summer art camp

Registration for Youth Summer Art Camp 2023!

Summer Art Camp is a unique opportunity for children ages 4 – 12 to explore their creative side in a museum setting, where they can find inspiration in the works of art that surround them.

Call Kelsie Christian at (276) 628-5005 x112 for more information.

There is a no refund policy for summer camps, please familiarize yourself with the FAQ’s before registration.

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Youth Summer Art Camp Registration 2023

Art in Nature Youth Summer Art Camp 2023 at William King Museum of Art Monday - Friday, 6/5 - 7/14 Youth Ages 7-9 & 10-12: $200/week • 9am - 4pm Early Childhood Ages 4-6: $150/week • 9am - 1pm Make new friendships and memories as you explore art and nature with William King Museum of Art’s Summer Art Camp 2023! Suitable for children ages 4 - 12. Artists have engaged with nature since the dawn of human creativity. Now art and nature loving kids can join the ranks of artist-naturalists like John James Audubon as they create artwork using and inspired by the natural world at WKMA this summer! This art camp theme is inspired by the Worrel collection of animal art coming soon to WKMA, resident artist Suzanne Stryck, and the beauty of Appalachia: allowing kids to use creativity as a medium to connect to the natural world around them. Registration opens March 15th and continues until two weeks before the start of each camp. Early registration and a 10% discount is available for museum members For information call Kelsie Christian at (276) 628-5005 ext. 112.
  • NOTICE to William King Society and WKMA Family Members

    William King Society Members and WKMA Family Members will receive a percentage off the cost of attendance. To receive discount, please call Kelsie Christian at (276) 628 - 5005 x112 or email
  • Youth Art Camp: Art in Nature

    This summer’s art camp theme, Art in Nature, is inspired by the Worrel collection of animal art coming soon to WKMA, resident artist Suzanne Stryck, and the beauty of Appalachia. Each week will explore the connections between art and nature, and students will create works inspired by animals, plants, and landscapes. There will be lots of outdoor exploration and many different artistic mediums, so get ready to get messy! • Early Childhood Camps for ages 4–6 run from 9 AM to 1 PM / $150 per week • Youth Camps for ages 7–9 and 10–12 run from 9 AM to 4 PM / $200 per week
  • Natural Impressions: June 5th–9th

    This week of art camp is inspired by the endless possibilities of printmaking. From leaf rubbings to collagraphs and even chemical lithography, kids will create printed artworks using or inspired by materials gathered from the outside world. This week is great for kids who like to say: “but I can’t draw!”
  • Field Explorers: June 12th–15th

    This week of art camp is inspired by natural explorers who used field notebooks to record and sketch their discoveries, such as John James Audubon. Kids will create their own field notebooks, learn about drawing from life, and take their notebooks outside to record natural discoveries around the museum campus.
  • Backwoods Builders: June 19th–23rd

    This week of art camp is all about sculpture and 3D media. Kids will work with clay, papier mache, foraged materials, and more to create sculptural artwork in and inspired by the great outdoors.
  • Wild Media Mish-Mash: June 26th–30th

    This week of art camp is all about combining different mediums and methods into original artworks. From paper making to collage, kids will learn new ways to make artwork and then combine and layer these techniques into unique creations inspired by Appalachian flora and fauna.
  • Halloween in July: July 10th–14th

    For this special final week of art camp, our favorite holiday is arriving early! The children’s wing of the WKMA will be filled with Halloween decorations. Make art projects of ghosts and ghouls and hear spoooooky tales from your councilors. Cat ears and witch hats are encouraged. Go all out and wear your Halloween costume for the student exhibition on Friday!
    Backwoods Builders for Ages 7-9 is now full. Natural Impressions for Ages 7-9 is now full.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    For information on scholarships contact Charlotte Torrence, Director of Youth Education at (276) 628-5005 ext. 114 or email
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