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Watercolor Art Camp (Ages 8-14 yrs)


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1603 Irving St
Btwn 17th & 18th Avenues
San Francisco, California 94122
Full day Camp
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 8 - 14 years old
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this kids art camp class:

This camp covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and  additives, and even such advanced technique as watercolor underpainting. You will learn the science behind the watercolor fluorescent colors, learn how to lead your work, what to do to prevent and fix watercolor accidents. We will try our hands in both Classical European and Eastern watercolor styles. By the end of the camp students will paint a portrait a landscape, a portrait of a pet, a small still life, a watercolor landscape,  plenty of small studies, and a final project of a choice.

Detailed schedule:

  • Day 1
    • 9:00am-12:00pm. Flat washes. Basic watercolor techniques and common mistakes. Painting a simple landscape a-la-Voloshin.
    • 12:30pm-3:30pm. Chinese brush paitnting. Mastering brushwork. Painting a blossom tree, koi fish, and a dragon.
  • Day 2
    • 9:00am-12:00pm. Combination of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Painting a flower or a bird.
    • 12:30pm-3:30pm. Mastering Wet-on-Wet watercolor. Painting a furry animal (cat, dog, etc).
  • Day 3
    • 9:00am-12:00pm. Classical watercolor with underpainting. Strating a small realistic still life (trompe-l'oeil).
    • 12:30pm-3:30pm. Finishing a trompe-l'oeil.
  • Day 4  
    • Final project of a choice. Watercolor and mixed media.

Changes due COVID-19:
  • Sitting in the studio is rearranged to assure adequate distance between the students.
  • Teachers and kids are required to wear face covering. 
  • Studio is cleaned throughout regularly, with daily disinfection of active use areas (tables, door knobs, sinks, etc) and shared art materials (if possible). Some art materials are provided for individual use (pencil/eraser/clip boards).
  • Air purifier with filters is used in the studio during the camp.
  • No students with cold-like symptoms are allowed to participate. Please stay home if feeling sick.
  • Students will not be allowed to go out of the studio to buy lunch. Please bring snack and lunch with you.
  • Parents drop off and pick up students outside of the studio.

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Refund Policy
Monthly payments are not refundable. No fee adjustments due to missed classes - please schedule make up for a class you missed. In case of serious illness or other issues that don’t allow a student to participate in class for a long period of time, the payment may be transferred to another month.

Summer camp payment can be refunded in full if you inform us a month prior to start date of the camp.


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