Summer Arts Camp


Petaluma Arts Center’s Summer Arts Camps include drawing and cartooning! Experienced instructors provide a fun and supportive learning environment for young artists and artisans ages 5 to 12. Sign up for one session or more! Camps run from the end of June to the beginning of August! Scholarships available.

Week 1: June 29th – July 2nd
Morning Session: 9 am – Noon
Fun with Art and Cartooning for Kids and Teens

Afternoon Session:  1 pm – 4 pm
Drawing in Black and White with Pen and Ink (Plus a Little Color)

Week 2: July 6th – 9th
Morning Session: 9 am – Noon
Utopian Cities

Afternoon Session: 1 pm – 4 pm
Drawing Pets (with Vickisa and Rosebud)

In accordance with the City of Petaluma, please review our new precautions put in place to assure your family’s safety.  Additional information and questions: Email us at

Safety Protocols
  • Enrollment is limited to 12 students per camp. All camps will meet at the Petaluma Arts Center classroom and instruction will be divided between time spent indoors and outdoors.
  • The same group of students will participate in each camp. No drop-ins are allowed
  • All staff and students must follow comprehensive daily health and safety protocols created in partnership with county healthcare professionals.

Hygiene Measures

  • Hand-washing stations and disinfectant will be available in the classroom. Disinfection of “touch points” in the classrooms will occur daily at the start and end of each camp.
  • Teachers will handle student art materials only when absolutely necessary (and then only with gloves).
  • No more than one student can visit the restroom at a time.


  • All students will need to complete a daily health questionnaire.


  • Physical distancing will be necessary at all times.
  • Food sharing will not be allowed.
  • Since the students in each class are required to be the same each day, children may only participate in either the morning or afternoon classes each week.
  • Classroom time will be divided between  indoor and outdoor sessions.


  • All staff and students are advised to wear masks when they are in common spaces and classrooms, whether physical-distancing or not. While it is anticipated this will be difficult to enforce with the younger children, it will be expected and required of older students. 

*All campers must bring completed PAC Emergency Form and Photography Consent form. Please bring these forms to the first day of camp. Forms must be filled out by a parent or adult guardian.

Drawing Pets (with Vickisa and Rosebud)

7/6/2020 to 7/9/2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PT

Dates: Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9
Times: 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Ages: 8-11
Tuition: $150 general, $130 PAC members
Materials Fee: $15
Registration Deadline: June 10  Minimum class size is 4. 
Instructor:  Vickisa Feinberg

Vickisa's dog Rosebud adds to the fun of this class and serves as a model. During this week, Vickisa has planned a variety of project that focus on nature and what we find in nature.  Techniques such as drawing, painting and construction are demonstrated before each project.  

Day 1Drawing animals
During this week, students can use Rosebud as a model or bring pictures of their own pets to work with.  Rosebud not only poses but also does a few tricks. Instead of drawing Rosebud, students may bring a photo of their pet to work with.  

Day 2: Paint rocks with animal images
Children will be shown examples of painted rocks and shown choices of animals to paint with acrylics and sharpies. There are step by step example of many animals and photos of animals for the project to choose from. There will be a selection of washed stones to choose from. After the demonstration of project they will paint their stones. The little 3D animals should be dry and children will paint their animals on the rock then pack them in a box to take home in case they are not totally dry.
Day 3: How to draw birds and horses
Birds and/or horses: the children will vote. There will be demonstrations and discussion about various shapes of beaks and wings. We will discuss how to "see and notice" different aspects of many animals. We will also explore using sheep skin to create sheep and our own little pasture.

Day 4: Make an assemblage of found objects in animal form
A cloth covering lots of found objects from the beach, nature and junk will greet children when they arrive. After the viewing examples of art created from "found objects,"  children can choose some of the found objects, and with my help, create their own assemblage.  Students should feel free to bring in their own "found objects" from home to include and share.



Registration for this event is closed.

*NOTE: we are launching summer camp registration with the expectation that the current shelter-in-place will be lifted by June. As the situation continues to unfold, we will update our camp offerings and communicate as soon as possible.

Thank you to our generous Summer Arts Camp sponsor!!!