ArtVenture Summer Camp

At VisArts’ ArtVenture Summer Camp, young people make art with some of Richmond’s most talented artists and educators. We look forward to ArtVenture each year because our building is filled with so much energy and creativity!

ArtVenture 2021

This summer, we’re excited to be able to offer on-site and online classes each week for young people ages 6-14. To keep our community safe, our on-site classes will follow rigorous safety precautions in addition to following our building-wide COVID-19 Safety Policies.

 Learn more about camp safety

We’ll continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 to determine if we need to make changes to our summer camp schedule. Later this spring, well decide if we can safely offer more on-site classes and more seats in those classes. Well keep our community up to date with these decisions and updates as they come

Schedule 

ArtVenture runs for 11 weeks, June 14 through September 3. Each class runs from Monday through Friday. Onsite classes are scheduled from 9 a.m.12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. A supervised, socially distanced lunch hour is included if you’re signed up for on-site classes in both the morning and afternoon. Campers should bring their own lunches. Online classes are scheduled for 10 a.m.12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. 

During the week of July 5, classes will run Tuesday through Friday due to the July 4th holiday.  

Prices

All on-site classes are $155, all online classes are $95. VisArts contributing members receive 10% off tuition and early registration!

On-site classes scheduled for July 6-9 are $135 and online classes are $85.  

Extended Day

Can’t make it to VisArts by 4 p.m.? Purchase our extended day add-on for just $50 per week and pick up any time before 5:30 p.m.   

How to Register 

Registration opens to VisArts contributing members on Wednesday, January 27 at 9 a.m. The general public can register beginning Wednesday, February 3 at 9 a.m. Parents and guardians can register their campers online at visarts.org or by calling 804-353-0094. 

Classes for students ages 15-18 

Our Art League Program is open to students ages 15 to 18 years old. Art League classes will be published in our summer catalog along with adult and family classes. Summer class registration opens in April. 

Tuition Assistance 

At VisArts, it’s part of our mission to ensure that people of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels can explore the visual arts and live creative lives. To ensure that our art classes really are for everyone, we created the Tuition Assistance Fund. Kids and adults can apply to take a class and we scale the cost of the class based on their income level. 

Learn more about tuition assistance

Have questions about ArtVenture? Contact our VisArts Education Manager Tesni Stephen at [email protected]