ArtVenture Summer Camp

At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, kids make art with the help of some of Richmond’s most prominent professional artists.

Kids ages 5 to 14 can choose from courses such as Wheel Throwing, Darkroom Photography, Stop Motion Animation and Mural Painting. Youth ages 15 to 18 should consider Art League, which runs on evenings in the summer.

One-week sessions run from June 17 to August 30. Morning classes are from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and afternoon classes are from 1 – 4 p.m. Kids can be dropped off for morning classes beginning at 8:30 a.m. and for afternoon classes beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Tuition and Fees
$145 for VisArts Members
$155 for the General Public

Extended Day
Taking an afternoon class and can’t make it to VisArts by 4 p.m.? Purchase our extended day add-on for just $50 and pick up your child at 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 to eat at VisArts during a supervised lunch hour, free of charge.

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.

How to Register
ArtVenture registration opens to VisArts members on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m. The general public can register one week later on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m.


Printable Catalog

Questions about ArtVenture Summer Camp? Contact our education manager. Download our print catalog for your reference.


We need volunteers for our ArtVenture Summer Camp program. We have a special program for student volunteers ages 14 to 17, as well as opportunities for adult volunteers. Applications are closed for summer 2019 and will reopen in spring 2020.