Summer Art Camps, 2021

Each camp session is designed to give artists-in-training insight into different aspects of art. The projects encourage students to follow their creative desires while learning necessary skills. There are no set age groups, allowing for teens, pre-teens and even First graders to share their ideas, to inspire one another, and as a result, create a nurturing artistic environment.



The San Mateo County Health Office has not changed its guidance on “Social Bubbles.” This means that we are still going to have 3 Week Summer Camp Sessions. This is to ensure that we maintain “Stable Groups” of campers for the safety of them and their families. We highly encourage our families to continue to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and following quarantine guidelines.

We are continuing to use Plexiglas and paper to create a safe work space. We take temperatures, wear masks when not in the individual work areas, and wipe down all materials. We have replaced serve-yourself popcorn for packaged snacks and have good ventilation. COVID seems to be a built-in course in creative adaptability.

Please practice social distancing and quarantine protocols before attending camp. If you experience any symptoms of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to attending, please do not come to the art school. If you have received a negative test result after experiencing symptoms within that time period, we will request to see those results when you arrive.

If you have questions please call 650-713-0751.

This is the best way for you to help keep our community members safe and for us stay open this summer.

Camp Reservations

To reserve a space for your child in a three week summer camp session, please mail a deposit check made out to Fly on the Wall Art School, at 790 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, in the amount of $150, per child, per session. Please include your child’s name, the session or sessions you are interested in, your phone number and an email address so we can confirm your reservation. Deposits and tuition are non-refundable. Balance of tuition can be paid in total ($750) or $250 at the start of each week. Due to the San Mateo County Covid Health Order, we are unable to fill a space if a student does not attend the entire session. Your commitment to the full three week camp is appreciated. 

Camp Info and Schedule

All of our camps are Tuesday through Friday.

San Mateo County Health Order No.c19-5e(section 15.f.xxvi) revised 5/29 states that we must create groups of “no more than 12 students for a camp of “no less than 3 weeks” for the purpose of creating isolated, “stable groups” of children. In order to comply we have created 3 Sessions of 3 weeks each. Obviously all this changes what is possible and it continues to be fluid.  We will update our situation as the summer progresses.  Please remember that our expenses continue and yet we are limited to functioning at less than 1/3  capacity.  Please do not sign up for a camp and fail to attend.  The order does not allow us to replace a no-show with another student.  Thank you so much for understanding and supporting us right now.  Our goal is to just survive this in belief of a better day ahead.

Refund Policy: Please choose carefully; deposits and tuition are non-refundable and absences are not replaceable. In the event the protocol mandate goes back to Stage 1 sheltering in place, we will give everyone a full credit to be used for any future art classes or camps here at Fly on the Wall Art School with no expiration date.

Summer Studio Class Schedule

The Summer Studio Class Schedule is:
Monday- Private Art Classes 11:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday- 3:00pm-4:30pm
Wednesday- 3:00pm-4:30pm
Thursday- 3:00pm-4:30pm
Friday- 3:00pm-4:30pm

Daily Schedule

Tuesday-Friday, 9am to 3pm.
Students need to bring a lunch with drink, and we supply a snack.

  • 9:00 – 11:00

    Intro and studio work with OJ and snack

  • 11:00 – 12:00

    Walk (outside)

  • 12:00 – 1:00

    Lunch with a Fly on the Wall movie… older students can continue working after eating

  • 1:00 – 2:00

    Schpeel, demo and studio work

  • 2:00 – 2:30

    Play and snack if needed (based on group)

  • 2:30 – 3:00

    Finish for the day and organize for the next day

Camp Sessions

  • Session One

    Cost $900 (Tuition $750 + Deposit $150)

    Week 1: Drawing for FUN
    June 8 – 11
    Cartooning, comics, manga, anime, graphic novels, street art & mythical creatures are our subjects in this camp, but our focus is; action figure drawing, humor, composition and creative character development.  We try to improve your skills while still keeping this a relaxed first camp of the summer!

    Week 2: Creativity; When They Zigs…We Zag
    June 15 – 18

    Science, Business & Technology are just a few of the fields that seek people with creative experience.  With imaginative prompts every morning, followed by fun projects in the afternoon, students learn to have fun OUT of the box! That’s 8 new creative thinking skills and students can choose 2D or 3D materials…or both!

    Week 3: Nature Art
    June 22 – 25
    Students use drawing, sculpting, painting and printmaking to explore the natural world around us…meaning actually around us here in Half Moon Bay! Our subjects include birds, tidepools, plants, insects and more.  Fun Stuff and we get outside a lot hunting down our subjects in this camp. Fun and Interesting!

  • Session Two

    $900 (Tuition $750 + Deposit $150)

    Week 1: Creative Zines, Publications, Comic Books and Making Sculptures with Books
    June 29 – July 2
    This camp teaches the basics of Creative DIY Publications while it teaches layout, construction, copy art and easy binding.  In addition we get to play with non-booklet formats like maps, pocket books and pop-ups.  3D students make sculptures using folding, cutting, gluing and carving books!

    Week 2: Board Game Design
    July 6 – 9
    What makes a good board game? Is it the pieces? The board? The game mechanics? This camp teaches the basic of game theory. Using our skills as artists we will sculpt, draw, and paint our game pieces and boards to create fun new tabletop board games.

    Week 3: Stop Motion Animation
    July 13 – 16
    This is a new addition to our summer line-up. We will focus on the art of story telling through a classic practical method. We will explore the techniques used by animators like Tim Burton to create short films of our sculpted characters.

  • Session Three

    $900 (Tuition $750 + Deposit $150)

    Week 1: Great Artists
    July 20 – 23
    Explore 50 of the greatest Artists ever from Art Cards we have here at the Art School.  Each morning we challenge students with creative short projects inspired by famous Artists.  In the afternoon, students choose a favorite artist from the cards and use the ideas of that Artist to create their own piece of art, not by copying but by riffing off their ideas!  Should be a really fun camp!

    Week 2: Drawing and Painting Animals
    July 26 – 30
    This camp lets students choose their favorite animals but it teaches them techniques for eyes, fur, scales feathers and insect parts. The mediums are graphite, pen and ink, printmaking and paint. For fun we will have an option for 3D projects also! Very Fun Summer Projects!

    Week 3: 3D & Cartooning
    August 3 – 6
    Our last camp for the summer combines 2 of your favorites, 3D  and Cartooning.  That’s fun enough but we have a tradition of letting students figure out their goals for this last camp.  We offer a variety of ideas and materials, then students get to figure out their own camp, (with our help of course). Guaranteed to be fun!

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