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Summer Art Camps, 2024

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 2 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 take temperatures, wear masks in the classroom, 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 summer camp session you have 2 options:

-Mail a deposit check made out to Fly on the Wall Art School, at 455 Grove st, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, in the amount of $50, per child, per session.

-Scan our Venmo QR code below (or search @FOTW790 in the business section of Venmo) and send the deposit in the amount of $50 ($100 for Session 2).

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 ($300) at the start of the week. We are unable to fill a space if a student does not attend the entire session. Your commitment to the full week of camp is appreciated. 

Camp Info and Schedule

All of our camps are Tuesday through Friday. Camp starts at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm. Please be sure to come at least 10 minutes before the start of camp so we may start our day on time.

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- 3:30pm-5:00pm
Wednesday- 3:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday- 3:30pm-5:00pm
Friday- 3:30pm-5:00pm

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

$350 (Tuition $300 + Deposit $50)

Drawing and Painting Fantasy Animals
June 11 – 14
Did someone say Dragons?!? This camp lets students choose their favorite mythical mystical animals and 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!

Session Two

$650 (Tuition $550 + Deposit $100)

Week 1 & 2: Stop Motion Animation
June 18 – 21 & June 25 – June 28
Back by popular demand! We will focus on the art of storytelling through a classic practical method. We will explore the techniques used by animators like Tim Burton to create short films of our sculpted characters. This was an extremely popular camp last year, so we decided to make it a double. This camp has two dedicated weeks to learning an awesome storytelling method.

Session Three

$275 (Tuition $225+ Deposit $50)

Great Artists
July 1 – 3
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!

Session Four

$350 (Tuition $300 + Deposit $50)

Board Game Design
July 9 – 12
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.

Session Five

$350 (Tuition $300 + Deposit $50)

Masks and Costume Design
July 16 – 19
Inspired by a Fly on the Wall Summer Camp Student. We are dedicating an entire week to the art of masks and costumes. At this camp, students will get an opportunity to raid our fiber arts supplies and using 2D and 3D elements, design and create a fantastical costume!

Session Six

$350 (Tuition $300 + Deposit $50)

Creative Zines, Publications, Comic Books and Making Sculptures with Books
July 23 – 26
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!

Session Seven

$350 (Tuition $300 + Deposit $50)

The Ultimate Sculpture Camp

July 30 – August 2
This camp is all about 3D using Hot Glue and Model Magic! These are the most favorited mediums to create with here at the art school. We thought that we could end the summer with a mini summer camp session, as this is the only one-week camp offered this summer. This camp teaches students how to use hot glue guns to create some really wacky sculptures. In this camp we will learn about 3D sculptures and how we can creatively use space in the third dimension!