Summer Arts Program


As of now, our summer programming is scheduled to proceed as normal. We will update any registrants about schedule changes as they happen. Thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.

Summer Art Camps for Artists Grades K – 12 / June 15 – August 14, 2020

Morning Classes: 9a – 12p
Lunch: 12 -1p
Afternoon Classes: 1 – 4p
After Hours: 4 – 5:30p (optional)

Join us for Artspace’s 31st year of hands-on summer camps! Students in rising grades K–12, will learn tricks, tips and techniques from professional artists in fun and creative week-long classes.

Discounted early member registration runs February 1–14 (save an EXTRA 10% on top of your member discount!); open registration starts February 15. Not a member? Join during February at the Family level and get $10 off your membership AND take advantage of our early member registration and discounts.

Classes are $140 members / $155 non-members. After Hours is $25 member/$30 non-members per week.

Registration can be done online, in person, by phone, or by mail.

Please note that Artspace Education Department staff members (Brittany Carlson, Education + Outreach Manager; Gab Corter, Education Assistant; and Taylor McGee, Education Administrative Assistant) are all CPR certified.

Special Family Members Rewards

(Family-level members and above)

  • Early members-only registration starting February 1 (please note that only Family Members and above get discounted pricing for Youth Classes)
  • Discounted pricing on classes and After Hours
  • An additional 10% early-bird discount on classes and After Hours when purchasing during early registration (February 1-14).
  • Sibling discount – purchase a Family membership and you’ll get discounted member pricing for ALL the artists in your family.

Not a member? Join during FEBRUARY at the Family level and get an extra $10 off your membership AND take advantage of our early member registration and discounts.


Members can register beginning February 1 and public registration begins February 15. Register online, by phone at 919.821.287, or in person. Paper registration forms can be mailed upon request. Artspace accepts cash (in person only), check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Mark Your Calendars 

Although you will receive an email confirmation, please be sure to mark the dates and the name of the class on your calendar.


Week-long Youth classes

Class cost (per class): $140 members // $155 non-members

After Hours

$25 members // $30 non-members

Cancellation + Refunds

If Artspace cancels a class: 

Artspace reserves the right to cancel a class at least eight business days prior to the start date if minimum enrollment is not met. If we cancel a class you will receive a full refund. 

If you cancel enrollment: 

30 or more days prior to the start date, you will receive a full refund of class cost. At least 15 calendar days prior to the start date, you will receive a 50% refund of class cost. No refund will be given for cancellations less than 15 calendar days before the start of any class. 

Drop Off + Pick Up

We require that you bring your child into the Artspace Lobby daily before each class to sign your child in. Drop off for morning classes is 8:30am (no earlier drop off times are available) and 12:30pm for afternoon classes.

We expect you to pick up and sign out your child promptly from their classroom. You will be required to show an ID. Pick up time is 12-12:30pm for morning classes, 4-4:15pm for afternoon classes, and 5:30pm for After Hours.

Location + Parking

All classes take place at Artspace, located at 201 East Davie Street in downtown Raleigh’s City Market area. Free parking on Davie Street may be available and there is ample paid parking in the City Market parking lot at the corner of Martin + Person Streets.

What to Bring + Wear

Wear comfortable shoes + dress for mess!

If you are taking only one class: bring a snack each day. If you are a FULL DAY student: bring 2 snacks and a lunch each day OR or order a lunch from our lunch vendor. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

In consideration of our students with peanut allergies, we ask that you NOT bring snacks or lunches with peanuts or peanut products. 


Lunch is 12-1pm each day. Staying all day but don’t want to pack a lunch? Select from the nutritious options provided by our lunch vendor, Carroll’s Kitchen. Vegetarian options are available. Lunch is $5.50/day or $27 for the week. 

Download a lunch order form here. Please make sure to order your lunch early. Lunch form and payment are due the Monday before your class starts. Email your lunch form to Education Administrative Assistant, Taylor McGee at

After Hours, 4-5:30p

This is a relaxed + fun time daily that includes art activities, games and more. An additional cost of $30 per student for the week applies. ($25 members)

Scholarships // Application Deadline: April 26, 2020

Artspace offers need-based scholarships. Contact Taylor McGee, Education Administrative Assistant at or 919-821-2787. Nominations accepted Feb 15 – April 26.

Intern with us // Application Deadline extended: April 5, 2020

Artspace seeks two interns for summer 2020 to assist with our Summer Art Camps. These paid internships are designed to develop skills in Education Programming and Management for college juniors and seniors majoring in Visual Art, Art Education, Art Administration or MFA candidates. Applications are due April 5.

Learn more + apply

Volunteer // Application Deadline: April 5, 2020

Love kids? Love art? We are looking for responsible volunteers to assist our teaching artists in the classrooms during our Summer Art Camps, happening June 15 – August 14. Artspace has EXPANDED our summer class offerings and we’ll need EXTRA volunteer support to help make this a fun creative summer for everyone!

Volunteer general duties include assisting instructors and students with art projects and supplies, classroom setup + clean-up, and monitoring children during breaks and lunchtime. Volunteers must be able to volunteer a full week-long art session (Monday-Friday) for morning or afternoon shifts. Each week-long session accounts for approximately 22.5 hours. Must be ages 16 + to apply.

Download application + Background Check Form

Applicants must complete BOTH the application form and the background check form to be considered for this opportunity.

If you have questions or would like a screen-reader friendly application, please contact Katie Gunter, Visitor Services Coordinator at


As part of our mission, Artspace strives to be accessible and welcoming to youth with disabilities. If you have an accommodation request or questions regarding inclusion, please contact Brittany Carlson, Education + Outreach Manager at or 919-821-2787. 

For more detailed information about ADA accessibility for our programs and facilities visit:

Summer Celebration // SAT August 22, 12:30-3p

Join Artspace as we host a special celebration showcasing the work of all of our artists on SAT August 22nd. Dress up, bring your family for treats, music, arts and community!

Interested in teaching?

Interested teachers should contact Brittany Carlson, Education + Outreach Manager, at Screen-reader friendly application available upon request – please contact Brittany at

Summer Sponsors