in-studio art camp for kids 12-16 years old

Mountain View:  July 25-29, 2022 
2105 Old Middlefield Way #D, Mountain View CA 94043 map
San Francisco: July 11-15, 2022 (full)
1603 Irving Street, San Francisco CA 94122  map
San Jose:  June 20-24, 2022  (full)
700 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose CA 95128 map

Half day: 
12:30-3:30pm PST


Full day: 
9am-3:30pm PST


Camp Description: 

This camp is dedicated to various aspects of painting with the most popular painting media: acrylics or oils (students can choose), plus an intro on watercolor. By the end of this camp students will learn to asses the desired color by mixing, correctly represent lighting, texture and proportions of objects, strengthen their knowledge of color theory and human anatomy, and bring home a complicated still life (morning students), a creative self portrait (noon students) or both (full day students). 


Bring your own lunch and snacks. 

High-quality art materials provided.

Detailed schedule:

Day 1.

9:00am-12:00pm. Intro to color theory: primary and secondary colors, opposite / complimentary colors, color temperature, tints and shades. Obtaining a desired color by mixing. Compositional sketches of a large still life. Beginning underdrawing on a large canvas.


12:30pm-3:30pm.   Intro to human anatomy. Intro to color theory (for students that join at noon). Compositional sketches for creative self portrait. Beginning underdrawing on a large canvas. 



Day 2.

9:00am-12:00pm. Intro on pre- and post- impressionist styles of still life painting.  Finalizing underdrawing and starting painting a still life. 


12:30pm-3:30pm. Intro on pre- and post- impressionist styles of portrait painting. Finalizing underdrawing and starting painting a portrait.



Day 3.

9:00am-12:00pm. Detailed shading of still life objects,  loose painting of background and folds. 


12:30pm-3:30pm.  Detailed shading of facial features, loose painting of background and hair. 



Day 4.

9:00am-12:00pm. Finalizing a still life. Intro on watercolor technique. Starting a final project of a choice.


12:30pm-3:30pm. Finalizing a portrait. Intro on watercolor technique (for students that join at noon). Starting a final project of a choice.


Day 5.

9:00am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-3:30pm. Final project of a choice.

The in-studio camps have been changed in compliance with the latest Health Orders of the City of San Francisco and Santa Clara County.

- Sitting in the studio is rearranged to assure 3 feet distance between the students.

- Studio is cleaned throughout regularly, with daily disinfection of active use areas (tables, doorknobs, sinks, etc) and shared art materials (if possible). Some art materials are provided for individual use (pencil/eraser/clipboards).

- Air purifier with filters is used in the studio during the camp.

- No students with cold-like symptoms are allowed to participate. Please stay home if feeling sick.

- Students will not be allowed to go out of the studio to buy lunch. Please bring a snack and lunch with you.

- Parents drop off and pick up students outside of the studio.

The online version of this camp will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and

Sample lecture:

Refund Policy:

We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start. 

If camp or class is cancelled due to gathering restrictions or shelter in place order placed by state or county authorities, similar online camp/class will be held instead. Students can cancel their registration if online learning does not work for them, with the full credit towards future in person camp/class.

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