The Creative Arts Day Camp: For Aspiring Artists and Teachers
Searching for an engaging hands-on art experience for that young artist in the family? The Department of Art Education at VCUarts is offering the Creative Arts Day Camp for children rising into grades K-9. The aim of the summer art camp is to provide kids with a unique experience and the chance to explore various art media such as: digital art, sculpture, painting, clay, fibers, printmaking and drawing.
Each year, the art camp focuses on a particular theme which helps to create a more structured art experience. This year’s theme is “Travel through the Ages of Art.” As the students travel from classroom to classroom, each young artist will explore a wide range of media and techniques from the Renaissance to today.
Classes are held on the VCU campus and will be taught by undergraduate and graduate art education students. These aspiring art teachers get a classroom experience that challenges them to develop lesson plans that incorporate a variety of art materials and supplies as well as techniques. Volunteers from area high schools assist the teachers in the classroom, which provides the art students with more one-on-one instruction and guideance.
The Creative Arts Day Camp will offer 2 week-long sessions. Each week will be different, so your artists may sign up for one or both sessions.
Session I: July 16- 20, Exhibition will be on July 20
Session II: July 23- 27, Exhibition will be on July 27
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Exhibition is held on the final Friday of each session from 2:00- 3:30 p.m.
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.
Participants should bring a bag lunch each day and a smock on the first day.