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News from Art Camp
This summer of 2022 was my last summer holding large camps for 4 hours a day (1 week long).....In the future I'll hold some after school clay and art classes, and perhaps a few smaller camps next year. After 35 years of teaching art to kids, I'm retiring the camp from it's previous style. I'm Grateful and blessed to have served the community all these years....
With Love and gratitude, Carla
Please send $50. deposit (personal check, cashiers check or cash) per child to Carla Funk, 208 Glen Arbor Dr., Encinitas....balance due on first camp day....personal check, cashiers check or cash
Art Camp....9am-1pm...$375.
bring a water bottle & snack/lunch
June 27-July 1
July 5-8....4 days...$320.
July 11-15 (full)
July 18-22 (full)
August 9-12 (full)
Health and Safety
Masks: will be optional; if your child is fully vaccinated, it will be up to you for them wearing masks, as some students may not be vaccinated.
Un-vaccinated students; it is optional for them to wear masks-up to parents. However if in close contact with my helpers, and if on the pottery wheel, we may suggest/require mask wearing. It will aslo depend on rates of Covid variants up-rising and decreasing during the camp sessions.
Hand washing: individual wash tubs and towels for each student, and hand sanitizer is provided.
If your child becomes ill with Covid just prior to them starting a camp week, you will be refunded your payment. If any camp sessions must be cancelled, deposits and tuition will be refunded. any questions and conserns, please contact me. Thank you
DRESS for MESS...we use non toxic clay and glaze materials, however the grout cement and tempera paints stain clothing. Please bring a large box (like a Trader Joes wine box) by Thursday with childs name on it to take home all their lovely creations on Friday. Please WEAR CLOSED SHOES FOR GROUTING on Friday

More About the Camp

In it’s 30th year, this North county, San Diego ceramic & pottery camp, continues to be a  very popular  art camp offering hand building in clay, with many techniques including slab, coil, sculpting, pinch & learning how to throw a pot on the pottery wheel. A mosaic project, color mixing & painting lesson, and glazing the ceramics are also part of each 1-week sessions. Located in Encinitas, this art camp environment is creatively inspiring with whimisical sculptures and my hand made ceramic garden art which gives my students plenty of new ideas to borrow from. The shady back yard setting is a perfect place to engage in messy clay projects like pottery wheel and hand building, and splatter painting. The kids and parents take away a sense of joy, accomplishment and pride at the end of each camp session.

New projects will be added for 2022: for half day camps. 

Students have fun creating from their own imagination, as well as making the projects offered. Step by step lessons give developmental strategies, problem solving & intuitive leaps for the students; and those who attend yearly continue to develop their confidence and skills with more challenging projects. My students who attend yearly even bring lists of creations they would like to make and explore.

A focus on creative growth and development, while encouraging exploration, imagination & individual expression are among the successes achieved in this camp. Each child receives individual attention & guidance, and  freedom to create their own projects along with those offered. My students are allowed complete freedom with their creations, with the demonstrated skills, tools and information provided by myself and my staff; enabling the students to have a deep sense of pride using their own hands.

All ages attend together. Younger and older students always find others similar in age to group with. Art is a personal expression and so it has always been a successful experience for all ages to be creating art together, because the younger kids are inspired by the older ones. Everyone comes in starting out at their own developmental level and learn many more skills in creating with the clay.

Private Classes available  (Adults & teen classes available) You can set up a special group to come to the clay studio, also I give a Girl Scout/Brownie Group clay session, or just a gathering of your friends to have a clay-play day or several. I will also come to the school classroom and present a project for the class to make a take home item and I have taught a project for classroom fundraisers for the students to make a small creation to contribute for a collective fundraiser design piece such as a large platter. Times and prices to be set according to the project.

Adults clay.....private, group, semi-private.......$35. per hour, or $65.. for 2 hours.....glazing....$10-$20. depending on size of piece
Kids clay $35.  1 1/2 hours....glazing $10.-$15. depending on size and number of creations made.

Mosaic lessons: Lesson is flat rate of $35. per hour, not including mosaic supplies. To be determined per project.



I am a professional artist and have been painting, drawing, designing custom tile murals and creative home decor for over 40 years. My first commission painting for a family friend was at age 14, and I continued from there. Clay has become my second passion since the early 1980's. My teaching experience began in 1986, teaching art in after school enrichment programs at local elementary schools, and also taught art for private schools and institutions. My studio is located in Village Park, Encinitas in my shaded backyard and covered patio and studio. It is a naturally inspiring environment and stimulates creativity and fun. I have one electric pottery wheel in the backyard, and three kilns in the garage for firing the ceramics. This  art camp has become a very popular ceramic arts camp with a variety of  projjects.  Word of mouth has been my best source of advertising over the years, as parents of students who return yearly invite their friends and relatives to join the camps. This is one of the most popular camps in North County San Diego.