Summer Dreamers Academy

We had a wonderful summer in 2015 and are looking forward to 2016! Below are some details about the program. Please direct all inquiries directly to Pittsburgh Public Schools at (412) 529-2454 or e-mail
  • 2015 Summer Dreamers Academy will run 8:30 am - 4 pm, June 29th through August 5th, 2015 (no camp on Fri, July 3rd).

Students enrolled in PPS Schools are eligible for free tuition to high quality summer learning.

Click here to see an interactive presentation from Imagination Exploration at Camp Faison from Summer 2014!

Want to get involved? We are seeking 4-8 Summer Dreamers Academy interns! Click here for more information.

Meet some of our Teaching Artists who facilitated our Summer Dreamers Academy Camps and read about what students were immersed in each week in some of their Weekly Newsletters.

Interdisciplinary Fiber Artist, Amanda Gross and Ceramicist Moira Ernst Brennan worked with elementary students to make creatures and their various habitats in two Creature Camps.

Check out what Ms. Amanda's class was up to in her weekly newsletter and Ms. Moira's, too!

Lindsay Woge - Imagination Land

Creative-Reuse Designer, Lindsay Woge, Katie Pirilla and Linzy Farmerie, and Joanna Abel stretched students creativity in 3 different Imagination Exploration Camps.

Here is Ms. Lindsay's Weekly Newsletter, Ms Katie/Ms. Linzy's and Ms Joanna's, too!

Fine Artist/Mosaic Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin created ceramics with students as small as coil bowls and as large as mosaic murals in Clay & Mosaic Extravaganza!

Click here to read more about what the Clay & Mosaic Extravaganza class was up to last summer.

Tom Sarver, an Interdisciplinary Puppeteer, worked with middle school students in the Sculpture & Performance camp. They experimented with contour drawing and worked on large scale wearable art work construction throughout the camp! Click here to read the newsletter about camp.