Online Art Camps

Learn to draw and paint extremely well, really fast!

Join the fun this summer!  Online Art Camps for various skill levels, ages 9 – 15 years old.  Each camp will be 1 week long, 3 hours a day.  These camps are intended for the art lover and I welcome any skill level as long as the desire to create art is strong!

Sign up for Online Art Camps:

After you purchase a camp you will be directed to an online form to fill out camper information.  If you want to sign up for more than 2 camps, contact me and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice directly.

Online Art Camps are for ages 9 – 15 years old!

Please read and be aware of the Sign Up Information* at the bottom of this form!

July 13 – 17: Mythical Creatures Art Camp  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Camp A)

Learn to draw fantastical and mythical creatures and landscapes inspired by imagination and stories. So put your wizard’s hat on and join us for this super creative art camp. Supplies you’ll need include materials for drawing, painting and pens or colored pencils. (See supply list below)

July 20 – 24: Heroes & Villains Art Camp  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Camp B)

This week we look at cartoons and anime heroes and villains as both animals and people. Then we’ll be placing them into dynamic scenes and stories. You will even start a comic book to tell your own super cool story. Supplies you’ll need are: drawing and painting materials, pens or colored pencils. (See supply list below)

August 3 – 7: Animal Illustrations!  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Camp D)

Whether it’s your pet or a shark, a dinosaur or a unicorn riding a bike, learn to draw animals of all sorts! This week is dedicated to looking at how to draw animals and compose cool illustrations or posters. Supplies you’ll need are: drawing in pencil and painting with acrylic or watercolors and your multimedia book. (See supply list below)

August 10 – 14: Anime & Cartoons!  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Camp E) Only 2 spots left as of 7/15/2020!

Let’s look at how to create people and creatures with style!  We’ll be looking at different styles and how to draw each one.  Supplies you’ll need are: drawing and painting materials, pens or colored pencils, and your multimedia book. (See supply list below)

*Sign Up Information

  • $225 for 1 week or  $65 for 1 day – Contact me directly for partial week attendance.
  • Pricing is per camper (not per household). Age requirement is 9 – 15 years old. 
  • Camps will be held via Zoom. An invitation will be sent after you sign up and at least 1 day before the camp starts.
  • I can only take a maximum of 10 students per week.
  • Payment and Refunds: All sales are final. No refunds unless the camp is cancelled.
  • If the camp you paid and signed up for is full you will be notified within 24 hours and refunded within 3 business days.


Awesome After-school Art club!

We may be in an extended shelter in place, but we can all still be part of a supportive art club!  Supplies you’ll need are: drawing supplies, and at least one coloring option from the supply list. (See supply list below)
Activities:  We’ll be looking at all sorts of cool projects! For the younger club members we’ll be studying one cool subject a week, from Studio Ghibli characters, anime, sci-fi, character designs and concepts, landscapes, cartooning.  Each week we will end with a super cool project.   For seasoned club members we will be working on individual long terms that range from 1 – 2 weeks long.  Mr B will guide you to create a mater piece that you conceive of and create.
Dates and Times:  Monday – Thursdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: TBD

August 17 – 21: Tour d’Art!  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Camp F)

What’s more fun than art? Art with others! This week will be creating all sorts and types of different art projects from Abstract, Surreal, Expressionist, Impressionist, and Portraiture.  Supplies you’ll need are: drawing and painting materials and your multimedia book. (See supply list below)

Who is Mr. Budowski?

Jason Budowski - art teacher - bay area art school

I am an art teacher in San Francisco, CA and have been teaching for over 4 years. I’ve had the unique privilege of teaching 5th through 8th graders and developing content that challenges my students at each level as they get older and learn to see the world around them better. I have a BA from UC Davis in Fine Art, have learned from Wayne Thiebaud, and have been trained in classical realism for 2 years from various instructors. Everything else I’ve self-taught or have learned from my students.  I teach a modified method of classical realism that I’ve developed to allow all my students to be able to draw well (and not get bored).  For those who love art, they will learn to draw extremely well, really fast.  I am a can-do teacher and will always have an answer. That’s a big statement but I stand by my method: Learn the Budowski basics and learn to draw anything!

Mr. Budowski’s YouTube Channel (BayAreaArtSchool)

My YouTube Channel has content specifically developed for 5th – 8th graders. These are demos and tutorials on drawing, painting, landscapes, perspective and portraiture. If you aren’t sure where to start follow these links:

  1. Watch this tutorial on the block-in process and this one about drawing creatures
  2. Then try this Fennec fox drawing
  3. Please subscribe to my channel if you find it useful

Online Art Camps with Mr. Budowski

During what would have been spring break this year (beginning of shelter-in-place 2020), I ran 2 online art camps and it was a blast! What a great way to spend time at home with friends and fellow artists doing cool artwork. Students follow along with demos as well as work on their own projects in a collaborative (online) environment. I provide hands-on edits and critiques in real-time. You can check out what students made below. Fridays were usually troubleshooting days where students bring there own questions about art and get answers.

ZOOM invitation

Meetings will take place in a Zoom meeting.  An invitation for the camp will be sent to you before the first day of camp.

Supply List

The recommended art supply list for any budding artist:

Must Have:

  • Spiral bound Multimedia drawing book. 9×12 is the ideal size for all projects. Whichever brand you choose, it needs to be a minimum of 85 lbs so we can watercolor in these.
  • Pencils: Mono Tombow Pencils or Staedler Mars lumograph. pencil weights of 2B, HB, 2H – 4 each.
  • Paper Mate Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick (SN64801) or any similar stick eraser.
  • Pens: Pigma Micron black ink pens in .005, 01, .03 sizes
  • Yogurt or Sour Cream containers for brushes and water.
  • Paper towels.
  • Apron or large t-shirt – Remember, acrylic paints leave forever stains.


  • Mono Zero Eraser – Tiny eraser that brings massive control to drawings!
  • Pencil Extenders – when pencils get short this extends their life.
  • Acrylic paints – “Blick Studio Acrylic Paint and Sets” is a good value and a great set. If not these, stay away from student brand paints and get studio or artist level quality
  • Watercolors – Watercolor pan set of your choice.
  • Gouache – https://www.dickblick.com/products/talens-art-creation-gouache-sets/
  • Mini travel spray bottle – a must have for painting.
  • Watercolor plastic palette, for watercolors and gouache. We’ll use paper plates for acrylic.
  • Color Pencils – Get a good set of 24 or 36 colors.
  • Brushes – A package of assorted synthetic brushes. Synthetic brushes last much longer!

Art Lover Extras:

  • Pencil art case for all of this stuff – keeps supplies organized and travel safe.
  • Kneaded Eraser.
  • Afmat pencil sharpener is the best for artists and are an excellent product.
  • A plastic palette of your own choosing. I find the best have a mix of wells for color and open areas for mixing values.
  • Blue painters tape – Painters tape helps keep our multimedia books clean and organized.

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