Summer Art Camps
TIME: 9 to 3 pm
Portola Valley TEEN Summer Art Camp (ages 11 to 17)
NO PRIOR DRAWING AND PAINTING LESSONS REQUIRED.
Age Group: 11 to 17 years
LOCATION: home of Sacred Heart School family, the Pleasants
10 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley, CA. 94128
Week of Camp: July 9-13
TIME: 9 to 3 pm
TUITION: 599.00 covers 9 am to 3 pm camp, all professional grade art supplies and the finest quality acrylic paints and apron
STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO: 7 to 1
Maximum art campers allowed: 28
Our Mission at Chris Babcock Teen Summer Art Camp:
1) Instruct art campers in an empathetic, 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.
STUDENTS VOTE ON WHICH IMAGES THEY WANT TO STUDY....On the first day of camp, we show the campers the images pictured on this description page. 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 2 animals paintings, 2 figure paintings and 2 landscape/still life paintings. At the end of the 5 day camp, each student will have two to three 15 by 20-inch glossed paintings to bring home.
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.
MINUTE-to-MINUTE CAMP TIME-LINE:
9 am to 9:45 am is creative mind and friendship building time:
When art campers arrive, they sit 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 and the Transamerica building and an an alligator 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.
9:45-11 am is the beginning of formal painting lesson:Through step by step instruction and constant visual demonstration, instructors show students how to draw and paint a 15 by 20-inch painting.
11:00 to noon is lunch time:
Each day during lunch time, kids socialize while they enjoy their sack lunches
Noon to 3 pm is the continuation of formal drawing and painting lesson time using the finest professional quality acrylic paints on museum quality archival paper.
At the end of the week, each student will bring home two to three 15 by 20-inch glossed paintings.
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 year of art camp purchase.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: