Summer Camp

At Artworks Summer Camp, students explore a variety of art mediums through a series of weeklong sessions. Campers develop their creativity and self-confidence while having a blast. Artworks Summer Camp has a small student-teacher ratio, placing students in small classes organized by age; this ensures optimal attention and support for each camper. All staff are skilled and fully trained in childhood education and/or fine arts.

Artworks has three locations in Mclean, VA, Bethesda, MD, and Potomac MD. All locations offer full day camp from 9 am to 3 pm, with aftercare available until 5:30 pm. Before care, starting at 8 am, and daily lunch options are only available at the Bethesda studio.

Students are separated by age to ensure appropriate activities and maximum encouragement. Projects change every week, so students doing multiple weeks do not repeat the same project twice. Each day students get to try a different art medium; some examples include clay, watercolors, acrylic painting pastels, and many, many more.

Teen Camp (Bethesda Studio Only)

Artworks Teen program is an intensive weeklong program that gives the student a glimpse of what it is like to be a working artist. Upon arrival each Monday, campers will learn hand-building techniques with clay, followed up with a course on oil painting, and finally watercolor. Artworks takes a maximum of 12 teen students each week, these small groups allow the instructors to focus on individual instruction, getting the most out of each camper. All art supplies are included. Students typically complete two oil paintings, a watercolor, and one ceramics piece. This course is a great way to begin the process of building a portfolio or to add to an existing one.

One-week sessions

Hours: 9am-3pm

Schools Out Day Camp

School is out, but you still have to head to the office…. What do you do? Send the kids to Artworks; they will enjoy a day filled with fun, creative, and engaging activities.  Don’t get caught juggling the kids and work at the last minute, go ahead and sign up today.

Hours: 9 am- 3 pm

Extended Day: 3pm-5:30pm

Lunch: Pack or buy (Bethesda Studio Only)

Ages: 6-12

Spring Break Camp

Exercise your creativity at Artworks Spring Break Camp. Camp meets daily from 9 am to 3 pm. Students may attend daily or for the full week. We will explore a variety of art and crafts such as acrylic painting, watercolors, clay, mixed media, and many, many more. Spring Break Camp is available for ages 6-12. At Artworks, we do not have themed weeks, but instead, work individually with each child to accomplish their artistic goals and guide them in exploring new and inspiring art media.

Winter Break Camp

Artworks Winter Break Camp is a series of individual camp days. Camper’s can sign up for one or all days (at a discount). Winter Break Camp meets daily from 9 am to 3 pm with extended day available until 5:30 pm.