About Our Camps
Artspace hosts 8-weeks of fun and creativity during our Summer Art Camp program for rising Grades 1-12. We offer weeklong summer art camps in various mediums, taught by professional artists, who lead students in the creative process, encourage exploration, and produce one-of-a-kind projects! While at Artspace, students have the opportunity to meet working artists and view exhibitions from national and international exhibiting artists in our unique facility in downtown Raleigh.
Teen Portfolio Development Camps (Grades 9-12)
Teen Portfolio camps must be designed for intermediate or advanced art students in rising grades 9-12 who are looking to engage in more technically advanced art making, focusing on creating a portfolio or improving an existing one in preperation to the AP Exam or college application. The instructors must lead the class through a week-long project while incorporating time for students to work on their own independent projects as well.
Our Pay Rate:
Instructors are paid $500 per camp session/week. Checks are written in accordance to our payrole cycle and will be issued to you in-person at the end of the week or mailed to you if your session does not occur during our pay week. Instructors are hired as independent contractors and will be required to submit a signed W9 form.
Schedule + Structure
Artspace Summer Art Camps will run for 8 weeks in-person from June 10th through August 9th with a break the week of July 1-5.
Each summer camp is 5 days long (M-F), running for 3 hours each day for a total of 15 hours/week. We offer camps in the morning from 9am-12pm and the afternoon from 1-4pm. Those who teach a full day will have a 1 hour lunch break from 12-1pm.
We invite both new and experienced art educators to submit camp proposals. We offer support, resources, and training for those interested in learning more or expanding on their curriculumn. If you are interested in teaching with us this summer, but have not had prior experience teaching art in a classroom setting, please contact Danny Peña, Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to find our more about how you can work with Artspace.
Supply Lists + Lesson Plans
Hired instructors will be asked to provide a supply list and lesson plan/outline for your camp, by a specified date. Artspace makes use of our communal supply closet and will make available to all instructors the following art supplies in addition to their requested materials: tempra paint, brushes, containers, pencils, drawing paper, color pencils, scissors, markers, glue. Instructors may request specific supplies for their class up to a total of $100.00. Artspace will obtain the requested materials and work with the instructor to find appropriate substitutes if some materials are not available. Reimburesments will be handled on a case by case bases and must be approved by the education manager before moving forward. Artspace has 2 digital projectors that can be accessed for educational purposes during camp, but do understand that our digital classes will be given priority over the projectors if they are needed.
All staff, teaching artists, and contractors who maintain an ongoing engagement with Artspace and our programs are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Artspace's general mask policy is "optional" for all visitors and employees, but is subject to change in the event of a spike in cases. Upon hiring, instructors may be asked to provide Artspace with a copy of their Covid-19 vaccination card as proof of vaccination.
If you would like more information regarding this policy or if you have questions/concerns, please email Danny Peña, Education Manager at email@example.com
Selected instructors will be required to complete a background check that will be initiated by Artspace prior to your hire.
We believe that access to the arts is a right; one which has the power to create positive change in communities. Through education and engagement for people of all ages and abilities, community outreach and engagement, accessible studio space, and art exhibitions, Artspace works to remove the barriers that prejudice and privilege have created so that everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.
As representatives of Artspace, instructors are required to uphold these values and carry out all expected duties as lead teachers.