Art & Photography Summer Camps


AGES 6 – 18  |  
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Proudly named “Best Summer Camps 2020 & 2021” by Northern Virginia Magazine!



Summer Arts at Mason 2022

Explore the many facets of visual art and photography through traditional techniques as well as digital technology. These enriching and inclusive weekly summer camps and programs are presented in collaboration with George Mason University’s School of Art. Young children and teens ages 6 – 18 will have the opportunity to learn from university professors and professional teaching artists in the same classroom spaces where the college students learn and create their art!  These programs will focus on both artistry and skill building with other like-minded young artists.



COVID Safety Guidelines
Please be assured that all in-person programs will follow strict safety protocols required by George Mason University.   Visit our COVID Safety Guidelines for more details. We will be routinely updating the information as it evolves. Stay informed by visiting our website and looking out for email alerts and other Academy communications.



Creative Discoveries
Ages 6–8
June 20-24 | June 27-July 1 |
July 11-15 | July 25-29, 2022
Drawing, painting, collage & more



Digital Illustration: Character Design
Ages 9–12
July 11–15, 2022
Learn fundamentals of proportions
& facial expressions



Anime Art & Technology
Ages 9–12
June 27 – July 1 | July 18-22, 2022
Learn to draw an anime character
& create frame-by-frame animation



JumpstART Advanced 2-D Art
Ages 13–18
June 20–24, 2022
Explore printmaking, mixed media
& more



JumpstART Advanced 3-D Art
Ages 13–18
July 11-15, 2022
Construct with clay, paper mache
& more


Intro to Digital Photography Studio
Ages 13–18
July 18 – 22, 2022
Photoshoots, composition, lighting,
Photoshop & more



Mobile Photography Summer CampSmartphone Photography Workshop
Ages 12–18
July 5 – 8, 2022
Photography, editing, & more
All on your phone



Stop Motion Animation Studio
Ages 9–12
June 20-24, 2022
Create set pieces with household materials
& create frame-by-frame animation



Intro to Graphic Design Workshop Online
Ages 13–18
June 27 – July 1, 2022
Design process, color, theory, typography,
and more



Student creating an animated cartoonCartoon Animation Studio Online
Ages 11–18
July 18–22, 2022
Design and animate your
very own cartoon!



Summer Arts SamplerSummer Fine Arts Sampler
Ages 4–6
July 11-15, 2022
Music, visual art, & acting intro






Full Camp List

The Academy will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, from Wednesday 11/23 to Sunday 11/27.