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Coolest Summer Camp for Teens

Art School Summer Programs at Cornish

For over a decade, Cornish College of the Arts has hosted a fantastic summer program for students interested in visual and performing arts and a place to call home. Summer at Cornish is a summer camp designed for students aged 3.5 – 18 with all levels of ability, in many different academic disciplines. Each year, hundreds of students gather on our vibrant downtown Seattle campus to attend a variety of classes taught by our region’s best-known practicing artists and esteemed Cornish College of the Arts faculty. 

“Coolest Summer Camp for Teens”
Seattle Magazine

The program gives students a way to experience life at an arts college by having access to studio space and workshops where classes are taught. Offering college prep and audition prep courses, students work to create unique and personal materials that can highlight their creative ability for any college application. 

Last summer, Summer at Cornish hosted nearly 250 students from local to international areas where they could either attend single session classes, online classes or become a summer resident and stay on campus! While the safety and access to in-person learning are still being assessed, the Summer at Cornish program will evolve to fit the regulations and recommendations by the city and state. Cornish continues to evolve its access to online and hybrid learning while keeping our students and faculty safe. 

Stay tuned for the latest updates on our website,

Students also have the opportunity to apply for financial support through our need-based scholarship fund. Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. The Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship deadline is April 15. To apply, click here.

Take advantage of our Early Bird prices available now through March 1. Check out our Summer at Cornish catalog here.

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