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Summer Camp at the Gibbes, Ages 6-16

Photo by MCG Photography

Photo by MCG Photography

Keeping the safety of our campers, teachers, staff members, and their families at top of mind, we have decided to move forward with in-person camp with smaller camp classes and increased safety measures. We are pushing back our start date to June 22. To allow for better social distancing and increased hygiene protocols we are only allowing ages 6 and up this year and are reducing all classes to 8 students. This has been a difficult decision, but it comes from our desire to ensure that the Gibbes camp experience is safe and rewarding.


Full Day Camp for Ages 6-10

June 22-26: Do the Charleston!, for ages 6-10

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 6-10 SOLD OUT

June 29-July 3: Summer STEAM, for ages 6-10

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 6-10 SOLD OUT

July 13-17: pARTy Animals, for ages 6-10

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 6-10 SOLD OUT


Camp for Teens and Tweens

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
Age 6-10 SOLD OUT

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
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 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
SOLD OUT

Canceled Sessions

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 SESSION CANCELED
Age 7-10 SESSION CANCELED

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
SESSION CANCELED

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 SESSION CANCELED
Age 7-10 SESSION CANCELED

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
SESSION CANCELED

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
SESSION CANCELED

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
SESSION CANCELED

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
SESSION CANCELED

July 20-24: Show Me the Monet!, for ages 6-10

Let’s travel to France to meet Monet, Degas, Cassatt, and other Impressionist masters.
9am–4pm: $280 Members | $305 Non-Members
SESSION CANCELED

July 27-31: Pop! Goes the Artist, for ages 6-10

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
SESSION CANCELED

August 3-7: Renaissance Masters and More, for ages 6-10

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
SESSION CANCELED


***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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