in-studio  art camp for kids 10-16 years old

San Jose: June 28 - July 16, 2021

Mountain View and San Francisco:

July 19 - August 6, 2021

Half day: 




Full day: 



Changes due COVID-19:

This in-studio camp has been changed in compliance with the latest Health Order of Santa Clara County.


- The camp will be limited to 6 students at a time, in a stable group setting with no mixing between the groups. 

- Sitting in the studio is rearrange to assure adequate distance between the students.

- Teachers and kids 7 years and older are required to wear face covering.

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

- 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 snack and lunch with you.

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

Camp Description: 

Week 1: All About Drawing

This camp is dedicated to everything you need to know about drawing: sketching, shading, perspective, anatomy of humans and animals. Learn to draw everything you wish freely from your imagination!

Week 2: All About Painting

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). 

Week 3: Realistic Portrait

Learn to paint portraits how Titian and Rubens did it! 


Master the effects of glowing skin, soft shadows, silky hair and unforgettable eyes! Learn to use traditional oil painting technique of XVII century, leading your work from the grisaille underpainting to glazes.

Bring your own lunch and snacks. 

High-quality art materials provided.

Detailed schedule:
All About Drawing:

9:00am-12:00pm.Sketching & shading. Study of small objects. Pencil.

12:30pm-3:30pm. Small still life. Charcoal.

Day 2

Perspective and architecture. Study of a cityscape. Sharpies and pens.

12:30pm-3:30pm. Textured landscape drawing. Pencil/pen.

Day 3

9:00am-12:00pm. Human and animal anatomy overview. Short sketches. Pastels.

12:30pm-3:30pm. Study of a human head. Pencil on cardboard.

Day 4

9:00am-12:00pm. White charcoal on black paper. 

12:30pm-3:30pm. Black and white watercolor portrait.

Day 5

9:00am-12:00pm. Final project of a choice, material of a choice.

12:30pm-3:30pm. Final project of a choice, material of a choice.

All About Painting

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.

Realistic Portrait


Human head and neck proportions and anatomy overview. Quick sketches and a final drawing on canvas.

Day 2

Completing the underpainting.

Day 2

First layer of glazes.

Day 4

Second layer of glazes.

Day 5

Final layer of glazes + details. 


San Francisco studio:

2424 Clement Street, San Jose CA 94121

San Jose studio :

700 S Winchester Boulevard #15, San Jose CA 95128

Mountain View studio:

2105 Old Middlefield Way #D, Mountain View CA 94043

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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Our calendar for the 2020-2021 school year:

First day of classes - Monday 8/31/20
Labor Day weekend - NO CLASSES - Saturday 9/5/20 - Monday 9/7/20
Thanksgiving break - NO CLASSES - Monday 11/23/20 - Sunday 11/29/20
Christmas break - NO CLASSES - Monday 12/21/20 - Sunday 1/3/21
Last day of classes - Friday 5/28/21

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