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Bob Jones University

Art + Design

Discovering a world of creativity

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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.

During the Sunday evening Opening Session, students learn about each of the workshops from BJU faculty. Students will express interest in the workshops of their choice and be assigned to three workshops to participate in throughout the week. Each workshop meets once a day (M-Th) for two hours for a total of 24 hours during the week.

Career-oriented workshops include:

  • Acrylic Painting
  • Assemblage Sculpture
  • Colored Pencil Drawing
  • Composition
  • Digital Collage
  • Figure Drawing
  • Fashion Design
  • Geometric Design
  • Hand-Lettering
  • Illustration: Character Design
  • Model Building for Interior Design
  • Oil Painting
  • Package Design
  • Printmaking (monotype, linocut and collagraph)
  • Pottery (wheel-throwing and handbuilding)
  • SketchUp for Interior Design
  • Still Life Drawing
  • Tapestry Weaving
  • The Art of Photography

Workshops have limited availability (about 10 campers +/-). All supplies will be provided.
*Workshop list may change slightly.

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


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.

Girls: One-piece swimsuit or two-piece swimsuit covering the midriff are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

Guys: Swim trunks are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

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. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.


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

Chris Barnhart

Chris Barnhart

Chris Barnhart worked in the graphic design industry for 17 years before joining the faculty of BJU. After earning BS and MA degrees in graphic design, he worked professionally as a graphic designer and gained experience in retail, manufacturing, marketing, non-profit and healthcare industries. He endeavors to encourage students to follow Christ, and he has a burden to see young people with a God-shaped character serving Him with their lives.

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 (1) grow spiritually, (2) improve their knowledge and skill set in art and design, (3) discover careers in art and design to serve and honor God.

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