Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp at the Community Art Center offers exciting 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! 

Online K-5 Summer Art Classes

July 21 -  August 6  |   Register Now! 

The CAC has created new online art adventures for your families this summer!  We have been mentoring a group of TU Art Education students to create a series of exciting Zoom workshops for children in grades K-5.   

This project has been generously funded by BTU & Kaplan grants and will be offered free of charge! 

 

Online summer art classes 

Grades K - 2

Online Workshop | Nature Made: Collect and Creat Art from the Outdoors

Children will explore a variety of methods, including printmaking and collage, to create artworks from natural materials.

  • Ages: Grades K-2
  • Dates: 3 Tuesdays -  July 21, July 28 & August 4,  2020
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 am
  • Location:  Zoom (invite will be sent)
  • Materials to Collect: variety of natural materials
    such as leaves, flowers, sticks, rocks,
    seeds, acorns, pinecones, scissors, glue, paper/cardboard, markers (or paint), paint brush if using paint. Complet list will be sent with email invite.
  • Cost: Free
  • Register Now!  class full

Online Workshop | Hidden Gems: Creating Art from Discarded Materials

Children will transform commonly discarded household materials to create 2D and 3D collages and sculptures.

  • Ages: Grades K-2
      • Dates: 3 Wednesdays - July 22,  July 29 & August 5, 2020.
      • Time: 9:30-10:30 am
      • Location: Zoom (invite will be sent)
      • Materials to Collect:  tin foil, brown paer, paper bags, bottle caps, cardboard (tissue boxes, paper rolls, ceral boxes), wrapping paper, plastic bottles, any additional recycled materials, glue (white/clear), tape (masking tape preferred), scissors, markers, cardstock (or cardboard). Complet list will be sent with email invite.
      • Cost: Free
      • Register Now!  class full

Workshop | Mixed Media Autobigraphies

Children will create representational and non-representational self-portraits using printmaking, painting, collage, drawing and assemblage.

  • Ages: Grades K-2
    • Dates: 3 Thursdays - July 23, July 30 & August 6, 2020.
    • Time: 9:30-10:30 am
    • Location: Zoom (invite will be sent)
    • Materials to Collect: Assorted paper (computer, newspaper, tissue, wrapping, colored, junk mail etc), crayons (oil pastels), waterbased paint (alt. food coloring in water),  paint brushes (alt Qtips), glue, cardboard scraps. Complet list will be sent with email invite.
    • Cost: Free
    • Register Now!  class full
Grades 3 - 5

Online Workshop | Nature Made: Collect and Create Art from the Outdoors

Children will explore a variety of methods, including printmaking and collage, to create artworks from natural materials.

  • Ages: Grades 3-5
  • Dates: 3 Tuesdays -  July 21, July 28 & August 4,  2020
  • Time: 11-12 pm
  • Location:  Zoom (invite will be sent)
  • Materials to Collect: variety of natural materials
    such as leaves, flowers, sticks, rocks,
    seeds, acorns, pinecones, scissors, glue, paper/cardboard, markers (or paint), paint brush if using paint. Complet list will be sent with email invite.
  • Cost: Free
  • Register Now! class full

Online Workshop | Hidden Gems: Creating Art from Discarded Materials

Children will transform commonly discarded household materials to create 2D and 3D collages and sculptures.

      • Ages: Grades 3-5
      • Dates: 3 Wednesdays - July 22,  July 29 & August 5, 2020.
      • Time: 11-12 pm
      • Location: Zoom (invite will be sent)
      • Materials to Collect:  tin foil, brown paer, paper bags, bottle caps, cardboard (tissue boxes, paper rolls, ceral boxes), wrapping paper, plastic bottles, any additional recycled materials, glue (white/clear), tape (masking tape preferred), scissors, markers, cardstock (or cardboard). Complet list will be sent with email invite.
      • Cost: Free
      • Register Now! class full

Workshop | Mixed Media Autobigraphies

Children will create representational and non-representational self-portraits using printmaking, painting, collage, drawing and assemblage.

    • Ages: Grades 3-5
    • Dates: 3 Thursdays - July 23, July 30 & Aug. 6, 2020.
    • Time: 11-12 pm
    • Location: Zoom (invite will be sent)
    • Materials to Collect: Assorted paper (computer, newspaper, tissue, wrapping, colored, junk mail etc), crayons (oil pastels), waterbased paint (alt. food coloring in water),  paintbrushes (alt Qtips), glue, cardboard scraps. Complet list will be sent with email invite. 
    • Cost: Free
    • Register Now! class full

Coronavirus Information

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About In-Person Summer Art Camp

TU art camp is designed for youth ages 6-14 of ALL abilities who love to spend the day making art! Campers will develop new skills, use a wide range of materials, learn about artists and art traditions, and explore the TU campus all in a relaxed, supportive and FUN environment. Each day, participants will create artwork in three exciting workshops that will include a 2D, 3D and digital experience. Every session culminates with a special exhibition featuring artworks created by the campers. Our program is committed to nurturing and celebrating the creative expression of every child! 

In-person Summer Art Camp! (CANCELED) 

Camp Features
  • Weekdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (no camp July 3rd)
  • Extended Day (optional): start 7:30 a.m. / end 5:30 p.m.
  • Ages 6-14: campers grouped by age
  • Daily workshops: 2D (drawing/painting), 3D (sculpture) and Digital
  • Staff: current and recent grads of TU’s Art Ed, Art History and Studio Art graduate / undergraduate programs
  • University facilities: state of the art studio and computer labs
  • On campus field trips: Center for the Arts galleries, nature walks, outside art projects, daily picnic lunches
  • All sessions culminate with an art exhibition
Sample Daily Schedule
TIME EVENT
7:30 - 9 a.m. Extended Day (optional)
9 a.m. Drop Off
9:15 - 11:15 Drawing and Painting Workshop
11:15 - 11:45 p.m. Lunch
11:50 - 1:55 p.m. Digital Workshop
2 - 4 p.m. Sculpture Workshop
4 - 5:30 p.m

Extended Day (optional)

 

Summer art camp 2020 (CANCELED)

2020 Camp Session Dates (Canceled)
SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SESSION 4
June 22 - July 2

July 6 - July 17 

July 20 - July 31 August 3 - August 7
Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Extended day: 7:30 - 9 a.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m. Extended day: 7:30 - 9 a.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m. Extended day: 7:30 - 9 a.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m. Extended day: 7:30 - 9 a.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m.

 

Tuition and Fees - (Refund Updates)

All in-person 2020 Summer Camps have been canceled. Refunds are being processed.  For questions please contact aarnold@towson.edu.

Tuition balance is due with registration. Special arrangements can be made if a payment plan is needed.  Please call (410-704-2351) for more information. 10% discount is offered on tuition for Towson University faculty and staff.

SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SESSION 4
June 22 - July 2
July 6 - July 17     July 20 - July 31  August 3 - August 7
$615.00   $615.00  $615.00  $340.00
2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 1 week

EXTENDED DAY

OPTIONS  COST
Both a.m. and p.m. $75 per week
Either a.m. or p.m. $50 per week
Daily/drop-in $15 a.m or p.m.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All in-person 2020 Summer Camps have been canceled. Refunds are being processed.  For question please contact aarnold@towson.edu.

For cancellations more than three weeks before the first day of a camp session, participants will receive a full tuition refund (minus a $50 cancellation fee).

  • Cancellations less than three weeks before the start of camp — 75% tuition refund
    • No refunds will be issued on or after the first day, whether or not the student attended

 

registered campers

Camper Checklist

Please make sure all items can fit comfortably into the camper’s backpack. Campers will be traveling around the building to different rooms throughout the day and will be carrying their belongings with them. 

  • Lunch - There is no refrigeration available, please plan accordingly.
  • Snacks - Two snacks: one for morning and afternoon, especially if your child is enrolled in extended day care.
  • Refillable Water Bottle - It is a long day and the campers need to stay hydrated. 
  • Towel or something to sit-upon - Campers will be going outside to draw, go on nature walks, and have a picnic lunch (weather permitting).
  • Sunscreen - Campers are not allowed to share sunscreen, so please clearly label it with your child’s name. For young students, counselors may provide minimal assistance in applying sunscreen; if your child will need help with their sunscreen, please initial that section of the form.
  • Bug Spray - We will be going outside. You may put it on prior to camp or pack it in your child’s backpack for them to apply during camp.
  • 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 are recommended. 

 Dress for the weather  we will be going outside!

 Dress in old clothing – we will get messy!

Parent Information

FIRST DAY OF CAMP

Camper Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Center for the Arts in front of the Box Office.

  • Print out Parking Permit before the first day of camp (permit will be emailed to all registered families prior to the start of the session). Display permit on dashboard. 
  • Park in Lot #12, off Osler Drive. Enter through main doors and walk through “grand hall” to Box Office.
  • Check-in at the table and pick-up Camper Daily Schedule from counselor.

 PARKING:

  • Print out the parking permit for Lot #12 (permit will be emailed to all registered families prior to the start of the session). Permits are required to park on campus at all times (except in metered spaces).
  • Display parking permit on dashboard each time you park to drop off/pick up your child.

Additional Parking Information

  • DO NOT pull up to a curb and vacate the car.
  • DO NOT double -park!

AM EXTENDED DAY: 7:30-9:00 a.m. (4:10-5:30 p.m. is also available)

  • Center for the Arts, Fourth Floor, Room #4036.
  • Parents will need to park and bring child(ren) to the room to sign in.
  • There is no AM extended day on the first day of camp.

MORNING DROP-OFF: 8:50-9:05 a.m.
Drop-off will be in Parking Lot #12 for the Center for the Arts located at 1 Fine Arts Drive, Towson MD.

  • After the first day, you will NOT need to PARK in the morning, but drive through the lot for drop-off.
  • Turn into the driveway off Osler Drive, drive up and turn right into faculty/staff parking area. Continue back and around staff lot through the “exit gate” and around the island to the curb where CAC counselors will be waiting at the blue Emergency post.
  • All children should exit from the right side of the vehicle.
  • If you arrive early, do not leave your child for any reason until CAC counselors arrive.
  • After 9:05 a.m., parents will need to park and escort late arrivals to their classroom. 

AFTERNOON PICK-UP 4:00 p.m.

  • Pick-up children at the end of the day in the Center for the Arts in their assigned classroom. Please bring ID: everyone must show their ID to the counselor at pick-up to confirm they are on the list of people authorized to sign out the child.
  • Please note: Campers picked up after 4:10 p.m. will be escorted to extended day in room #4036. There is a $15 drop-in charge for any extended day services.                                                                      

PM EXTENDED DAY: 4:10-5:30 p.m. (7:30-8:50 a.m. is also available) 

  • Center for the Arts, Fourth Floor, Room #4036.
  • Extended Day ends at 5:30 p.m. If you are late, you will be charged an additional fee of $20 for the first 1-15 minutes and $1 per minute thereafter.
  • Children will not be checked in to camp until late fees are paid in full.
  • There is no PM extended day on the last day of camp.
  • Please bring ID: everyone must show their ID to the counselor at pick-up to confirm they are on the list of people authorized to sign out the child.

FINAL EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION: Center for the Arts, 4th floor

  • The last day of each session of camp we will have an exhibition showcasing student artwork from 3:15-4 p.m.
  • Families may park in the CA Lot #12 (faculty/staff area) or on Cross Campus Drive.
  • NO parking permits are required in Lot #12 on Fridays after 3 p.m.

A FEW ADDITIONAL REMINDERS:

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


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