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!

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

In-Studio Discounts:
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.

Storybook WorkshopAges 4 - 7

Calling all little artists! This multimedia workshop is especially designed to meet your child's early developmental needs. Students learn a wide variety of media to draw, paint and sculpt their favorite characters from books! Singing songs and playing games between short periods of quiet focus keep kiddos having oodles of fun, every step of the way! 

$380 includes materials

In-Studios: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Under the Sea Clay WorkshopAges 6 and up

We are all fascinated by the beach, the sea and ocean creatures. In this workshop, students have a great deal of fun learning to draw, paint, using traditional additive sculpting techniques with clay, and using paper construction to create sea life. Projects include learning to make a clay sculpture sandcastle and fish/shark hat, designing your own sea monster and more. Through moments of quiet focus, students will learn the true joy of artmaking, and have ocean friends to take home.

$380 includes materials

In-studios: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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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. Fun meets quiet focus to keep students returning year after year!
                 

$380 includes materials

In-Studio: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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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. Through quiet focus, students get excited to see their characters come to life while learning basic sculpting methods. Multiple materials and techniques are introduced in this workshop designed to inspire skill-building, and memories to last a lifetime.

$380 includes materials

In-Studios: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Perspective WorkshopAges 8 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!

$380 includes materials

In-Studios: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Faces & Figures WorkshopAges 9 and up

Drawings of people become more lifelike 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.

$380 includes materials

In-Studios: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.



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Online Painting WorkshopAges 11 and up

Create an acrylic painting together with Ms. Lesdy, an expert professional painter! In this online workshop, beginners and intermediate young artists learn classical techniques to draw an image of a bird or sunset then paint it using thin glazes in acrylic paint! Lessons incorporated into the process include neatness, care of materials, achieving a full range of values, color vibrancy and making your painting “pop”. Live instruction with frequent one-on-one, on-screen feedback just for you to make this online art camp stand out from the rest. Enroll to receive a link to purchase art materials separately. 

$195 per week

Online: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
June 3 - 7, June 10 - 14, or July 8 - 12

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Online Weeklong CampsAges 7 and up

Online camps are available by request! Immerse in learning Perspective, Acrylic Painting, Portraiture and more! One-on-one feedback in small groups. Gather 3+ friends to start a new camp, or receive information on the latest offerings by calling (714) 465-5292. Email requests: online@artstepsclasses.com. Enroll to receive a link to purchase art materials separately. See you there!

$195 per week

Online: 1.5 hours per day, Monday - Friday

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