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Young Artist Studio Program (YASP)/ Summer 2021

Are you interested in exploring the visual arts in a professional art school setting? Will you have just completed the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade by this summer?

Our Young Artist Studio Program (YASP) is an exciting, intensive studio experience just for you! Students explore an array of art classes on our college campus. Tuition includes all art supplies. Young Artists will need to bring lunch and snacks every day. Each program concludes with an online exhibition.

All classes will meet in-person on our Oakland campus

Sorry! YASP 2021 registration has ended. We hope to see you next summer! Please complete this form to be added to our summer 2022 notification list


One Week, All Day June Programs

Tuition: $495 per week

Students select one class to focus on for the week. You may register for one, two, or all three weeks.

  • Week one: June 7-11
    • Studio #1: Character Design & Hand Lettering (Sorry! This class is full)
    • Studio #2: Building into Drawing (Sorry! This class is full)
    • Studio #3: Explorations in Painting & Drawing (Sorry! This class is full)
  • Week two: June 14-18
    • Studio #1: Drawing Animals (Sorry! This class is full)
    • Studio #2: Comics (Sorry! This class is full)
    • Studio #3: Fashion Design (Sorry! This class is full)
  • Week three: June 21-25
    • Studio #1: Illustration (Sorry! This class is full)
    • Studio #2: Interior Design (Sorry! This class is full)
    • Studio #3: Explorations in Painting & Drawing (Sorry! This class is full)

Classes meet Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This is our plan - what we think is possible - for YASP summer 2021.

Please note that in the event that COVID restrictions require us to make adjustments we will do so. We will follow the rules in place at the time of your student's program to keep your Young Artist and the entire CCA community (staff, faculty) safe.

Daily Class time/Break time Schedule

8:10-8:25 am / drop off

8:30-10:00 am / 1 hour and 30 minute class time

10:00-10:15 am / 15 minute break

10:15-11:30 am / l hour and 15 minute class time

11:30 am 12:15 pm / lunch break (45 minutes)

12:15-2:15 pm/ 2-hour class time

2:15-2:30 pm / 15 minute break

2:30-4:30 pm / 2-hour class time

4:35-4:50 pm / pick up


Two Week, All Day July/August Program

Tuition: $950

Dates: July 26-August 6, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Participants pick one paired studio option from below

  • Studios #1: Comics (morning) & Visual Storytelling (afternoon)
  • Studios #2: Printmaking (morning) & Painting (afternoon)
  • Studios #3: Painting (morning) & Explorations in Drawing (afternoon)

The schedule will follow the one-week, all-day format listed above. Students will attend their afternoon class after the 45 minute lunch break


Two Week, Short Day July/August Program

Tuition: $565

Dates: July 26 - Aug 6, Monday - Friday, 10:30 am - 3:15 pm

Participants arrive later in the morning and leave earlier in the afternoon.

Select one of the two following studio options:

  • Studios #1: Drawing Nature (before lunch) and Printmaking (after lunch)
  • Studios #2: Architecture (before lunch) and Drawing Animals (after lunch)

Daily Class time/Break time Schedule

10:10-10:25 am / drop off

10:30-12:30 pm / 2-hour class time

12:30- 1:15 pm / lunch break (45 minutes)

1:15-3:15 pm/ 2-hour class time

3:15-3:30 pm / pick up


COVID Protocols

Students will need to adhere to the COVID protocols we establish closer to the start of each program (June, July/August). We will email families a COVID agreement that they, and their Young Artist, will need to agree to, in writing, and return to us three weeks prior to the start of the program in order for their student to be able to participate.Please read some of the current guidelines here



Contact Us

Office of Special Programs

specialprograms@cca.edu 510.594.3710

Audrey Jones YASP Program Manager

audreyjones@cca.edu 510.594.3680*

*Please note, all staff is currently working from home until further notice. Please email us with any questions