What to bring:

  • Lunch (full day only)
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Face mask 
Drawing and painting, girl smiling as she works on her landscape art work

Painting & Drawing 

Six one-week sessions 
June 21–July 30 
Rising 6th through rising 12th graders

9 a.m.–12 p.m., $225 ($180 for July 6–9) 
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., $400 ($320 for July 6–9)

Arrival/dismissal zone: Red

Calling all art enthusiasts! This class allows campers to have complete flexibility over their creativity. Campers will be given the choice to focus on either painting, drawing or a mix of both if participating in the full day session. The end of each week culminates with a group critique highlighting all student work. During individual and group critiques, we cultivate aesthetic awareness and encourage personal artistic expression.

Painting

Beginners
Students will experiment with various painting media including pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. Our curriculum introduces new painters to a variety of genres including representational still-life studies, landscapes, portraiture, Impressionistic scenes and abstract creations. The class emphasizes basic painting and rendering techniques for students who are new to painting through daily, personalized instruction that facilitates artistic growth. Daily topics will include: 

  • Claude Monet and the Impressionists 

  • Landscapes 

  • Watercolor and acrylic paints 

  • Positive-negative painting  

  • Georgia O'Keefe flower paintings 

  • Pointillism  

  • Other topics based on student interest 

Advanced 
Students will experiment with various painting media including pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. Our curriculum incorporates a variety of genres including representational still-life studies, landscapes, portraiture, Impressionistic scenes and abstract creations. Daily, personalized instruction facilitates artistic growth.  Students can learn how to assemble a portfolio for college admission and beyond. On a case-by-case basis, some of our more experienced students are encouraged to create artwork for their International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) portfolios. Daily topics will include: 

  • Futurism and Surrealism 

  • Underpainting/layering 

  • Light and shadow properties 

  • Mono-color and complementary color painting 

  • Human figures in motion 

  • Distorted photo montage 

  • Other topics based on student interest 

Drawing

Beginners
Beginning students will develop basic naturalistic rendering skills using various drawing media including pencil, charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels and ink. We introduce basic perspective and composition techniques as they apply to observing light and shadow properties.  These techniques are emphasized daily with personalized instruction. Most importantly, the class allows beginning students to gain experience in three-dimensional drawing techniques. Daily topics will include: 

  • Claude Monet and the Impressionists 
  • Landscapes 
  • Georgia O'Keefe and pastel techniques 
  • Macro drawing 
  • Other topics based on student interest 

Advanced
Advanced students will reinforce prerequisite concepts such as rendering basic forms, 3D objects, and perspective using various drawing media including pencil, charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels and ink. These techniques are emphasized daily with personalized instruction. Students can learn how to assemble a portfolio for college admission and beyond. On a case-by-case basis, students are encouraged to create artwork for their International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) portfolios. Daily topics will include: 

  • Parallel perspective, oblique perspective, aerial perspective 

  • Light and shadow properties 

  • Futurism and Surrealism 

  • Positive-negative drawing 

  • Other topics based on student interest