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Summer Camps

Join us for a summer of learning, exploration, and artistic growth!

We offer a full day of courses, five days a week, for children ages 5 - 15. There are four 2-week Summer Camp sessions from June 11 -  August 3. Each session includes a morning (9:00am - 12:00pm) and/or afternoon course (1:15 - 4:15pm) in the 5-8, 9-12, and 13-15 year-old age groups. For students who take both morning and afternoon courses there is a $50 fee for supervision during the lunch break from 12:00 - 1:15pm (meals not included in fee). You will receive a seperate link to pay the $50 fee via email after your registration is confirmed. (Please allow 10 days to receive.)

Summer Camp Course Offerings

Session 1: June 11 - June 22 (M - F)

Ages 5-8
9am - 12pm Making Books through Printmaking, Collage, and Paper Engineering
1:15 - 4:15pm 2D Animation

Ages 9 - 12
9am - 12pm 2D Animation
1:15 - 4:15pm Making Books through Printmaking, Collage, and Paper Engineering

Ages 13 - 15
9am - 12pm Painting Studio
1:15 - 4:15pm Introduction to Character Design: Drawing Your Favorite Heros, Heroines, and Fantasy Figures

Session 2: June 25 - July 6 (M - F, no mtg. July 4)

Ages 5 - 8
9am - 12pm The Strange and the Magical in the Third Dimension
1:15 - 4:15pm Cartooning for Kids

Ages 9 - 12
9am - 12pm Cartooning for Kids
1:15 - 4:15pm The Strange and the Magical in the Third Dimension

Ages 13 - 15
9am - 12pm Fundamentals of Drawing
1:15 - 4:15pm Introduction to Digital Photography

Session 3: July 9 - July 20 (M - F)

Ages 5 - 8
9am - 12pm Painting: Fantasy, Fairytales, and Science Fiction
1:15 - 4:15pm 3rd Dimensionality

Ages 9 - 12
9am - 12pm 3rd Dimensionality
1:15 - 4:15pm Painting: Fantasy, Fairytales, and Science Fiction

Ages 13 - 15
9am - 12pm DIY Photography
1:15 - 4:15pm Illustrative Painting

Session 4: July 23 - August 3 (M - F)

Ages 5 - 8
9am - 12pm About Face! Exploring Portraiture From Around the World
1:15 - 4:15pm Graphic Design for Kids

Ages 9 - 12
9am - 12pm Graphic Design for Kids
1:15 - 4:15pm About Face! Exploring Portraiture From Around the World

Ages 13 - 15
9am - 12pm Inventive Environments
1:15 - 4:15pm Exploring Water-Based Oil Painting

New! 4-Week Session (M - F, no mtg. July 4)

Ages 12 - 14
9am - 4:15pm Fashion Innovators Workshop: Fairytales, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi

In addition to Summer Camps, Extension offers weekly Young Artist Workshops, Teen Programs for high school students, and a 4-week intensive college immersion program, Summer of Art, for students 15 and older.

Open House is Sunday, May 20th from 1:00 - 3:00pm. Attend the Extension Open House to learn more about current courses and programs while meeting some of the faculty. RSVP here.

For further information, contact Otis College Extension's K-12 and Pre-College Programs office at k12@otis.edu or 310-665-6864.

All courses take place at Otis College of Art and Design's Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, unless otherwise noted.