Summer Camps for Ages 5–6

Five-day camps
Jun 28– Aug 20, 2021
Mon – Fri, 9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm
Meet in the Art Education Center
$150 per camp (VMFA members $130)

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 Program Guidelines & Forms

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.

Browse the Summer 2021 Classes and Programs Catalog

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Class Schedule


[C31] Native American Inspirations

Mon–Fri, Aug 9–13, 9 am–noon | Art Education Center, Studio 2
Elizabeth Daly

Ages 5–6 | Explore the art and contributions of Native American artists from the past to the present. Get inspired by incredible craftsmanship and resourcefulness, using a variety of mediums to create works influenced by nature, family, and tradition. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)

[C33] Painting & Drawing

Mon–Fri, Aug 9–13, 1– 4pm | Art Education Center, Classroom
Tiffany Glass Ferreira

Ages 5-6 | Foster talent and creativity through fundamental drawing and painting exercises and activities. Each day will focus on a different art element, style, and subject matter. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)

[C36] Colorful Creations

Mon–Fri, Aug 16–20, 9 am–noon | Art Education Center, Studio 2
Mary Swezey

Ages 5–6 | Enjoy painting, sculpting, and mixed-media activities that focus on the use of color. Get creative with color mixing while making vibrant paintings, beaded tree sculptures, marbled papers, and rainbow art!

$150 (VMFA members $130)

[C38] Play, Clay & Create

Mon–Fri, Aug 16–20, 1–4pm | Art Education Center, Classroom
Tiffany Glass Ferreira

Ages 5–6 | Spark imagination and creativity through constructive play, gallery excursions, and multisensory art activities. Budding artists will enjoy working with clay and mixed media while learning new techniques and strengthening fine motor skills.

$150 (VMFA members $130)