Summer Art Camp

The TU Community Art Center offers exciting in-person opportunities for youth to explore, create and learn about visual art. Our programs are committed to nurturing and celebrating the creative expression of every child! 

Two children making cardboard sculpture

2021 Summer Art @ TU

July 19 - August 6  | One-Week Sessions I 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. |  In-Person |  Ages 6-14

Summer Art @ TU is an in-person program designed for youth ages 6-14 of all abilities who enjoy spending their time making art. Participants will develop new skills, use a wide range of materials, learn about artists and art traditions, and explore the TU campus in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment. This summer, the daily workshop will focus on creating works of art with an integrated outdoor component (on-campus) key to supporting the making of the projects.  Every session will have a special online art exhibition featured on the TU website showcasing artworks created by participants.


  • One-week, in-person sessions - July 19 - August 6
  • Weekdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Ages 6-14:  participants grouped by age.  Maximum of 10 per group
  • Daily mixed media art workshop—drawing/painting/printmaking/sculpture 
  •  Age appropriate opportunities designed to develop new skills and learn about art traditions 
  • Integrated outdoor activities to support art projects.  Examples could include: drawing from nature/architecture, collecting natural objects, nature walks. Every day, weather permitting  
  • Online art exhibition hosted on the TU website of artworks created each session
  • Daily COVID safety procedures (details below)
  • Staff: TU’s Art Ed and Studio Art alumni and current graduate students
  • University facilities: state of the art studios
  • All staff members will be vaccinated
  • Daily symptom screening at drop-off 
  • Masks required indoors for staff and students
  • 3 foot physical distance to be maintained indoors
  • Masks required outdoors when a 6 foot distance cannot be maintained
  • Participants will be assigned to a pod (group).  Maximum of 10 per group
  • Outdoor drop-off and pick-up
  • Individually assigned art kits and workspaces in the art studio
  • Frequent handwashing 


Session Dates and Tuition


July 19 - July 23 

July 26 - July 30 August 2 - August 6
Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $195 Tuition: $195 Tuition: $195
Cancellation Policy
For cancellations more than two weeks before the first day of a session, participants will receive a full tuition refund (minus a $50 cancellation fee). Cancellations less than two weeks before the start of a session will receive 75% tuition refund. No refunds will be issued on or after the first day, whether or not the student attended.

Registered Participants

Please send items in a backpack.  Participants will be going outside and will be traveling with their belongings. 

  • Cloth Mask - worn inside at all times and outside if they cannot safely distance from others
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Snacks - Please pack a snack that does not require refrigeration
  • Sneakers - Campers will be going outside and closed toed shoes are required in all of the art studios. The floors can be slippery, so shoes with traction recommended.
  • Dress for the weather we will be going outside!
  • Dress in old clothing – we will get messy!
  • Optional 
    • Apply sunscreen and/or bug spray before you arrive
    • Towel or something to sit-upon

*This list will be sent prior to the start of the session.

DAILY Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures 

MORNING DROP-OFF: 8:50-9:05 a.m.
Drop-off will be in Parking Lot #3 for the Center for the Arts located at 1 Fine Arts Drive, Towson MD.

  • Parents/guardians will park in Lot #3 for the Center for the Arts.
  • Parents/guardians will check-in children at outdoor area in Lot #3 every day
  • Check-in will include a self-reported COVID symptom screening
  • Masks will be required for children, parents & staff for morning drop-off
  • Early arrivals: do not leave your child for any reason until CAC teachers arrive.

PICK-UP 12:00 p.m.

  • Parents/guardians will park in Lot #3 for the Center for the Arts (CA).
  • Parents/guardians will sign children out at outdoor area in Lot #3 CA
  • Masks will be required for children, parents & staff for pick-up
  • Please bring ID: to confirm on the list authorized to sign out children

Additional Drop-Off/ Pick-up Information

  • DO NOT pull up to a curb and vacate the car.
  • DO NOT double -park!
  • DO NOT drop off or pick-up children without checking-in or signing out


  • Call (410-704-2351) if your child will be late or not attending. Please leave name, session, and age group.
  • Make sure you have everything on your Check List (see above section).
  • Please bring ID: everyone must show their ID at pick-up to confirm they are on the list of people authorized to sign out the child.

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