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Berkeley Camps

Camps at LIV & CHIU art studio

1355 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Youth Cartooning Camp

Ages 7 to 13

Date : Monday June 18th to Friday June 22nd

Time: 11am-1pm

Create your own cartoon characters and storylines. We will cover inking, coloring, lettering, and how to make detailed backgrounds. This is a great class for all skill levels. We will also look at comics from artists such as Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier, and more. Series such as Adventure Time and Bee an Puppycat will be covered and classics such as Peanuts, as well as Pixar storyboard art. Students will create a 3 panel comic, cartoon logo, one page story, cartoon crafts, and mini comic book. Materials are provided (except for a sketchbook) and will include micron pens, markers, pencils, erasers, and more.

To sign up for Youth Cartooning Camp, click here.

Portfolio Camp

Ages 12 – 17

Date : Monday June 18th to Friday June 22nd

Time: 2pm-4pm

Do you want to go to art school, but need to improve your skills? This class will provide you with the foundations of life-drawing, portraiture, perspective, the figure, and developing your particular strengths in a concentration. A portfolio consists of about 15-20 pieces of solid work that displays understanding of anatomy, shading, gesture, still life, and portraits. The emphasis is life drawing. All levels of skill are welcome. The instructor has been a teacher and portfolio reviewer at SOTA (School of the Arts).

To sign up for Portfolio Camp, click here.


Camps at Live Oak Community Center

1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Cartooning Camp

Ages 8-16

Dates:

  • Monday, June 18-Friday, June 22: course#18948 (sign up here)
  • Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27: course #18949 (sign up here)
  • Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10: course #18950 (sign up here)

Time: 1PM-3PM

Students will learn to create their own cartoon characters with movement, expression, personality, detailed backgrounds and creative storylines culminating in a mini comic book. Students will receive a custom workbook created by Cara and quality art materials.

Creativity Camp

Ages 7-14

Dates:

  • Monday, June 18-Friday, June 22: course #18951 (sign up here)
  • Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27: course #18952 (sign up here)
  • Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10: course #18953 (sign up here)

Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM

Students will create artwork inspired by the techniques and ideas of famous illustrators, painters and writers. We will study the works of Maurice Sendak, Hokusai, Frida Kahlo, Dr.Seuss, Kandinsky, Shel Silverstein, Mary Blair, and more. Students will explore many materials and art techniques such as ink, textile art, collage, watercolor, colored pencil, stamping, and mixed media. All skill levels welcome. Materials are included.