Kids & Teen Art Classes
Interactive Art education for kids and teens
Art and writing classes for kids and teens with individual attention, skilled instructors, and fun individual and team projects. We intentionally keep classes small. Interested in a class that has started? Send an email or give us a ring to find out if it's still possible to attend. Often times it is!
*Our new fall classes are extending into 9 & 10 week sessions. Thanks for the feedback CAMP parents!
Classes for Kids
MIX IT UP! Ages 7 & 8
Mondays | 5:00-6:00 | Six Weeks | October 29. November 5, 12, 26. December 3, 10. No Class Nov. 19 because of Thanksgiving.
Amy Sargent's class for older students is the perfect introduction to the principles of art and to art movements. Students become familiar with well-known artists as they explore various mediums such as painting, mixed-media, and sculpture. Students leave with an array of different art. This class is hands-on with an emphasis on creativity and style. Class size limited to six students.
Sunday, December 2nd | 2:00-4:00 | Ages 8 and up
$60.00 a person
This is a fun multi-generational non-traditional painting class. Artist Beth Melton-Seabrook leads her entertaining painting workshop that will get you cleverly creating while you connect with your kids. Expect smiles and laughter. No art experience necessary. All supplies provided. You will be creating whimsical turtle paintings. And... we end just in time to go for ice cream (yep, and ruin dinner). Great afternoon for grandparents and grand kids, uncle and nephews/aunts and nieces or parents and children. Please note: a child must be accompanied by an adult.
DRAWING FOR AGES 7 & 8
Thursdays | 3:45-4:45 | Ten Weeks | October 11, 18, 25. November 1, 8, 15, 29. December 6, 13, 20. No Class Nov. 22nd because of Thanksgiving.
$200.00 (SOLD OUT )
The perfect beginning drawing class for young artists. Students weave in the principles of drawing with a focus on shapes, lines, and value. Students will explore pencil, pen, and charcoal while learning basic drawing concepts and art terms. All supplies are included. Instructor: Kathleen Fox
DRAWING FOR AGES 9 & 10
Thursdays | 5:00-6:00 | Ten Weeks | October 11, 18, 25. November 1, 8, 15, 29. December 6, 13, 20. No Class Nov. 22nd because of Thanksgiving.
$200.00 (SOLD OUT)
Does your child love to draw, but needs to apply the basic design principles? This easy-going class does just that. Kids draw with a focus on line, form, shape, value, space, and texture - the elements to art. An emphasis on art vocabulary, materials, and tools. Instructor: Kathleen Fox
DRAWING FOR AGES 8-10 (Intermediate)
Mondays | 3:45-5:00 | Eight Weeks | October 22, 29. November 5, 12, 26. December 3, 10, 17. No Class the week of Nov. 19 because of Thanksgiving
$200.00 (2 SPOTS LEFT)
Students will increase their knowledge and skill level in this more advanced drawing class. We'll focus on art principles, techniques, and self-critque. Students will fine-tune their draw skills with a new understanding of line, shape, value, perspective, and texture. Charcoal, pen and ink are also explored. If your child has taken a drawing class at CAMP or elsewhere he/she may take this class.
MIX IT UP ART! FOR AGES 5-7
Mondays | 3:45-4:45 | Nine Weeks | October 8, 15, 22, 29. November 5, 12, 26. December 3, 10. No Class Nov. 19 because of Thanksgiving.
$207.00 (SOLD OUT)
Parents and kids rave about this class! Amy Sargent's entertaining and dynamic class for our youngest artists returns this fall! The perfect introduction to the principles of art for our youngest artists. Students become familiar with well-known artists as they explore various mediums such as painting, mixed-media, and sculpture. Students leave with an array of different art. This class is hands-on with an emphasis on creativity and style. Instructor: Amy Sargent.
Doodling (Grades 6th-8th/Middle School)
Wednesdays | 5:00-6:15 | On-Going | October 17, 24, 31. No Doodling October 3rd. November 7, 14, 28. No Doodling Thanksgiving Week Nov. 21st. December 5, 12, 19.
You don't have to sign-up for our open doodle sessions. Just drop-in for $10.00 each week at the door
Life gets busy, even for kids. Have your child come "chill out" with teens who love art as much as your son or daughter. This series is all about freedom to create at your own pace, in your own style and in an inviting studio space. A place where art kids can connect with each other as they work. Creatives will doodle, cartoon, scribble, or draw. They get feedback from the instructor only if they seek it. Awesome art supplies and tools are provide for everyone. It's ten bucks to drop in and chill out.
PORTFOLIO PREPARATION/OPEN STUDIO (5th-8th Graders)
Mondays | 5:15-6:30 | Ten Weeks | October 15, 22, 29. November 5, 12, 26. December 3, 10. No Class the week of Nov. 19 because of Thanksgiving.
We know the art school audition process can be exciting and stressful to students and parents alike. CAMP can help. Students in our Portfolio Prep class work on individual art projects in order to pick and choose from the best examples of their work to submit. All art materials are supplied. Plenty of guidance and encouragement, but please know, it's a "hands-off" art approach which is required by all art schools when submitting displays and portfolios (yep - our students do all their own work). Also students enrolled in Portfolio Preparation may take our test taking workshop and mock drawing tests for free. Students not applying to an art school, but would like additional instruction on independent projects are also welcomed to join this studio time.
Please note: 5 of our 6 students who applied to SOA or Berkeley this year were accepted, but CAMP in no way guarantees admission to a school. Main Instructor: Kathleen Fox (other CAMP Instructors will guide in specific art forms throughout the 10 weeks.)
WRITING COMIC STRIPS & STORIES
Tuesdays | 5:15-6:15 | Nine Weeks | October 16, 23, 30. November 6, 13, 27. December 4, 11,18. No Class the week of Nov. 20 because of Thanksgiving.
$200.00 (2 SPOTS LEFT)
Learn how to turn you ideas into comic strips with writer & artist Alex Odom. Students will learn creative writing vocabulary, narrative structure, character creation, story boarding, and comic book formatting. Over the weeks, each student will write and revise two comic strips, and learn about the comic book industry.
CREATIVE WRITING FOR KIDS - Ages 8-10
Wednesdays | 3:45-4:45 | Nine Weeks | October 10, 17, 24. No Class on Halloween October 31st. November 7, 14, 28. No Class the week of Thanksgiving Nov. 21st. December 5, 12, 19.
$189.00 (SOLD OUT)
Have a young wordsmith in your family? This creative writing class explores fiction writing techniques in a fun and entertaining way. Students play games, create unique characters, and find just the "write" way to make their stories pop off the page. A focus on plot, theme, and setting. Instructor: Kathleen Fox
POTTERY, PAPER & PAINTING KIDS
Tuesdays | 3:45-5:00 (1 hour 15 minutes) | Ages 8-11 | Nine Weeks | October 16, 23, 30. November 6, 13, 27. December 4, 11,18. No Class the week of Nov. 20 /Thanksgiving.
$228.00 (SOLD OUT)
Based on our popular camp, students get the opportunity to explore hand-building techniques in clay, painting techniques in watercolor and acrylic, and create original art using paper. Kids use their creative thinking skills and imagination to make one-of-a-kind artwork. And what they make will amaze you (and amaze them as well). Instructor: Kathleen Fox
Please note: This is a hand-building clay class.
BEGINNING DRAWING FOR TEENS
Tuesdays | 5:15-6:15 | Ages 13-15 | Ten Weeks | October 9, 16, 23, 30. November 6, 13, 27. December 4, 11,18. No Class the week of Nov. 20 because of Thanksgiving.
$200.00 (SOLD OUT)
Your child wants to know how to draw, but as a teen, has never taken any formal class. No worries, this beginning class covers all the basics your teen will need to build confidence to draw better. We start with shape, line, value, and contrast then apply them to simple objects before applying them to the things teens like to draw. We also discuss tools and materials to make drawing easier, as well as learn techniques like hatching and cross-hatching. This class is perfect for a true beginner wanting to improve his/her drawing skills.
WRITING COLLEGE ADMISSION ESSAYS
Sunday, November 11th | 1:00pm-4:00pm
Writing College Admission Essays: The college admission essay is the backbone of the whole application. It’s the part of the application each committee member will spend the most time considering, because it’s their only insight into who you are beyond your GPA and extracurricular activities. This out-of-the-box approach uses interview techniques and creative writing prompts to get students creating their narrative-driven personal essays, rich with detail and reflection. Whether it’s the Common Application Essay, the Coalition Application Essay, or a Special Topic Essay specific to your top-choice school, Alex Odom will help you craft the perfect essay.