Summer Art Camp

REgister now by week for 8 weeks of summer art camps
beginning june 11 - august 10, 2018 


Registration:  Register by week for 8 weeks of art camps for children ages 5 - 8 and 9 -12.  Camps are limited to 12 participants in each age group.  Please register at least one week in advance of the camp start date. 

Cancellation Policy: A refund is given to students who cancel 10 days or more prior to the class start date.  Students who cancel enrollment within 10 days of the first class will not receive a refund.  

If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, registrants will be notified by email or phone within 24 – 48 hours of the first class. Registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to another class or issued a refund.

What to Wear / What to Bring:  Kids will get messy so make sure your child wears appropriate clothing and footwear (sneakers are best).  A smock or apron may be appropriate for kids who don't like getting clay and paint on their clothes. GCCA will provide a snack daily.  Please notify us if your child has special dietary needs.  Students are responsible for their personal tools, supplies and possessions. GCCA is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen.

Please be sure to fill out and return an Emergency Contact/Medical Information form on the first day of camp.  Click here to download the Emergency Contact/Medical Information Form.

Drop Off / Pick Up:  Parents and guardians should come to the Upstairs Classroom at GCCA to drop students off and pick students up.  Instructors will not allow children to leave class until a parent or guardian arrives in the classroom for pick up. GCCA can ONLY be responsible for children/students during the hours for which they are registered.  Parents and children are welcome to enter the classroom at the stated start time but students will not be supervised by the Instructor before or after class time. 

Completed Art Projects:  Student work must be picked up by the week after camp ends. We strongly recommend that you bring your child with you to help identify the project.  Art projects left after the last day of Summer Art Camp will be discarded.  Make-up sessions for missed camp time will not be offered.  Art projects that are not completed during art camp must be taken home to complete - art camp instructors will not offer additional class time to complete projects.

If you have any questions, please call 864-735-3948 or email Art School Director Liz Rundorff Smith at liz@artcentergreenvile.org.


This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Meet the Instructors

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leah brazell

Leah Brazell is a BFA Visual Arts candidate at Clemson University, graduating in May of 2018, with an emphasis in drawing and art education. Raised in upstate South Carolina, she explores trees and their connection to language and how humans harm or protect them. As a volunteer teacher in workshops and schools, she encourages experimentation and creative problem solving. Leah conducted several kid’s art camps from home before interning with GCCA’s Summer Art Camps last year.  With her passion for making art and visual art education, she is excited to begin another summer as a lead art instructor at GCCA.

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Megan Hueble

Megan Hueble is a Greenville based artist who earned a BFA from Clemson University in 2017.  In 2016, Megan completed a Studio Art Education internship with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.  She is currently a Brandon Fellow at Greenville Center for Creative Arts where she is creating a body of work that focuses on self portraiture, collaged journal entries, and art historical references.  In addition to her work with GCCA, Megan serves as a Program Guide at the Children's Museum of the Upstate.

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Sarah Teal

Sarah Teal is a local artist who enjoys her art studio at the GCCA.  She has her BFA in painting, and a master’s degree in art education.  Sarah enjoys teaching middle and elementary students full time, and values the balance between her professional and artistic life.  Self portraiture has been the primary subject matter for her personal work for over 13 years, and enjoys it’s creation as a method of self expression and personal development.



Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15 / 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Going on an Adventure (5 - 8 year olds):  From foraging and scouting to campfire stories and playful exploration, campers will be inspired to create adventure themed art projects during the adventure week of art camp. Students will create one of a kind works of art using multimedia processes including collage, drawing, sculpture, and painting.

Felt Storyboards (9 - 12 year olds):  With felting expert Cecilia Ho students will learn wet and needle felting techniques to create a felt storyboard by building an imaginary scene structure and characters. Creative felt making and storytelling encourages playful learning and develops visual, tactile, and fine motor skills. Please bring OLD bath/beach towel to camp.

Tuition:  $205 per week / $185 Members (price includes supplies)

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Monday, June 18 - June 22 / 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Freestyling Fiber Arts:  Greenville has a rich textile history and in the Fiber Arts camp students will have the opportunity to work with this engaging art form while investigating the history of the medium.  Campers will study several fiber art processes including weaving, sewing, and dying to create memorable art projects.

Tuition:  $205 per week / $185 Members (price includes supplies)

Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29 / 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Safari:  Students will go on a wild adventure creating artwork inspired by the world’s plains and jungles, and the animals that live there in the Summer Safari week of camp.  Students will experience working with a variety of media including papier mache, painting, drawing, mixed media, and collage.

Tuition:  $205 per week / $185 Members (price includes supplies)

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Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13 / 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Superheroes!  Students will get in touch with their inner superhero during the Superhero camp!  Projects will range from comic book and character design to three dimensional, multimedia works of art inspired by comics and Pop Art.

Tuition:  $205 per week / $185 Members (price includes supplies)


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Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 21 / 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Under the Sea: Students will use imagination to explore all things found under the sea, creating artwork inspired by the many animals, plants and mysteries found in the ocean. Projects will include a variety of different media such as papier mache, sculpture, painting, drawing, collage and more.

Tuition:  $205 per week / $185 Members (price includes supplies)

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Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27 / 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel Around the World: Students will learn about different countries and cultures in the Travel Around the World camp. Projects will include Mexican pinatas, Chinese lanterns, African masks and much more.

Tuition:  $205 per week / $185 Members (price includes supplies)



Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3 / 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mythical Animal Planet:  Dragons, mermaids, and unicorns will come to life through the artwork students make in this art camp.  Students will have the opportunity to create their own mythological creatures using both two dimensional and three dimensional media.

Tuition:  $205 per week / $185 Members (price includes supplies)


Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10 / 
9:00am - 12:00pm

Up in Space Camp:  From UFOs and aliens to far away galaxies and black holes, outer space is full of mysterious wonders that students will explore during Up in Space Camp.  Projects will include a variety of hands-on processes including papier mache’, painting, mixed media, and collage.

Tuition:  $205 per week / $185 Members (price includes supplies)