Creative Arts Day Camp

Summer 2014 Program Overview

The Department of Art Education at VCUarts is offering the Creative Arts Day Camp for children rising into grades K- 9. Classes are divided by age, and three to four classes are offered each session. Classes are held on the VCU campus and are taught by undergraduate and graduate art education students.  The camp will provide students with experience in a variety of media including sculpture, digital media, printmaking, painting, drawing, bookmaking, fibers, and more.

The Creative Arts Day Camp’s theme is Up Close and Contemporary!  Students will explore the fascinating world of contemporary art, learning about the artistic concepts, processes, and media of today.  Join our teachers in a summer of brand new lessons and innovative art-making! Each week will be different, so participants may sign up for more than one session!

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Dates, Times & Location


Session I: July 14-18. Exhibition will be on July 18.

Session II: July 21-25. Exhibition will be on July 25.

Session III: July 28-August 1. Exhibition will be on August 1.

Full day enrollment: Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Half-day enrollment:

  • Morning block only: Monday through Friday, 9am to 12pm.
  • Afternoon block only: Monday through Friday, 1pm to 4pm.

Exhibition is held on the final Friday of each session from 4pm-5pm.

Classes will be held in the VCUarts Department of Art Education’s newly renovated building, Franklin Terrace at 812 W Franklin Street.
Classrooms are on the 3rd floor. The computer lab is on the 2nd floor.

NOTE: Participants should bring a bag lunch each day and a smock on the first day.



Please note that enrollment forms and payment must be received by Wednesday, July 9th, 2014.

For cancellations or changes in enrollment, please note that we cannot issue refunds after July 1st, 2014.

Confirmation for enrollment and payment receipt will be sent by email.

***Attention: Some of our age groups have reach capacity! Please refer to our session roster for available enrollment spots.***

(Each age group is based on the child’s rising grade level.)Session 1: July 14 – 1
Group 1: grades K-2 (FULL)
Group 2: grades 3-4 ALMOST FULL
Group 3: grades 5-6 spots available
Group 4: grades 7-9 spots available

Session 2: July 21 – 25
Group 1: grades K-2 ALMOST FULL
Group 2: grades 3-4 (FULL)
Group 3: grades 5-6 spots available
Group 4: grades 7-9 spots available

Session 3: July 28 – August 1
Group 1: grades K-2 (FULL)
Group 2: grades 3-4 spots available
Group 3: grades 5-6 spots available
Group 4: grades 7-9 spots available

Call for Volunteers

We are actively looking for high school aged students to volunteer this summer as Camp Counselors at the Creative Arts Day Camp. Counselors are assigned to a specific class and provide a helping hand for our art teachers and campers throughout the day. We have a really fun group of kids this summer and a wonderful staff–this would be a great learning opportunity for any student who is interested in working with art or kids, and would also look awesome on a college resume!

If you are interested in volunteering this summer, please download the Volunteer Application, fill it out, and send it back to us. The application includes the camp times and dates. It would be great to get applicants who can dedicate time to more than one session, but that’s definitely not necessary!  Also, interested applicants are welcome to contact assistant camp director Amy Williams via email with questions at