The Hermitage is hosting six weeks of Summer Art Camp for ages 11-14 July 9th through August 17th. Campers can enjoy one or multiple weeks of camp at the Hermitage Visual Arts School. The camp day runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., lunch and outdoor time (weather permitting) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and the afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The camp day ends promptly at 4:00 p.m.

Campers will focus on several artistic mediums with the goal of completing a work of art in each medium. Lessons include a brief discussion on the history of the medium and examples of famous works in that medium. By the end of the week, campers will have created a mini-portfolio to share with family, friends, and teachers.

Each week incorporates a special tour of the museum, guest instructors, artist demonstrations, a nature walk, and time in the gardens and grounds. No previous art instruction is necessary but an ability to focus on one project for up to two (2) hours and an appreciation for art is encouraged!

2018 Weekly Themes:

July 9- 13: Book-making and Journaling
July 16- 20: Create Your Own Brand: Branding, Logos, Graphic Design and more!
July 23- 27: Illustration: Comic Books
July 30- August 3: Public Street Art
August 6- 10: Photo Op! Photography and more!
August 13- 17: Cartooning and Animation

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Members: $175 per week
Non-Members: $205 per week
Registration opens 4/2

*Important Membership Discount information: Beginning November 1st, 2017 a Household PLUS membership is required to take advantage of discounted member pricing for Spring Break and Summer Camp. Regular Household memberships purchased prior to November 1st, 2017 will still be honored through their expiration date. You can find out more information about our membership levels here. For questions about this new policy please contact Julie Morgan, Membership and Development Manager at 757-423-2052 x205

Camp Guidelines and Rules 2018

For questions concerning art camp at the Hermitage, contact Carrie Spencer, Education Manager at 423-2052 x203 or email