diego changed the world even to this day. How does art change in our world? How can we make our community, our world better through art?

We take a look at Kahlo's ‘Frida and Diego Rivera’ (1931) and ‘Diego on My Mind’ (1943) paintings to get an insight into their unique artistic partnership. Who is your bestie? We will also discuss the qualities of a good friendship and how good relationships make our community thrive!

“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” Frida Kahlo

 “Art is like ham-it nourishes people.” Diego Rivera

Tuition: The week of  June 22nd is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day


Week 4

June 29th - July 3rd

Artists’ designs are everywhere and we are visually stimulated every day by fabulous artistic ideas!


Children will explore art in media, public art, film and fashion. Can you taste, feel, touch, smell ART? This week we will learn how to use color, form, shapes, texture and various subjects by using black and white with pops of color.


Children will create their own hat or t-shirt!


We will study 2 major artists: Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, known as Millo, paints large-scale murals that feature friendly inhabitants exploring their urban setting. Our little artists are friendly inhabitants EXPLORING own art! Children will create art in the “Millo” style.

We will create art studying Indie Maeverick and her beautiful black and white depiction of animals.  


“Creativity takes courage” Henri Matisse

Tuition: The week of  June 29th is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day


Week 5

July 6th -- 10th

Children naturally love Picasso; his paintings are whimsical and have a natural child like allure.


At the tender young age of 9, Picasso completed his first painting: “El picador”, a man riding a horse in a bullfight. Picasso believed, “Every child is born an artist.” In Arte Primero we do too!


This week of camp will be dedicated towards learning and creating everything PICASSO! and guiding kids to see their world through the eyes of a phenomenal artist like Pablo Picasso!


Children will learn about his Blue Period, Rose Period, Cubism, Picasso’s abstract faces and more. Picasso wrote over 300 poems; we will create mixed media with kids writing their own poetry!


“Every child is born an artist.” Picasso

Tuition: The week of  July 6th is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day


Week 6

July 13th -- 17th

Nature is the original paint box. All the colors we use can be found in the natural world and all paint pigments and inks were initially made from natural materials such as plants and the earth. How do you make color from nature? Red with Hibiscus flower, Yellow with turmeric, Orange from onion (yes, onion), Brown from Coffee. Nature has no limit! Children will see nature and its colors in a whole new way!


Nature also provides the light that informs how we see the world. Children will explore how light changes an artistic subject matter. How a mountain looks at sunrise, midday, the golden hour, twilight and at night…simply majestic in all phases! Light is a source of artistic inspiration through out time.


We will go on nature walks in the Wasatch Front to observe the natural world closely, bring treasures back to the studio to create found nature art inspired by mother earth!

“Art takes nature as its model.” – Aristotle

Tuition: The week of  July 13th is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day


Week 7

July 20th -- 24th

Pop Art was started in part by Andy Warhol who drew on popular objects and started an international phenomenon.


What is an Art Movement? Pop art celebrates everyday life, elevating popular culture to the level of fine art. OUR CHILDREN ARE ART! Created in their own AWESOMENESS!


Children will create a Pop Art Self Portrait! We will study artists like Andy Warhol and Yayoi Kusama. Kids will also create their own 3-D world of Polka Dots! This is a favorite week for kids, a fun time to explore!

“It is my wish to leave a message to the whole world from the universe, a message of love and peace to the people of the world.” Yayoi Kusama

Tuition: The week of  July 20th is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day. WE ARE OPEN ON PIONEER DAY, JULY 24th.


Week 8

July 27th - July 31st

The Great Barrier Reef is a mosaic of 2,900 individual reefs off the coast of Australia. The sprawling reef can be seen from space and is not only the world's largest coral reef system but also the largest structure on Earth made by living organisms. The Great Barrier Reef stretches more than 1,600 miles a little more than the distance from Boston to Miami.


Our little artists will learn amazing facts and explore the artistic science behind Australia! We will learn the importance of taking care of our coral reefs, nature and loving our planet and animals! Children will come home with beautiful ocean art!

Tuition: The week of  July 27th is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day


Week 9

Aug 3rd - 7th

Emphasis on nebula, moon, comets and northern lights

There is so much to learn and explore in the Solar System! The amazing colors and textures of the nebula, moon, comets and the aurora borealis are full of artistic adventure! Children will visualize planets and traveling the galaxy. Materials will be out ready for them to artistically recreate what they saw in their imagination! It will be a splendid week of art activities! One of many in this week of Space Art!

Tuition: The week of August 3rd is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day


Week 10

Aug  10th - 14th

Brazilian-born, Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns. Britto has created a visual language of hope and happiness. Self-taught at an early age, Britto painted on scraps of paper or cardboard or any medium he could find before coming into his own and traveling to Paris where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso.

A believer in the role of an artist as an agent of positive change, Romero Britto is committed to developing and supporting the role art will continue to play in world issues.

“Art is too important not to share.” Romero Britto

Tuition: The week of  August 10th is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day. 


Week 11

Aug  17th - 21st

Everyday clutter is art…if it assembled in a creative fashion. (All items needed for art projects will be provided for children but if you choose to collect items for this week, it may include photos, letter, postcards, found small objects etc.  Art will be created/mounted on masonite board.)

Children will create art from newspapers, magazines, old books and repurpose them in art! We will use found objects from hikes, postcards from trips, old letters; materials of various colors and textures, stamps, fabric, pastels, paint, yarn, any small objects. Children will also create an art box from an old book, a fun way to reduce, reuse and recycle!

This is our last week of camp and sure to be FUN and creative exploring what treasures we can repurpose for ART!

“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” ~ Anni Albers

Tuition: The week of  August 17th is $230 or pick a la carte days at $55/day. 

First day of school year 2020-21 Tuesday August 25. 

We offer Day Camp Monday August 24  cost $55

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1549 South 1100 East 

Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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