An Art Studio for Children and Adults

Where creating is fun and people can dream, play and imagine!

Spring Break Camp

Camp is for children 5-12 years old. Limited to 15 students. Two teachers. Half day and full day options! Time options: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00  or 8:00-4:00 Extended care until 5:00 $10 per day. Half-day ($30) and full-day ($45) Nutritious snacks are provided and we take breaks for free time. We keep full-day campers actively engaged.  

Painting on Canvas

CAMPS (ages 5-12) Painting on Canvas



20 reasons children need art:

  1. Art stimulates both sides of the brain.
  2. 33% of children are visual learners.
  3. There are studies that show that children, who make art, read better and get better grades in science and mathematics
  4. Children learn by using their senses and art is ideal in this process
  5. Children need a place to express themselves
  6. Art promotes self esteem
  7. Art encourages children to give more attention to the physical space that surround them
  8. Art develops hand and eye coordination
  9. Art stimulates perception
  10. Art teaches children to think openly. It represents a culture of questioners more than a culture of responders
  11. Art teaches that there is more than one solution for a problem
  12. Art teaches children to think creatively to solve problems
  13. Children can share and reflect on their work of art and learn something about the world they live in
  14. When art is integrated with the other subjects in the curriculum, children commit more to the learning process
  15. In the process of doing art, the child is exposed to different possibilities, to discover and to freedom, this way they avoid falling into the control and the predictability of the conventional education in the United States of today
  16. Art nourishes the human soul. One feels good doing it
  17. Art brings the cultural resources of the community into the art class
  18. Art involves parents, inviting them to participate as volunteers in diverse activities
  19. Art provides a common ground across racial stereotypes, barriers and prejudices
  20. Art is valuable all by itself

Lisa found this posted on the wall at the Oakland Children’s Art Museum and copied it with permission.

June 6- June 10 Draw, Dream and Doodle:  Elements of art applied to drawing, painting and sculpture.  This class is great for the beginning artist. June 13-June 17 Everything Animals:  Drawing, Painting, Paper Mache and clay. Explore jungles, forests, deserts and oceans. Bring a picture of your pet or your favorite animal for pet portraits. June 20-June 24 Sculpture 3-D Art:  Earth Clay, Wire, Wood, Papier Mache, Puppets, Collage and Multimedia Sculptures June 27-July 1 Art Around the World Get your Passport to Art: Learn about different countries through art! Japan, Russia, Australia, China & Mexico-All media.  Painting, Collage, Printing, Sculpture and Drawing. July 11-July 15 From the Sea: Mermaids, Fish Printing, Sand Art, Sea Monsters, Papier Mache,  Write or dictate a story about an imaginary ocean village. July 18-July 22 Working with Color:  color theory- working with tint, tone and shade on canvas and paper.  All types of paint. July 25-July 29 Drawing and Painting for Beginners: Learn the basic elements of art.  Shape and line will be explored while we draw and paint our way through several projects. August 1-August 5 Famous Artist Series:  Explore Artists A-Z—Crash Course on the fun techniques of the most creative Artists!  Dress for Mess! This class has it all. August 8-August 12 Everything People:  Drawing, painting, paper mache, photography and wire. Explore faces, people in action, portraits, learn how to draw hands, caricatures and cartoon people. August 15-August 19 Everything Animals:  Drawing, Painting, Paper Mache and clay. Explore jungles, forests, deserts and oceans. Bring a picture of your pet or your favorite animal for pet portraits.