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Come to Summer Art Camp at the Studio School!

The Visual Art Center has eight weeks of summer camp fun ready for you. Learn all you can about how you make art while having a great time with your friends! We offer awesome art projects that let you jump in and explore your creativity! Our teaching artists have designed custom projects every week, all geared to be fun, exciting, and exceedingly cool! Each Friday, you & your camp friends will design your own art show so you can bring your parents and family into the world you have created during the week.

Structure of Each Day

  • Early drop-off: 8:30-10:00 am; early drop-off  is for parents who opt-in for an additional fee of $25/day or $100/week
    • Period 1: 10 am – 12 noon
    • Lunch: 12 noon – 12:45 pm (outside weather permitting)
    • Period 2: 12:45 -3:00
      • Snack: 1:45 – 2:00 (in class)
    • Pick up:  Campers return to homeroom for pickup
    • Late pickup: 3:00-3:30 pm; late pickup for parents who opt-in for an additional fee of $25/day)

July 10 – July 14:  Build/Take Apart

  • $400/week

July 17 – July 21: Light/Shadow

  • $400/week

July 24 – July 28: Flat/Inflated

  • $400/week

July 31 – August 4: Balance/Imbalance

  • $400/week

August 7 – August 11: Soft/Hard

  • $400/week

August 14 – August 18: Motion/Stillness

  • $400/week

August 21 – August 25: Pattern/Disorder

  • $400/week

August 28 – August 31: Proportion/Distortion

  • (M-TH only because of Labor Day weekend) $340/week

Please read our Studio School Policies before registering for any camp session. For more information about the Studio School contact us at studioschool@artcenternj.org or 908.273.9121 x214.


Session 1:Build / Take Apart (17U-CMP-W1)

Campers create work based on the ideas of building up and taking apart, gathering and scattering. Each group explores the concepts with guided and individual projects.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 2:Light / Shadow (17U-CMP-W2)

Campers explore light and shadow as they create projects across  a wide variety of materials. Each group explores the concepts with guided and individual projects.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 3:Flat /Inflated (17U-CMP-W3)

Campers push their ideas from the flat surfaces of screen and paper into the physical realm using a wide variety of materials and methods. Each group explores the concepts with guided and individual projects.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 4:Balance / Imbalance (17U-CMP-W4)

Campers explore the idea of balance, then play upon its disruption. Each group explores the concepts with guided and individual projects.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 5:Soft / Hard (17U-CMP-W5)

Guided by our team of instructors, campers are guided through multiple explorations of soft (light, surface, color?) and hard (texture, edges, tonality?). Each group explores the concepts with guided and individual projects.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Aug 7, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 6:Motion / Stillness (17U-CMP-W6)

Each camper works on projects which push them to examine what they think of motion and stillness. Each group explores the concepts with guided and individual projects.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 7:Pattern / Disorder (17U-CMP-W7)

Using a wide variety of methods, campers develop patterns in several ways and contrast them with the many means of creating and even celebrating disorder. Each group explores the concepts with guided and individual projects.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 8:Proportion / Distortion (17U-CMP-W8)

Learning to look is as essential to art making as learning when to let your imagination roam. Campers spend the week learning rigor and a little rigamarole! Each group explores the concepts with guided and individual projects.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4 sessions: Aug 28, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017
Tuition: $ 340.00