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All About Painting

12 - 18 yrs

Half Day

9am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm

$285

Full Day

9am-3:30pm

$550

San Francisco studio

June 12-16, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

August 7-11, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

August 7-11, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

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San Rafael

June 19-23, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

July 10-14

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

August 7-11, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

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Mountain View

June 12-16, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

August 7-11, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

August 7-11, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

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Online

July 24-28, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

August 7-11, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

August 7-11, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

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San Jose

June 12-16, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

August 7-11, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

August 7-11, 2023

(5 morn / 6 noon spots)

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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.

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.

This camp is dedicated to various aspects of painting with the most popular painting media: acrylics and oils. 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 bring home a landscape, a still life (morning students), and a cityscape (noon students).

This camp will teach you:

  • Similarities and differencies between acrylic and oil painting methods

  • Color mixing and brushwork

  • Color theory

  • Perscpective (linear and areal)

  • Composition

  • Working with a reference



Frequently asked questions about this camp

What is the teacher-student ratio? The teacher-student ratio is 6 to 1 in the camps for 6-10 year olds, and 7 to 1 in camps for 10-18 year olds. Can I enroll my child for 1 or 2 days only? No, the sessions are 5 days long. My child is 1 year younger than the camp age listed. Can she participate in the camp? Student 1 year younger than the camp age listed can attend the camp if the child is really into art in general and the camp topic in particular. Do you provide before and after class/camp care? Our school does not provide extended child care before and after classes. Due to limited space, please bring the kids only for specific time frame according to the class schedule you are registered for. Do you provide extended care? No, we do not provide extended care.

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