Please join us for art camp with Ms. Tio! Camp will run from 9 am to 3 pm each day. (After care is available until 5pm.)


To register for camp, please click here to print and complete the Art Camp Registration Form 2017, and then mail it with a $50 supply fee deposit to Luisa Tio, P.O. Box 2442, Alexandria, VA, 22301. Please also send four weeks before camp your child’s Emergency Contacts, Health, Media and Walking Field Trip Forms (Summer 2017) and the remaining $315 camp fee. Camp will be held in the heart of Del Ray at the Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 E. Windsor Avenue, in Room 202. Here is a description of this summer’s camps:


FULL! Week One, June 26-30, 2017: Drawing Academy

Join Ms. Tio for a week of “Drawing Academy.” We will learn to use many different techniques to help us become the best artists we can be. We’ll explore different kinds of pencils and charcoal, pens and paints then we will use our awesome skills in printmaking and zentangles, regular and manga cartoons, and many other great projects!


Week Two, July 3-7, 2017: Harry Potter and Hogwarts School of Magic and Wizardry

Leave the muggle world behind and enter Hogwarts. We will visit Diagon Alley to get our magic wands and other school essentials. We’ll play quidditch (after we are sorted into houses, of course!). We will make chocolate frogs, create our favorite wizard cards, and learn to care for magical creatures. We will study all of the magical arts, such as divination, spells, and magic potions and end our camp with a banquet, complete with pumpkin juice and butter beer. Enroll in Hogwarts for a week of art, magic, and fun! Camp will be held on July 4th.


Week Three, July 10-14, 2017: Art of Architecture

New projects, new architects! Want to learn to paint on canvases as big as houses or make sculptures as big as city blocks? That’s what architects do every day! This week it’s our turn. We’ll explore how and why architects design the works of art we live and work in, and then design, paint, and build ourselves. We will be joined by Maury and Lyles-Crouch science teacher extraordinaire, Mr. R (Jason Rutchauskas), who will lead us through fun experiments that will help us test, design, and build better buildings and bridges.


FULL! Week Four, July 31-August 4, 2017: French Impressions of Art: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture

We’ll be impressed by the likes of Monet, Cezanne, Degas, and other greats of French Impressionism and their contemporaries like Van Gogh (with and without his ear). We’ll draw and paint in plein air, bring the ordinary to life, and learn how to capture movement in 2D and 3D. Join Ms. Tio as we travel “artistically” to France and soak in the beauty of French art and culture.


Director and Instructor.

Luisa Tio will lead each session. Luisa is a full-time art teacher at Matthew Maury Elementary School in Alexandria with many years of experience directing and teaching art and creative camps. She also is a studio artist herself who loves to create, and her teaching experience has engendered a love for large collaborative projects with her students and others. She earned her B.A. in Art from Duke University and her M.A. in Studio Art from NYU. You can learn more about Luisa here.

Registration. To register your young artist for camp, complete the Art Camp Registration Form 2017. Once the registration form is completed, please mail it with a $50 supply fee deposit to Luisa Tio, P.O. Box 2442, Alexandria, VA, 22301. In addition, at least one week before your child’s camp begins, please complete and send to the same address the forms for Emergency Contacts, Health, Media and Walking Field Trip Forms (Summer 2017).

More Questions? Please send Director Luisa Tio an e-mail at or call/text her at 703-599-7923.