Develop your creative identity, strengths and passions in this 2-week summer art camp with an option to earn college credit.

Combining art and media with principles of strong leadership, we look at how art can be a powerful tool to address social justice issues in your community.

  • Explore topics in Studio Art, Digital Art, Leadership, Art Therapy, and Film.
  • Work with faculty experts in their professional field.
  • Create an action plan that uses art to positively impact your community.
  • Experience NDMU campus and student life.
  • Option to earn college credit for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

How to Register

Make a payment to secure a spot for your camper, and then follow these steps to complete your registration.

Course Details

The camp is designed for high school women interested in art.

June 20–July 1, 2022
Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Individual work with coaching available on Fridays.

Notre Dame of Maryland University
4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210


The costs listed below included all art materials.

Camp: $850
Dual-Enrollment Course: Additional $275
Optional Lunch: $6.50 per day

*Please bring a laptop with you. If you do not have access to a laptop, reach out to the instructors for assistance.

Earn College Credit

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors may choose the option to participate in the camp as a dual-enrollment course, earning college credit for the experience. This option would include readings outside the day's camp activities, and costs an additional $275.

Course Topics


  • Create mixed media artwork that expresses the personal and political.
  • Explore how messages can be expressed through handmade objects and digital media.
  • Connect art making to the impact you want to have on the world.

Art Therapy

  • Creatively explore intersectional identities, personal strengths and lived experiences through mixed media art engagement.
  • Identify ways to use your strengths and leadership skills to make a positive impact on issues that are important to you.

Digital Art

  • Focus on “How Social Media is shaping Art” as it relates to digitizing your images.
  • Explore creative platforms used to create art and how to maintain a social media presence.
  • Learn how to make an impact with your art.



  • Successfully contribute to a team, both as leader and as a member, through trust-building, collaboration, cooperation, and effective constructive feedback.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and confidently through artistic expression, including digital media.
  • Create a personal mission that helps drive choices and set priorities in your life.
Art Scholarships at NDMU

Each fall, Notre Dame of Maryland University hosts an art scholarship competition that awards multiple scholarships. Each award totals up to $20,000 (up to $5,000 per year) in several categories of majors and minors.


  • Art History
Pre-Museum Studies

  • Art Education
  • Photography

  • Studio Art

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Faculty Leading the Camp

Deborah Calhoun, Ph.D.

Deborah Calhoun brings years of professional experience in marketing and management prior to joining NDMU, which informs her teaching. Her teaching style incorporates application oriented assignments which provide students with opportunities to master technical content while simultaneously strengthening communication, critical and reflective thinking, research, leadership and teamwork skills. Deb teaches courses in marketing, teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, customer service and research.

Catherine Goucher, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT

Catherine Goucher brings an expertise in group dynamics, collaboration, and self-reflexivity. As an art therapist, she is uniquely trained in facilitating art making process and product for self-expression and self-exploration, supporting communication of meaning and personal narrative. Further, Cathy brings to bear her practice as an art therapist grounded in community-based practice toward inclusivity and advancing social justice (

Sarah McCann

Sarah McCann is a Baltimore based curator, community artist, and consultant. McCann’s text-based mosaics, prints and multimedia artwork has been exhibited nationally and she had her most recent solo exhibition in 2020 at the Keswick Wise & Well Center in Baltimore. Since 2010 McCann has organized, curated and installed exhibitions and related programming from conception to completion. Her curatorial methodology poses questions to artists as themes for the exhibitions and often includes youth artists and/or a community component. A recent curatorial endeavor titled, “Looking at Leadership” was curated in partnership with the Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Sarah has facilitated public and collaborative projects and looks forward to continuing her work in Baltimore and beyond.

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Yishka Chin

Yishka Chin is the Coordinator for Tutoring Service, Director for Trailblazer Scholars Program and NDMU Lab professor at Notre Dame. In these roles, along with her background in intercollegiate athletics, digital art plays a vital role when engaging, communicating and teaching. She regularly uses digital art as a tool to effectively communicate with students and make meaningful connections.

About NDMU

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For more than 125 years, Notre Dame of Maryland University has provided a transformational education for all who seek to change their world. A private, comprehensive Catholic university, NDMU provides certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for adult learners in addition to Maryland’s only women’s college. Comprised of four Schools in Arts, Sciences & BusinessEducationNursing; and Pharmacy, NDMU is a diverse, welcoming campus community where you can discover the inspiration, gain the wisdom, and build the confidence to become all that you aspire to be.

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