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Summer Art Camp at CREATE Summer Art Camp at CREATE

816 Thayer Ave. (floor 1), Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-588-ARTS (2787) ·

Who We Are

Join us for our exciting Art Camps! Campers will explore pottery, drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and more. Every day is a new art adventure!

During a typical day or week at camp, campers will learn about and explore a variety of art methods and materials from our experienced staff of Art Teachers, such as:

  • Cartooning and comic strip design
  • Collage
  • Bookmaking
  • Self-portrait, still life and abstract paintings
  • Recycled sculpture and construction
  • Water color resist and batik fabric art
  • Puppets, sewing, and storytelling
and much more!

  • Camp dates: visit for this year's camp dates.
  • Camp Times: 9 AM - 3 PM. Before is available at 8:30 AM; After Care runs until 6 PM.
  • Camper Ages: 6-12; 13 & 14 year olds can apply to be CITs.

CREATE Arts Center is a nonprofit visual arts organization that has been bringing arts classes, camps, workshops & art therapy programs to Montgomery County for over 25 years. Our camps are designed to foster creativity and enthusiasm for the arts while promoting personal and artistic growth, skill development and self-esteem. At CREATE, experienced art teachers nurture the development of each individual's creative process.

At A Glance

Camp Type
Activities Pottery, drawing, painting, cartooning, collage, sculpture, puppetry, bookmaking, weaving, mixed media art, recycled art, sewing, and more!
Extended Day
Dates and Sessions Summer Art Camp runs all summer long in one-week sessions! Our camp dates correspond with MCPS, DCPS, and private school calendars. Visit for this year's camp dates.

Admissions Info

Director Lauren Lay, Arts Education Director
Phone 301-588-ARTS (2787)

What Others Say

I've gone to this camp year after year because of its unique projects and staff. Each activity teaches a new skill, and we work with so many different materials and techniques each day. Throughout the 8 years I have been coming here I have had so much fun, and even now I get excited when doing a project! - Josie, 14 (CIT; CREATE camper for 8 years)

My daughter adored her experience in [Summer] Camp. More importantly, CREATE's emphasis on process, not results, greatly improved her confidence and helped her overcome a perfectionist tendency that has held her back from free self-expression since pre-school. - Laura, parent