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Summer Camp at the Gibbes, Ages 4-16

Photo by MCG Photography

Photo by MCG Photography

Fill the summer with art and fun. The Gibbes is excited to offer a range of camp options for ages 4-16. To be added to any wait list, please email Chase Quinn with the week, camper’s name, age, and your contact information with the subject line “Wait List.”


Full Day Camp for Ages 4-10

June 8-12: World Travelers, for ages 4-10

Follow us on an amazing journey around the world, discovering new artists and landmarks along the way.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members
Age 4-6 SOLD OUT
Age 7-10 SOLD OUT

June 15-19, Mix It Up!, for ages 4-10

Come experiment with us as we play with collage and mixed media. Learn how artists combine different textures and colors to create bold and exciting works of art.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members
Age 4-6 SOLD OUT
Age 7-10 SOLD OUT

June 22-26: Do the Charleston!, for ages 4-10

Celebrated Charleston's 350th birthday this week as we explore artists, scenes, people, and maybe dances, that have shaped the city into what we love today.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members
Age 4-6 SOLD OUT

June 29-July 3: Summer STEAM, for ages 4-10

Come experiment with us as we blend science and art in this exciting week. Campers will create colorful masterpieces using a variety of materials and cause some surprising reactions.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members
Age 4-6 SOLD OUT
Age 7-10 SOLD OUT

July 13-17: pARTy Animals, for ages 4-10

Campers will create wonderful artwork inspired by amazing animals from around the world. Watch out, we may spontaneously break into dance!
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members
Age 4-6 SOLD OUT
Age 7-10 SOLD OUT

July 20-24: Show Me the Monet!, for ages 4-10

Let’s travel to France to meet Monet, Degas, Cassatt, and other Impressionist masters.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members
Age 4-6 SOLD OUT
Age 7-10 SOLD OUT

July 27-31: Pop! Goes the Artist, for ages 4-10

Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jackson Pollock will all be inspirational artists for this fun week packed with color, movement, and pop culture.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members
Age 4-6 SOLD OUT
Age 7-10 SOLD OUT

August 3-7: Renaissance Masters and More, for ages 4-10

Michelangelo, Donetello, Leonardo, and Raphael. No, it's not the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it's the Italian Renaissance! From painting upside down to capturing that perfect Mona Lisa smile, this week is sure to capture every young artist's imagination.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members
Age 4-6 SOLD OUT
Age 7-10 SOLD OUT


Half-Day Camp for Ages 4-11

June 8-12: Art en Français, for ages 7-9

Discover the Middle Ages of the French-speaking world in this fun, language-infused week of art. Campers will travel back in time to discover architecture, decorative arts, learn some French, and make art!
9am–12noon: $160 Members | $185 Non-Members
SOLD OUT

July 6-10: My First Art Camp, for ages 4-5

Calling all young artists who are looking for a morning of art-making and fun! Join us for this week of engaging art projects focused on using new techniques and exploring creativity.
9am–12noon: $160 Members | $185 Non-Members
SOLD OUT

July 6-10: Illustration and Storybook Design, for ages 8-11

Join Clare Pernice, author, illustrator, and educator at the Museum of Illustration in New York, for this exciting week where campers will create characters while developing their own stories and settings.
9am–12pm: $225 Members | $250 Non-Members
SOLD OUT

July 20-24: Arte en Español, for ages 6-7

Discover the Spanish-speaking world through the work of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and more in this fun, language-infused week of art. Campers will explore these artists, learn some Spanish, and create art!
9am–12noon: $160 Members | $185 Non-Members
SOLD OUT


Camp for Teens and Tweens

June 15-19: Art and Yoga, for ages 9-12

Let your mind and body relax this week as tweens explore the connection between movement and meditative artistic practices.
9am–12noon: $160 Members | $185 Non-Members

June 22-26: Advanced Drawing Techniques, for ages 11-16

Designed for students with an interest in developing art skills and techniques, this week-long camp will dive into the mechanics of drawing with charcoal and pastels. This course is great for building portfolios and for those who love to draw.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members

June 29-July 3: Teen Camp, for ages 13-16

This summer, older students will enjoy contemplating the powerful work of Fred Wilson in his special exhibit, Afro Kismet, and explore their own identity through the construction of a wire chandelier. They will work with the Gibbes’ permanent collection to observe how artists use personal identities and backgrounds in the creation of universal work: from the sewing patterns of John Westmark’s Wave Upon Wave, to the well-loved Lowcountry subject matter of Anna Heyward Taylor’s Sea Turtle. Projects include wire sculptures, mixed-media collages using maps, menus, sewing patterns, and vibrant locally-inspired seascape paintings.
1pm–4pm: $160 Members | $185 Non-Members

July 6-10: Advanced Painting Techniques, for ages 11-16

Designed for students with an interest in developing art skills and techniques, this week-long camp will dive into the mechanics of painting. This course is great for building portfolios and for those who love to paint.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members

July 6-10: Illustration and Storybook Design, for ages 8-11

Join Clare Pernice, author, illustrator, and educator at the Museum of Illustration in New York, for this exciting week where campers will create characters while developing their own stories and settings.
9am–12pm: $225 Members | $250 Non-Members
SOLD OUT

July 13-17: Indigo Dyeing, for ages 10-14

Indigo is a dye known and cherished the world around. This coveted blue dye has its own history in the Carolina’s dating to the mid-1700s. Campers will learn about the dye’s impact on the region and different peoples living here. They will explore different techniques of tie dye, clay and cassava resist printing, and painting with natural indigo. Campers will learn how to sew these dyed fabrics into quilts, pillows, bags, or anything they would like.
1pm–4pm: $225 Members | $250 Non-Members

August 3-7: Tween Camp, for ages 10-13

This summer, older students will enjoy contemplating the powerful work of Fred Wilson in his special exhibit, Afro Kismet, and explore their own identity through the construction of a wire chandelier. They will work with the Gibbes’ permanent collection to observe how artists use personal identities and backgrounds in the creation of universal work: from the sewing patterns of John Westmark’s Wave Upon Wave, to the well-loved Lowcountry subject matter of Anna Heyward Taylor’s Sea Turtle. Projects include wire sculptures, mixed-media collages using maps, menus, sewing patterns, and vibrant locally-inspired seascape paintings.
1pm–4pm: $160 Members | $185 Non-Members


***A 3% credit card fee will apply to all transactions.***

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If the student withdraws before 30 days before the start of camp, tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. Any student who withdraws within 30 days and up to 5 business days before the start of class, tuition will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. Students withdrawing from camp within 5 business days of the start of camp will be refunded tuition at half of the registration price. There are no refunds after the start of camp.

Credit card and membership fees are nonrefundable.





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