Summer Camps for Ages 7–9

A girl draws during a studio class.

Five-day camps
Jun 28– Aug 20, 2021
Mon – Fri, 9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm
Meet in the MWV 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


[C34] Ancient Art Studio

Mon–Fri, Aug 9-13, 1–4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 2
Dan Kaczka

Ages 7–9 | Experience the wonders of the ancient world. Inspired by Olympic sports, royal emperors, and the everyday life of early civilizations, make clay vessels, royal attire, and more. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[C37] Collaboration Station

Mon–Fri, Aug 16–20, 9 am–noon | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Tiffany Glass Ferreira

Ages 7–9 | Make wonderful works of art by collaborating with new friends! Come together to formulate innovative ideas to be implemented in painting and collage projects. One of the group projects will be exhibited in the museum next summer, while individual works can be brought home.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[C39] Creative Cultures

Mon–Fri, Aug 16–20, 1–4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 2
Mary Swezey

Ages 7–9 | Be amazed by the ingenuity of different cultures and create works inspired by objects from the ancient world to modern works of today. Create instruments from Africa, fish prints from Asia, and much more. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)