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Creative Arts Day Camp

Department of Education


Due to disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic & low enrollment, Creative Arts Day Camp has been canceled for Summer 2021. We sincerely apologize that we are unable to offer our usual summer programming. Creative Arts Day Camp will return for Summer 2022. We hope you and your camper will join us then for another engaging summer of artmaking! All registered applicants will receive full refunds. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out via email to

The VCUarts Department of Art Education is offering the Creative Arts Day Camp for children rising into grades K-9. Classes are taught by graduate and undergraduate art education students. The camp will provide opportunities for students to explore a variety of media such as digital media, painting, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, fibers, and more. Each session will focus on a different theme so participants can sign up for multiple sessions! See more information on class offerings below.

Session Dates 

Session One: June 21st – June 25th

Session Two: June 28th – July 2nd

Session Three: July 12th – 16th

Session Four: July 19th – 23rd

Lessons will change on a weekly basis. Participants are encouraged to sign up for more than one session.

Discounted 2021 Tuition Rates (per session)

  • Tuition (self-purchase course materials) – $125 
  • Tuition with Art Pack (local pick-up only) – $130 
  • Tuition with Art Pack Shipped (shipped directly to address) – $135

** This is a reduced cost from previous years. Because we recognize online camp will not be the same experience as being together in person, camp will be offered at a discounted rate.**

Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis until sessions are full. We are only able to secure spots in a session once both payment and an enrollment application are received. Enrollment confirmation and payment receipts will be sent by email.

Additional Discounts

Additional discount if enrolling for registration in AM & PM sessions during the same week – 

  • Tuition (self-purchase course materials) – $200 
  • Tuition with Art Pack (local pick-up only) – $205
  • Tuition with Art Pack Shipped (shipped directly to address) – $210

A $10.00 discount will be applied to your total bill if you meet any one of the following criteria:

  • VCU employee or student (for children or legal dependents of VCU employees or students only)
  • Enroll more than one child at Creative Arts Day Camp
  • Enroll your child in multiple camp sessions

Courses Focus on These Areas:

Lessons will change each week, so participants are encouraged to sign up for more than one session. A session is equivalent to one week.

Explorations in Drawing 

Sharpen those pencils! This class will explore various techniques and forms of drawing and illustration. Topics may include drawing from life, character design, and narrative illustration among others.  Whether you are new to drawing or wanting to advance your skills, this class is for you! 

Experiments in Painting 

Grab your paint and paint brushes! This class is designed for both beginning and experienced painters. Through hands-on exploration, participants will learn various painting techniques such as painting from imagination and observation, composition, color mixing and color theory. 

Discovering Digital Media & Design

Calling all digital artists! Explore the world of interactive digital artmaking. This class is perfect for participants that are interested in digital media like animation, photography, graphic design, digital illustration. 

Adventures in Mixed Media

For those who like a little bit of everything! Expand your creative boundaries by investigating a variety of art mediums including 2D and 3D elements such as printmaking, collage, and fiber arts. 


Apply here


Apply for need-based scholarship here


Contact Camp Co-Directors Breanna Neville and Caitlin Black at

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 843084

Richmond, VA 23284