2021 – Mini Bubble Camps are here!
Noctiluna is running 3 weeks of summer camp this year. The camps will be full day (9-4pm) and run from my home studio and backyard deck. Breaks will be taken in Nottoway Park. Spaces are limited. A maximum of six students will be enrolled each week, so please do sign up as soon as possible!
Spaces will be guaranteed as soon as payment is received.

Camps will be multi age. Students 7-14 will be accepted. Due to the small size of the group, it will be easy to differentiate teaching for all ages. Think of it as being closer to all day personal art tutoring.

Camp weeks:
July 26-30,
Aug 2-6
Aug 9-13

CDC guidelines for summer camps would be followed. We would do a daily health screen, take temperatures, keep windows open, space students 6 feet apart, and work outdoors whenever possible in addition to other precautions.

Camp themes will be linked to the natural world and the outdoors. Seeing as we will spend so much time outside, we may as well look at landscape painting, botanical illustration, land art etc in addition to printmaking

*Please email chitra@noctiluna.net for an enrollment form and payment link. Payments will be accepted via PayPal.

Noctiluna camps are process oriented Visual Arts camps, with a focus on problem solving and FUN. We keep the camp sizes small, and the atmosphere relaxed with plenty of breaks and unstructured time outdoors.
We work with a variety of 2D and 3D media, and focus on deeper learning, creative thinking skills and, of course, happiness. We want our campers to go back to school feeling relaxed and inspired.

“Chitra is an amazing artist and teacher! Our son loved her camp!”
K. Hundal

“Chitra is the most amazing child-centered educator. Love her and love her work with the children!”
M. Rossman



Chitra Sharma is an artist, designer, maker and educator. She studied Textile Design at The Winchester School of Art in England, and worked as a textile designer, magazine editor, fashion stylist and public artist before deciding to study for a Masters degree in Art Education at The University of London. After moving to the USA in 2004, Chitra worked as an IB art teacher at the Washington International School in DC. In 2009, Chitra started her own business, Noctiluna, as a way of reconnecting with her own art and design practice. Currently, she designs and produces a collection of clothing and accessories for children and babies and runs an annual summer art camp in Oakton VA. Chitra was the Fairfax Arts artist in residence at Glasgow Middle School in 2019.

2021’s visiting teacher, Emily Steigler, is a designer, maker, and scientific and medical illustrator.  She studied Studio Arts and Biological Illustration at the University of Pittsburgh, where an internship kicked off her career in scientific illustration, drawing snails and slugs in the Section of Mollusks at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  After working in the Department of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History She was hooked, and went on to pursue as Master of Medical Illustration at the Medical College of Georgia. Emily worked in the Medical Legal field as an illustrator for 10 years before leaving to pursue her creative maker passions.  She now runs her own company, Scout & Indiana, which creates edgy and fun clothes for the whole family.

Noctiluna Counselor Internship

Know a high schooler who loves art and wants to be a camp counselor? Well, we want to know them too! Click HERE for more information.

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