The Maier Museum of Art
at Randolph College

Summer Camp

Museum Art Camp: ART EXPLORERS
Express your creativity inspired by the amazing collection of American art at the Maier Museum.
Campers’ art creations will be displayed in a special exhibition on the final day of camp.

Museum Art Camp: Art Explorers

For rising 4th – 8th graders
Monday through Friday
July 29 – August 2, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM*
*Options for early drop-off and late pick-up are available for a small extra fee. Early drop off anytime between 7:30 – 8:30 AM. Late pick up anytime between 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Select one, both, or none. Fun activities will be available for supervised play.

Campers discover how artists create dynamic works of art using a variety of materials and techniques, and also create their own memorable masterpieces. This weeklong camp takes place at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College and in Randolph College’s art studio, “The Pines.” Campers will spend mornings finding inspiration in the museum galleries by viewing and discussing works of art and spend afternoons in the art studio flexing their creative muscles. Each day campers will explore a new medium, including air-dry clay, watercolor, mixed-media fabric collage, and printmaking. On Friday, campers will install a pop-up art exhibition to show off their creations.

Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 AM Early Drop-off (available for additional fee)
8:30 – 9:00 AM Drop-off at the Maier Museum
9:00 – 9:15 AM Guided Mindful Looking in the Maier galleries
9:15 AM – 12:00 PM Discuss inspiration works of art from the Maier Collection during guided gallery exploration and activities
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM Walk to “The Pines” art studio
12:30 -1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 3:30 PM Studio time (instruction for guided exploration of theme and medium of the day)
3:30 – 3:45 PM Art snack (break with food snack and short art presentation about works in the Maier Collection)
3:45 – 5:00 PM Make an Art Exhibition! (Campers will learn what curators and exhibition designers do at the Maier and make their own labels, develop an exhibition theme, and design the exhibition display for the final day of camp)
4:30 – 5:00 PM Pick-up at The Pines (Bell Parking Lot)*
5:00 – 6:00 PM Late Pick-up (available for additional fee)
*On Friday, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM is the Art Explorers Art Exhibition at The Pines

OUR MEMBERS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT! Members of the Maier Museum at the Family/Household $65 level receive a discount on camp registration along with other benefits such as reciprocal family-level membership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. If you are not already a member, click HERE to learn more or to join.

Registration and Pricing (per camper)
$260 Members
$310 Nonmembers
$40 Early drop-off (any time between 7:30 – 8:30 am)
$40 Late pickup (any time between 5:00 – 6:00 pm)

Cancellation Policy
To receive a refund (less a $50 fee per camper), you must cancel at least two weeks before the first day of the camp. No refunds will be made during the two weeks before each camp. If the Maier Museum of Art cancels the camp, a full refund will be made.

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Questions? Contact us at 434-947-8136 or


What does my camper need to wear and bring?  Each day campers will be spending time inside the Museum’s galleries as well as in the Pines studio space on the campus of Randolph College. Campers will also spend a short time outside walking the Randolph College campus trail between the museum and The Pines art studio. For their comfort and safety, we recommend the following:

What kinds of art will my camper make?  Projects focus on creative expression through inspiration in the museum gallery. Campers will have a chance to use a variety of materials, including media for painting, sculpting, collage, and printmaking.