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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is pleased to offer nine weeks of camp for kids this summer! The first week's Art in America Camp, July 5 - 8, is a special flexible week where you can select one or more days to attend. The following wight weeks of Kids' Art Camp are full five-days sessions offering different themes each week. During these weeks we are also offering a new optional Early Drop-Off at 8:30 am for an additional fee.

A new session for August 29 - September 2 has just been added! To reserve a space for your child, call us at 908.273.9121 x 214.

Kids’ Art Camp has been developed to foster knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts. Your child will explore drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and three-dimensional work and more under the guidance of our highly qualified instructors. Projects are different each week ensuring new art experiences for your child.

Read our post about fostering creativity in your child.

Please read our Studio School Policies before registering for any camp session. For more information about the Studio School contact Dalila DeCarvalho, Studio School Coordinator, at or 908.273.9121 x214.

Session 7: August 22 - August 26
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Explore the world of cartoons, comics and popular characters through art!  Boys & girls alike will love creating their own characters and places for them to live. Learn the evolution of cartoons through Mickey Mouse, My Little Pony, Disney Princesses, Angry Birds and The Lion King just to name a few.  
Start with a story! Your child will travel through the pages of Harry Potter, Where the Wild Things Are and many more to breathe life into their favorite characters.
Note: Friday Art Exhibition and Student Pick-Up begin at 2 pm.
VanGogh Group
(ages 5 - 6 )
Tuition: $ 385.00

Monet Group
(ages 6 - 7 )
Tuition: $ 385.00

O'Keeffe Group
(ages 7 - 8 )
Tuition: $ 385.00

Warhol Group
(ages 8 - 9 )
Tuition: $ 385.00

DaVinci Group
(ages 9 - 10 )
Tuition: $ 385.00

Lichtenstein Group
(ages 10 - 11 )
Tuition: $ 385.00

Hopper Group
(ages 11 - 12 )
Tuition: $ 385.00


Session 8: August 29 - September 2
Creative Exploration Intensive
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

NEW! Come to Week 8 at the Art Center for Creative Exploration Intensive for students 5 to 15. Our campers will have a deeply satisfying and productive week of creative play and art making! Campers will work in multiple studios, allowing for freedom of expression and artistic development. For five days, children and teens will explore, create, and refine ideas inspired by the work of exhibiting artist Jill Kerwick. Her current show, “Lipstick and Other Stories” will be studied, interpreted, and discussed, launching students into deep, guided creative exploration. Each day our faculty will lead campers through stages of the creative cycle to drive home how each child can do investigative work at home and school.

For greater flexibility and student-led self direction, we are grouping students in general groups, determined by school grade: younger children, children, and pre/teens. From there, we will introduce ideas and projects that will allow the students to group themselves for shared projects or work alone that best suits the interest and development of the individual student. There are no fixed number of projects for this camp: the student will explore the offered media at his/her pace for his/her ends. Instructors will be posted in studios, prepared to help that day’s group with core instruction and support: we are to help the students develop their ideas with the processes, rather than impose fixed projects. Assistants will stay with each group throughout the day to provide cohesion and any group/personal assistance & guidance needed. 

Grades 1 - 3
(ages 5 - 8 )
Tuition: $ 400.00
Grades 4 - 6
(ages 9 - 12 )
Tuition: $ 400.00