Visual Arts Intensive
Ages 9 - 13


Schedule a virtual or in-person school tour!

The summer arts program provides professional training in drawing, sketching, painting and design, as well as hands-on experience with a wide range of art media. Students will gain a solid understanding of 3D forms, and the skills necessary for creating 3D forms on paper. This is the perfect opportunity for young artists to solidify their foundations and take their skills to the next level.
Session I: June 14-July 2
Session II: July 5-July 23
Session III: July 26-August 13
9:30am–12:00pm, Monday–Friday
Early drop off and late pick-up extended care available upon request.

Monday: Master study of Charles Bargue 
Students create: pencil drawing
Charles Bargue (c. 1826/1827 – April 6, 1883) was a French painter and lithographer noted for devising an influential drawing course. His drawing is beginner friendly and good for students  to learn measuring, proportion, value and other basics of drawing.

Tuesday: Chiaroscuro
Students create: pencil or charcoal  drawing
Chiaroscuro (from Italian chiaro, “light,” and scuro, “dark”), is a technique employed in the visual arts to represent light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. Students will start from geometric shapes such as cubes and spheres, and gradually move on to harder subjects such as still life or human figures.

Wednesday: Color Theory 
Students create: acrylic painting
Color theory, visual guide to know how to mix color and when to use them in visual arts.

Thursday: Illustration 
Students create: pen drawing or marker drawing 
Illustrate a scene or person. Including knowledge of perspective, stage design, color design etc.

Friday: Handcraft
Jewelry making (beading, knotting); clay sculpture; book art.

Registration Fee
Early drop off


Fees apply
HSArts COVID guidelines

Each of our summer camps aims to have a teacher-student ratio of 1:10.

           Following DPH Guidelines, HSArts Summer Camps require:

          1. Temperature checks for all campers and staff upon arrival;
          2. Children 24+ months and adults to wear masks while indoors on campus;
          3. Physical distancing of 3 feet when community transmission is high.

As we continue to face the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, HSArts is committed to supporting families this summer. If you are uncomfortable with our in-person summer option, we will work with you to find the best solution for your family.

  • “Both sisters truly enjoyed every single day attended, thank you for the great staffs, programs, and facility!”

    —Yvonne, parent of 12 and 8 years old

  • “This is the best summer camp I ever had!”

    —Angel, 13

  • "My daughter progressed so much in dance in just one summer!"

    —Nan, parent of 11 year old

  • Dance classes were so fun and the teachers were so amazing that I wanted to stay for full-time!


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Sibling discounts - receive a 10% tuition discount for your second child, and 20% off for a third child

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Discover new possibilities.
Explore your inner artist.
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