About Pocosin Arts

Summer Camp at Pocosin Arts

June 17 - August 9, 2019

Register today for up fun-filled camps and learn something new each week. Painting, singing, dancing, sculpting, printing, woodworking and more! Projects are fun, build skills, collaboration and confidence. All week are taught by expericed teachers and professional artists. 

New to this year, we are excited to announce a new STEAM Camp! STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. Campers will use their design, creative thinking and problem solving skills in this camp through the use of our new Smith Fabrication Lab. Campers will have access to our 3-D printers, laser cutter and more! Please note that STEAM camp runs concurrent to Art Camp but has a different time schedule. Please click below for details.

Abbreviated Schedule:

Need Transportation?

Need assistance getting your budding artist to Summer Art Camp at Pocosin Arts? The Gator Line run by Hyde Transit may be able to help! The Gator Line provides transportation for residents of Tyrrell Count for only $2 per round trip. To check availability and to register your student to ride, call Gator Line at ( 252) 926-1637.

ARTS CAMP | Week 1 | June 17 - 21

Leaps and Beats

Join Edenton Dance Star’s Sharea Simmons for a week of leaps and beats. Sharea will explore hip-hop style dance throughout the week. Campers will shake loose and work hard towards a final performance at the end of the week.

Ages 6 – 9

  • Camp will be held in the Columbia High School Auditorium
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, daily.  Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 8:45 am.
  • Pick-up between 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm.

Ages 10 – 18

  • Camp will be held in the Columbia High School Auditorium
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

STEAM CAMP | Week 1 | June 17 - 20

"Marbelous" Marble Machines

Join resident artist Zach Lechtenberg and learn how to make your own”marbelous” machine! Using marbles, wood and a laser cutter, kids will create their every own marble machines. Campers will explore problem solving, will learn design and laser cutting basics and will have fun solving the creative process. 

For Ages 10 – 18 

  • Camp will be held at 202 Main St. in the Smith Digital Fabrication Lab
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.
  • This camp runs Monday- Thursday and will NOT meet on Friday.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

ARTS CAMP | Week 2 | June 24 - 28

FUNdementals of Drawing & Painting

During this week, students will build their painting and drawing skills with teacher Boni Arendt. Students will learn about composition, color mixing, perspective and shading techniques. Draw from photos or choose your favorite subject! Boni will recognize and nuture various skill level development.

Ages 6 – 9-  Let’s Get Creative! Paint Projects with Acrylics

  • Camp will be held at 202 Main Street, Studio 1.
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, daily.  Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 8:45 am.
  • Pick-up between 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm.

Ages 10 – 18- Drawing FUNdementals

  • Camp will be held at 202 Main Street, Studio 1.
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

STEAM CAMP | Week 2 | June 8 - 11

Creature Comforts

Join resident artist Zach Lechtenberg and learn how to make creature comforts. Is your child an animal lover? Explore problem solving and hand-on design inspired by nature in this week’s camp. Campers will design and create needed nature housing solutions. Kids will learn about animal characteristics and habits by creating bird condominiums, bee motels, bat houses and more!

For Ages 10 – 18 

  • Camp will be held at 202 Main St. in the Smith Digital Fabrication Lab
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.
  • This camp runs Monday- Thursday and will NOT meet on Friday.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

ARTS CAMP | Week 3 | July 8 -12

Critters in Clay

Join ceramicist Gabrielle Graber in making your favorite clay critters! Get messy while leaning the basics of handbuilding and sculpture during this week’s class.  Gabrielle, or Gabe for short, is a seasoned youth and adult cermaics teacher and former resident artist of Pocosin Arts. Gabe is currently an instructor at College of the Albemarle. 

Ages 6 – 9 

  • Camp will be held at 201 Main Street in the Clay Studio.
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, daily.  Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 8:45 am.
  • Pick-up between 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm.

Ages 10 – 18

  • Camp will be at 201 Main Street in the Clay Studio. 
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

ART CAMP | Week 4 | July 15 - 19

The Voice of Columbia

Find the rhythm and use your voice! During this week’s camp, music teacher Sue Swain will lead students through song writing, harmonies, rhythm and improvisational skills by creating original songs and ensembles! At the end of the week students will showcase their talents during a class performance! Be sure to bring your VOICE.

Ages 6 – 9 

  • Camp will be held in the Columbia High School Auditorium.
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, daily.  Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 8:45 am.
  • Pick-up between 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm.

Ages 10 – 18

  • Camp will be at in the Columbia High School Auditorium. 
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

ARTS CAMP | Week 5 | July 22 - 26

Metal-tastic!

Explore the world of metal working and design with instructor Caitlin McDonald, teacher at the Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advance Technologies in Elizabeth City, NC. Campers will spend the week learning the basics of two and three dimensional design and will go home having created one of a kind work!

Ages 6 – 9 – Wearable Shapes

  • Camp will be held at 201 Main Street in the Metals Studio
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, daily.  Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 8:45 am.
  • Pick-up between 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm.

Ages 10 – 18 – Necklaces, Keychains or Rings!

  • Camp will be held at 201 Main Street in the Metals Studio
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

STEAM CAMP | Week 3 | July 22 - 25

Making Music

Join resident artist Zach Lechtenberg and learn the basics of music making including ratios and tempos in this week’s camp. Campers will also have the opportunity to create their own customized instrument using common objects, our 3-D printer or laser cutter. Students will have fun leaning how music is connected to math (shhhh don’t tell them) and solving the creative design process.

For Ages 10 – 18 

  • Camp will be held at 202 Main St. in the Smith Digital Fabrication Lab
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.
  • This camp runs Monday- Thursday and will NOT meet on Friday.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

ART CAMP | Week 6 | July 29 - August 2

All Inked up!

Spend the week with Carrie Brickhouse learning the basics of screenprinting! Students will learn about screenprinting tools and processes and how to use a variety of techniques to create original artwork. Students will create their very own design to be printed on fabric, posters or paper. Carrie Brickhouse is an middle school art teacher at Cleaveland Middle School and is a graduate of East Carolina University’s Art Education program.

Ages 6 – 9 

  • Camp will be held at 202 Main Street in Studio One.
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, daily.  Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 8:45 am.
  • Pick-up between 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm.

Ages 10 – 18

  • Camp will be at 202 Main Street in Studio One.
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

STEAM CAMP | Week 4 | August 5 - 8

Automated Wood Cutting

Join resident artist Zach Lechtenberg and learn how to make personalized tableware with a laser cutter and CNC router. During this week, campers will get creative coming up with a design and learning the process of automated wood cutting.

For Ages 10 – 18 

  • Camp will be held at 202 Main St. in the Smith Digital Fabrication Lab
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.
  • This camp runs Monday- Thursday and will NOT meet on Friday.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.

ART CAMP | Week 7 | August 5 -9

Outrageous Origami!

Learn the ancient paper folding techniques of origami with instructor and resident artist TaeHun Bang! Bang is a graduate of University of Kansas, and an experienced metalsmith and youth instructor. Join in on the fun and get folding!

Ages 6 – 9 

  • Camp will be held at 202 Main Street in Studio One.
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, daily.  Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 8:45 am.
  • Pick-up between 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm.

Ages 10 – 18

  • Camp will be at 202 Main Street in Studio One.
  • 1:30 am – 4:30, daily. Snack-time midway through class.
  • Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm. 
  • Pick-up between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm.

$75 or select from pay what you are able rates, materials and snack time included. 
Learn more about our sliding scale registration fee by clicking the “Register” button. Thanks to the Grable Foundation, we are able to offer tuition in a “pay-what-you-can” format.