online art camp for kids 10-16 years old

Online dates:  
June 1-4

Half day: 


12:30-3:30pm PST


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 zoom.us. Art materials will be available for pick up from the studio few days before the start of the camp (dates and details will be provided).

Camp Description: 

This camp covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and  additives, and even such advanced technique as watercolor underpainting. You will learn the science behind the watercolor fluorescent colors, learn how to lead your work, what to do to prevent and fix watercolor accidents. We will try our hands in both Classical European and Eastern watercolor styles. By the end of the camp students will paint a portrait a landscape, a portrait of a pet, a small still life, a watercolor landscape,  plenty of small studies, and a final project of a choice.

It will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us. After the lecture and demonstrations teachers regularly check and correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.

Detailed schedule:

Day 1

9:00am-12:00pm. Flat washes. Basic watercolor techniques and common mistakes. Painting a simple landscape a-la-Voloshin.

12:30pm-3:30pm. Chinese brush paitnting. Mastering brushwork. Painting a blossom tree, koi fish, and a dragon.

Day 2

9:00am-12:00pm. Combination of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Painting a flower or a bird.

12:30pm-3:30pm. Mastering Wet-on-Wet watercolor. Painting a furry animal (cat, dog, etc).


Day 3

9:00am-12:00pm. Classical watercolor with underpainting. Strating a small realistic still life (trompe-l'oeil).

12:30pm-3:30pm. Finishing a trompe-l'oeil.

Day 4  Final project of a choice. Watercolor and mixed media.


- Watercolor paper (cold press)

- Watercolor paint

- Watercolor brushes (round with pointy tips)

- Pencil

- Eraser

-Masking fluid

- Regular printer paper


Sample instructional video. These videos are supposed to be watched before the class, and do not replace the live class demonstration:

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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