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CalColor Academy

Discover the Most Beloved, Top-Rated Art & Digital Design Program in Silicon Valley

CalColor Academy is the largest professional art school in Silicon Valley, with 5 campuses, serving 1700+ students. We encourage and nurture creativity. Our school offers professional art programs to K-12 students, including Quarterly Classes, On-Site and Online Summer Camps: www.calcolor.com

All of our teachers are active Bay Area artists, with BFA or MFA degrees. We love art and we love teaching! It's our passion to provide the best art education for kids.

We are excited to offer the top-rated Digital Art online camps here. For 180 mins a day, students will learn to master the digital tools and explore how to use the digital mediums to create art and design that is unique to digital art and illustration.

Tailored by age and designed for remote learning, our online camps build students’ creative confidence and solid art skills.


Refund Policy: 80% refund till 2 weeks prior to your camp start date. No refund within 2 weeks of your camp start date.

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

  • Grades 4-9
  • Joining us in exploring the world of animals in our Animal Kingdom Summer Camp. Come on an adventure inspired by the little, big world of animals! Students joining will sharpen their composition techniques, lighting, and color contrast by exploring the anthropomorphic characterizations of animals. They will learn about the importance of a strong composition, lighting, while designing their story of what their encounter with their favorite animal would be like. Learning Objectives: Drawing Skills and Technique: Learn about some composition techniques that make an illustration very strong while applying contrast through color values Character Design: Understand basic principles of design, and creatively using shapes and forms to build character Storytelling: Enhance their storytelling abilities through elements of visual art and design
  • 5 Sessions
    180 minutes per session
  • $248
  • 2-5 students group class
 
 
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Character Design Camp

Character Design Camp

  • Grades 4-9
  • Join us in creating a well-developed character in this summer camp! Students joining will sharpen their character design knowledge by create a character style sheet filled with expression sheets, costume design, and color designs that they will create a final world in for their second project. They will learn about building character figures from basic shape, gestures, facial expressions, and cartoon stylization. Learning Objectives: Drawing Skills and Technique: Learn how to create a character in any pose through the use of gesture and facial expressions. Character Design: Understand basic principles of design, and creatively using shapes and forms to build character Storytelling: Enhance their storytelling abilities through elements of visual art and design
  • 5 Sessions
    180 minutes per session
  • $248
  • 2-5 students group class
 
 
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Family Portrait

Family Portrait

  • Grades 4-9
  • Do you want to create a family portrait for your own family or your fictional characters? Join this camp to learn how to draw people in different ages from kids, teens, adults and elders. Students will also learn digital drawing and coloring techniques along with art and design principles throughout the camp! Learning Objectives: • Character aging • Composition • Digital art techniques
  • 5 Sessions
    180 minutes per session
  • $248
  • 2-5 students group class
 
 
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Friends

Friends

  • Grades 4-9
  • Join us in creating a group of characters in this summer camp! Students will learn how to draw faces in different angles, different hair styles and different expressions. This is a fun camp that students will create their original characters! Learning Objectives: • Head anatomy • Heads in different directions • Facial expressions • Facial features • Hair styles
  • 5 Sessions
    180 minutes per session
  • $248
  • 2-5 students group class
 
 
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Illustration Store / Art entrepreneurs

Illustration Store / Art entrepreneurs

  • Grades 4-9
  • Ever wonder about how to get started in running your own little online store? Or how to create patterns that can be applied to pillows, bags, and more? Or wish there was a specific sticker for a moment? This Summer Camp is the perfect way to find some answers! Students joining this camp will be taught how to create patterns – repeating or not – and stickers that they can sell online. Learning Objectives: - Drawing Skills and Technique: Learn how to create patterns and stylized stickers that can be sold - Design: Understand basic principles of design to ensure pattern is able to align and repeat and how to make the most use out of a sticker space Entrepreneurial - Skills: Acquire a basic understanding of how to set up and create merchandise that can be made purchasable.
  • 5 Sessions
    180 minutes per session
  • $248
  • 2-5 students group class
Build your Imaginary World

Build your Imaginary World

  • Grades 4-9
  • Inspired from the renown mathematics in the paintings of Maurits Cornelis Escher (also known as MC Escher) and the architecture around us students will embark on creating a mathematical painting of and then their own imaginary architecture. During the start of this camp, students will be introduced to MC Escher, surrealism, isometric perspective, and encouraged to create their own imaginary world with digital medium. They will then take on architecture to create their imaginary dream home that will look functionable and real. Students joining this camp will learn about perspective, the basic functions of architecture, and how to seek reference to create their interesting design. Learning Objectives: Art Movement: Surrealism Drawing Skills and Technique: Learn and understand how to use Isometric, 1-, 2-, and 3- Point Perspective Drawing Techniques: Understand how to use reference to seek out a creative and interesting architecture design Storytelling: Enhance their storytelling abilities through elements of visual art and design
  • 5 Sessions
    180 minutes per session
  • $248
  • 2-5 students group class
 
 
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Morning Routine

Morning Routine

  • Grades 4-9
  • Join us to create a story in one page comic in this camp. Students will learn how to use panels to tell a story and narrative illustration techniques. In this camp, we will cover basic perspective, hands and feet anatomy and character design principles. Learning Objectives: • 1 point perspective with bird eye view • Body gesture • Hands anatomy • Feet anatomy • Drapery and folds
  • 5 Sessions
    180 minutes per session
  • $248
  • 2-5 students group class
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

  • Grades 4-9
  • What do you want to see through the virtual reality goggles? Join the camp to put your ideas on the digital canvas! In this camp, students will learn character dynamic pose, color theory and design principles. Students will get to tell their own story by creating this narrative illustration! Learning Objectives: • Character dynamic poses • Composition techniques • Character perspective • Color theory
  • 5 Sessions
    180 minutes per session
  • $248
  • 2-5 students group class
 
 
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