About Our Workshops
The Art Box opened in 2017 and is celebrating 8 years of summer camp this year! As our studio has grown up so have our students, so we created the Teen Summer Workshops to help our young artists continue to develop their skills and interest in art!
We offer two workshops: Teen Fired Arts and Teen Pottery Wheel Throwing. The fired arts workshop is immediately followed each day by the pottery wheel throwing workshop. The pottery wheel throwing workshop has more limited availabilty, so early registration is recommneded.
Our teen camps differ from our kids camps in that they focus on building artistic expression into each project using personalized color choices, composition or subject matter. We spend more time on each project, so students can fully immerse themselves in the techniques! Our experienced staff works with each student to amplify their interest in new techniques and art challenges. Plus, we often have local, professional artists from the community teach a class or visit during our camps to talk with the campers.
Teen Fired Arts Summer WorkShop
Monday - Thursday 10 am -1 pm
Middle and High Students 12-17 years old
Location: Inside the Art Box studios
July 22 - 25th
August 12- 15th
Students will explore the fascinating world of the Fired Arts with creative, hands-on projects including:
Ceramic Painting Techniques
We also include camper favorites like:
Group Mural Painting
Art Show (at pick up time on the last day)
Most students come to both the Fired Arts Workshop and the Pottery Wheel Throwing workshop for a complete art experience from 10 am - 2 pm.
New in 2024! We will feature all new projects for camp 2024 using our favorite fired arts materials in new and creative ways!
Open Studio Fridays: The studio will be open from 10 am - 2 pm each Friday so students and their parents can make appointments to paint their clay creations once they have been fired. Painting appointments are $15/hr per student (parents can help their student paint for free). All clay creations will be ready within 2 weeks of their workshop session.
Break for lunch (please pack a bag lunch and drink)
Sign out or join us for Pottery Wheel Throwing Camp from 1-2 pm
We often have local, professional artists from the community teach a class or visit during our camps to talk with the campers.
Our workshops are located inside the Art Box studios. We are inside a historic mill house in downtown Waxhaw. Our house is full of fascinating history and art!
$260/student per week
Limited seating so register early! Max 24 students. We sold out all our weeks last year!
50% refundable* deposit to reserve your spot.
Sibling and Referral discounts available.
REGISTER NOW Use our online calendar to book your week!
Teen Pottery Wheel Throwing Summer WorkShop
Monday - Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
Middle and High School Students 12-17 years old
Location: Outdoor, covered Pottery Pavilion
Workshop Weeks: (same as Teen Fired Arts Workshops)
July 22 - 25th
August 12 - 15th
Pottery Wheel Throwing is our students' favorite, so we created a special hour each day dedicated to getting a little muddy! Students will learn pottery wheel throwing fundamentals while enjoying plenty of instructor-led practice time on the pottery wheels creating bowls, cups and vases! Each day, we have a new project that corresponds with that day's technique. Most students come to both the Fired Arts Workshop and the Pottery Wheel Throwing workshop for a complete day of art camp from 10 am - 2 pm.
Live teaching demonstration
Instructor-led practice time
Daily technique and project to practice that technique
Our Pottery Pavilion is an outdoor, covered pavilion. It is recommended to wear old cloths, closed toed shoes and bring bug spray if your student is sensitive to the outdoors.
$145/student per week
Limited seating so register early! We sold out all our weeks last year!
Max class size: 12 students
50% refundable* deposit to reserve your spot
REGISTER NOW Use our online booking calendar to reserve your spot!
WorkShop Policies and Procedures
*Your deposit is fully refundable if you cancel at least 14 days prior to the first day of the workshop allowing us a chance to fill your seat. If you cancel within 14 days of the first day of the workshop, we will offer a store credit that can be used towards a future camp, classes, art to-go kits, etc. If we cancel the workshop for any reason, we will issue a full refund of your deposit and any balance paid. Your balance will be due one week before camp starts.
Curbside Drop Off/Pick Up
In the morning, we will greet your student at your car and guide them inside the studio. In the afternoon, we will accompany your student to your car, so you can sign them out of camp.
Our parking lot is located behind the studio on McKibben Street.
Please pack a bag lunch with water for all students attending our Fired Arts Workshop. If you are only attending the Pottery Wheel Throwing Workshop, you will not need a lunch.
Refer a Friend
Refer a friend and you each get $15 off!! Just add your friend's name at registration to the Refer a Friend field. Discount will be applied manually to your balance due after both parties register. Valid only for the Fired Arts Summer Camp. Cannot be combined with other offers or sibling discount. Special valid for limited time only.
$15 off for each additional student. Discount will be applied at the time the remaining balance is paid. Valid only for the Fired Arts Summer Camp. Cannot be combined with other offers or referral discount for the same student. Special valid for limited time only.
Frequently asked questions
My student is 12 years old. Should they join the kids camp or the teen workshops?
12 year old students may decide to attend the kids camp perhaps with younger friends or siblings. They may also choose to attend the Teen Workshops. 12 year olds joining the teen workshops should have a demonstrated interest in art, be able to work independently and have the attention span for longer project times.
What is your cell phone policy?
Cell phones are not encouraged at our workshops. If a student has a cell phone, they may ask permission to use it to pull up a reference photos or design ideas for a project. Any other cell phone use is prohibited without specific clearance by a staff member.
My student LOVES art! Can they sign up for both weeks of the teen workshops?
Yes, each week will involve the same projects, but for a student that attends both weeks, our staff has creative ways to help them change up their projects subject matter, colors or composition to create a different work or art with the same techniques.