Summer Camps

For ages 10-12 and 13-17, we call our summer camps "Art Camps for Promising Young Artists" because we love to support the creative development of students who have a keen interest in visual arts. Whether your child is passionate about a particular medium or interested in learning all kinds of art-making methods, we will encourage their growth as a creative, young person.

All of our camps take place in-person for one week, Monday through Friday, for four hours each day. We offer two camps per day: an AM session and a PM session.

Shop owner Kristen Ashley directs each camp with the help of the Artist Shop team. Our lessons and activities will be led by an impressive roster of local artists with various specialties.


Each camp is unique, but each follows the same general structure. Every camp will feature lessons in topics like drawing, painting, graphic design, illustration, calligraphy, collage and mixed media, color theory, creative journaling, and visual story-telling. Our students will learn from some of Athens, Georgia's finest local artists, and we'll offer a bounty of supplies for them to try (plus they're welcome to bring their own supplies if desired). The vibe will be encouraging and supportive with lots of inspirational prompts.

Throughout the week there will be free time for games and reading, and the students will work both in small groups and solo. To make sure everyone gets their Vitamin D, we'll take the class to the North Lawn of UGA for plein air sketching each chance we get.

Each week will culminate in the making of one "final piece" that will incorporate several key lessons and takeaways from the camp. If your child would like, we will proudly display their work in our online gallery.


Each camp is held Monday through Friday for four hours each day. We offer two camps per day, an AM and PM session. Students who register for both AM and PM in the same week will receive a discount, and they're welcome to stay through the interim.

AM Camps: 8:30-12:30
PM Camps: 1:30-5:30

2022 Summer Camp Schedule

Week 1 → June 6 - June 10
Week 2 → June 13 - June 17
Week 3 → June 20 - June 24
Week 4 → July 11 - July 15
Week 5 → July 18 - July 22
Week 6 → July 25 - July 29


Half-day camps (individual AM or PM sessions) cost $250/week. That works out to $12.50/hour! Full-day camps (AM and PM sessions combined) cost $450/week. That works out to $10/hour!

All materials are included; there will be no additional costs.


To reserve your spot, add the camp(s) to your shopping cart and check-out online. Make sure you choose your desired week and the AM Session, PM Session, or a Full-Day camp.

Once we receive your registration payment, we will be in touch with some additional info and waiver form for you to sign. Please reach out if you have any questions. We can't wait to see you in camp!

For a collection of all 2022 Summer Camps go here.