Weekly art camps at GCCA are designed to let kids ages 5-12 explore their creativity through a range of materials and concepts. Each week features a different artistic medium and includes professional guest artists who demonstrate technique and discuss what makes their work unique.

Find a new creative adventure each weekday morning this summer at GCCA

2023 Schedule

Monday – Friday • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • $205/week

Please register at least one week in advance of the camp’s start date.

Week 1:

Printmaking Camp

June 5 – June 9

Printmaking is a form of art-making that allows the artist to reproduce a design, drawing, or image multiple times onto various surfaces, though most often on paper. This means that prints can come in all different shapes, sizes, designs, and media. Printmaking campers will explore multiple techniques and learn how to create prints using different methods like mono printing and collograph printing. Projects will include monotype self-portraits, stamps, relief prints and more. 

Week 2:

Bookmaking & Paper Art Camp

June 12 – June 16

Draw, paint, and collage to create sketchbooks and storybooks in Bookmaking and Paper Art Camp! Campers will create their very own artist sketchbook that can be taken anywhere and everywhere to record travel, thoughts, drawings, and ideas. This week of bookmaking includes the creation of cover designs, sewn and bound edges, folded paper inserts, and drawings and paintings that illustrate the artistic vision of the artist.  Campers will learn to combine imagery and text while working to understand scale, balance, and color.

Week 3:

Clay Camp

June 19 – June 23

Explore the world of artmaking with clay! Campers will learn hand-building fundamentals to create everything from clay sculpture to pinch pots, tiles, and more! Hand-building techniques like coil building and slab rolling will teach campers to make objects with clay, while glazing, stamping, and stenciling will introduce them to design and color theory.

Week 4:

Painting Camp

June 26 – June 30

Basic painting skills, including color theory and color mixing, provide a solid foundation that is useful in understanding all areas of the visual arts. Campers will learn to use value, perspective, and gesture to create self-portraits, animal paintings, abstract collages, and more in Painting Camp! Exploration will include an introduction to painting movements and techniques—from abstraction and collage to landscape and still life.

Week 5:

Fiber and Textile Arts Camp

July 10 – July 14

Greenville’s rich textile history will serve as the inspiration for Fiber and Textile Arts Camp. Campers will learn to weave, sew, and batik using both traditional and unconventional materials to create their own designs—all against the backdrop of a historic textile mill. Projects like wall-hanging batiks and useable totes will introduce campers to design basics including color, composition, and form.

Week 6:

Drawing and Collage Camp

July 17 – July 21

Experience the art of paper, from paper making to surface design with stamps and textiles. Campers will combine images and layer materials while learning color theory, composition, and form. Taking inspiration from famous artists they will develop a range of ideas and projects.  Campers will learn to use line, value, and composition to create abstract collages, self-portraits, sketches, and more.

Week 7:

Wearable Art Camp

July 24 – July 28

Express yourself with artwork you can wear! Using traditional and non-traditional materials, campers will explore sculptural techniques while learning to manipulate and transform materials in new and creative ways. Altered clothes, hats made out of paper, and unique accessories are just some of the fun projects campers will create to showcase their very own style and make an artistic statement.

Week 8:

Sculpture Camp

July 31 – August 4

Sculpture Camp will introduce campers to what sculpture is and why it differs from other art forms. Using a variety of materials, including wire, paper mache, and recycled bottles, campers will create everything from animals to abstraction and move from drawings to three-dimensional forms to understand how an artist must think about viewing a sculpture from every angle. Campers will also learn to consider the top, bottom, and sides of piece while learning about the importance of scale and composition to make finished sculptures.

If you have any questions, please call 864-735-3948 or email Javy PAgan at Javy@artcentergreenville.org

Policies & Procedures


Register by week for art camps for children ages 5 – 8 and 9 -12. Camps are limited to 14 participants in each age group. Please register at least one week in advance of the camp start date.

Cancelation Policy:

A refund is given to students who cancel 10 days or more prior to the class start date. Students who cancel enrollment within 10 days of the first class will not receive a refund.

policies & procedures:

Please read the policies below carefully, as we will have to turn campers away who do not follow these procedures.

  • GCCA can ONLY be responsible for children during the hours for which they are registered. Parents and children are welcome to enter the building at the stated start time but students will not be supervised by the Instructor before or after class time.

  • Please come into the building to drop-off and pick-up your child. Instructors will not allow children to leave class until a parent arrives for pick-up.

  • It is the responsibility of all students and parents to know their sensitivities to the materials that may be used in classes and assume all risks associated with class activities including the risk of physical injury and risk of property damage or loss.

  • Students are responsible for their personal tools, supplies and possessions. GCCA is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen.

  • GCCA reserves the right to require the parent or guardian to withdraw a child from class for disruptive behavior.

  • Student art projects must be completed during class time. Make-up sessions for missed class time will not be offered.

  • Student work must be picked up on the last day of summer camp. Any work remaining on GCCA property after the last class will no longer be the responsibility of GCCA.

  • GCCA periodically documents educational offerings and events for promotional purposes. Registration in a course includes permission to photograph or videotape students and/or their artwork and to use the image in publicity materials unless the student parent or guardian specifically requests otherwise. 

  • Please be sure to fill out an Emergency Contact/Medical Information form on the first day of camp.

Completed Art Projects:

Student work must be picked up the week after camp ends. We strongly recommend that you bring your child with you to help identify the project.  Art projects left after the last day of Summer Art Camp Show will be discarded. Make-up sessions for missed camp time will not be offered.  Art projects that are not completed during art camp must be taken home to complete – art camp instructors will not offer additional class time to complete projects.

Meet the Instructors

Anna Grace Burch

5  8-Year-Olds Lead Instructor

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Anna Grace is a Greenville, SC-based artist who explores astronomy, engages in the community, and enjoys alternative art forms. She received her BA in Painting and Drawing and a Minor in Art History from Anderson University. As a 2020 Brandon Fellows Alumni, the experience had her grow conceptually and embrace new alternative mediums. She has explored human connections through her origami installations in her recent work. Her work has been exhibited in competitions such as Artist of the Upstate at Artisphere in Greenville, SC, and Artfields in Lake City, SC, and in galleries including the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, The City of Greer Center for the Arts, and the Mint Museum in Atlanta, GA. She is currently teaching with the A.R.M.E.S Program and she is looking forward to teaching and helping young and inspiring creators at GCCA Art Summer Camp!

Jessica Swank

9 12-Year-Olds Lead Instructor

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Jessica Swank is a photography-based artist, originally from Greenville, SC. She earned her MFA from Clemson University and her BA from Anderson University. Swank has exhibited in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally, at galleries such as Millepiani in Rome, Italy, JKC Gallery in Trenton, NJ, and the Stay Home Gallery in Paris, TN. Her work has also been recognized by platforms such as Musée Magazine, Fraction Magazine, and Porridge Magazine. Swank is a founding member of the art collective Zero Space (0_) and is a member of the art collective Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville. She is currently teaching as Adjunct Faculty at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University.

This Program is Presented by:

This project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and is supported by funding provided to the South Carolina Arts Commission from a partnership with the S.C. Department of Education from American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds.