Summer Camps for Ages 7–9

 Summer registration begins Apr 8 for VMFA members and Apr 15 for non-members.

A girl draws during a studio class.

Five-day camps
Jul 6– Aug 28, 2020
Mon – Fri, 9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm
Meet in the MWV Art Education Center
$140 per camp (VMFA members $120)

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.

Class Schedule


[C11] Architecture & Design

Mon–Fri, Jul 20– 24, 9 am–noon | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Christine Mingus

Ages 7–9 | Centered around past and present architectural structures, explore building design and engineering while constructing original 3D models. Aspiring architects will be challenged with using sustainable and recyclable materials.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[C18] Plaster Masters

Mon–Fri, Jul 27–31, 1 pm – 4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 2
Dan Kaczka

Ages 7–9 | Transform your artistic ideas into unique sculptures and designs. With planning and preparation, build objects using recycled material and plaster. Finish them with colorful paints and patterns.

$140 (VMFA members $120)