Summer Classes 2018

Since 1993, Rainbow Art Studio has provided high quality art education and hands-on workshops to thousands of students in the Bay Area.  We customize our art program to meet each student’s needs and goals. Our individualized instruction encourages students of all ages to develop their artistic skills, creativity, and confidence.

All art camp courses will conclude with an informal critique and art show.


Exploration of Art

This is a class designed for beginners or students who would like to explore art in a fun and engaging way. In this course, students will develop a foundation in a variety of drawing and painting skills, in addition to learning fundamental sculpting and printmaking techniques. Topics covered include: form, color, composition, proportion, and perspective. Students will use a range of media such as graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor, gouache paints and acrylic.

Grade Dates Days Times Tuition/Material Fee
2-5 6-8 6/11 - 6/15 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM Half Day: $435/$50
2-5 6-8 6/18 - 6/22 9:00AM - 12:00PM
2-5 6-8 6/25 - 6/29 9:00AM - 12:00PM
6-8 1:00PM - 4:00PM
2-5 6-8 7/9 - 7/13 9:00AM - 12:00PM
2-5 6-8 7/16 - 7/20
2-5 6-8 7/23 - 7/27

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Character Design and Claymation

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This course teaches students how to create unique characters through the study of basic human anatomy, facial expressions and figurative motion. Students will use their imagination to illustrate a short story by forming comic strips. This class is ideal for students who are interested in animation or book illustration.

Grade Dates Days Times Tuition/Material Fee
4-8 9-12 6/11 - 6/15 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM Half Day: $480/$60
4-8 9-12 6/18 - 6/22
4-8 9-12 7/9 - 7/13 9:00AM - 12:00PM
4-8 9-12 7/16 - 7/20 1:00PM - 4:00PM

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Figurative Sculpture

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In this course, students will focus on three-dimension sculptures related to human figure. Students will learn hand modeling and carving techniques using wire, modeling clay, plaster and other materials. Basic anatomy, body proportions and facial features will be introduced. Students will gain inspiration from well-known sculptors such as Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin and Alberto Giacometti.

Grade Dates Days Times Tuition/Material Fee
6-8 9-12 6/25 - 6/29 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM Half Day: $485/$60
6-8 9-12 7/23 - 7/27 9:00AM - 12:00PM
6-8 9-12 7/30 - 8/3 1:00PM - 4:00PM

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Architecture

In this course students will learn 2D and 3D design principles. Students will develop three-dimensional thinking through freehand sketching and detailing. We will introduce perspective-drawing techniques that lead to the formation of architectural drawings and models. Students will visualize and create 3D architectural prototypes using various materials, such as cardboard, modeling clay, and paper.

Grade Dates Days Times Tuition/Material Fee
4-6 6-12 6/11 - 6/15 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM Half Day: $435/$50
4-6 6-12 6/25 - 6/29 9:00AM - 12:00PM
4-6 6-12 7/9 - 7/13 1:00PM - 4:00PM
4-6 6-12 7/16 - 7/20 9:00AM - 12:00PM
4-6 6-12 7/23 - 7/27 1:00PM - 4:00PM
4-6 6-12 7/30 - 8/3

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Book Art & Printmaking

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This course helps students explore art with an interdisciplinary approach and hand-make their own artists’ books. Students will learn various printmaking processes including monotype, woodblock carving and stencil with a printing press. Basic bookmaking styles and book binding techniques will be introduced and students will present their artwork in their handmade art books.

GradeDatesDaysTimesTuition/Material Fee
6-12 7/9 - 7/13 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM Half Day: $485/$65
7/30 - 8/3

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Contest Preparation

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This course is designed to help students prepare for upcoming statewide and nationwide contests, including PTA Reflections, Scholastic Awards and Young Arts.  Students will focus on developing contest pieces.

GradeDatesDaysTimesTuition/Material Fee
6-12 7/23 - 7/27 M - F 9:00AM - 12:00PM Half Day: $435/$50
8/6 - 8/10 1:00PM - 4:00PM

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Computer Graphics

This course is an introduction to digital painting, photographic techniques, image editing and manipulation. Students will learn how to use the editing tools in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. (Previous computer skill is required)

GradeDatesDaysTimesTuition/Material Fee
6 - 12 6/18 - 6/22 M - F 9:00AM - 12:00PM Half Day: $485/$65
7/16 - 7/20 1:00PM - 4:00PM
8/6 - 8/10

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Painting Foundation

In this class, students will focus on acrylic painting. Students will explore traditional and unconventional approaches in painting, such as incorporation of image/text transfer, layering techniques, collage and mixed medium. Demonstrations and individual/group critiques will be incorporated throughout the course.

GradeDatesDaysTimesTuition/Material Fee
8 - 12 6/18 - 6/22 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM $485/$65
8/6 - 8/10

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Junior Portfolio Preparation

This course allows students to get a head start on building a strong portfolio for admission into an art college and /or as a supplement to a college application (an extracurricular). Students will develop a versatile skillset in a variety of traditional and non-traditional art media. This class is also focused on preparation for local, regional, and national art contests.

Grade Dates Days Times Tuition/Material Fee
8-9 6/11 - 6/15 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM Half Day (1 Week): $510/$65
Full Day (1 Week): $895/$85
Full Day (2 Weeks): $1495/$115
6/18 - 6/22 M - F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
6/25 - 6/29
7/9 - 7/13
7/16 - 7/20
7/23 - 7/27
7/30 - 8/3 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
8/6 - 8/10
7/14 - 8/11
(5 weeks)
Fri 4:00PM - 6:30PM 1 class per week
$525/$60
Sat 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Sat 3:00PM - 5:30PM

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


College Portfolio Preparation - Intensive Course

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The College Portfolio course is tailored to high school and/or transfer students who have established skills in a variety of media and helps them to create a strong portfolio for admission into an art college or art related major. This course has emphases in fine arts, design, animation, architecture, fashion, and industrial design fields. It is also beneficial for students who want to prepare an art portfolio as a supplement to their college application. Previous students of this program have attended schools such as RISD, UCLA, CCA, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Art Center College of Design.

Grade Dates Days Times Tuition/Material Fee
9-12 6/11 - 6/15 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM Half Day (1 Week): $510/$65
Full Day (1 Week): $895/$85
Full Day (2 Weeks): $1495/$115
6/18 - 6/22 M - F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00PM - 4:00PM
6/25 - 6/29
7/9 - 7/13
7/16 - 7/20
7/23 - 7/27
7/30 - 8/3 M - F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
8/6 - 8/10
7/14 - 8/11
(5 weeks)
Fri 4:00PM - 6:30PM 1 class per week
$525/$60
Sat 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Sat 3:00PM - 5:30PM

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Figure Drawing

This class has a small student to teacher ratio in order to provide individualized instruction (maximum of 8 students). It explores human anatomy, proportion, and principles of movement and form. Students will capture the gesture, expression, and mood of each live model that performs short and long poses. They will express their own interpretation of the figure using mediums, such as charcoal, ink, chalk pastel, watercolor, acrylic paint, etc. This advanced class is great preparation for college portfolios as well as college level figure drawing. Prior drawing experience (not necessarily in figure drawing) is a prerequisite.

GradeDatesDaysTimesTuition/Material Fee
9 - 12 6/2 - 6/30
(5 weeks)
Sat 3:00PM - 5:30PM $510/$60
7/14 - 8/11
(5 weeks)

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)


Painting and Drawing Fundamentals

GradeDatesDaysTimesTuition/Material Fee
3 - 5 7/14 - 8/11
(5 weeks)
Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM $345/$50
6 - 9
3 - 5 Sat 12:30PM - 2:30PM
6 - 9 3:00PM - 5:00PM

*$20 registration fee for all camps (waived for current students)