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Camp I-1. Artist Garden. Ages 5-6

$400
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Get inspired by the “Artists as Cultivators” exhibition and create your own artistic garden where anything can grow; you only have to imagine it!     

Camp II-1: Sculptural Creations. Ages 7-8

$400
Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
Get creative with surprising tools and materials as well as traditional methods of sculpture! Learn cool sculpting tips and tricks to help you make your best, most exciting, 3-D projects.    
Full Course

Camp III-1: Intro To Drawing. Ages 9-11

$400
Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Turn your doodles into artworks! Learn to draw human figures, animals and nature, creating scenes from both observation and imagination.    

Full Course

Camp IV-1: Art Foundations. Ages 12-14

$400
Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Develop your foundational skills in traditional art-making methods and explore some experimental techniques, while strengthening and diversifying your skills and use of materials.     

Full Course

Pre-College: Drawing I

$465

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Strengthen your drawing ability and build your college portfolio. Learn to draw what you see with confidence! Work from still life arrangements, PAFA’s renowned collection, interior spaces, and the human figure, to master foundational elements: shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture, and perspective. Students practice sight-drawing and measuring techniques and learn ways of defining form and space. This course teaches important skills for all artmaking, including for painting and other disciplines. Live model fee is included in the tuition.

For this class, students will need to bring their own supplies. Please have all of your materials with you at the beginning of class on Monday, June 24. The supplies list is below:

  • Pencils (#2 and 4B)
  • Plastic film eraser (STAEDTLER Mars plastic eraser is ideal)
  • Medium size sketchbook (9 x 12 inches)
  • 18 x 24 inch newsprint pad (50 sheets)
  • 18 x 24 inch regular drawing paper pad (a pad of 24 sheets is fine)
  • Vine charcoal
  • Charcoal pencil
  • Chamois
  • Workable fixative (to spray and preserve your drawings)

Please email precollege@pafa.org if you have any questions about the materials.

If you are applying for the scholarship: WAIT TO REGISTER UNTIL YOU HEAR THE DECISION! Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively! For Scholarship information visit https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/summer-intensives

Full Course

1. After Camp Club Single Day. Week of 6/24

$35
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 3 pm
3 additional sessions through Jun 27, 2024

After Camp Activities 3pm-5:30 pm.

Space is limited, please register in advance! Note that we are unable to provide care after 5:30 p.m, you must plan to pick up your child by 5:30 pm.  

1. After Camp Club. Week of 6/24

$150
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

After Camp Activities 3pm-5:30 pm.

Space is limited, please register in advance! Note that we are unable to provide care after 5:30 p.m, you must plan to pick up your child by 5:30 pm.  

Camp I-2: Art Explorers. Ages 5-6

$320
Calendar Next available session starts Jul 1, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Discover a variety of art-making techniques, while learning new artistic and social skills. Let us draw, paint, collage, and sculpt, make friends, and have fun.    





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