Summer Camps for Ages 10 – 12

Kids work with clay in a studio class.Five-day camps run Jul 7 – Aug 29
Mon – Fri, 9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm
Meet in the MWV Art Education Center
$130 per camp (VMFA members $115)

Experience adventures in art, culture, and creativity in VMFA’s studios and galleries! Art camps are carefully tailored to your child’s specific age group and taught by professional artists and educators. Each camp provides access to quality supplies and a world-renowned art collection, inspiring young artists to create, learn, grow, imagine, and have fun! Youth programs correlate with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Note: Upon registration, VMFA will email you the forms required for the camps along with detailed information about Summer Art Adventures. It is important that caregivers review and understand all policies and procedures pertaining to Summer Art Adventures, including drop-off and pick-up procedures, food regulations, studio conduct, and VMFA’s cancellation policy.

Connect-a-Camp: This program provides supervision between camps, which allows time for lunch and daily activities such as drawing in the galleries, reading, playing games. Click here for availability.

Class Schedule


Painting with Style [C22]

Mon – Fri, Aug 4 – 8, 1 – 4 pm | Art Education Center
Merenda Woodward
Ages 10 – 12 | Study the styles of artists like Vincent van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe. With acrylics, inks, and oil paints, create your own colorful still lifes, bold landscapes, and abstract images. 
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Stepping Outside the Box [C26]

Mon – Fri, Aug 11 – 15, 1 – 4 pm | Art Education Center
J. Parker
Ages 10 – 12 | Go beyond your artistic limits and experiment with nontraditional applications of drawing and painting. Focus on abstract works, self-expression, and the creative process.
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Intro to Photo [C29]

Mon – Fri, Aug 18 – 22, 9 am – noon | Art Education Center
VMFA Staff
Ages 10 – 12 | Explore the fundamentals of digital photography—from camera settings to photo editing—and develop a series of photographs that reflect an original concept. Students are encouraged to bring their own DSLR camera and user manual (but it is not required).
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Creative Caps [C31]

Mon – Fri, Aug 18 – 22, 1 – 4 pm | Art Education Center
Cheryl Dillard
Ages 10 – 12 | This cap-tivating camp encourages earth-friendly habits, creative thinking, and proper use of power tools! Enjoy constructing innovative mosaic projects and sculptures using repurposed material such as plastic bottle caps, Styrofoam coolers, and vinyl records. 
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Brickworkz LEGO® Art [C36]

Mon – Fri, Aug 25 – 29, 1 – 4 pm | Art Education Center
Brian Korte
Ages 10 – 12 | Collaborate with peers to construct a 2-D mosaic-style mural with LEGO® tiles, layers of opaque and translucent blocks in a monochromatic color palette, and some cool math formulas. Also make your own mini-mosaic to take home!
$130 (VMFA members $115)