Awesome Apps, Games, and Websites for Arts Summer Camps

July 12, 2016
Kira DeVaul Education Content Assistant


Forget the popsicle sticks and glitter glue. Summer camps for the arts have now expanded to meet the needs of the 21st century -- and for good reason. Today, there are tons of great digital creation apps and websites to teach kids the same creativity skills, but with more critical thinking, collaboration, and communication mixed in. Kids now dig into digital photography, mobile game development, films and animation, music composing and mixing, and other hands-on projects designed to spark curiosity, build confidence, and foster teamwork.

This week, we're highlighting five Top Picks lists for arts summer camps. These lists are full of excellent tools to pair with these hands-on projects, whether you're digging into photography, video, painting and drawing, music, or all of the above!

Snappy Apps, Games, and Sites for Photography

Zoom into these tools that cover all kids' photo-taking and -editing needs -- from basic clean-up and cropping to more specialized filters and effects that offer an extra punch.

Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

Lights, camera, learning! These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features that make it more fun than ever to get kids' productions edited and polished.

Painting and Drawing Apps

Young artists get the freedom of traditional gesture- and touch-based interaction -- with the bonus of special filters, textures, and effects -- with these digital painting and drawing apps. 

Great Games, Apps, and Sites for Music and Composing

Watch kids turn tunes from major to minor, hear songs arranged for a range of instruments, and make themed playlists with these great apps, games, and websites.

Awesome Apps and Sites for the Arts

Art in the 21st century cuts across so many disciplines: art, music, theater, dance, design, digital creation, and much more. Use these terrific tools to empower your students so they can express their ideas in fresh new ways.