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MarineQuest Office




Will be available Fall 2014 for Summer 2015

Program Information

Cancellation Policy | PDF

ArtSea Brochure

ArtSea | PDF


 residential information

MarineQuest Airline Information

The MarineQuest staff is more than happy to pick-up and drop-off students at Wilmington International Airport at no cost. An airline request form is required (see above link for more details).

Residential FAQ's

• Linens are provided - DO NOT bring sheets, pillows, and blankets. 

• Laundry facilities are available at no cost - bring detergent

• No electronic equipment (other than cell phones) is allowed.

What to Bring/Wear | PDF


female students working on Sea art project outside

boy holding plaster mold

ArtSea: Ages 13-17

Must have completed 7th grade and turn 13 by June 1st

Spend a week in Mother Nature's art studio creating masterpieces inspired by the marine environment. Practice different art techniques while exploring coastal habitats. Scientifically illustrate some of the amazing creatures you discover. Sketch and paint your coastal seascapes and photograph your favorite "sea-nery". Conduct a beach sweep and turn the trash you collect into recycled art treasure. Enjoy creating surf art. Display your work in our Gallery Exhibition and let it inspire others to appreciate the marine environment, too.

Field excursions include:

  • Visits to Wrightsville Beach, marsh, maritime forest, Center for Marine Science, Kure Beach, Coquina outcrop, fouling dock.

Highlights include:

  • Explore a variety of marine habitats on foot and by kayak; create environmentally inspired art for your portfolio using different mediums; participate in a gallery exhibition showing; microscopic study of phytoplankton; field observation and sketching of coastal landscapes; block printing; photography; scientific illustration of marine life; wire sculpture; and more

 Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Sunday / Monday - Friday


8 a.m. - 3:45* p.m.
Pick up on Friday, gallery showing at 1:00 p.m.

Staff / Child Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus - drop off at Isaac Bear parking lot
Summer 2015 Dates:

TBD, Will be posted Fall 2014

Residential students must arrive on Sunday at 3 p.m. while commuting students join the program Monday at 8 a.m.
Commuter Tuition:* ** TBD, Will be posted Fall 2014
Residential Tuition: ** TBD, Will be posted Fall 2014
Gender: Co-ed

*Commuter note: there will be three evenings during which students will need to be returned to campus after afternoon check-out for art studio time from 6:00-9:00pm

**Tuition includes studio fees and all supplies.

Click here for tuition payment plan information

Program Application & Registration

You must register by 5:00pm the Tuesday before your program is to begin.

Before completing your application, please review the Cancellation Policy | PDFand the expected MarineQuest Student Code of Conduct | PDF.

To complete the teacher recommendation, please have your teacher click here to submit their teacher recommendation (link will be available Fall 2014 for Summer 2015).

Please Note: A completed application does not register you for your program. All applications will first be reviewed by the MarineQuest Staff and upon acceptance, you will receive an e-mail explaining the next step in the registration process.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page.
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