ArtVenture Summer Camp
At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, young people make art with Richmond’s most talented professional artists.
One-week sessions, for students aged 5 to 14 years old, run for 12 weeks from June 15 to September 4. Build a summer schedule that works for you! Morning classes are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and afternoon classes are from 1 to 4 p.m. Each Friday, we host an art show during the last 15 minutes of morning and afternoon classes to celebrate the work created throughout the week. We encourage parents, guardians and friends to attend.
Tuition and Fees
$145 for VisArts Members
$155 for the General Public
When you register for class, you’ll have the option to purchase a special camp t-shirt for $10. Each summer, one of our talented teachers creates a special design that students can screen print themselves during lunch on Thursdays. Ten dollars pays for the shirt and ink, which we provide. Pay $5 and bring your own shirt to print!
Can’t make it to VisArts by 4 p.m.? Purchase our extended day add-on for for just $50 per week and pick up any time before 5:30 p.m. Sign up for a week of both morning and afternoon classes and your child can bring a lunch and eat at VisArts during a supervised lunch hour, free of charge.
Drop-Off + Pick-Up
Students can be dropped off for morning classes beginning at 8:30 a.m. and for afternoon classes beginning at 12:30 p.m. All students should be picked up promptly, unless they’re enrolled in our extended day program. VisArts has a drop-off line for parents and guardians at the back entrance from Tuesday through Friday of each week and students can sign themselves into class.
Tuition Assistance Fund
VisArts offers a limited number of scholarships to families that would not otherwise be able to afford to enroll their children in ArtVenture Summer Camp. To apply for tuition assistance, please visit our scholarships and financial aid page.
Teen Volunteers + Art League
VisArts invites teens ages 14 and older to volunteer as ArtVenture teaching assistants. Each teen is paired with a teaching artist and helps out in the studio. There are opportunities to volunteer for one week or the entire summer.
Do you have a high school-aged child who loves art? Teens ages 15 to 18 should consider Art League, which runs on summer evenings and weekends. Art League classes will be released with our regular summer catalog, which comes out on April 8.
How to Register
ArtVenture registration opens to VisArts members on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. The general public can register one week later on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m.
Questions about ArtVenture Summer Camp? Contact our education manager.