Summer Art Camp: This is Me

Jul 15, 2024 1:00PM—Jul 19, 2024 4:00PM


Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19, 2024

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Ages: 11-15

Cost: $135 members, $145 non-members

In this workshop teenage campers will build community with peers, experiment with using art and creative investigation for identity and strengths explorations, practicing self-care, and discovering beauty within the imperfect nature of existence. Campers will be encouraged to make mistakes, get silly with things they feel they are not good at, determine routines which best fit their personal self-care needs, and define and refine personal opinions and preferences as they relate to the person they envision themselves becoming as they approach the exciting and turbulent times of young adulthood.

Masks may be required in the classroom depending on community spread. Masks requirements may be subject to change. If you are not willing to wear a mask please do not register for our youth classes.

About the Teacher

Jessica McGhee is a Fine Artist, Art Educator, and a current student of Syracuse University’s Creative Arts Therapy Master of Science Program through the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Jessica earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from Syracuse University as well. Jessica is originally from the Greater Los Angeles area and moved to Syracuse in 2008.

Jessica uses art as a medium for teaching creative investigation, identity development, community building, and psychoeducation. Jessica is also an entrepreneur with an online art gallery and is in process of founding a social justice 501c3 in Syracuse’s Southside. Jessica finds great joy in using art as a tool to help others see and develop their strengths, refine their preferences and passions in life, and aid people in their path toward self-actualization. Jessica’s online gallery and more about info can be found at More info on Jessica’s budding nonprofit can be found at