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 Schoolyear 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+ per family: $50 off per workshop

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

Register online or call your local studio:

  • Yorba Linda  (714) 524-2248
  • Mission Viejo  (949) 454-9555

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.

JUST ADDED: Teen Figure Drawing and Portraiture13 & up

Back by popular demand, NOW 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". Our Teen Director, Annie Compean, makes
figure drawing accessible for beginners, while
providing more advanced lessons for experienced
artists. A must for any student developing a portfolio!

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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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Art HistoryAges 8 and up

Paint a true fresco like ancient Greeks, crack a real egg to make your own paint like Medieval masters, apply gold leaf for manuscript illumination, practice Renaissance perspective, and much more!

Hands-on, up-close imagery accompanies discussion for greater understanding of five major eras from Cave Paintings through Modernism. Active participation and enthusiastic teachers make art history come alive!

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Monster ClayAges 6 and up

Use foundational sculpture techniques to draw, sculpt and paint your very own quirky, hilarious monsters. Create a pop-up background to give them a home. Top off the week by making a wearable monster pin! In this workshop, students use professional modeling clay to design and create fun monster friends.

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Pirates & Princesses ClayAges 7 and up

Join us for a voyage into the world of pirates & princesses. Students will create a clay castle or treasure chest and figurines (such as a prince, dragon, & more). Then, create a mask and crown or pirate hat. Continue the week with a pop-up pirate or fantasy scene and drawings! It is a journey you will not want to miss.

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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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A Palette of ArtAges 7 and up

Shake it up! Learn a different medium each day:

  • Day 1: Cartoon Paper Sculpture
  • Day 2: Portraiture
  • Day 3: Cartooning
  • Day 4: Clay Sculpture
  • Day 5: Animation

Perfect for first-time students who want to try class out, and long-term students who want a fun-filled, challenging week!

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