Seven Directions Institute of Art & Science
303 Potrero St., Suite 7A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Summer 2021 Camps


Animal Arts

Session 1: June 7 - 11
Pokemon Art Camp

Pokemon Art Camp is a fun-filled week of art activities! Each camper will create a Pokeball Terrarium with their own Pokemon friend inside! Campers will be given Pokemon drawing challenges that inspire them to create their own unique Pokemon-themed artwork. By the end of the week the campers will have created their own Pokemon Gym, decided what type of trainer they will become and “captured'' different Pokemon in their Pokedex! At the end of each camp, students will get to meet a live animal from our studio! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can take home after the camp ends!

In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 6 - 10

Virtual Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 8 - 12

Submit your registration here!

Session 1: June 7-11
Explorers Science CampExplorers Science Camp

Session 2: June 14 - 18
Science Explorers Camp

Each day of Explorers Science camp we will dive into a new experiment together! We will start off the day with a fun and creative drawing challenge. At the end of the camp day, students will get to meet a live animal from our studio! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can take home after the camp ends!

Explorers Science Camp Projects:
● Day 1: Wind-Up Race Cars
● Day 2: Slime Making
● Day 3: Owl Pellet Dissection
● Day 4: Mini Volcano Building
● Day 5: Mini Volcano Exploding

In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 6 - 10

Virtual Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 8 - 12

Submit your registration here!

Session 2: June 14-18
Animal ArtAnimal Art

Session 3: June 21 - 25
Animal Art Camp

Animal Art Camp is all about painting and drawing amazing creatures! We will start off the day with a fun and creative drawing challenge. At the end of the camp day, students will get to meet a live animal from our studio! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can take home after the camp ends!








In-Person Camp

Campers will complete an acrylic painting of an animal of their choice throughout the week!

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 6 - 10

Virtual Camp

Campers will learn how to draw 5 different unique and rare animals from all over the world! Each day will focus on a new drawing technique; how to shade, draw scales, feathers, fur and more!

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 8 - 12

Submit your registration here!

Session 3: June 21-25
Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Session 4: June 28 - July 2
Anime Academy Camp: Intro Level

Let’s learn to draw Anime art in this unique camp for beginners! Learn how to create cute critters, cool characters and elaborate expressions on your characters! Together, we will explore the basics of anime anatomy, amazing huge eyes, and fun hairstyles. Each camp day will begin with an imaginative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can take home after the camp ends!




In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 7 - 12

Virtual Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 8 - 12

Submit your registration here!

Session 4: June 28 - July 2
Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Session 5: July 5 - 9
Anime Academy Camp: Intro Level

Let’s learn to draw Anime art in this unique camp for beginners! Learn how to create cute critters, cool characters and elaborate expressions on your characters! Together, we will explore the basics of anime anatomy, amazing huge eyes, and fun hairstyles. Each camp day will begin with an imaginative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can take home after the camp ends!




In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 7 - 12

Virtual Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 8 - 12

Submit your registration here!

Session 5: July 5-9
Explorers Science CampCharacter Design Workshop for Teens

Session 6: July 12 - 16
Character Design Workshop (For Teens)

Ever wondered how the world’s most recognizable cartoon characters were developed? Let’s explore how professional designers and developers create a character from the ground up in our Character Design Workshop! This week-long program will teach teenagers how to draw and design unique and interesting characters, using premiere art supplies and techniques. A combination of art technique lessons and freeform drawing exercises will guide them to build on their skills and develop new ones! This camp helps them focus on defining their style as an artist. This is an art technique class for teens, and prior art experience is recommended. Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can take home after the camp ends!

In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 13+

Virtual Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 13+

Submit your registration here!

Session 6: July 12-16
Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Session 7: July 19 - 23
Anime Academy Camp: Advanced Level (For Kids)

Take your Anime art to the next level with this camp for those who want to become a master mangaka! Using Copic Ciao alcohol based markers and Micron Fineliners, campers will learn how to shade and blend colors to create vibrant anime characters! In this Advanced camp, we will learn about dynamic posing, dramatic eyes and highlighted hair! Level up your Anime art skills, and socialize with other campers who love the same shows, comics and characters. Each camp day will begin with an imaginative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can take home after the camp ends!

In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 10+

Virtual Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 10+

Submit your registration here!

Session 7: July 19-23
Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Session 8: July 26 - 30
Anime Academy Camp: Advanced Level (For Teens)

Take your Anime art to the next level with this camp for those who want to become a master mangaka! Anime is an amazing art style created in Japan with a bold and fun style. Using Copic Ciao alcohol based markers and Micron Fineliners, campers will learn how to shade and blend colors to create vibrant anime characters! In this Advanced camp, we will learn about dynamic posing, dramatic eyes and highlighted hair! Level up your Anime art skills, and socialize with other campers who love the same shows, comics and characters. Each camp day will begin with an imaginative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can take home after the camp ends!

In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 13+

Virtual Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 13+

Submit your registration here!

Session 8: July 26-30
Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*

Session 9: August 2 - 6
In-Person Camp: Painting in the Park

In this camp we will create a watercolor journal full of animals and plants native to Santa Cruz. Each day, campers will walk from our studio to Mission State Park and bring their art supplies with them. This camp will give kids the tools to paint what they find in nature. They will receive pocket sized paints and journals that can become a part of their everyday adventures! Students can decorate their journals with stickers and paints! Campers will meet a live animal from our studio at the end of every day.

Virtual Camp: Pokemon Art Camp

Pokemon Art Camp is a fun-filled week of art activities! Each camper will create a Pokeball Terrarium with their own Pokemon friend inside! Campers will be given Pokemon drawing challenges that inspire them to create their own unique Pokemon-themed artwork. By the end of the week the campers will have created their own Pokemon Gym, decided what type of trainer they will become and “captured'' different Pokemon in their Pokedex! At the end of each camp, students will get to meet a live animal from our studio! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can take home after the camp ends!

In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 7 - 12

Virtual Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 8 - 12

Submit your registration here!

Session 9: August 2-6
Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*

Session 10: August 9 - 13
Art Outdoors at Natural Bridges

Meet us at Natural Bridges for a week of art and games outside! We will complete an acrylic painting of the beautiful views around us and do drawing challenges every day! Hangout in the sun with other campers, play games and learn about Santa Cruz wildlife and nature!

Virtual Camp: Animal Art

We will start off the day with a fun and creative drawing challenge. Campers will learn how to draw 5 different unique and rare animals from all over the world! Each day will focus on a new drawing technique; how to shade, draw scales, feathers, fur and more! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can keep after the camp ends!

In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 7 - 12

Virtual Camp

2:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 8 - 12

Submit your registration here!

Session 10: August 9-13
Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*

Session 11: August 16 - 20
Art Outdoors at Wilder Ranch

Meet us at Wilder Ranch for a week of art and games outside! We will complete an acrylic painting of the beautiful views around us and do drawing challenges every day! Hangout in the sun with other campers, play games and learn about Santa Cruz wildlife and nature!

Virtual Camp: Animal Art

We will start off the day with a fun and creative drawing challenge. Campers will learn how to draw 5 different unique and rare animals from all over the world! Each day will focus on a new drawing technique; how to shade, draw scales, feathers, fur and more! Campers will receive their own Project Pack that they can keep after the camp ends!

In-Person Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 7 - 12

Virtual Camp

2:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Your home!

Age Group: 8 - 12

Submit your registration here!

Session 11: August 16-20