KIDS LOVE OUR FUN & CREATIVE WORKSHOPS!

All summer long and for special school-year weeks, we enrich our world-class classical drawing and painting curriculum with engaging lessons in clay and paper sculpture, art history, figure drawing, portraiture, cartooning, and much more! Whether it's your first time at Art Steps or you're already stepping toward mastery, there's always something new to learn!

Choose the Summer Workshops tab or the School Year Workshops tab below for details and registration information:

Calling all artists, ages 4-18! Sharpen classical art skills while having FUN! Individualized, hands-on, age appropriate instruction lets young artists of all skill levels immerse themselves in a full week of drawing, painting, and sculpting what they LOVE!

Half-day workshops:
Only $285/week
INCLUDES MATERIALS

Discounts:
Multiple workshop/sibling discount
2+ workshops per family: $50 off PER workshop ($100 or more off)

Refer-a-friend
Refer a friend who signs up for a workshop: Receive a $50 credit!

Early signup discount
Sign up in and receive
an additional off per half day
workshop, with tuition paid in full!

Register online, or call our central office: (714) 524-2248

NOTE: To see a complete description of any of the summer workshops listed below, please click on any workshop title. Click on a title again to collapse the description.

Advanced Figure DrawingAges 13 and up

This figure workshop is tailor-made for teens!
Study the fundamental proportions of the head and the
human body. Draw the way college students do, from a
live, clothed model for two days, study great masters,
and learn the secret of breaking forms down into
"planes". 

*Newer students may participate with teacher's recommendation. 

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Anime & CartooningAges 7 and up

Learn to create original Anime characters, including your favorites! Basic cartooning principles are taught by breaking images into whole shapes before drawing them. American and Japanese cartooning are taught alongside proportion and anatomy. This is a great workshop to revisit, year after year! 

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Cartoon ClayAges 7 - Teens

In this hands-on studio workshop, students are taught using a step-by-step process from inception to the finished piece. Students learn to sculpt and paint some of their favorite cartoon characters, as well as learn how to make the 3-dimensional houses they live in together. Students will get excited to see their characters come to life while learning basic sculpting methods. Multiple materials and techniques are introduced in this workshop to inspire interest and creativity.

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Faces & FiguresAges 7 and up

Drawings of people become more life-like when you study fundamental proportions of the head and the human body. Gain a deeper understanding of the human form, while using great master copies and photo references to help create more polished, portfolio-ready pieces.  Beginning artists are welcomed for this introduction to figures, while teens will find it a useful springboard into college-level instruction.

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Monster ClayAges 5 - 7

Draw and sculpt your very own monster! Create a pop-up background to give it a home. Also create a monster pin! In this workshop, students use sculpey to design and create fun monster friends. No redesigned for our younger students!

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PaintingAges 7 and up

Ever wish you just had more time to paint? Students get 15 hours of uninterrupted relaxing time to paint, while enjoying access to a trained teacher’s support and expertise. Students who are new to painting are introduced to classical techniques using watercolors, acrylic, and even oils, painting subject matter they love.

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PerspectiveAges 7 and up

Amaze your friends and family by making objects look ultra-3-D! Once students feel comfortable using 1-point perspective, two-point perspective is introduced for a new level of sophistication. Advanced students may even attempt 3-points. 

Subject matter and media depend on the student's skill level and interest, so beginners are welcome. This artistic concept is fundamental to all types of art from cartooning to design to classicism, so serious art students are encouraged to join!

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StorybookAges 4 - 6

Calling all little artists! This multimedia workshop is especially designed to meet you child's early developmental needs. Students will use various media to draw, paint and sculpt their favorite characters from books, while singing songs, playing games, and having oodles of fun every step of the way!

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Under the Sea ClayAges 7 and up

We are all fascinated by the beach, the sea and ocean creatures. In this workshop, students will have a great deal of fun learning to draw, paint, use traditional additive sculpting techniques with clay, and use paper construction to create sea life. Projects will include learning to make a clay sculpture sand castle, a fish/shark hat, design your own sea monster and more. Students will be able to share their new artistic abilities with friends and family, and have ocean friends to take home.

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