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IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL SUMMER ART CAMPS

Financial aid scholarships are available for students ages 6-17 thanks to The Cohen Family Memorial Fund. Additional details can be found in the application forms linked below. 
The Cohen Family Memorial Scholarship Application (printableonline)

Enroll your young artist in virtual or in-person Summer Art Camps with Virginia MOCA! Children and teens ages 6-8, 9-12, and 13-17 will enjoy captivating and unique hands-on art experiences led by knowledgeable art educators. While virtually socializing, or working on-site and in person, campers will engage with a variety of artists, creative media, techniques and more through exciting and memorable art activities.

*Each virtual session features a carefully crafted art kit containing all needed materials for that week’s camp. Art kits for virtual camps can be picked up from the museum or delivered for an additional fee.
*Masks are required for all in-person sessions. Each in-person camp is limited to 10 participants.

Take a quick look at our general art camp policies here!

Schedule:
July 12 - July 16
July 26 - July 30
August 9 - August 13
August 23- August 27

Morning In-person Session 9:00 am – 11:45 am
Lunch Bunch 11:45 - 12:15 PM (for those attending both morning and afternoon sessions)
Afternoon In-person Session 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual Session 12:30-2:30 pm

Pricing:
Members $105
General $120

COVID 19 Response

-virtual offerings available for ages 6-8, 9-12, and 13-17
-frequent sanitization of surfaces and supplies                          
-individual art kits for virtual and in-person campers
-face coverings required for staff and campers
-active social distancing
-reduced class sizes

In addition to the safeguards listed above, Virginia MOCA is closely monitoring best practices and guidelines from the CDC and Virginia Department of Health to implement for the safety of all campers, visitors, and staff.


Summer Art Camps

Before signing your child up for a camp, please note whether your camp is in-person or virtual, and review the applicable art camp information packet.

In-Person Art Camp Information Packet

Virtual Art Camp Information Packet

Still have questions? email Kendall@virginiaMOCA.org

July 12-July 16

AC2101 Trash to Treasure (Ages 6-8, IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 6-8, In-person
9:00-11:45 AM
Be an earth-conscious artist while exploring a variety of new techniques! In a world where so much ends up in the garbage, artists become the outlet for giving new life to materials. In this camp, take items that most people would toss and rethink the possibilities. Create prints with recycled Styrofoam, repurpose materials to tell a story through sculpture, construct an imagined topographical landscape—the 2D and 3D options are limitless!
Members $105, General $120
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AC2102 Sculpture Safari (Ages 6-8, IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 6-8, In-person
12:15-3:00 PM
Let’s go on safari! Journey into the wild and learn about your favorite animals and their unique homes. Study and create realistic ecosystems with modeling clay, plaster, and other materials by sculpting the characteristics of an animal’s habitat.
Members $105, General $120

 

AC2103 Mini Mural Making (Ages 9-12, VIRTUAL)

Instructor: Maggie Peyton
Ages 9-12, Virtual
12:30-2:30 PM
Investigate local street art, collaborate with classmates on a digital mural, and use a blend of physical and digital art mediums to create a 30x30 inch mural in your own space. Learn to use free virtual programs like an online sticker board and Google Sheets to plan and design large scale wall art made of 100 sticky notes!
Members $105, General $120

 

July 26-July 30

AC2104 Earth, Wire, and Fiber (Ages 9-12, IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 9-12, In-person
9:00-11:45 AM
Explore the world of fiber and wire, two seemingly simple materials that can be manipulated to form complex, conceptual, and beautiful works of art. Weave and bend materials to create a hanging self-portrait from wire and fabric, get inspired by nature to create a soft-sculpture plant, and learn to design and balance a mobile like a pro!
Members $105, General $120

 

AC2105 Full STEAM Ahead (Ages 9-12, IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 9-12, In-person
12:15-3:00 PM
Dive into the worlds of art and engineering! Through exciting, hands-on, experimental projects, students will engage with math and science as they test balance, stability, buoyancy, and other concepts necessary to create long-lasting art forms. Build the tallest sculpture, weave the strongest web, and keep your boat afloat!
Members $105, General $120

 

AC2106 Still Life Past and Present (Ages 13-17, VIRTUAL)

Instructor: Maggie Peyton
Ages 13-17, Virtual
12:30-2:30 PM
What is the deal with artists painting inanimate objects? Still life art goes back to the Ancient Egyptians and is still widely practiced today. Engage in the viral @Stillherestilllife challenge and explore the work of artists who have put their own spin on the classic art of the still life. Get immersed in still life work, past and present, and build foundational skills while creating still life artworks using both digital and traditional media with a contemporary spin! Learn to create a still life using personification, 3D sculpting, realism, and free virtual software!
Members $105, General $120

 

August 9-August 13

AC2107 Painting the Pros (Ages 13-17, IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 13-17, In-person
9:00-11:45 AM
Jump into the minds of prominent artists and find out why their style and unique perspective made them stand out. Discover what it was like to be an artist at various points in art history and create works of art using historically famous styles as inspiration. Spend the week exploring acrylic painting techniques and concepts from art movements like Impressionism, Surrealism, and Pop Art.
Members $105, General $120

 

AC2108 Sculpture: Wire Forms (Ages 13-17, IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 13-17, In-person
12:15-3:00 PM
Wire is a bridge between 2D and 3D art that is so diverse it can be used in realism, surrealism, conceptual art, and much more. This camp will not only cross that bridge but will also take the classic art of wire sculpture and step it up to a new level of creative expression. Experimentation with the material will build a comfort level that will allow the artist to bend, form, weave, and balance wire into a variety of forms both abstract and realistic.
Members $105, General $120

 

AC2109 Fun Fibers (Ages 6-8, VIRTUAL)

Instructor: Maggie Peyton
Ages 6-8, Virtual
12:30-2:30 PM
Plushies, prints, and weavings, oh my! Jump into the world of fiber arts and discover the many ways that artists and individuals might use soft sculpture, textile design, or weaving to express themselves. Through fun, easy projects with no sewing experience required, young artists will be able to create beautiful, expressive, and functional objects using kid-friendly supplies that the family will treasure for years to come!
Members $105, General $120

 

August 23-August 27

AC2110 Textile Tales (Ages 6-8, IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 6-8, In-person
9:00-11:45 AM
Stitch it up and find your place in the world of textiles! Learn how to hand-stitch and weave fabric, then use those new skills to create artworks that tell a personal story. Experiment with adding other materials to fabric creations to create abstract patterns and textures. Discover how fabrics interact with maps, found materials, and more! No sharp tools or sewing experience required.
Members $105, General $120

 

AC2111 DIY Design! (Ages 6-8, IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 6-8, In-person
12:15-3:00 PM
Art can be found all around us, even in everyday objects. Discover the FUNdamentals of design by engaging with the worlds of fashion, product design, and interior decorating! Make your ideas a reality by learning to make miniature versions of fantasy design concepts. Use a variety of art practices like drawing, sculpture, and collage to bring your wildest ideas to life! Whether it is a bed shaped like a banana or clothing inspired by cakes, if you can dream it, you can design it! Members $105, General $120

 

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