SUMMER ARTS CAMP: Illustration + Visual Storytelling

Date: Monday, June 27 —Friday, July 1, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM —12:00 PM
Location: McColl Art Hub at VAPA Center, 700 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Cost: $175, 15% discount for Igniters


WEEK 2: JUNE 27 – JULY 1, 2022

To illustrate means to illuminate. The prompts in this course will challenge students to engage in storytelling and explore text and imagery relationships while simultaneously honing basic rendering skills. At times the student will be finding images to illuminate, enhance, or subvert the meaning of written language and at other times will be creating language as a result to creating an image. Students will explore various forms of illustration, including drawing, text to image translation, and the art of comic books. 


Creativity Camp is a series of week-long, half-day art camps designed for young artists to spark imagination, encourage self-discovery, and make lifelong connections to many expressions of art. There are two age groups offered for each camp: ages 7-11 and ages 12-16.

Each week-long camp will meet daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at McColl Center, led by a professional artist who will teach skills in a particular medium and give individual support. Supplies and a detailed lesson plan will be included. In the courses of the camp moderated by McColl Center staff, students will develop technical and conceptual skills with their peers while producing an impressive body of work. At the conclusion of each week, family and friends are invited to experience an Artwork Showcase that will highlight the students’ work.


  • Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the first day of the camp will result in a full tuition refund (less $25 processing fee).
  • No tuition refund will be issued after the first day of camp, when held as scheduled.
  • All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to Quintel Gwinn, Programs Director, at

If you have any questions, please contact Summer Arts We’re happy to help.