Imagine, Explore, Create!

DCCA Summer Art Camp 2015
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 installation art, new technologies, and animation.
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 below) 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. 
Curator of Education
(302) 656-6466 x7101
Register online today!


Summer Camp Rates

$225 Members/$265 Nonmembers
$130 Members/$160 Nonmembers for half-day camps

Optional pre- and post-camp available for $50 per program per week. Rates, availability, and times for pre- and post- camp may differ during half-day sessions

Register before March 31, 2015, and save $30 off your total registration fee. Scholarships made possible by gifts from our generous friends are available; please contact Sarah Ware for more information.

Summer Camp Sessions

Session 1: Ages 4 – 6
Animal Instincts: Explore Your Wild (Art) Side
June 22 – June 26, 9 am – 12 pm, Half Day
Unleash your creativity at the DCCA this summer as you use 2-D and 3-D mixed media techniques to create artwork inspired by colorful and exotic wildlife.

Session 2: Ages 7 – 9
Room with a View: Mastering Installation Art
July 6 – July 10, 10 am – 4 pm
Go big or go home this week as we create large-scale, sculptural installations that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Session 3: Ages 7 – 9
Beyond Brushes: Painting for the 21st Century
July 13 – July 17, 10 am – 4 pm
No brushes, no problem! We’ll be thinking outside the box this week as we discover alternative methods for painting vibrant works of art.

Session 4: Ages 10 – 12
Technique Techies: Teaching Old Art New Tricks
July 20 – July 24, 10 am – 4 pm
It’s Art 2.0 at the DCCA this summer as we explore the meeting of new technologies and traditional art styles.

Session 5: Ages 10 – 12
Contemporary Clay: The Art of Form
July 27 – July 31, 10 am – 4 pm
Step aside pinch pots, there’s some new pottery in town. Learn the art of hand-building this season and get inspired by contemporary ceramic artists.

Session 6: Ages 13 – 15
Teen Week: Lights! Camera! Animation!
August 3 – August 7, 1 pm – 4 pm, Half Day
It’s an action-packed week as you step into the director’s seat. Get introduced to basic animation techniques such as stop-motion animation and green-screening while you create your movie masterpieces.


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 16 to 18 to assist in our Summer Art Camps, shadow museum jobs, and gain valuable career experience. 
Session 1: July 6 – 17
Session 2: July 20 – July 31
Application Deadline: Friday, May 29

Registration Deadline: Ongoing
Register before March 31, 2015 and save $30 off your total registration fee.
Register online.