online art camp for kids 12-18 years old

Online dates: 
July 11-15, 2022

Full day: 



This camp will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and

Camp Description: 

Before photography was invented, a portrait was the only way to show and record the appearance of a person. In the first half of the XX century, photography became the most accessible and popular media of traditional portraiture, bringing what was previously an expensive art for almost everyone. This way, photography freed artists from realistic depictions and many contemporary artists began exploring new ways to represent people.

It was (and is) a huge challenge. Now, these artists need to answer the question “How to draw a portrait that is different from the photorealistic representation?” This camp will help to understand contemporary portraiture and experiment with different ways of making one.

Detailed description:

Day 1. Intro. A brief history of portraiture. Anatomy and proportions. Quick realistic sketches. Sketching from different angles. Head 360.


Day 2. Grotesque and likeliness. Portrait as a persona. Stylized proportions. Emotions and poses. Different media. Using lines and shapes. Tonal drawing.


Day 3. Character design. Composition. Dynamic sketches. Portrait as a gesture. Simple expressive shapes. Collage technique.


Day 4. Sculpting. Exaggeration and parody. The credible and the impossible. Portrait as an animal.


Day 5. Final project. Using one of the learned techniques, we will create a portrait or a series of portraits.

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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