Summer Camps for Ages 10 – 12

Kids work with clay in a studio class.Five-day camps run Jul 6 – Aug 28
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!

Download Programs Info and Emergency Form.

Note: Upon registration, VMFA will send a confirmation to the email address you use in your registration. Please review the information carefully as it provides further details about the program and the student emergency form, which should be submitted on the first day of camp. It is important that caregivers understand all rules, policies, and procedures including drop-off and pick-up procedures, food regulations, studio conduct, and VMFA’s cancellation policy.

Connect-a-Camp: For students enrolled in both morning and afternoon youth camps, this program provides supervised activities such as drawing in the galleries and playing games as well as supervision during lunch. Students are required to bring bagged lunches from home. Click here for availability.

Class Schedule


How to Draw Manga [C20]

Mon – Fri, Aug 3 – 7, 9 am – noon | MWV Art Education Center
Anh Do
Ages 10 –  12 | Discover the history and visual language of manga! Through art talks, tutorials, and drawing exercises, learn the specific techniques that define this popular Japanese comic art. 
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Hands-On Design [C23]

Mon – Fri, Aug 3 – 7, 1 – 4 pm| MWV Art Education Center
Stephanie O'Dell
Ages 10 –  12 | Explore the world of design . . . unplugged! Using a hands-on process—along with a blend of familiar art materials and new design thinking—create logos and posters that communicate your personality.
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Studio Art Challenge [C25]

Mon – Fri, Aug 10 – 14, 9 am – noon | MWV Art Education Center
Lindsay Durrette
Ages 10 –  12 | The challenge: Choose one work of art each day to recreate using a different medium, including drawing, painting, felting, printing, and sculpture. Discover how the medium influences your interpretation of the art, the obstacles, and the rewards of creating!
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Stepping Outside the Box [C28]

Mon – Fri, Aug 10 – 14, 1 – 4 pm | MWV 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)


Botanical Arts for Beginners [C30]

Mon – Fri, Aug 17 – 21, 9 am – noon | MWV Art Education Center
Celeste Johnston
Ages 10 –  12 | Botanical arts combine art and science. Using the proper tools and techniques, learn the significance and aesthetics of this type of illustration, observing, documenting, and illustrating botanicals on VMFA's grounds.
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Books Beyond Words [C33]

Mon – Fri, Aug 17 – 21, 1 – 4 pm | MWV Art Education Center
Lindsay Durrette
Ages 10 –  12 | Stitch, bind, and design your way from traditional bookmaking to experimental "books of art." Each day offers new concepts and artistic challenges that strengthen creativity and talent. 
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Brickworkz Art [C37]

Mon – Fri, Aug 24 – 28, 1 – 4 pm| MWV Art Education Center
Brian Korte
Ages 10 –  12 | Working with friends, construct a two-dimensional mosaic mural out of 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)