Arts Camps

Kids thrive when they express themselves. Exploring the arts, whether it be dance, theatre, music or art, it improves self-esteem and social skills. Creating art of any genre fosters creativity and helps children understand themselves and their world. In Miss Marae’s camps and classes, children are encouraged to explore the arts in a playful way that fuels their imagination. In the arts camp, young artists will explore painting. drawing, clay, watercolor, collage making, singing, ukulele, drumming, songwriting, theatre and dance games. At the expressive arts studio, the emphasis is on the process, not the final result.

Camp is Full.
Winter arts camp session in North Park at the Expressive Arts Studio @32nd and Thorn St. Camp will be limited to 9-10 artists. Each spot is filled first come, first served.

  • Winter Break Arts Camp 9:00 am-12pm. Mon, Dec 19 – Fri, Dec 23, 2022. 
    Cost: $345 includes supplies. Ages 5 – 9. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, water bottle.

Arts camp teaching artists:

Alison Marae has been guiding students of all ages for two decades to feel empowered and happy through the expression of their heart and soul. Alison has taught and created her own programs for children, teens and adults in studios, public school arts outreach and as staff at professional studios throughout San Diego since 1999. She currently works as a professional musician, songwriter, jewelry designer/maker and illustrator. She is a retired contemporary dancer and choreographer.

Wil Forbis is a professional musician, composer, producer, writer, artist and educator. Wil has released two critically acclaimed jazz and country albums, an assortment of instrumental music, with one being featured on an episode of the television show, Weeds. His music is available on all streaming platforms.

Elaine Bisconti has represented San Diego artist through her involvement as president of the San Diego Art Institute, board of directors for C.O.V.A. (Combined Organizations for the Arts), as well as exhibiting, publishing, and designing graphics locally.

Being outside and caring for animals has always been important to her, and led to a position as a bird keeper at the  S.D. Zoo, founding member of Project Wildlife, caring for injured birds and mammals, and volunteering with her horse Tommy in an equestrian rehabilitation program.  Currently she is redesigning her garden to be water efficient and enjoying her animals and her home.