Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University
2013 Mandarin and Art Summer Camp for Children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade
2013 少年中文美术夏令营

Give your child a Mandarin-immersion and Chinese art experience without leaving the country. Join our Mandarin and Art Summer Camp, conveniently located in San Francisco.

Mandarin & Art Summer Camp is designed for children entering Kindergarten through the 5th grade. This program will give them a unique opportunity to learn and improve their language skills in Mandarin while deepening their knowledge of Chinese culture and art through age-appropriate play-based classes and activities.

In summer 2013, Asian Arts Studio celebrates its fourth year of continues its partnership with the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University. A Mandarin teacher from the institute will join our dynamic summer camp staff and use their expertise to teach Mandarin character reading and writing. Throughout the ten weeks, guests with special skills and award-winning young artists will be invited to enhance the camp experience and inspire our students.

The camp consists of 10 one-week sessions that begin June 3 and end August 9. The basic program is from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm with an extended-care option that runs from 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning and from 3:00 to 6:00pm.  The students participate in classes conducted in Mandarin. They include such culturally rich activities as drawing, Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, Chinese folk songs, poetry, dance, theater activities and more. Field trips will be arranged for landscape drawing during the camp. The field trips will go mostly to Stern Grove Playground, the Lowell High School basketball courts, and the northern end of Lake Merced (near Lakeshore Elementary) for observing and drawing nature. All sessions, including the extended care, will be conducted in Mandarin.

The Mandarin and Art Summer Camp is a small-sized camp with a maximum of 16 students. Each student will receive personalized instruction and care. Students will receive Mandarin instruction according to their fluency rather than their grade or age. The camp’s goal is to teach the children basic Mandarin communication skills while they are having fun with a variety of hands-on activities and games.

Our Mandarin instruction and curriculum are supported by the Confucius Institute at SFSU

Session Dates Weekly Themes

  1. June 3-June 7               Painting Chinese Culture
  2. June 10-June 14           Painting Korean Culture
  3. June17-June 21            Painting American Popular Culture
  4. June 24- June 28          Learning from European Master Artists
  5. July 1– July 5                 Learning from Asian Master Artists         
  6. July 8– June 12             Drawing Cartoon Figures             
  7. July 15– July 19            Drawing Characters from Chinese Stories
  8. July22 – July 26            Drawing Dancers of the World  
  9. July 29– August 2         Drawing Animals             
  10. August 5 – August 9     Painting Sea Creatures
  • For more information, please visit the website at: , and contact Ms.  Lin Wei at 415-297-3072,or