We’re four weeks into Summer Art Camp at The Art League, with six weeks still to come and open for registration! Whether they’ve been before or it’s their first time, art campers ages five and up and budding teenage artists can find fun new activities at our day camps and workshops scheduled weekly throughout July and August.
New this summer: a Jewelry Workshop for Teens taught by Whitney Staiger, where teens will make their own sterling silver ring, and a Photo Camp for 8- to 11-year-olds — covering things like the darkroom and pinhole photography — previously only available for teenagers. See below for the full list of this summer’s upcoming camps and teen workshops:
- Basic Art Camp (ages 5+)
- Drawing Camp (ages 8–11)
- Cartooning Camp (ages 8–12)
- Painting Camp (ages 8–12)
- Photo Camp (age 8–11)
- Ceramics Camp (ages 10–13)
- Sculpture Camp (ages 5–11)
- Jewelry Camp (ages 9–12)
- Fiber Camp (ages 7–11)
- Clay Animation Movie Camp (ages 8–12)
- Manga Comic Workshop for Teens
- Painting & Drawing for Teens
- Photography for Teens
- Life-Size Paper Mache
- Ceramics Workshop for Teens
- Jewelry Workshop for Teens
Basic Art Camp (ages 5+): each day brings a new project, and each week is different. Basic Art Camp is split by age group and time of day (morning, afternoon, or all-day). Camps meet one week, Monday through Friday, and you can create your own all-day camp by combining a basic camp with a specialty camp (see below). All our camps take place at the newly renovated Madison Street Annex at 305 Madison Street in Old Town Alexandria.
Basic Art Camp dates (click the links for the registration pages):
- Ages 5–7:
- Ages 8–11:
- Ages 12 & up:
- July 29–August 2: morning camp only
Drawing Camp (ages 8–11): Students learn the concepts, skills, and fun of drawing. Drawing camp is appropriate for all skill levels and teaches the basics of line, perspective, gesture, and form in a relaxed and imaginative environment.
Painting Camp (ages 8–12): Campers build their painting skills (acrylics or watercolors) in a relaxed and creative environment, suitable for all levels. Students learn about value, perspective, and color mixing.
- Painting Camp dates: July 22–26
New! Photo Camp (ages 8–11): In this camp, happening for the first time this summer, students will learn about cyanotypes, photograms, the black and white darkroom, and pinhole cameras. Campers need to bring a 35mm film camera (contact the School for information about loaner cameras).
- Photo Camp dates: July 22–26
Clay Animation Movie Camp (ages 8–12): Students go through all the steps the pros take, from character creation to construction, using real animator’s clay and working in small groups to make a short movie.
- Workshop dates: July 22–26
Photography for Teens: Students will learn about cyanotypes, photograms, the black and white darkroom, and pinhole cameras. Students need to bring a 35mm film camera (contact the School for information about loaner cameras).
- Workshop dates: July 22–26
- Workshop dates: July 15–19
- Workshop dates: August 5–9