Youth Programs

Discover the Future of Creativity: Otis Youth Art Programs

Otis College Extension youth programs introduce the elements and principles of art and design, fostering personal self-expression. These programs are crafted to cater to both experienced artists and students with limited art training, ensuring that every participant can find their creative voice.

Our courses are taught by practicing professional artists who are also skilled arts educators. This combination ensures that students receive high-quality instruction and mentorship, allowing them to develop their artistic abilities and gain valuable insights from industry professionals.

Extensive Selection of Courses

Choose from a multitude of individual courses and workshops geared toward children and adolescents who are interested in expanding their artistic boundaries. Otis College Extension offers a large spectrum of both weekend and after-school programs that will advance your child’s interest and abilities in art and design. From courses in painting, animation, photography, drawing, and numerous other disciplines, to portfolio preparation for college applications, our lineup of programs will meet whatever goals your child is looking to reach.

Youth Courses

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Summer of Art

Otis College Summer of Art Exhibition

Otis College Extension's flagship youth program is one of the nation's premier pre-college art experiences, offering teenagers aged 14.5 and older a unique opportunity to study at a top art and design college in Los Angeles. This intensive four-week program provides a dynamic environment for budding artists, with the option to live on campus and immerse fully in the creative community. With over 20 diverse classes, students can explore various artistic disciplines, ensuring a transformative summer experience. Join us for a seminal moment in your artistic journey.

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Summer Youth Camps

Summer Youth Camps are a mainstay at Otis College, and we’re excited to see them grow in popularity with each passing year. Our one-week (Monday through Friday) camps run from June 17 through August 9, 2024. 

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Snap Lens Lab

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Join the second annual Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College of Art and Design this summer to imagine new realities, hone your creative skills, and bring your big ideas to life! In this pre-college, hands-on augmented reality (AR) learning lab, students will spend two weeks participating in custom, technical workshops, rich class discussion, and mentorship with Snap Inc. and Otis College instructors and faculty.

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