Summer Art Camps

2020 San Francisco Summer Camp (K-7th)

from 599.00


LOCATION: Chris Babcock Art, 5907 California St. San Francisco, CA 94121

Age Group: kindergarteners-7th graders. (Each child sits with his or her peer group.)

599.00 Tuition includes: Monday-Friday 9 am to 3 pm camp, all professional grade art supplies, paints and apron. By the end of the week, each child has produced two 15 by 20-inch acrylic paintings from their technical drawing & painting lesson, created their 8 by 10 inch original character painting, and their handmade original stickers!

Our Mission at Chris Babcock Summer Art Camp:

1) Instruct art campers how to develop creative and technical drawing and painting skills through playful projects and fun, formal art lessons.

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


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

AFTER CARE: 3 to 5 pm for $20 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, a morning snack, and afternoon snack and a big water bottle to last the entire day.


9 am to 10 am is creative drawing, painting and friendship building time:

When art campers arrive, they sit with kids their own age and spend this time making new friends and enjoying old friends while working on 4 different creative projects:

(1) creating original drawings with 72 color Sharpie markers on museum quality bristol paper

(2) Choosing their favorite original character from the Sharpie drawing, enlarging it to 8 by 10 inches, tracing the character on a light board and painting their original artwork on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning. Each student will learn how to create hues and shades of the paint colors of their own choosing to create their original character painting.

3) Creating original stickers

The rules of this Sharpie creative drawing exercise are:

1) Each student must draw at least 5 original characters by combining two seemingly unlike things together, for example--drawing an astronaut combined with a pickle or a banana and a lighting bolt! )

2) Campers must use all 72 color sharpies in their drawings, no scribbling is allowed and the drawing is only complete when there is absolutely no white showing on the paper.

10-11am: 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 2 15 by 20-inch acrylic paintings from their technical drawing & painting lesson, their one original character 8 by 10 inch painting as wella s theri original stickers and tattoos!

11 am to 11:45 is lunch time: Each day during lunch time, kids socialize while they enjoy their sack lunches. Sometimes we offer what we call “Ten Minute Cinema” which is that we show the kids ten minutes of a kid friendly movie the last few minutes of lunch time so the slower eaters can have the time needed to finish their lunch while the faster eaters who are bouncing up and down to go to the park can be entertained. Please note: Any parent is welcome to say no to this and we will not offer “Ten Minute Cinema”.

11:30 to 12:30: Accompanied by 2 adult teachers and four to six teen interns, campers put on green neon vests, then walk to the beautiful Rochambeau playground 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 technical drawing and painting lesson or creative painting time.


Each week we offer all new paintings to choose from to learn how to draw and paint. On the first day of camp, we show the campers 24 images. The images are arranged in two categories: animal, figure/landscape. After viewing all the images, the campers vote to narrow all the images they study to four animals paintings, four figure or landscape paintings.
By the end of the week, each child produces two 15 by 20-inch acrylic paintings from their technical drawing & painting lesson, their one 8 by 10 inch original character painting, and their stickers printed at the art studio from their original sharpie drawings!

PUGS ON THE PREMISES!! We have two extremely sweet and charming pugs at our art studio named Vincey and Bubbie! (see adjacent pictures of our adorable babies). If your child has allergies or a fear of doggies, let us know and we will put Vincey and Bubbie in their kennel at the art studio during your child's art camp.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that all summer art camps are final sale. 50% reimbursement for cancellations is provided in the form of class credit ONLY when a wait list replacement is found. We must be notified before 48 hours of start time. If you must cancel, please contact Chris at

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