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Fully Virtual

Art Intensives - Summer Camp for Teens

July 4 - September 2, 2022

Art Intensives are camps designed to accelerate learning and creative growth in a short period of time with personal guidance from an Artist Mentor. Summer is the ideal time to learn some serious art skills and create amazing artwork together with new friends!

Intensives are advanced level 3 programs, so students would benefit from some prior drawing experience, or come prepared for a challenge! Lessons are fully guided by professional artists. Only 12 spots are available to ensure the best learning experience.

Level 3 - Advanced
Suitable for teens 12+

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😅 For less "intensive" summer programs see Youth Camps 9+

📅 Art Intensive Summer Programs

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Learn how to draw human proportions


Taught by professional artists


Practice figure drawing skills

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Full week only, Monday to Friday
🕚 11:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30 - 3:00pm Eastern Time
1 hour lunch break (15 hrs / week)

*No camps Aug 1 - 5, 2022

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💪 Figure Drawing 1

July 4 - 8, 2022 
Aug 8 - 12, 2022

Learn how to draw quick gestures as well as realistic human bodies, including hands and heads -- great practice for art school portfolios! Practice techniques for drawing accurate human proportions, challenging angles and anatomy. Instructor: Jessie Chang

✨ Character Design 1

July 4 - 8, 2022 

Aug 8 - 12, 2022

If you love drawing original characters, this is the camp for you! Learn the creative process behind designing unique and memorable personas with exploration exercises and fan art mashups to discover character art! Instructor: Josh Chan

🎨 Acrylic Painting 1

July 18 - 22, 2022

Kick off the summer by learning how to paint with acrylics! Learn fundamental concepts and painting techniques such as composition, colour mixing, brushwork, blending and layering on a variety of creative projects. Instructor: Josh Chan

✍️ Comics & Manga 1

July 18 - 22, 2022

Learn the basics of designing your very own comic, including writing a narrative, character design, world building/environment design, and panel layouts! Students have the choice to work digitally or traditionally. Instructor: Jessie Chang

🎞️ Animation 1

Aug 22 - 26, 2022 

Explore the principles of animation with mini step by step projects to learn the art of making things move. Learn various techniques such as the squash and stretch principle and the S+C curve using Krita, a free program! Instructor: Josh Chan

✏️ Illustration 1

Aug 22 - 26, 2022 

Learn how to apply your drawing and painting skills to produce a variety of exciting projects, like story illustrations or designing cover art for your favourite song! Illustration is an art form that helps tell stories visually with personal style. Instructor: Chris Bogle


💪 Figure Drawing 2

July 11 - 15, 2022

Aug 15 - 19, 2022

Learn advanced techniques and concepts for figure drawing such as shading, form, foreshortening and drawing bodies in difficult angles and perspective. Learn detailed anatomy and how to dynamic poses and clothing. Instructor: Jessie Chang

✨ Character Design 2

July 11 - 15, 2022

Aug 15 - 19, 2022

Explore advanced concepts for character design, such world building, character rotations, shading and realistic colouring techniques. Students will develop their own character rotation sheet, with individual feedback and guidance. Instructor: Josh Chan

🎨 Acrylic Painting 2

July 25 - 29, 2022

If you love to paint, this camp will help you level up and expand your painting repetoire! With more challenging projects like portraiture, students will learn more advanced techniques and have a chance to choose their own subjects. Instructor: Josh Chan

✍️ Comics & Manga 2

July 25 - 29, 2022

Take your comics to the next level by learning the illustrative techniques needed for drawing a completed comic, including line art, colour theory, perspective, and composition to create an original comic! Instructor: Jessie Chang

🎞️ Animation 2

Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2022

Dig deeper into advanced animation techniques and principles, including a walk cycle and moving background. An open project offers students the chance to bring a subject of their choice to life with guidance from a professional. Instructor: Josh Chan

✏️ Illustration 2

Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2022

Learn advanced illustration techniques, including concept development, colour theory, style exploration, composition, and layout design with more challenging projects, perfect for students who are building their portfolio. Instructor: Chris Bogle

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Design your own characters

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Develop your digital drawing skills


Create unique illustrations

Each live online program is limited to 12 participants. Figure Drawing and Character Design are the most popular programs, so they run twice in the summer. All camps are subject to change/cancellation.

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