Summer Art Camp

Join the Asheville Art Museum for Summer Art Camp! Summer Art Camp is offered to rising K – 12th grade students. All classes are age appropriate. Sessions may include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppetry, mask-making, and more.

Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required. Registration includes admission to the Museum and all materials necessary for each class. Students may sign up for morning, afternoon, or all-day sessions. All-day students will have a supervised lunch break.

For more information, e-mail Sharon McRorie, Education Programs Manager or call 828.253.3227 x124.

Summer Art Camp 2018

Classes are held in the studio at the Museum On the Slope, our temporary location located at 175 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville 28801.

Cost (5-day sessions): $100 Museum members, $110 non-members for morning only or afternoon only sessions; $175 Museum members, $195 non-members for all-day (morning + afternoon) sessions. Financial aid is available; for more information, call 828.253.3227 x124.


Week 1 | June 18 – 22 | Grades K – 2

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): People, Places + Animals: Students explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional people, animals, and the places they live using paint, pastels, collage, and more to create a menagerie of colorful critters.
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Art + Nature: Students use the elements of art to draw connections to the world around them. Students make two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media artworks inspired by and using things found in nature to create unique artworks.

Week 2 | June 25 – 29 | Grades 3 – 5

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Full STEAM Ahead: Can you paint with a pendulum? Draw with a robot? This camp is for you. Students who like to invent and make art have fun experimenting with materials and building contraptions to help create their one-of-a-kind artworks.
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Modern Masters: Students are introduced to the work of artists who use the elements of art such as line, color, form, shape, and texture as inspiration to create their own artworks using a variety of drawing, painting, and printing materials.

Week 3 | July 9 – 13 | Grades 6 – 8

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Drawing: Using line as a principle means of visual expression, students explore contour, gesture, and movement drawing with a variety of media such as pencil, marker, charcoal, and drawing pens.
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Painting, Printing + Mixed Media: Students explore traditional and non-traditional media including painting, printmaking, and mixed-media processes to create original artworks. This is a fun-filled, fast-paced week of opportunities to combine great ideas with some new techniques.

Week 4 | July 16 – 20 | Grades K – 2

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Animal Art: Students create art based on pets we own, animals in our communities where we live, and animals that are endangered around the world using a variety of media including paint, pastels, mask-making, and printmaking.
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Mixed Up + Messy: Try it all! Students explore visual art through painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage. Students are exposed to a broad range of ideas and art forms through an array of art materials – it’s good, messy fun!

Week 5 | July 23 – 27 | Grades 3 – 5

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Off the Wall: Students discover the three-dimensional properties of art while constructing several types of sculptural forms. Students use paper, wire, wood, found objects and paint to create three-dimensional art.
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Let’s Draw + Paint: Students explore line, shape, and color as they design one-of-a-kind compositions using a variety of drawing and painting materials and their imaginations.

Week 6 | July 30 – August 3 | Grades 9 – 12

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Drawing, Working with Line: Using line as a principle means of visual expression, students explore contour, gesture, and movement drawing using a variety of media such as pencil, marker, charcoal, and drawing pens.
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Alternative Photography: This crash course in pinhole camera and cyanotype photography explores basic image-making and creative techniques. Students combine traditional and non-traditional photography processes to create a portfolio of one-of-a-kind artworks.

Week 7 | August 6 – 10 | Grades K – 2

  • Morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Color Your World: Students learn about the color wheel and the endless possibilities of color interactions. Students create one-of-a-kind artworks using paint as well as other media to mix, match, and create with color.
  • Afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Art Party: Young artists have fun while sharpening skills and broadening their artistic horizons. Students explore a variety of techniques and media such as painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, and more to create fun artworks!



Enrollment is not confirmed until class registration and payment are received. Places are reserved on a first-paid, first-admitted policy. The Asheville Art Museum reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient registration. In such cases, all registrants will be contacted and promptly mailed a full refund. A written confirmation will be sent to you within two weeks of receipt of your camp registration form and payment. It is Museum policy to refund class registration fees up until two weeks prior to a child’s entry into the class minus the $15 processing fee. The processing fee increases to $30 for cancellations made within two weeks of the camp start date. No refunds are made after camp session begins.