Summer Camp Productions by DAC Applause:



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Camp tuitions $300+ can be paid in two installments!

Summer Need-Based Scholarships 

The Durango Arts Center provides NEED-BASED scholarships to students in our year-round after school and summer camp arts education programs thanks to generous individuals and support from the Boone Fund, Coca-Cola Durango-Farmington-GallupCommunity Foundation Serving Southwest ColoradoDurango Education FoundationDurango Friends of the ArtsDurango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Durango Motor CompanyIntelligent Investment Management, the Erteszek Family Foundation, Pediatric Partners of the Southwest, Martin Family Fund, Red Scarf Shots, and Tom Darnell.

Easily apply for a scholarship online by clicking below, or download and return the scholarship form to or deliver to DAC at 802 East 2nd Avenue, Durango.

Summer Camp Sponsors

Visual Arts Summer Camps

 Dynamic Designers – FULL/WAITLIST

with Denna Carney
Ages 6-11
August 7-11, 10am-3pm (M-F)
$300 DAC Members / $325 Non-Members

Lightbulb hot air balloons, life size portraits, clay jewelry, handmade paper and more!

BART: Art for Middle School Boys

Ages 12-15
August 14-18, 9am-3pm (M-F)
$300 DAC Members / $325 Non-Members

The Boys Art and Leadership program (BART) was established in 2015 for art-loving boys going into or currently enrolled in Middle School (Ages 12-15).  BART features multiple creative sessions taught by local artists, and uses arts curriculum as a framework for adolescent boys to address issues of building relationships, personal identity, goal setting, problem solving and independent thinking while nurturing creativity and leadership.

Artist Dan Groth will be leading the 3rd annual BART. The theme this year is CHANGES. Art and theater workshops will incorporate the theme into hands-on building, writing, character creations and painting. Groth will be joined by local teaching artists who will conduct a variety of workshops each day. 

Participants of the BART program are invited through a nomination process by peers, teachers, parents and community members.  Need-based scholarships are available for this program. For more information please contact Sandra Butler, Education Director at or (970) 259-2606, Ext 15.