Dragonfly Designs Virtual Summer Camps

Select your week long 60-minute Classes. Campers will focus on specific themed projects for a week. Love a class? Take it again!

Dragonfly will send campers a Materials Kit that is yours to keep forever. Children will continue to use their new skills long after camp is over. 

Get ready for LIVE expert instruction with our fun artists! Classes are interactive, hands-on and social.

  • We use (paid) Zoom classrooms
  • We have a minimum of 2 teachers per classroom
    • Administrator who manages a waitroom,scans the classroom for questions, engages the kids, spotlights the best camera angles
    • Instructor = uses 2 separate camera angles - 1 on their face + 1 on their hands
      • we add additional instructors for larger groups to manage breakout rooms
  • We make sure the kids are engaged socially by playing ice breakers and allow/encourage classroom discussion & interaction
  • Art Camps taught in English + Mandarin and French [for 2nd language learners]

Camp Price

  • $125/week (5 one hour classes)
  • $24/week for material kit (order from Dragonfly Designs)

 

Register for Summer Camps with Ultra Camp here

 

Embroidery | Galactic Exploration Tote Bag

Time to shoot for the stars! In this Textiles & Fiber Arts Camp, our crew of intergalactic explorers are diving into the deep space of embroidery stitches. Through cosmically cute patterns, we’ll be learning basic, intermediate and advanced stitches that are sure to engage both beginners and experienced stitchers. Campers will walk away with their new favorite tote bag, and a working understanding of embroidery as an artistic medium.

 AGE 8 - 14

Projects 

  • Embroidered Galaxy Tote Bag 

 SCHEDULE

  • 7/27-7/31 from 9:30 am PST - 10:30 am PST

Order Material Kit: https://www.dragonflyfun.com/product/textiles-kit/

 

Textiles | Snazzy Zipper Pouch

Time to zip it! - We’re talking about this cool, customized zipper pouch, of course! In this Textiles & Fiber Arts Camp, campers will sew a zipper pouch with printed fabrics they designed! To top it off, we’ll decorate our unique pouches with tassels and pompoms! Campers will walk away having designed a useable piece of art from scratch, not to mention having a new home for all their favorite art supplies! 

 AGE 8 - 13 

Projects 

  • Designing Stamps & Block Printing on Fabric
  • Sewing a Zipper Pouch
  • Pompoms and Tassels

SCHEDULE

  • 6/22-6/26 from 1:30 pm PST - 2:30 pm PST
  • 7/13-7/17 from 1:00 pm PST - 2:00 pm PST

Order Material Kit: https://www.dragonflyfun.com/product/textiles-kit/

 

Textiles | Felting Fun: Necklaces & Wall Hangings

Can you FELT it?! In this Textiles & Fiber Arts Camp, we’ll learn all about wool, how it’s processed, and most importantly, how to use wet felting to create colorful, fun projects! The projects in this camp include creating felted soap, and embroidered beads to create necklaces and wall hangings. Warm fuzzies guaranteed!

 AGE 8 - 13

Projects 

  • Felted & Embroidered Ball Necklace
  • Felted Soap
  • Acorn & Felt Wall Hanging

 SCHEDULE:

  • 6/22-6/26 from 11:30 pm PST - 12:30 pm PST
  • 7/20-7/24 from 12:00 pm PST - 1:00 pm PST

Order Material Kit: https://www.dragonflyfun.com/product/textiles-kit/

 

Batik | Daring Dragonflies

Paintbrush at the ready, we’re making wearable art! Campers will work with two distinctive fabric painting techniques to create tote bags & t-shirts they’ll want to rock! The concepts of color theory and negative space will be covered while creating dragonfly-themed masterpieces.

 AGE 8 - 13

Projects 

  • Glue Batik on T-shirt
  • Painting on Tote Bag 

 SCHEDULE

  • 6/29-7/3 from 2:30 pm PST - 3:30 pm PST

Order Material Kit: https://www.dragonflyfun.com/product/textiles-kit/

 

Batik | Groovy Rainbows

Paintbrush at the ready, we’re making wearable art! Campers will work with two distinctive fabric painting techniques to create their new favorite tote bags & t-shirts. The concepts of color theory & negative space will be covered while creating Rainbow masterpieces.

 AGE 8 - 13

Projects 

  • Glue batik on t-shirt
  • Painting on tote bag 

 SCHEDULE

 

Textiles | Woven Wonders in the Sky

What’s that loom-ing over the horizon? In this week’s Textiles and Fiber Arts camp, we’re taking to the skies in creating aerial inspired wall-hangings! Campers will learn how to create and warp a loom, as well as different weaving techniques, and create two wall-hangings, inspired by the beauty of sunsets and the mysterious cuteness of owls.

 AGE 8 - 13

Projects 

  • Circular Woven Scenery
  • Straight Woven Owl Wall Hanging

 SCHEDULE

 

Textiles | Sew Stylish

Always wanted to learn how to sew? As good as a lesson from grandma, our cool Textiles & Fiber Arts Camp, learn to create a stitcher’s best friend - an adorable strawberry pincushion! Customize a regular T-shirt by learning how to add a pocket to it, and jazz it up with some fun, floral embroidery. 

 AGE 8 - 13 

Projects 

  • Strawberry Pincushion
  • Pocket T-shirt 
  • Embroidered Flowers 

 SCHEDULE

 

Sewing | Medieval Times

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Gather round knights and jesters, dragon-tamers and royalty, it’s Medieval Week! In this sewing-focused Textiles & Fiber Arts Camp, students will discover a wide variety of stitches and sewing techniques, while designing and creating crest banners and stunning sequined pouches.

 AGE 8 - 13

Projects 

  • Sequin Pouches
  • Banners

 SCHEDULE

 

Sewing | A Toy Story

It’s snuggle time and we’re making stuffies! A huge hit in every textiles program that we teach, these cuddly stuffies will be a much loved addition to a camper’s toy collection. We’ll also learn some sturdy stitches while making bean bags for even more summertime fun! 

 AGE 8 - 13 

Projects 

  • Bean Bags
  • Stuffies

 SCHEDULE

 

Embroidery - Fabulous Florals Tote Bag

Invite a meadow onto canvas, and bring nature into your wardrobe. In this embroidery camp, we’ll be focusing on impressive beginner-friendly stitches while creating our fabulous floral tote bags! Campers will walk away with their new favorite tote bag, and a working understanding of embroidery as an artistic medium.

 AGE 8 - 13

Projects 

  • Floral Embroidered Tote Bag

 SCHEDULE

 

Modern Macrame Marathon

Let’s get knotty! Macrame is a gorgeous and versatile craft that never seems to go out of style. In this week-long camp, we’ll be focusing on basic-but-beautiful knots, and learning how to combine them into impressive pieces of textile art.

 AGE 8 - 13 

Projects 

  • Macrame Wall-Hanging
  • Macrame Feather

 SCHEDULE

 

Textiles | Stunning Stitches

Fans of sewing gather round, we have the perfect summer camp for you! Learn and practice fundamental sewing techniques, while creating a lovely embroidered pillow, and a beautiful 3D flower broach. Campers will walk away with their completed projects, as well as a working knowledge of the basics of sewing and embroidery to inspire them for further creation!

 AGE 8 - 13 

Projects 

  • Dragonfly Embroidered Pillow
  • Flower Brooch

 SCHEDULE

 

Textiles | Fiber Jewelry

Beads and tassels, knots and stitches - explore the vast array of gorgeous jewelry you can create using textiles and fibers! From macrame bracelets, through felted earrings and sparkling, sewn beads, students can expect to learn a diverse variety of jewelry making and textile working techniques. Our camps are designed not only to entertain but to develop artistic methods that will stay with children for the rest of their lives.

 AGE 15+ [Intermediate] 

Projects 

  • Wire Wrapped Stacking Bangles
  • Embroidery Thread Earrings
  • Macrame Earrings
  • Beaded Tassel Earrings
  • Leather Feather Earrings

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Beading Basics

Ready to take your first step on your jewelry making journey? Get to know the tools of the trade, and all the techniques you need to know to start creating unique, dazzling beaded jewelry from scratch! Campers will walk away with the knowledge and skill to create their own jewelry pieces. This camp is a prerequisite for all other jewelry making summer camps with Dragonfly Designs.

 AGE 8 - 13 (Ages 5-7 can join supervised by someone 16 or older)

Projects 

  • Single Strand Bracelet
  • Wrap Bracelet/Necklace
  • Earrings from Beading Wire
  • Double Strand Bracelet
  • Criss Cross Bracelet

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Bracelet Bonanza

Bead ‘em, love ‘em, stack ‘em! Bracelets are one of our all-time favorite accessories to make, and we’re so excited to bring all campers a wide variety of designs! Learn how to design patterns that make your jewelry pop as well as how to work with multiple strands of beading wire and different beads to achieve eye catching shapes and textures.

Important - the Beading Basics camp is a prerequisite for this camp.

 AGE 8 - 13 (Ages 5-7 can join supervised by someone 16 or older)

Projects 

  • Berry Bracelet
  • Criss-Cross Bracelet
  • 3 Strand Ombre Bracelet
  • Butterfly Bracelet
  • Alternating Pearl Bracelet

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Flower Child Fashion (Easy)

Stay wild, flower child! We’re celebrating all the colors of the rainbow in this jewelry camp filled to the brim with dazzling shades. No prysms necessary! Campers will walk away with a collection of rainbow jewelry pieces to spruce up their sunshine-filled summer.

Important - the Beading Basics camp is a prerequisite for this camp.

  AGE 8 - 13 (Ages 5-7 can join supervised by someone 16 or older) 

Projects 

  • Rainbow Bar Bracelet
  • 2-Strand Flower Choker
  • Rainbow Beading Wire Earrings
  • Rainbow Flower Necklace
  • Rainbow Ombre Bracelet

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Flower Child Fashion (Intermediate)

Stay wild, flower child! We’re celebrating all the colors of the rainbow in this jewelry camp filled to the brim with dazzling shades. No prysms necessary! In this intermediate level jewelry camp we’re upping our game and moving into new territories of beading techniques! Campers will walk away with a collection of rainbow jewelry pieces to spruce up their sunshine-filled summer.

Important - the Beading Basics camp is a prerequisite for this camp.

  AGE 11+  (Ages 5-7 can join supervised by someone 16 or older) 

Projects 

  • Woven Chain Bracelet
  • Two Strand Choker
  • Button Bracelet
  • Woven Daisy Bracelet
  • Rainbow Chandelier Earrings

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Trendsetting Tassels

Get creative with our favorite bohemian accent piece - tassels! Made in all sorts of colors and materials, these trending accessories are the perfect finishing touch for all styles and shades of jewelry pieces. Create your new favorite bling in this advanced beading camp!

Important - the Beading Basics camp is a prerequisite for this camp.

  AGE 8-13 (Ages 5-7 can join supervised by someone 16 or older) 15+ 

Projects 

  • Simple Bracelet with Tassel Dangle
  • Beaded Tassel Earrings
  • Stackable Stretchy Tassel Bracelets
  • Two Strand Tassel Necklace
  • Wrapped Wire Earrings w/ Tassel

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Bodacious Beachy Beads - (Easy)

What better way to celebrate summer then going to the beach? These sunshine-packed jewelry pieces are filled to the brim with the joy of summertime. Seashells and sand dollars here we come - campers will walk away from camp with a collection of beachy jewelry to rock all summer long!

Important - the Beading Basics camp is a prerequisite for this camp.

 AGE 8-13 (Ages 5-7 can join supervised by someone 16 or older)

Projects 

  • Stretchy Stackable Bracelets
  • 2 Strand Anklet
  • Beachy Wire Wrapped Earrings
  • Stackable Chokers
  • Wood/Shell Pendant Necklace

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Color Blocking

Rainbows have all grown up! Color blocking is probably one of the most fun trends we have seen around recently, and we’re hoping it’s here to stay - what’s more satisfying than vibrant colors meeting together in dazzling harmony? This jewelry camp will explore the world of color in a trendy, modern setting, and campers will walk away with an eye catching collection of jewelry! 

Important - the Beading Basics camp is a prerequisite for this camp.

 AGE 8-13 (Ages 5-7 can join supervised by someone 16 or older) 

Projects 

  • Two Strand Choker
  • Double Strand Button Bracelet
  • Silk Thread Dangle Earrings
  • Color Blocking with Coils

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Earring Extravaganza

Earrings are the perfect statement accessory. From simple and refined, to intricate eye catching designs, everyone should have a pair of earrings to make them feel like they’re on top of the world when wearing them! This camp will introduce you to a variety of earring making techniques and styles. Fabulous results guaranteed!

Important - the Beading Basics and Links, Loops, and Connections camps are a prerequisite for this camp. 

 AGE 15+ [Intermediate]

Projects 

  • Hoop and Teardrop Earrings
  • Simple Loops
  • Chandelier Earrings 
  • Wire Wrapped Earrings 

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Earring Extravaganza 2.0

Earrings are the perfect statement accessory. From simple and refined, to intricate eye catching designs, everyone should have a pair of earrings to make them feel like they’re on top of the world when wearing them! This camp will introduce you to a variety of earring making techniques and styles. Fabulous results guaranteed!

Important - the Beading Basics and Links, Loops, and Connections camps are a prerequisite for this camp. 

 AGE 15+ [Intermediate] 

Projects 

  • Chain Earrings
  • Wrapping Briolettes 
  • Wire Wrapping Earrings
  • Simple Loops

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Loops, Links & Connections

Get in the loop! This is Wireworking 101. Students will be introduced to the basics - loops, links and connections! Learn the versatile technique of simple loops, become a jump ring pro, and learn how to think in new dimensions of design by working on complex pieces.

Prerequisite: Beading Basics 

  AGE 11+ 

Projects may include:

  • Simple loop bracelets & chain making 
  • Earrings made with jump rings, simple loops & chain

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | Bohemian Beading

Where color meets texture and dives into a playfully eclectic atmosphere is where the bohemian aesthetic really thrives. Inspired by global artistic traditions and a joyful, colorful world, this bohemian beading camp explores a wide array of jewelry making techniques, while creating artistic accessories. 

Important - the Beading Basics and Links, Loops, and Connections camps are a prerequisite for this camp. 

  AGE 13+ 

Projects 

  • Chain with Beaded Bar Bracelet
  • Beaded/Chain Necklace pt. 1 & 2
  • Feather Wrap Bracelet/Knotted Adjustable Bracelet
  • Leather Feather Earrings

 SCHEDULE

 

Jewelry | What Else Can We Do With Beads?

You’ve stocked up on bracelets, got all blinged out with necklaces, and made earrings until the sun went down - what next? Worry not, the opportunities are still endless! Learn how to use your beading skills in non-jewelry projects such as spoons, bookmarks, key chains and much more! Time to take beading to the next level. 

Important - the Beading Basics camp is a prerequisite for this camp.

  AGE 8-13 (Ages 5-7 can join supervised by someone 16 or older) 

Projects 

  • Beaded spoons & Bookmarks
  • Cork Key chain
  • Dragonfly Earrings & Flower Rings

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Art From Down Under

G’day mate! Let’s explore the outback and maybe even some of the earliest forms of art found here in Australia! We’ll get inspired by the wildlife and dot paintings to create some painted birds and patterned stones.

Join Dragonfly Designs in this week’s art from Australia.

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects include 

  • Bird wall hanging
  • Dot painting
  • Clay bowl

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Je T’aime Art

Bonjour! Learn about the exciting French impressionist art movement through three of its masters: Matisse, Monet and Van Gogh. Campers will be inspired to create their own work of art. 

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects include inspired works by

  • Matisse
  • Van Gogh 
  • Monet

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Renaissance Faire

Explore the rich history of the Renaissance period of art including the famous Mona Lisa and Notre Dame at Night. Campers will learn how to create a coat of arms tapestry, make clothespin dolls and study the architecture of the Middle Ages before crafting a collagraph print.

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects include 

  • Castle Collagraph
  • Clothes Pin Dolls
  • Coat of Arms Tapestry
  • DaVinci’s Mona Lisa

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Art of The Rising Sun

Konnichiwa from the islands of Japan! This week we are exploring how balance is used in Japanese art. Create a kimono full of patterns, your own workable fan, and make swimming koi fish in a pond. Join Dragonfly Designs as we move our virtual art classes to Japan.

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects include 

  • Collage Kimono
  • Clay Koi Pond
  • Painted Fans

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Good as Gold

Explore one of the masters, Gustav Klimt and the modern art of his Golden Period. Learn how to paint in this striking, gilded style.

 AGE 8 -12

Inspired projects may include 

  • Tree of Life
  • Golden Cat
  • Nouveau Fish
  • Golden Era Women & Figures

 SCHEDULE

 

Art - Namaste! Art from India

Get your passport ready! This week we are headed to India! Campers will be incorporating patterns and symmetry that are found in Indian artwork. We will do some sculpting, painting, and drawing as we immerse ourselves in the fashion, architecture, and some of the cultural traditions in this vibrant country.

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects may include

  • Paper Sculpted Architecture
  • Painted Hand Dish
  • Paisley Print

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Ahoy Mateys!

AARGH! Come aboard and create projects that will help you explore the Seven Seas! We will be creating a ship that actually floats, a map that will be painted and drawn to show the location of buried treasure and as well as some small seafarers to take on your travels! 

X marks the spot! Let’s conquer the sea. 

 AGES 6 - 10

Projects may include

  • Treasure Map
  • Cork Pirate Ship 
  • Pirates & Mermaids oh my!

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Cinco Días en España

Vamanos! We are headed to Spain to see the matador and the bull put on a show! We will create art inspired by famous Spanish artists, Juan Gris and Gaudi. Campers will explore the modern painting styles of cubism and modernism.

 AGE 6 - 10

Projects may include 

  • Ferdinand the Bull
  • Collaged Matador
  • Gaudi Clay Mosaics 
  • Cubism by Juan Gris & Picasso

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Globe Trotter

See the most amazing parts of the world all in one class! Visit the polar bears of Alaska, the majestic waterfalls in Yosemite National Park, the spectacular African savannah, the Rainforests of Brazil and the sandy beaches of Central America.

 AGE 5 - 9

Projects 

  • Waterfall Landscape
  • Polar Bear
  • Toucan
  • Elephants & more

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Honey, I Shrunk My Art

Discover a tiny world where grass is as big of trees, pebbles are the size of boulders, and worms could destroy our home! Join us as we make a teeny tiny house with teeny tiny furniture. Decorate your little house with wall art and make a little gnome to guard it!

 AGE 5 - 9

Projects include 

  • Bird Wall Art
  • Fairy Home
  • Clay Gnome

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Under the Sea

For the little artists! Campers will create works from under and around the sea. Painting, weaving, and tracing to create a new art project each day, including a friendly turtle, a coral forest and some fish puppets. 

 AGE Pre K - K

Projects include 

  • Turtle Weaving
  • Squid
  • Beach Scene

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Abstract from Nature

This class is J.F.T. Just for teens, that is!  Students will be working on an acrylic series painting. First, we’ll paint two subjects from nature like a flower or succulent and then make two abstract paintings reflecting similar shapes and colors to the natural forms. So on trend, young artists will be proud to hang up their work!

 AGE TEENS 12+

Projects 

  • 4 Miniature Canvas Panels of Abstract Shapes and Shapes From Nature

 SCHEDULE

 

Art | Carve It! Stamp It! Send It!

Make a mark! Students will learn how to professionally carve their own Linocut block stamp using printmaking techniques. Design and create cards, envelopes and a cool graphic T-shirt. Explore a variety of materials to create DIY stamps with common household items. These stamps can be used over and over again and the techniques learned will grow and develop as this artform is explored.

 AGE 12+

Projects 

  • Linocut Carved Stamps
  • Cards with Envelopes
  • Block Print T-shirt

 SCHEDULE

 

Watercolor | Good Enough to Eat

Inspiration can be found anywhere, even in the fruit bowl! We’ll use these sweet items as a muse for a beautiful painting. Learn the techniques and brushwork needed when working with watercolor. Artists will even learn a few tricks on how to create illusion of form. 

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects 

  • Cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Fruit Portraits

 SCHEDULE

 

Watercolor | Ocean Floor

From tide pools to the deep sea, we are taking our painters into the ocean in this class. Learn to paint sparkling fish and colorful coral with watercolor. Techniques and brushwork will be covered along with tips on how to create illusion of depth. 

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects 

  • Painted Seascapes
  • Cards
  • Bookmarks

 SCHEDULE

 

Watercolor | Wide Open Spaces

We are painting ‘purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain’ in this landscape painting class. Learn to paint with watercolors through waving grasses and poppy dotted hills. Techniques and brushwork will be covered along with tricks on how to create illusion of depth. 

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects 

  • Landscape Paintings
  • Cards
  • Bookmarks

 SCHEDULE

 

Cartooning | Calling All Superheroes

Zow! Bang! Zing! Campers will create their very own superheroes in this cartooning class. Learn the anatomy needed to draw in this medium and how to emphasize the strengths of heroes to truly make them SUPER!

Explore design, storytelling and building a world for characters as you fly into a new adventure!

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects include 

  • Figure Drawings
  • Figures in Action

 SCHEDULE

  • 7/6-7/10 from 10:30 am PST - 11:30 am PST

 

Cartooning | Winter Wonderland

It may be summer here, but we’ll put on our parkas and travelling to a winter wonderland. Learn to create the creatures who find comfort in the frozen tundra like the polar bear and penguin. Campers may even catch a glimpse of the abominable snowman or the Ice Queen!

Cool off with this chilly cartooning class.

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects include 

  • Snow Animals 
  • Frozen Figures 

 SCHEDULE

  • 7/13-7/17 from 9:00 am PST - 10:00 am PST

 

Cartooning | Brave Knights & Fair Ladies

Let me formally introduce you to His Majesty, The King and Her Grace, The Queen as we journey back to the Middle Ages. In this cartooning class, learn to draw the royal court and those who dwell in the land, from jousting knights to ladies in waiting.

Explore character design, storytelling and world-building as you ride into a new adventure!

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects include 

  • Royal Figures 
  • Animals 
  • Crests and Emblems

 SCHEDULE

  • 6/22-6/26 from 1:30 pm PST - 2:30 pm PST
  • 7/20-7/24 from 11:30 am PST - 12:30 pm PST

 

Cartooning | Make a Splash

No swimsuit needed but young artists will ‘get their feet wet’ in this cartooning class. From favorite ocean creatures like dolphins to fantasy figures like mermaids, learn the different anatomy of fish and marine mammals and how to create cartoon versions of everything under the sea! 

 AGE 8 - 12

Projects include 

  • Sea Figures 
  • Ocean Animals and Fish

 SCHEDULE

  • 6/29-7/3 from 11:30 am PST - 12:30 pm PST
  • 7/27-7/31 from 9:30 am PST - 10:30 am PST