Summer Art Camp 2020 Overview

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are offering Zoom Summer Art Camps online this year. Each class is 2.5 hours, and will be held weekdays, 3-5:30pm PDT, from June 8th to August 28th) . The fees for the classes are $50 each or 5 for $225. No art supplies needed other than pencil, eraser, sharpener and paper – computer paper is fine! If you wish to buy different art materials, you may go to Blick in Berkeley, or order from them online. Please let us know if you have questions about this new program: email me at bethpaints at gmail dot com, and visit our Register page to sign up!

The magic of Summer Art Camp begins this year on June 8th! This season we’re very excited to bring a variety of new materials and techniques, with an emphasis on learning, creativity and imagination.

Each camp day has plenty of structure and practice, and we have lots of fun in the process. I love to work with each student, one-on-one, to see what their unique interests are!

We demonstrate a variety of methods and ways of making art to nurture artistic development. We also provide lessons on color theory and famous artists in art history, go on field trips, and host special guests to spark the creative process. We wholeheartedly encourage individual exploration of personal themes and interests. And we value working together and sharing ideas.

IMG_0328 (1)We limit each summer camp session to 12-15 students, so that each student receives individual attention. Making art develops problem-solving skills, encourages creativity, and develops self-confidence. Our goal is to provide the materials, structure, and guidance to spark creativity in each child, allow them to explore and investigate their own ideas, and have lots of fun in the process. Our philosophy is to encourage students to explore and express themselves with an emphasis on practice over product, without judgment, comparison, or criticism.
All art materials are safe and non-toxic. Ages 5-13, regular campers, and 14-17, counselors in training. Camp runs from 9am to 3pm each day, with Before Camp available from 8-9am and After Camp from 3-5pm ($15/hr, available in one hour blocks, no partial hours). No After Camp on Friday; camp ends at 3pm. Daylong Immersion Days are also available, $135/day.
Schedule for Summer Art Camp 2020
Week 1: June 8-12  Drawing
Week 2: June 15-19 Paint: Color
Week 3: June 22-26 Animals & Imaginary Creatures
Week 4: June 29-3  People & Faces
Week 5: July 6-10  Landscape, Still Life & Oceans
Week 6: July 13-17  Drawing
Week 7: July 20-24  Animals & Imaginary Creatures
Week 8: July 27-July 31 Paint: Color
Week 9: August 3-7 Landscape, Still Life & Oceans
Week 10: August 10-14 Drawing
Week 11: August 17-21 Animals & Imaginary Creatures
Week 12: August 24-28 Paint and Draw