Summer is the perfect time for kids to immerse themselves deeply in art, design and construction. It’s a less structured season and a great opportunity to embrace their creativity. We’ve found an incredible variety camps offering everything from photography, drawing and painting to welding. Pretty impressive!
Dragonfly Designs Jewelry Making Camps
Jewelry making combined with yoga, outdoor exploration and ecology + language options in Mandarin and Spanish!
Full day and part-day options in San Francisco, South San Francisco, Burlingame, Gather 7 friends and they’ll even create a camp for you! Seem more about Dragonfly Designs Camps here.
Children’s Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum)
At Creativity Camps, kids will explore a variety of the most popular activities and exhibit spaces, including the Innovation Lab, Music Studio, Animation Studio, and Messy with Art.
Kids age 3-8
Rayko Summer Photography Camps
Weeklong camps for 8-10 year olds with a passion for taking pictures! Kids will have the opportunity to explore their own personal vision and create a portfolio of original photographs. They will investigate a variety of photographic processes, techniques and styles.
Sessions: July 21-25, July 28-Aug 1. See more information about photography camps here.
In addition to their year round art classes, the Sketch collective is offering Core Drawing and Cartooning Summer Camps for 8-14 year olds.
Core Drawing: Jun 16-Jun 20 and Jun 23-Jun 27, 2014
Cartooning: Jul 21-Jul 25 and Jul 28-Aug 01, 2014
See more information here.
ArtWorks Fine Art Studio
Summer is a great opportunity to experience this well -loved and often wait-listed Art Studio! Each summer they offer exciting Summer Workshops and Art Camps. Four unique Art Camps for ages 5 to 10 introduce a variety of materials and art-making processes, encourage and nurture creativity, enhance art skills and inspire young artists. Students work in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting all in one week.
Summer Workshops for ages 9 to 16 in Cartooning, Drawing Exploration, Mixed Media Sculpting and Portfolio Preparation offer a rich exploration into specialized disciplines and are designed for students of all skill levels. See more here.
Asian Arts Studio
Mandarin and Art Summer Camp is designed for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. This program will give them a unique opportunity to learn and improve their language skills in Mandarin while deepening their knowledge of Chinese culture and art through age-appropriate play-based classes and activities.
Weekly themes, June 2nd -July 25th, see details and more information here
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Program
This Summer program will introduce children and youth, ages 6-16, to various artistic disciplines taught by local artist in a dynamic and entertaining summer camp. Participants will develop hands-on experience with the use of tools and materials related to the chosen artistic discipline, and will collaborate in a final exhibition/performance, entertaining participants’ families and the local community. Participants will be pre-assigned to classes according to their area of interest and availability. The classes that we are offering this year include: Yoga, Hip Hop, Ballroom Dancing, Art Studio (Printmaking), Arts & Crafts, Theater, Capoeira, Percussion, Latin Grooves, Fashion Design, Mexican Folk Dance, Latin Rhythms & Movement, Digital Photography, and Caribbean Moves. Lunch included. See more information.
Pixie Hall, Americana Camp
Join Pixie Hall as they gear up for the 4th of July with a fun filled week celebrating the culture and history that makes our country so great! Children will get the chance to explore the story of our Independence as they cook, create, and celebrate in All-American form. We will discuss what it means to be an American and learn about “Americana” music, art, and cuisine. So come on down to our studio to get a little messy, have fun, and let the creative fireworks begin!
2nd-6th Graders June 30-July 3rd.
See more info here.
The Crucible, Oakland
Hosting some of the Bay Area’s most unique industrial arts opportunities is Oakland’s The Crucible where students of all ages can come to learn metal fabrication, blacksmithing, glass blowing, ceramics, welding and kinetics. Spring and summer camps here are fun, exciting places for youth to explore art, creativity, and real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and math. See their upcoming schedules.
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