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!

In-Studio Camps & Online Camps!

Choose the Summer Workshops tab or the School Year Workshops tab below for details and registration information:

Calling all artists, ages 4-18! Sharpen classical art skills while having FUN! Individualized, age appropriate instruction lets young artists of all skill levels immerse themselves in a full week of drawing, painting, and sculpting what they LOVE! Now Online! Enrollment opens in the Spring!

Register online, or call our central office: (714) 524-2248

Multiple workshop discount
Sign up for two or more workshops and save $50 on each one after the first!

NOTE: To collapse/expand individual workshop descriptions, please click on any workshop title.

Anime & Cartooning WorkshopAges 7 and up

Learn to create original Anime characters, including your personal 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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Perspective WorkshopAges 7 and up

Learn the amazing trick of how to make one-point perspective work in any drawing, any time! Once students feel comfortable using this technique, two-point perspective is introduced for a new level of sophistication. Advanced students may even attempt 3-point perspective. Subject matter and media depend on the student's skill level and interest, so beginners are welcome. Minecraft fans may enjoy making imagery based on their favorite game. This concept is fundamental to all types of art from cartooning to design to classicism, so serious art students are encouraged to join. Perfect for teens!

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Storybook WorkshopAges 4 - 7

Calling all little artists! This multimedia workshop is especially designed to meet your 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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Cartoon Clay WorkshopAges 7 and up

In this hands-on studio workshop, students are taught using a step-by-step process from inception to the finished piece. Students learn to sculpt and paint some of their favorite cartoon characters, as well as learn how to make the 3-dimensional houses they live in together. Students will get excited to see their characters come to life while learning basic sculpting methods. Multiple materials and techniques are introduced in this workshop to inspire interest and creativity.

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Faces & Figures WorkshopAges 9 and up

Drawings of people become more life-like when you study fundamental proportions of the head and the human body. Gain a deeper understanding of the human form, while using great master copies and photo references to help create more polished, portfolio-ready pieces. Beginning artists are welcomed for this introduction to figures, while teens will find it a useful springboard into college-level instruction.

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ONLINE Anime WorkshopAges 8 and up

Spend a full week practicing carefully rendering Anime characters and learn to create your own! Learn to see the most important shapes so that your favorite characters are easy to draw. Learn Japanese manga style drawing, and have fun with Pok√©mon, too! 

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