Summer Camps



Mud Masterpieces Pottery Camp! with Rebekah Wostrel


For kids who love to get dirty and use their hands! Campers will have fun drawing and painting on clay and creating colorful pottery and sculpture while learning a variety of building techniques (including wheel-throwing). We’ll look at lots of art, meet other working McGuffey artists and have some creative, inspirational outdoor play/work each day! Other media may include mosaics, paper-mache and plaster. All materials are non-toxic and food-safe. Meets daily for one week.

AGE OF STUDENTS: 4 – 11  (all sessions for ages 6-11 except June 11-15, ages 4-7)   

DATES/TIMES:  M-F 10:30-12:30 - June 11-15 (ages 4-7), June 18-22, July 2-6, 9-13, 16-20

LOCATION: Studio #6

PAYMENT INFORMATION:  $190 pay by personal check or register online



CLAYOGA! - A camp for mindful makers

INSTRUCTOR: Rebekah Wostrel

CLAYOGA is a camp for girls ages 9-12. The goal of this class is to cultivate creativity in a mindful, intentional way. We'll focus on the mind/body connection, working collaboratively to create beautiful art! Each day begins in Studio 20, a light-filled dance studio, where we'll wake up our bodies with gentle yoga and share some poetry and thoughts about art, life and creativity. Campers will then move down to Studio 6 to explore some personal art-making and express their creative selves! We'll be using a variety of art media - clay, paint, paper, collage, wire - whatever the whim of the group! There will be some outside time each day as well as visits to other McGuffey artists' studios.

STUDENTS: Girls ages 9-12
DATES and TIMES: M-F, 9am-noon, June 24-29
LOCATION: Studio 20 and 6

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $285 pay by personal check or register online      

CONTACT: Rebekah Wostrel,,


Girls Just Want to Have Fun - and Create! Art Camp with Susan Northington

330.00 per week  

A week filled with creating & learning fun stuff!  Watercolors, acrylics, collage, jewelry, journals, yoga, iSTEM and more.

DATES and TIMES: 3 camps, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, M-F 9am-3pm

LOCATION: Studio 5

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $330 per week. Checks made out to Susan Northington Art


Contact information: or 434-242-5568


Oil Painting for Children and Teens with Renee Balfour

DESCRIPTION: Students will explore the versatility of oil paint while learning concepts and techniques.  Focus will be on composition and color, color mixing.  They will be encouraged to incorporate into their own work. Students will be guided to take greater risks with artistic expression while building a better understanding of materials and technique.

AGES: Age 7 to 17

COST:  $340 All Materials Included    

DATES and TIMES:  One week camp  9:00 to 1:00

JUNE:     1) June 18th to 22nd

JULY:       1) July 9th to 13th
                2)  July 16th to 20th     
                3) July 30th to August 3rd

AUGUST:  1) August 6th to 10th                  
                 2) August 20th to 24th

Location: Studio 22

Contact: Renee Balfour at, 434-960-5115


Three Dimensional Painting with Renee Balfour
340.00 All materials included

Class description: Students will work on a series of sculpture projects using wood, cardboard, metal, and paper mache. Emphasis will be on painting and the discovery of sculptural concepts through the construction of works in various materials. Students will develop a better understanding of tools and materials while exploring their creativity. 

Ages:  Children of all ages

DATES and TIMES: One week camps  9:00 to 1:00

JUNE:           1)   June 25th to 29th
JULY:             1)   July 23rd to 27th
AUGUST:        1)  August 13th to 17th

Location:  Studio 22

Contact: Renee Balfour at 434-960-5115


Summer Art Camp for Children 3-12 with Lee Alter

Using watercolor, clay, and drawing, bringing nature into focus in painting as well as going outside for a bit each time, working on murals, and having a special process to focus on each day.

LOCATION:  Studio 6, McGuffey Art Center
DATES/TIMES:  10 am - 12:30 pm, Monday thru Friday
PAYMENT INFORMATION:  $250 per week, pay me on the first day

DATES and TIMES: 10-12:30 Mon-Fri June 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, July 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10

CONTACT:  Lee Alter at 434-760-9658 or