art classes for all ages

We offer various week-long camps throughout the summer coinciding with summer break schedules of local independent and public schools. Summer camps fill up fast so we try to post the most up-to-date information here as camps fill up.

Summer Art Camp


For the 2017 schedule and individual camp descriptions, click on summer camp to find out more!

Children love art almost as much as they love summer! Our summer camp creates a unique setting for a multi-aged group of young artists to spend warm summer days exploring new ways to paint, draw, make prints, sew, sculpt, and collaborate. Special trips to nearby parks provide campers with  artistic inspiration and valuable  unstructured time to enjoy each other’s company.

Other well loved activities include afternoon games, dance, walking field trips, and food tasting from the cultures we explore. Most importantly, campers become familiar with important fine art techniques used in a variety of visual art forms. High quality materials are provided so that children learn the value of using superior tools and supplies. All participants are encouraged to explain the ideas behind their artwork and to articulate their creative process.

Basic Information

Ages: 6-11 years
Cost: $410 per session.
All supplies, snacks, and trip fees included.
  Camp runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Extended care is available until 5:00pm for an additional fee of $110 per week or $13 per hour for drop-in. There are no refunds for prepaid aftercare.
Duration: 1 week
Location: YAWS at Westside Studio 1019 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94710

Each camper should bring an ample lunch, clothes that can get dirty, and a sweatshirt for cooler weather. 
Mid-morning snacks are provided. These are always organic and gluten-nut free.

CIT Program - for campers 12 to 14 years contact us to inquire.

Enrollment changes must be made prior to April 15, 2017 in order to receive a cash refund less a $25 service fee per camp. Enrollment changes must be made prior to May 15, 2017 in order to receive a credit for balance paid. After May 15, 2017 cancellations forfeit all fees paid.