Summer Art Camps

Drop-in to San Francisco Summer Art Camp (age 6 to 12 years)


Age Group: must be 6 to 12 years old to attend.

Tuition: 125.00 per child covers one 9 am to 3 pm camp day.  On Monday, campers draw their image. On Tuesdays they paint it. On Wednesdays, they draw their 2nd image. On Thursdays, they paint it, and on Friday they make their third painting.

NOTE : no sibling discount for drop-in days of camp.

Our Mission at Chris Babcock Summer Art Camp:

1) Instruct art campers in a loving, humorous and charming manner on how to develop creative and technical drawing and acrylic painting skills.  

2) Help campers develop peer friendships by encouraging constructive socializing throughout the day.


EARLY CARE: 8:30 am to 9 am  $10 cash per child to be paid at the beginning of each camp day

AFTER CARE: 3 to 5 pm for $15 cash an hour per child to be paid at the beginning of each class day

Aftercare activities: campers are free to make an acrylic painting on bristol board paper and/or watch a kid-friendly film.  For their snack, campers are offered organic popcorn, Pirate Booty and filtered water.

What to wear and bring: Please only wear old clothes and shoes and pack a sack lunch and a big water bottle to last the entire day. 

STUDENTS VOTE ON WHICH IMAGES THEY WANT TO STUDY. Each week we offer all new paintings to choose from. On the first day of camp, we show the campers 36 different and all-new images. The images are arranged in three categories: animal, figure, still-life/landscape. After viewing all the images, the campers vote to narrow all the images they study to four animals paintings, four figure paintings and four landscape/still life paintings. At the end of the 5 day camp, each student will have three 15 by 20-inch glossed paintings to bring home.


9 am to 9:45 am is creative drawing and friendship building time: 

When art campers arrive, they sit with kids their own age and spend this time talking to each other while working on warming up their right brains by creating original drawings with 28 color Sharpie markers on museum quality bristol paper. The rules of this all week Sharpie drawing exercise are:

1) Each student must draw at least 20 original characters by putting two unlike things together for instance; combine in some way a lady bug and the Transamerica building or an astronaut and a pickle!).

2) Campers must use all 28 colors of sharpies in their drawings, no scribbling is allowed and the drawing is only complete when there is absolutely no white showing on the paper.

9:45-11am: the beginning of formal drawing and painting lesson.  Chris Babcock and her team of teachers show students how to draw an image from scratch using an easy-to-understand grid system.  The students use only the finest professional grade acrylics on archival papers. By the end of the week, each child produces 3 glossed 15 by 20-inch acrylic paintings on archival paper (this size fits ready made frames.)

11 am to 11:30 is lunch time:  Each day during lunch time, kids socialize while they enjoy their sack lunches.

11:30 to 12:30: Accompanied by three teachers, campers put on green neon vests and walk to the beautiful Roshambeau play ground on 24th at California Street and play on the swings, slide and jungle gym. Campers are offered basketballs, soccer balls, four-square balls and jump rope, too:)

12:30 to 3 pm: the continuation of formal drawing and painting lesson using the finest professional quality acrylic paints on museum quality archival paper. By the end of the week, each child has produced 3 glossed 15 by 20-inch acrylic paintings on archival paper (this size fits ready made frames.)

A cute 2-year-old English Bulldog is at the Art Studio: we have 2 loving dog mascots on the premises. 3 year old Bulldog named Spanky Pie Dough and a 1 year old pug named Vincent Noir. If your child has allergies or a fear of doggies, let us know and we will put Spanky and Vincey in their kennels at the art studio during your child's art camp.

REFUND POLICY:  if your child cannot attend art camp after payment is made, you can apply their tuition fee towards any class at Chris Babcock Art. You must use your tuition credit within 1

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