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Young Artist Studio Program (YASP) will be offered again in 2023.

Last updated on May 02, 2022

Thanks for your interest in YASP! Aside from our CCA Pre-College program, we are not able to offer our other high school and middle school summer youth programs in June, July, or August 2022 due to campus unification and construction projects. This is an historic moment for the college, and you may learn more about our focus on the future in San Francisco via CCA’s campus expansion news.

We look forward to producing new youth programming opportunities year round, and will again offer our signature Atelier and Young Artist Studio Programs in summer 2023. Sign up below and you’ll be among the first to know our plans for 2023!

Please complete this form to be added to our notification list. We will update our web pages and notify everyone as soon as we have details on our program plans. Please direct any questions to Youth Programs@cca.edu and see below for an idea of what the program may entail.

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 next 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 in San Francisco. Tuition includes all art supplies. Young Artists will need to bring lunch and snacks every day. Each program concludes with an online or in-person exhibition. Please note that we will open the registration for summer 2023 programs in fall 2022.


One Week, All Day June 2023 Programs

Tuition: $500 per week

Students select one class to focus on for the week. Studio topics subject to change and will be updated in fall 2022.

You may register for one, two, or all three weeks. Registration will open in fall 2022 for summer 2023.

  • Week one: June 5-9, 2023
    • Studio #1: Character Design & Hand Lettering
    • Studio #2: Building into Drawing
    • Studio #3: Explorations in Painting & Drawing
  • Week two: June 12-16, 2023
    • Studio #1: Drawing Animals
    • Studio #2: Comics
    • Studio #3: Fashion Design
  • Week three: June 19-23, 2023
    • Studio #1: Illustration
    • Studio #2: Interior Design
    • Studio #3: Explorations in Painting & Drawing

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

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 June 2023 Program

Tuition: $1000

Dates: June 5-16, 2023 Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Participants pick one paired studio option from below. Studios subject to change and will be confirmed in fall 2022.

  • 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 June 2023 Program

Tuition: $600

Dates to be announced in fall 2022, 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. Studio options will be confirmed in fall 2022.

  • Studios #1: Drawing the City (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-19 Protocols

Students will need to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols we establish closer to the start of each program. 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.



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