Imagine. Explore. Create.
About DCCA Summer Camp 2014
The DCCA offers six sessions of summer camps for ages 4 – 15. Participants will work with professionally trained Teaching Artists and have full access to DCCA galleries. Campers will explore contemporary takes on a number of art themes, including text, portraiture, and recycled materials.
Campers investigate these themes in an interdisciplinary way by using visual art making, interpretive games, performance art, and physical exploration. Art activities utilize a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, and mixed media. Curriculum includes individual projects as well as collaborative art making.
In addition to regular camp hours (listed at right) optional weekly pre-camp (8 – 10 am*) and post-camp (4 – 6 pm*) sessions are available for an additional fee. Each Friday at 3:30 pm there will be an art exhibition of the campers’ work for friends and family. 
Scholarships Available
DCCA scholarships are made possible by gifts from our generous friends.
Sarah Ware
Curator of Education
(302) 656-6466 x 7101
Camp Hours: Monday through Friday 10 am - 4 pm. 
Optional pre- and post-camp available $50 per program/week*. 
*Rates, availability, and times for pre- and post- camp may differ during 1/2 day sessions
Summer Camp Dates & Rates
Session 1: Wonderous Wearables: Crafting Creative Apparel, Ages 4 - 6  Limited Space Available!
June 23 – June 27, 9 am – 12 pm Half Day! $130 Members, $160 Non Members

Fashion and art collide at the DCCA this summer. Explore how contemporary artists use clothing and costumes in their artwork. Create some outrageous outfits and work the DCCA runway!

Session 2: Art Under the Microscope: Combining Science and Art, Ages 7 - 9   Session Full!
July 7 – 11, 10 am – 4 pm, $225 Members, $265 Non Members

Ditch the lab coat and bring your smock to the DCCA! This week we’ll be investigating the connections between art and science. Create beautiful works of 2D and 3D art based on scientific observations and principles. 

Session 3: Ordinary Object, Extraordinary Art: Exploring Sculpture, Ages 7 - 9   Limited Space Available!
July 14 – July 18, 10 am – 4 pm, $225 Members, $265 Non Members

Where do artists find their inspiration? Join the DCCA for a week of sculpture based on everyday subject matter. Discover contemporary artists from around the world that utilize their surroundings for inspiration. Use different media including wire, clay, found objects, and natural materials.

Session 4: Off the Grid: Pushing the Boundaries of Drawing, Ages 10 - 12 
July 21 – July 25, 10 am – 4 pm, $225 Members, $265 Non Members   Limited Space Available!

Take your drawing skills to the next level as you explore new approaches to traditional drawing. Go big, go small, go off the page, and everything in between! Use a variety of media including pencil, ink, charcoal, and markers as you create exciting drawings.

Session 5: Me, My Selfie, and I: Contemporary Portraits, Ages 10 - 12 
July 28 – August 1, 10 am – 4 pm, $225 Members, $265 Non Members Limited Space Available!

Go beyond your basic selfie and find out what you can do with portraiture. From the camera to the canvas, you’ll use a wide range of materials and techniques to express yourself. Strike up your best pose and make a statement this summer!

Session 6: 'Zine Teens: Art Magazines for the New Age, Ages 13 - 15 
August 4 – August 8, 1 pm – 4 pm Half Day! $130 Members, $160 Non Members

During this week DCCA teens will learn how to make their own art ‘zines, from development to publication. Fusing writing, drawing, design, photography, and printmaking, these magazines can take many forms. Create a comic, a coloring book, a poetry volume, a manifesto, the sky’s the limit. If you love blogging, you’ll love making these DIY booklets.



Future Teaching Artist (FTA) Program For Teens
Ages 15 - 18

Interested in a career in the arts? Love kids? Let us help you learn about different careers in art education and museums this summer through our Future Teaching Artists (FTA) program. We are seeking responsible, eager, and creative teen volunteers ages 15 to 18 to assist in our Summer Art Camps, shadow museum jobs, and gain valuable career experience. 
Session 1: July 7 - 18 
Session 2: July 21 - August 1 
Application Deadline: May 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: Ongoing
Register before March 31, 2014 and save $30 off your total registration fee.
Register online here.