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Bob Jones University

Art + Design

Discovering a world of creativity

Art + Design camp is closed for this year. Check back again next year!

Creating original works of art and design in a variety of hands-on, educational workshops, you’ll discover potential career pathways in the visual arts. You’ll acquire valuable experience working with BJU faculty to develop creative abilities, learn new skills and techniques to take home and practice, and expand your body of work. You’ll be encouraged in understanding how your unique gifts can be used to glorify the Creator.

  • Build skills through two daily workshops led by industry professionals
  • Attend two workshops in subjects such as painting, sculpture, drawing, fashion design, interior architecture and design, graphic design, illustration, printmaking, pottery, fiber arts, and photography. All workshop supplies will be provided.
  • Tour professional studios and meet practicing professionals
  • Tour the Greenville County Museum of Art
  • Collaborate in groups on projects
  • Display your work in an exhibition

Sample Schedule

9-11:30 a.m. Group Activity
11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Lunch
12:35-2:35 p.m. Workshop #1
3:00-5:00 p.m Workshop #2
5:10-5:50 p.m. Dinner
6:00-7:00 p.m. Open Studios
7:00-9:00 p.m. Free Time Activities

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

Campers’ finished artwork will be displayed for family and visitors at our “Art + Design Camp Exhibition Open House” on Friday from 11 a.m.-noon in the Sargent Art Building. When you come please take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our BJU Art + Design professors and Admission Counselors.

Supply List:

  • At least a 1 GB USB flash drive to keep digital projects
  • Outerwear for air conditioned studios
  • Closed-toe shoes to work in studios
  • Bug spray for adventures outside

* All other supplies will be provided.

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camps generally end on Friday at noon. Check your specific camp schedule for times of final presentations, performances or concerts that may take place after noon on Friday.

Day Campers

Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.

Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.

Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

Overnight Campers:

  • Twin bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and shower shoes
  • Bible

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire.

Accommodations

Lunch will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Camp Director

Jay Bopp

Jay Bopp

Jay Bopp became connected to the arts at an early age. Jay holds the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Studio Art, and the M.F.A. degree in Graphic Design. Jay worked for 12 years as a professional designer before joining the faculty at BJU and beginning his full-time teaching career. He maintains an active freelance practice as well as a personal art studio. Jay seeks to instill in his students a love for art and design, beginning with the Great Design that God has manifested in Creation and the beautifully interwoven human experience, down to the skills and abilities God has given us to be creative and to craft amazing things. Jay desires to guide students to find the specific strengths that God has given them and to provide for them the opportunity to develop those strengths.

A message from the director:

Our team of accomplished faculty is looking forward to providing a rich experience for each camper. The highlight of our week together is seeing finished artwork displayed at the exhibition. Our goals for campers are to encourage them spiritually, improve their knowledge and skill set in art and design, and to discover creative careers.