KidzArt Summer Camp 2020


Our camps are proudly held at The McDowell Arts Center in Downtown Matthews

(123 McDowell St. East, Matthews, NC)

(Scroll down further to see the Camp Theme Descriptions)

Sign up for ½ DAYS with just mornings or afternoons,

OR combine KidzArt A.M. and P.M. sessions and

save 10% to create a FULL DAY!


EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE: (must register in advance)
A.M. 8-9am, $25/wk
P.M. 4:30-5:30pm, $25/wk

***All registered KidzArt campers will receive a FREE KidzArt T-shirt!***


2020 Camp Themes + Descriptions


ART-chaeology Adventures  If you’ve ever daydreamed about prehistoric remains or mysterious relics from ancient empires, then you’ll really “dig” this camp! We’ll explore + create our own artifacts inspired by Mayan, Egyptian and Roman civilizations, to name a few. We may even “discover” dinosaur fossils and tools from the Stone Age as we work with a plethora of mixed-media techniques including drawing, painting, papier-mache, sculpting and more. Channel your inner Indiana Jones and join us on this art-chaeological journey of a lifetime! (Ages 6-11)

Offered: (June 22-26; 9am-12:30pm), (July 6-10; 1pm-4:30pm), (July 20-24; 9am-12:30pm), (Aug 3-7; 1pm-4:30pm)

Matthews Resident ($185/wk); Non-Resident ($195/wk)


Secret Agent: Art of Escape Attention campers: your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to train as a creative Secret Agent. Please report to KidzArt for a thrilling week of spy-themed art projects! We’ll uncover the hidden mystery on the last day as we work our way through a week of drawing painting, building, decoding + more! Expect the unexpected…no prior spy experience necessary. This document will self-destruct in 30 seconds! (Ages 6-11)

Offered: (June 22-26; 1pm-4:30pm), (July 20-24; 1pm-4:30pm), (Aug 10-14; 9am-12:30pm)

Matthews Resident ($185/wk); Non-Resident ($195/wk)


Hawaiian Luau Beach pARTy Aloha, campers! Grab a lei and join us for an unforgettable island adventure dedicated to sun, fun and all things tropical. While creating multi-media art inspired by clear blue ocean water, sandy beaches and picturesque sunsets, we’ll savor every moment of this paradise stay-cation of our own creation! Techniques and mediums include drawing, canvas painting, sand art, watercolors, sculpture and more. We’ll even make our own lava lamps! (Ages 6-11)

Offered: (July 6-10; 9am-12:30pm), (July 13-17; 1pm-4:30pm),  (July 27-31; 9am-12:30pm) (Aug 10-14; 1pm-4:30pm)

Matthews Resident ($185/wk); Non-Resident ($195/wk)



Be an architect, builder, designer, and artist! Campers will personalize their very own dollhouses – drawing blueprints, painting their home’s exterior, adding wallpaper + flooring, creating mini works of art to adorn the walls, crafting furniture, accessories, and so much more to make their house a home. We’ll explore interior design principles, color scheme and balance. At the end of the week, each camper will have a wonderfully unique dollhouse to keep and treasure for years to come! (Ages 6-11)

Offered: (July 13-17; 9am-12:30pm),  (July 27-31; 1pm-4:30pm), (Aug 3-7; 9am-12:30pm)

Matthews Resident ($230/wk); Non-Resident ($240/wk)

*Camp fee includes wooden dollhouse structure for each registered camper (approximately 2’wide X 9”deep x 23”high).



TeenzART + CRAFTernoons 

July  13 –17,    July 20 – 24,    July 27 – 31                Afternoons, 1:00 – 4:30pm

We’ll dial the creativity up a notch with art enriched “workouts” that are packed full of age appropriate art projects.  Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and more!  Exercise your “creative muscle” this summer with TeenzArt! This camp meets in the Upstairs Studio at the McDowell Arts Studio. (Ages 11-14)

Matthews Residents ($185/wk)   Non-Residents ($195/wk)