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Visual Arts Center of New Jersey







68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901

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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, NJ

Visual Arts Summer Camp

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been providing high-quality arts enrichment programs for children for 85 years now! Our Summer Art Camp is just one of the many ways your child can explore their creativity and uncover their talents this summer. Extended hours are available. 

  • Kids’ Art Camp (grades K–5)
  • Teen Art Camp (grades 6–12)
  • Portfolio Development Intensive (ages 16–18)
  • Summer Saturday Art Camp (grades K–4)
  • Spring Break Art Camp (April 9–13)

This summer we’re bringing back your favorite themes and high-quality projects. Kids will have the opportunity to explore painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics with our best teaching artists during a fun-filled week of art. These camps will be divided into grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.

Art Camps for Middle and High School Students

For middle and high school students, each week gives an in-depth studio experience. Designed to empower teen artists by engaging their creativity and enhancing their skills, students are introduced to two forms of artistic expression each week in the fields of drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, fiber, and sculpture. Small class sizes, grouped by age and experience, enable our instructors to take a deep dive with students so that they can build technique and grow their individual style. These camps will be divided into two groups based on age.

To register your child or for more information go to, call (908) 273-9121, or visit us at 68 Elm Street in Summit.

Studio Art School - Art Classes and Workshops

At the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s Studio School your child or teen will find art classes and workshops of all kinds—including drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry design, and more. We have classes at all levels on a year-round calendar, with three 10-week sessions—fall, winter, and spring—and a shorter 6-week session in the summer. Need flexibility? Workshops are a great way to try something new or brush up on skills!

Art Parties

The Art Center also offers custom art parties for kids, teens and adults. For questions or to book an Art Party for teens or adults call  908.273.9121.

Art Exhibits

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is a leading institution of contemporary art in the tristate region, presenting artistically and culturally diverse exhibitions of the highest caliber to a variety of audiences. Through lively and ambitious exhibitions, the Art Center provides an excellent venue for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work and enhance their careers. Each season, we feature curated exhibitions in our on-site galleries and offer several off-site opportunities that showcase the finest in contemporary art. In conjunction with each season of exhibitions, the Art Center presents a selection of exhibition-related programming, which provides unique and invaluable opportunities for visitors to experience art in new and exciting ways.

About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

For more than 80 years the Art Center has offered Studio Art classes, Contemporary Art Exhibitions, and Arts Enrichment Programs. Visit the website at for a list of current exhibitions, programs, and the Studio School catalog.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday:  10 am – 8 pm
Friday:  10 am – 5 pm
Saturday + Sunday:  11 am – 4 pm

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