Young Artist’s Summer Art Camp

Youth Art Camp

Young Artist’s Art Camp will meet from Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Donna Downey Studios in Huntersville NC. Instructor, Stephen Lursen (MFA in Painting) will focus primarily on painting and all student supplies are included. Students will get 30 hours of class time with step by step instruction and no experience is necessary.

Costs & Details

The total $245.00 cost of the day camp includes daily instruction and guidance, all your students art supplies ( canvasses, paints – all tools) water, light snacks and students will keep their artwork completed over the class time.

  • Day 1 – Landscape painting. With a focus on atmospheric perspective.
  • Day 2 – Surrealism painting. Blend imagery that defies the laws of gravity or realism.
  • Day 3 – Cubism painting. Paint your image as a reflection in a broken mirror.
  • Day 4 – Cover Art painting. Create a new version of your favorite book, album, or movie cover. Incorporate text into your visual art.
  • Day 5 – Portrait painting. Paint a beautiful and expressive self portrait.

It is my purpose as a teacher to educate students by demonstration and conversation. To challenge the student to grow in skill, up to and beyond the point of confidence in one’s competence. To respectfully push the student to embrace whatever process is necessary to bravely embark on even the most ambitious of artistic visions. That the student would progress beyond the desire to compare one’s work to another’s and instead embrace the unique potential within. Most importantly, I strive to cultivate a love for the arts and stir up the student’s pleasure in the process of creative expression.~ Stephen Lursen

This is a class suited for all ages, skill and experience levels.

The only prerequisite is that the student wants to create art and that they are able to focus on the task on hand for an hour at a time without getting bored.

There will be breaks throughout the day and a lunch break. Lunches should be packed for your child each day of the camp, although water and light snacks will be provided.


The studio is located at 501 S. Old Statesville Rd. in Huntersville, NC 28078. For information from the instructor call 704-819-8758 or EMAIL. 

Class size is limited so visit their website to ENROLL HERE now.

Also, check their website for information on the great workshops, and special events scheduled throughout the year!

You can CLICK HERE to visit Donna Downey Studios for more details and to sign up for this class or others that may be available.


To contact the studio for general information, call 704-948-4627 or EMAIL the studio.

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