Youth Summer Art Programs

Youth Summer Art Programs - Arts Education - CEPA Gallery - Buffalo NY

CEPA summer art programs are a blast! Students learn the art and science behind photography, experimenting in both the darkroom and computer lab.

There are classes for 8-12 year olds as well as teenagers and they run for a full week, half day. There is something for everyone, beginners as well as advanced.

For information about scholarships for our youth summer art programs, please contact Lauren Tent, our Education Director:

For student safety classes will be held outside as much as possible. When students are indoors, they will be divided into two groups to keep as much social distance as possible.

Temperature will be taken for all staff and students at the beginning of the day. Masks will be required.  Although we ask that your child bring their own mask, CEPA has a supply of disposable masks, as well as hand sanitizer,  and surface cleaner for use throughout the day. Spaces will be cleaned between classes.

Our safety protocols will be revised based on all the latest information provided by the CDC, Erie County and NY State.

Classes will be kept small at only 8 students, so book now! Once registered you will receive a follow up email requesting further information. 

Need a whole day of classes? Check out our friends at  Squeaky Wheel  (who are in the same building), for their half day youth programs.

Cancellation policy:  A $50 cancellation fee will apply.  Cancellations made less than 3 days before start of class will not receive a refund.

Due to COVID-19, Big Orbit Project Space is temporarily closed to the public.
As of August 8, 2020, CEPA Gallery (including the FLUX Gallery, the darkroom, and the digital photo lab) has reopened with restrictions.

In order to continue to serve our members and the public while adhering to social distancing and other safety guidelines during these unprecedented times, all other activities are currently online only.

2021 Youth Summer Art Programs

Summer youth programs are typically scheduled in early Spring. Please check back then for a full schedule.

Hope Grunert - Photography Works 2020 - CEPA Gallery - Buffalo NY

Hope Grunert

Featured CEPA Summer Art Program Student

Hope first took a summer program at CEPA when she was about 12 years old. Fast forward to this past year she enrolled in our Photography Works program. A great photographer and writer, she is currently attending New Paltz for photojournalism.

“CEPA is the reason I am the photographer I am. I have learned things that I will keep with me for the rest of my life and I have met people who have shaped the way I take a photo.”

Looking for More Summer Art Programs?

Check out our friends over at Squeaky Wheel for more cool and creative virtual classes for the summer.