Creative Discoveries Art Camps




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Discover a world of creativity this summer! Young students will have the opportunity to explore various art media such as drawing, painting, collage, and bookmaking, while learning new technical skills each day. Emphasis will be placed on self-expression, material experimentation and art history.

Note: You can choose to attend one or all weeks, as a different instructor and/or new curriculum will be introduced each week! To register, you will need to add each weekly program to your cart before final payment.


Ages:  6 – 8
Dates:  See below
Times:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (M-F)
Tuition:  $415
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building
*After Care not available for Summer 2021




June 28–July 1, 2021
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July 12–16, 2021
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Instructor: Ms. Erin Boland
Summer Art Program Instructor
Read about Ms. Boland

Ms. Erin Boland has five years of teaching experience as a long-term substitute teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools, where she has taught a range of subjects, including art, science, and reading. Additionally, Ms. Boland has taught at various summer arts programs across the DMV region, including the Sheridan School and Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, she is currently a second-year student in the Master’s in Art Education at George Mason University. Ms. Boland maintains a home art studio and has exhibited her work both locally and nationally. Her art practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and her Australian Shepherd, Scout.

Instructor: Ms. Lisa Eaton
Graphic Designer
Read about Ms. Eaton

Ms. Lisa Eaton earned a BS in Art from James Madison University. She is currently a Master of Arts in Teaching graduate student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University. She started the program in the Spring of 2020. Before raising a family of three boys, she worked as a graphic designer for companies and associations in the Washington, D.C., area. Her true passion is teaching students about big ideas in art. Ms. Eaton will graduate in December 2021 and plans to work in Fairfax County as an elementary school art educator.


Instructor: Ms. Lauren Ahn
Summer Art Program Instructor
Read about Ms. Ahn

Lauren Ahn graduated with a BFA in Computer Arts, Animation and Visual Effects from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is currently a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program for Art Education at George Mason University. She previously worked as a graphic designer and enjoys volunteering for local summer camps. Ms. Ahn is passionate about teaching and works with various art mediums including traditional and digital media.

Justin Sutters, Art Lessons
Director: Justin Sutters, Ph.D.
Mason School of Art Professor
Read about Dr. Sutters

Dr. Justin Sutters was a K-12 art educator in an urban school district for seven years and also taught for two years in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, attained his doctorate degree from the Ohio State University receiving national recognition for his dissertation. Since, he has been an Assistant Professor and currently is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Art Education at George Mason University. He has presented his research at the state, national and international level and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Sutters currently is the Chair of the Professional Learning through Research (PLR) working group of the National Art Education Association’s Research Commission, the NAEA Higher Education Representative for the Southeastern Division, on the review board of Art Education and Visual Arts Research (VAR) and has been a contributing member of the Data Visualization Working Group. His research focuses on pre-service practices, teacher licensure, national demography data, comparative studies/Brazilian studies, and theories pertaining to space and place.




“The activities were age-appropriate and fun, and the teacher is a very talented artist and was incredibly patient and encouraging of each kid.” – Creative Discoveries Online Art Camp 2020 Parent

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“My daughter loved it every day. The pick-up and drop off procedure was easy and efficient.” – Creative Discoveries Art Camp 2018 Parent

“My child was happy to go! Great variety of projects.” – Creative Discoveries Art Camp 2018 Parent

“My child was able to try out many different art styles and approaches and build her confidence in her artistic abilities.” – Creative Discoveries Art Camp 2017 Parent

“I was impressed with the [art] products my child produced.” – Creative Discoveries Art Camp 2017 Parent




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