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Summer Art Camps


In-person + Virtual Summer Art Camps for Grades 3 – 12
June 14 – August 13, 2021

March 1: Member registration begins // March 15: Non-member registration begins

Join us for Artspace’s 32nd year of hands-on summer camps! Students in rising grades 3–12, will learn tricks, tips and techniques from professional artists in fun and creative week-long classes.

This summer, we are excited to offer both in person and virtual classes. 

Members can register starting March 1. Family members will receive an additional 10% off member pricing when registering during this time (March 1-14). Open registration begins March 15.

Artspace reserves the right to adjust classes in adherence with health and safety guidelines. Refunds and/or class credit will be provided if Artspace makes the decision to modify or cancel a class. All efforts will be made to maintain the current schedule of classes.

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In Person Classes
Morning Classes: 9am – 12pm
Lunch: 12 – 1pm
Afternoon Classes: 1 – 4pm

Virtual Classes
Morning Classes: 10 – 11:30am
Afternoon Classes: 1 – 2:30pm

After Hours

This year, due to the pandemic and following CDC and NCDDHS recommendations we are making every effort to not mix classes, which unfortunately necessitates the cancellation of our After Hours program.


Register online or by phone at 919.821.287. Please note that we have limited staff in the building at this time (M-F, 9a-5p), so online registration is recommended. Paper registration forms can be mailed upon request. Artspace accepts cash (in person only), check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Everyone attending a virtual class is required to pay the registration fee. Each class will begin with a roll call of registered students. If a student in class is not on the roster, you will be contacted by Artspace to make payment.

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.


In person classes

Per class: $140 members // $155 non-members

Virtual Classes

Per class: $75 members // $85 non-members

Member Rewards

Become a Family Member and take advantage of early registration and savings for our Summer Art Camps!

  • Early members only registration begins March 1.
  • Discounted pricing on classes.
  • An additional 10% early bird discount on classes when purchasing during early registration (March 1–14).
  • Sign up for a Family Membership February 14 – March 31 and receive $10 off your membership fee. No coupon code necessary! (Must be Family level to receive summer class discounts.)
  • Sibling discount – purchase a Family Membership and you’ll get discounted member pricing for ALL the artists in your family.

Art For All

This year we are offering a special discount from March 1-31 for any family struggling financially this year who cannot afford the full tuition – $100 for half day // $200 for full day. Just select the ARTFORALL ticket price to automatically receive this pricing.

Cancellation + Refunds

If Artspace cancels a class: 

Artspace reserves the right to cancel a class at least 10 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.

*Credit card processing fees will not be refunded*

Pandemic related cancellations + Refunds

Artspace reserves the right to adjust classes in adherence with health and safety guidelines. Refunds and/or class credit will be provided if Artspace makes the decision to modify or cancel a class. All efforts will be made to maintain the current schedule of classes. 

If a class must be cancelled due to illness, quarantine, or isolation, Artspace will offer pro-rated refunds to enrolled students for cancelled class(es).


Each summer, Artspace offers up to 60 full, financial need-based scholarships to Wake County students to participate in our Summer Art Camps. In light of the range of financial difficulties many families are facing due to the pandemic, Artspace will not restrict eligibility to only students who are on subsidized lunch programs for Summer 2021. We hope and trust that families who truly need assistance will apply. Families will have the choice to apply for a scholarship for either in person or virtual instruction.

In Person Scholarship
In person scholarships will cover the cost of a half day or full day of camp for one week. Full day scholarship recipients will receive lunch every day free of charge from our lunch vendor sponsor (vegetarian options available).

Virtual Scholarship
Virtual scholarships cover the cost of one week long virtual class and the supply kit for that class.

Deadline for scholarship applications: May 5, 2021.

Scholarships are limited and awarded on a first-come, first served basis.


Questions? Please contact Education Coordinator, Taylor McGee at tmcgee@artspacenc.org.


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: bcarlson@artspacenc.org.

Location + Parking

All in person 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.

Drop Off + Pick Up

This year we will be implementing a new drop off + pick up system to minimize contact, details coming soon.

 COVID-19 Safety Policies

The safety of our community is our number one priority. Artspace is a public organization with open hours, visitors will not be allowed to enter classroom spaces. Anyone entering our building will be required to follow the protocols outlined below. These measures may be revised to align with changes to local, state, and CDC guidelines.

Health + Safety Measures

  • Anyone entering the building will have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer and be asked to complete a health screening questionnaire. 
  • Anyone entering the building will be required to wear a face covering. 
  • Artspace Summer Art Camp staff, instructors, interns, volunteers, and students will engage in increased hand washing and use of hand sanitizer. Artspace has sinks for hand washing available in each classroom and hand sanitizer stations in each classroom and throughout the building. 
  • In person class sizes have been reduced to a max of 10 students to accommodate a safe social distance in each classroom.
  • Artspace adheres to local, state, and CDC guidelines for enhanced cleaning practices and physical distancing.

Safe Participation Standards

Artspace requires staff and program participants to meet the following health screening criteria to participate in programming.  

If staff, instructors, interns, volunteers, or students are experiencing illness or COVID-19 symptoms, they will kindly be asked to leave the building. Students showing signs of illness or COVID-19 will need to be picked up immediately along with any siblings who are also attending programming.

Artspace will communicate with families if a staff member, instructor, intern, volunteer, or student within their child’s group has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Eligible to Participate

  • No symptoms of COVID-19
  • No contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days

Ineligible to Participate

  • Diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Felt ill or experienced any of the symptoms of COVID-19 listed on the CDC’s website 
  • Been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed, showing symptoms of, or confirmed exposure to COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19

You can return to Artspace 10 days after receiving a negative COVID-19 test result and you are no longer exhibiting symptoms, or once you have received two negative tests 24 hours apart.

What to Bring + Wear

  • Students must wear a face mask at all times at Artspace
  • 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 two snacks and a lunch each day 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. This year classes will not be combined for lunch and instead will remain in their classroom. 

Photography Release

Our communications team takes photos and videos during Summer Art Camps for use on social media and promotional materials. We understand that not all parents/guardians are comfortable with their child being photographed.

If you DO NOT want us to photograph or take videos of your child you may opt out by sending an email to our Communications Coordinator, Hannah Costner: hcostner@artspacenc.org. Your email should include your child’s name and class. 

Artspace has mandated that all virtual classes be recorded. This is both to help our instructors make improvements to future classes, and to provide students who are unable to attend classes with a record of the class they missed.


Artspace will provide materials for all in person classes unless otherwise indicated in the class description. For virtual classes families will be provided with a supply list from the instructor and are responsible for purchasing or gathering materials from home for the class. If you have any questions about supplies / substitutions please contact Taylor McGee, Education Coordinator: tmcgee@artspacenc.org.

Summer Celebration + Youth Art Exhibition

Our Summer Celebration and Youth Art Exhibition will be virtual this year! Stay tuned for communications about how to participate in the online exhibition.

Bonus! There are Cool T-Shirts!

We’ll be selling Summer Art Camp Shirts again this year! Proceeds will benefit our scholarship program. Stay tuned for the design! 


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brittany Carlson, Education + Outreach Manager: bcarlson@artspacenc.org. Brittany will respond as soon as possible, however, please allow up to three business days for a response as we anticipate increased email communications. Please note, we have limited staff in the building at this time, so email is preferred to phone calls.

For tech questions – Check out our Online Class Tech Info page for frequently asked questions on how to join your online class, what to do if you lose your password and more.

Please note that Artspace Education Department staff members (Brittany Carlson, Education + Outreach Manager, and Taylor McGee, Education Coordinator) are CPR certified.

Intern with us this summer

Artspace seeks an intern for Summer 2021 to assist with its in person Summer Art Camps. This internship is 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. Learn more + apply for the internship here.

Interested in teaching next year?

Interested teachers should submit class proposals here. Screen-reader friendly application available upon request – please contact Brittany at bcarlson@artspacenc.org.