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ArtZdoodle is an imaginative world of discovery where children can create, experiment, find inspiration, make a mess and have fun as they learn more about art and artists.


ArtZdoodle art lessons, art enrichment camps, and birthday parties offer children the chance to explore their creativity and learn about art, discovering the amazing history behind many famous artists.


ArtZdoodle owner and art teacher Para La Russa loves working with children. She's happiest in the art room working with kids - together they always have fun!

'If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.' Dolly Parton

Art Enrichment Camps offering In-person and Online Virtual

ArtZdoodle offers numerous art enrichment camps at various times throughout the year. Why not bookmark this page and check back often to see when the next camps are scheduled so you can reserve your child’s spot early!



Bay Area Art Summer Camps 2020

This year’s Bay Area summer art camps will be nothing short of amazing! ArtZdoodle is offering 5 weeks of crazy creative art lessons (ages 4–11 years old) this summer in San Mateo 2 weeks and 3 weeks in Brentwood.


If your child is interested in being a counselor we offer programs for ages 12-18. The camp is only $55 for counselors; it includes a camp t-shirt, daily snacks, and a great experience helping children achieve their artistic dreams.


Duties include helping set up, assisting children with their art project, and even getting to create a few of your own. Please note that counselors should pack their own lunches. Previous counselors have found it to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We hope you will too!


Starting in Mid June and running through the end of July, each week will be unique and memorable with fantastic guests such as  Animals Galore and More, Photo booths, or San Francisco Bubble Guy!


Whether you sign your children up for just one week or for multiple weeks, they will learn new exciting forms of art each and every week. Each camp ends with a fantastic art show and party! Space is limited, so sign up today!


ArtZdoodle’s Summer Camps will be held at the same location as last year. We have rented out a building at the Highlands Rec. in San Mateo and we will also have one week in Mrs. La Russa’s personal art studio in Brentwood.


Summer Camp will run from 9:30am to 2:00pm Monday through Friday.


Extended care is available from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Monday through Thursday, Friday excluded – see to the right for extended care pricing.


Register For Summer Camp



Summer Art Camp Location


San Mateo ~ Highlands Address: 1851 Lexington Ave. San Mateo, Ca (Right off of Crystal Springs Road or Bunker Hill off of 280)

Brentwood ~ Rec Center …

  • 35 Oak Street Brentwood Ca 94513

Upon registration for Brentwood’s summer camp, you will receive info with the Room location.

Virtual camp

 Art Z doodle will launch a virtual summer camp for ages 4-11 this summer!

The digital camp will be facilitated through Zoom. Mrs.La Russa will run the camp virtually with the assistance of her older daughters as  counselors. 

We’ll have wonderful daily lesson plans for the students to participate in along with Mrs. La Russa’s step by step process. 

She has a way of engaging the students with her story method and interactive teaching style.

There will be so much fun doing art collaborations, art camp games, challenges, prizes, and an online art show on the last day of camp! 

With school closures and work-from-home policies in effect, it can be hard to adjust. Our Virtual Art Camps give students the opportunity to:

  • Get into a structured schedule
  • Build new skills
  • Bond with friends online
  • Focus on something constructive and creative

Parents: You’ll be amazed by how much YOU can accomplish when your kids are online with us.

The cost of a virtual camp will be discounted to $250 a week.

This will now include a wonderful art supply VIP campers kit.

Each child will receive a T-shirt, camp backpack, pencil case, colored pencils, drawing pencil, sketchbook, cool eraser, Crayon pack, watercolor set, oil pastel set, acrylic paint set, paint brushes, color step by step lesson plans, prizes for each day, watercolor paper, canvas,  and a last day party pack with balloons and celebration fun things… 

When they sign up for more than one virtual camp you will receive an extra discount  ( because they will have the art kit pack already) each addition camp after the first one only 175.00!

Contact ArtZdoodle Today

Ready to sign your children up for an educational, but fun art experience this summer? Have questions? You can reach ArtZdoodle at [email protected] or call 650-918-0329.

  • 2020 Summer Art Camp Dates
    • June 22-26 – San Mateo week 1
    • June 29 – July 2-San Mateo week 2
    • July 6-10 – Brentwood Week (a)
    • July 13-17 – Brentwood Week (b)
    • July  20-24 – Brentwood Week (c)

  • 2020 Summer Art Camp Pricing San Mateo

    • $349 week 1 (including art supply fee) ( 5 Days)
    • $290 Week 2 (including art supply fee) (4 Days)
    • Contact for special offers $30 off for sibling and $30 off second week of San Mateo camp.
    • Afternoon Extended Care (2:00-3:00pm) – $20 a day, or $80 per week (Fridays are excluded)

  • 2020 Summer Art Camp Pricing Brentwood

    • $275 per week (including art supply fee)
    • Afternoon Extended Care
    • Please contact Mrs. La Russa Directly for this info and to book dates
    • [email protected]
    • (2:00-3:00pm) – $20 a day, or $80 per week (Fridays are excluded)

  • Art Camp Discounts Available
    • Multi-Week Discount for San Mateo Location
    • – Sign up for more than one camp and save $30 off each additional week
    • Sibling Discount for San Mateo Location
    • – Sign up more than one child and qualify for a sibling discount of $25 off the additional children

Register for Summer Camp
  • 2020 Camp Counselor Registration
  • Cost: $55, includes a camp t-shirt and daily snacks.
Register for Camp Counselor