Summer Art Intensive


Mon - Fri, 9 am - 3 pm

Studio 1.6 Art Intensives reinforces learning all year long providing quality art instruction and engaging art projects that encourage creativity. Our curriculum includes instruction in drawing, painting and sculpture. Our bright and spacious studio and its serene environment are ideal for cultivating creativity, whether for children who are curious about different art techniques and that love to express themselves through the arts, or a youth looking to improve their visual art skills and preparing for various professions in the creative field.

Suitable for all levels - differentiated instruction offered. 


June 10 - 14
June 17 - 21
June 24 - 28

AGES: 7 -15 y*

*Please note that students under the age of 9 y may not be ready for the summer intensive experience. This program is a good fit for students who enjoy art-making, are open to instruction, and are able to focus on projects for at least an hour at a time. 

LOCATION: Our studio, 1509 1/2 Webster Street, Alameda


Monday: Drawing with dry media such as pencils, graphite or charcoal
Tuesday: Drawing with a color introduction, or drawing with pen, ink, pastels or colored pencils
Wednesday: Painting with acrylic, watercolor, gouache or tempera
Thursday: Sculpture (e.g. clay, paper, assemblage)
Friday: Custom made lesson plans according to group interests, outdoor drawing/painting or nature art sessions


9:00 am - Student drop off
9:15 - 10:45 am - First art project of the day
10:45 - 11:45 am - Outdoor activities (walk to the park, play structure, plein air drawing, sketchbook, reading)
12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch at the studio
12:30 - 2:00 pm - Second art project of the day
2:00 -2:45 pm - Reading about art, art show, group discussions, origami making, free drawing
2:45 - 3:00 pm - Student pick up

Please bring a bagged lunch and water bottle/drink. Our lunchtime is usually before noon so please include an afternoon snack too.

Our students enjoy the vicinity of Alameda parks and beaches. We take daily walks to Longfellow Park which is a 4-minute walking distance (2 blocks) from the studio and Crab Cove beach which is 8 minutes walking distance. Students engage in nature art activities and plein air painting/drawing. Younger students will have opportunity to play on the play structure daily. Teen students, or those who might not need physical exercise, are welcome to bring a book to read, or their sketchbook to draw (drawing supplies and instruction are available while outdoors). 

"This has been my daughter's favorite camp during non-school times - even at a fairly young age she loves having the space to create with different mediums and the guidance to continue to develop as an artist. When she comes home she proudly shows us the new additions to her portfolio each day. And most importantly, she has fun."
"Our child has taken a summer art course and it's been exciting to see how their artistic confidence has grown! Welcoming and supportive environment and gives kids the chance to grow creatively. Highly recommended.e has fun."