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Summer Camp 2022


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, including mandatory masks for all students, teachers, interns, and Gibbes staff.

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Full-Day Camp for Ages 6-10

June 6-10: Celebrating Lowcountry Artists, for ages 6-10

From Jonathan Green to William H. Johnson, and Mary Whyte to Mary Jackson, the Lowcountry has been home to amazing artists over the year. This week, young artists will explore the work of Lowcountry artists in the permanent collection and beyond as they develop their own unique brand of creativity.
9am–4pm: $290 Members | $315 Non-Members
Age 6-7 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.
Age 8-10 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.

June 13-17: Full STEAM Ahead!, for ages 6-10

Come experiment with us as we blend science, physics, and art in this exciting week. Campers will create colorful masterpieces using a variety of materials and cause some surprising reactions.
9am–4pm: $290 Members | $315 Non-Members
Age 6-7 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.
Age 8-10 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.

June 27-July 1: The Power of Portraits, for ages 6-10

Portraits come in all shapes and sizes, and this week we’ll discover them all! Inspired by the work in Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice, campers this week will create amazing portraits of themselves, their family, and anyone else that inspires them.
9am–4pm: $290 Members | $315 Non-Members
Age 6-7 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.
Age 8-10 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.

July 18-22: Wild About Animals, for ages 6-10

From zebra stripes and leopard spots, animals are ripe with design opportunities. Our campers this week will explore the world of art through animals and create some wild creations of their own.
9am-4pm: $290 Members | $315 Non-Members
Age 6-7 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.
Age 8-10 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.

July 25-29: Around the World in 5 Days, for ages 6-10

Follow us on an amazing journey around the world, discovering new artists, art techniques, cultures, and landmarks along the way.
9am–4pm: $290 Members | $315 Non-Members
Age 6-7 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.
Age 8-10 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.


Half-Day Camp for Ages 4-10

June 20-24: Meet Me at the Gibbes!, for ages 4-7

Whether this is your first time at art camp or you’re an old pro, this fun week of projects will have.
9am–12pm: $170 Members | $195 Non-Members
Age 4-5 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.
Age 6-7 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.

July 11-15: P-ART-y Animals, for ages 4-6

What is your spirit animal? Discover all the amazing ways to create artistic creatures in this fun camp for young artists.
9am–12pm: $170 Members | $195 Non-Members
Age 4-6 SOLD OUT Join wait list here.

July 11-15: Illustration and Storybook Design, for ages 7-10

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: $230 Members | $250 Non-Members
SOLD OUT Join wait list here.

July 18-22: Dreamland, for ages 8-10

Join former visiting artist, Daisy McClellan for this exciting week of exploring dream-like patterns through a variety of techniques such as ice dying and marbling on various materials ranging from fabric to leather.
9am–12pm: $230 Members | $250 Non-Members
Register Age 8-10

August 1-5: String it Together, for ages 8-10

Join former visiting artist, Daisy McClellan as campers explore art made of string ranging from thin floss to thick rope. We’ll learn embroidery, macrame, and more.
9am–12pm: $230 Members | $250 Non-Members
SOLD OUT Join wait list here.


Full-Day Camp for Teens and Tweens

June 27-July 1: Portraits in Paint and Print, for ages 11-15

Designed for students with an interest in developing art skills and techniques, this week-long camp will dive into the mechanics of painting and printmaking while exploring portraits.
9am–4pm: $290 Members | $315 Non-Members
Register Age 11-16

July 18-22: Mixed Media, for ages 11-16

Discover the amazing world or mixed media collage in this fun camp session. Students will experiment with different techniques and styles of combining different materials together to create unique works of art.
9am–4pm: $290 Members | $315 Non-Members
Register Age 11-16

July 25-29: A World of Art, for ages 11-16

Explore the world and many different cultures through the artists and art created. Students will experiment with different techniques and media as they travel the globe.
9am–4pm: $290 Members | $315 Non-Members
Register Age 11-16


Half-Day Camp for Teens and Tweens

June 20-24: Silver Working, for ages 14-16

Learn the fine art of working with silver. Students will learn to saw, pierce, file, solder, drill, and clean metals in creating individual piece of jewelry. Techniques will include cold connection, forging, and piercing.
9am–12pm: $400 Members | $425 Non-Members
Register Age 14-16

June 27-July 1: Blue Hues: Indigo dyeing, painting, and printing, for ages 11-15

This summer camp with past visiting artist Kristy Bishop is all about that fantastic and versatile dye indigo. Campers will learn about the Lowcountry history of indigo, its impact worldwide, and the science of vat dyeing. During the week, campers will explore shibori tie-dye techniques, cassava paste resist, making indigo paint, and screen printing with indigo ink. Campers can bring personal items to dye, paint, and print on in addition to provided cotton fabric.
1pm–4pm: $230 Members | $250 Non-Members
Register Age 11-15

July 11-15: Fantastic Fibers: Weaving, Knitting, Sewing, Dyeing, and Painting, for ages 11-13

This summer camp is for the textile lover. Campers will spend the week learning the basics or weaving, spool knitting, hand sewing, dyeing, and printing on fabric with past visiting artist Kristy Bishop. Projects could range from printed totes, t-shirts, woven tapestry, knitted fiber jewelry, hand-dyed pillows and so much more!
1pm–4pm: $230 Members | $250 Non-Members
Register Age 11-13

July 11-15: Fighters for Freedom, for ages 14-16

Inspired by our current exhibition Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice artists will explore the amazing works by the South Carolina artist and create unique works of their own.
1pm–4pm: $170 Members | $195 Non-Members
Register Age 14-16


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

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If the student withdraws before 30 business 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.