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Summer Camps – Grades 6-12

Week 1: Jun 22 - 26
STUDIO
Students will learn the foundations of drawing and become familiar with the graphite medium. Students will learn how to render the human eye, nose, and mouth naturalistically.

Learn to Draw Realistically: The Portrait

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Manga's highly stylized characteristics and engaging storylines have become a cultural phenomenon. Students will work in a variety of drawing and illustration media to create their own manga characters.

Manga Characters

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
Sourcing inspiration from anime films students will design, create and animate their own anime side kicks using Adobe Animate. Students will learn animation techniques such as key framing, onion skin, timing & secondary actions.

Digital Anime

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
DIGITAL
Students practice technical aspects of fashion design such as composition and pattern, while cultivating an original fashion illustration using Adobe Photoshop inspired by the latest fashion trends.

Fashion Illustration

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $375
Week 2: Jun 29 - Jul 3
STUDIO
The recent street-art movement marked by artists like Banksy has placed graffiti on the map and grown to be an accepted creative outlet. Students will create their own street-art paintings on large-scale wood panels using acrylic and spray paint.

Street Art Painting: Spray Paint

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Students will create whimsical illustrations using the brush pens and micron pens, creating unique artworks inspired by today’s illustrators.

Brush Pen Illustration

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
Students will create unique digital characters by breaking the traditional proportions of the body and face while advancing their skills rendering light, textures and patterns in advanced ways using Adobe Photoshop.

Digital Cartooning

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
DIGITAL
Student animators will creating innovating and captivating moving characters with attitude using Adobe Animate. Students will explore gestures, body positions, facial expressions, and common movements.

Character Animation

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $375
Week 3: Jul 6 - 10
STUDIO
Fuse the world of fashion and art in this camp! Students will create original textile patterns, mood boards, and a series of fashion illustrations using drawing, painting and collage.

Apparel Illustrations

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Contemporary cartoonists endeavor to create innovative storylines featuring fun and interesting characters, inspiring today’s students to do the same. Students will create a comic strip using an original character and story.

Cartooning

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Students will create a still life painting learning about the magical qualities of oil paints while practicing color value, preparing an underpainting, and learning to use glazes and varnishes. 

Oil Painting Still Lives

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
Students will deepen their understanding of Adobe Photoshop creating a graphic design while exploring the artistic process behind photo manipulation, illustration, graphic rendering, and more. 

Graphic Design: Photoshop

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
Week 4: Jul 13 - 17
STUDIO
Posters have always been a resource and tool for advocacy, and through this camp students will have an opportunity to explore a cause they are passionate about while creating a graphic that explores color, composition, and text.

Posters for Change

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
From bright colors to expressive and energetic lines, students will learn how the background effects tie together scenes from their favorite manga comics while creating their own unique a powerful manga action scene.

Manga Action Scenes

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Translucent orchids, fragrant roses and blooming tulips - this course will allow students to examine botanical life by creating a series of intricate watercolor paintings using techniques such as washes, glazes, wet-in-wet, dry brush and pen/ink.

Botanic Watercolors

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
Students will use Adobe Photoshop, learning advanced lighting and filter effects, in order to produce an illustration of manga heroes and villains with supernatural abilities. Students will investigate the illustrated physics of energy beams, blasts, and electric bursts!

Digital Manga Characters

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
DIGITAL
Students will create a series of illustrations for their own children’s book narrative, which convey a more tactile feeling through the use of textured marks, ‘wet’ blending methods and other digital techniques in Adobe Photoshop.

Children’s Book Illustration

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $375
Week 5: Jul 20 - 24
STUDIO
Students will learn the foundations of drawing and become familiar with the graphite medium. Students will learn how to render the human eye, nose, and mouth naturalistically.

Learn to Draw Realistically: The Portrait

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Students will create a free standing sculpture in the round, exploring the diverse styles and methods of working with the versatile medium of clay.

Sculpting Portraits

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Throughout the history of art, music has played an important role in artistic styles and movements.  In this camp students will create their own paintings that directly relate to a certain piece of music that inspires them. 

Musical Paintings

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
Students in this camp will explore the foundations of developing a branded video while learning techniques on pre production, filming and post production editing.

Youtubers

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
DIGITAL
Get ready to create your own original digital game! Through block-coding, students will bring their ideas to life and test the limits of both their designs establishing algorithms that control movement, behaviors, effects and consequences using Ready Maker.

Game Design

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $375
Week 6: Jul 27 - 31
STUDIO
Students will explore classic fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and recreate these stories with a contemporary twist!

Enchanted Illustrations

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Strange and unique materials will challenge students to be creative in remodeling preexisting objects into presentable works of art in this found object sculpture camp.

Mystery Box Challenge

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
Students will explore how animators divide an environment into individual layers to create an interesting and realistic scene animation. Students will learn how to animate their own scene using a variety of techniques in Adobe Animate.

Scene Animations

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
DIGITAL
Students will review illustration through the contemporary lens of the editorial: a colorful, often conceptual illustration which encapsulates the contents of a story or written text in a singular image using Adobe Illustrator.

Editorial Illustration

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $375
Week 7: Aug 3 - 7
STUDIO
Art and function come together in this exciting realistic drawing camp! Explore technical principles and visual language of architectural drawing while working on grid paper and vellum to think spatially and create a beautiful realistic drawing.

Learn to Draw Realistically: Architecture

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Explore the range of artistic results when painting on glass surfaces. Students will learn how to respond to its smooth texture to create realistic and abstract artworks while playing with transparency and opacity.

Painting on Glass

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Students will explore new methods in architectural 3D design exploring principles of form, structure, aesthetics, and design. They will look at trending concepts and styles to inspire their own architectural model.

Architectural 3D Models

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
Students will explore the fundamentals of photography and the basics of camera operation such as aperture, shuttle speed, depth of field and the rule of thirds.  They will finalize their projects through the use of professional photo editing in Adobe Photoshop.

Intro to Photography

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
Week 8: Aug 10 - 14
STUDIO
Gesture, movement, line, and anatomy are just some of the most essential components to figure drawing. Students will learn about these principles to create their own figurative drawings using a variety of drawing media.

Learn to Draw Realistically: The Figure

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Explore three-dimensionality through this sculpture camp. Students will be inspired by their favorite manga comics and animations to develop their own three dimensional character creations. 

Manga 3D Creations

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Students will create whimsical illustrations using india ink, creating unique artworks inspired by today’s illustrators.

Ink Illustration

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
Sourcing inspiration from anime films students will design, create and animate their own anime side kicks using Adobe Animate. Students will learn animation techniques such as key framing, onion skin, timing & secondary actions.

Digital Anime

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
DIGITAL
Manga comics have a long history in Japanese art and have become increasingly popular worldwide. Students will develop their own manga style characters while learning digital drawing skills in Adobe Photoshop.

Digital Manga Characters

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $375
Week 9: Aug 17 - 21
STUDIO
Instructors will demonstrate watercolor techniques using washes, glazes, wet-on-wet, dry brush, and adding in substances that create magical textures and patterns - helping students  to create their own fantastical watercolor illustration paintings.

Whimsical Watercolors

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Explore composition, perspective, texture, and more in this comprehensive drawing camp. Students will use the natural world and its surrounding landscapes as the main subject matter to create their drawings.

Learn to Draw Realistically: Nature & Landscapes

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Manga’s highly stylized characteristics and engaging storylines have become a cultural phenomenon. Students will work in a variety of drawing and illustration media to create their own manga characters.

Manga Characters

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
Students will explore architectural design principles including: form, tectonics, structure, energy, and urban relationships. Trending concepts & styles in contemporary architecture will inspire students to bring their own architectural designs life using Sketch Up.

Architectural Design

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
DIGITAL
Students will develop their own digital assemblage of text, textures & illustrations using Adobe Photoshop to develop a  digital sketchbook inspired by culture, poetry and their personal interests.

Digital Diary

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $375
Week 10: Aug 24 - 28
STUDIO
Students will create their own pages of a personal art journal using inspiration from the surrounding world, their own memories and imaginations.

Visual Art Journal

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
Students will learn the foundations of drawing and become familiar with the graphite medium. Students will learn how to render the human eye, nose, and mouth naturalistically.

Learn to Draw Realistically: The Portrait

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
STUDIO
The recent street-art movement marked by artists like Banksy has placed graffiti on the map and grown to be an accepted creative outlet. Students will create their own street-art paintings on large-scale wood panels using acrylic and spray paint.

Street Art Painting: Spray Paint

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $350
DIGITAL
What is more exciting than creating your own animated robot!? Students in this camp, will explore the process of designing & building a robotic moving character using Adobe Animate.

Bot Animation

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | $375
DIGITAL
Not only can digital designers use their tools to create complex & compelling visual designs, but these outcomes can also be seamlessly communicated to a large audience with ease. Students of this camp will identify a cause of their interest and create a campaign intended to inform the public to direct or affect change using Adobe Illustrator.

Digital Poster Design

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | $375
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