Create and Explore With Us

Winter Break Art Camp

Throughout the week, campers will create 2D and 3D sculptural projects using a variety of media, including painting,  hand-building with clay, and found objects!   Projects will incorporate marbling, spin art, paper making and more! Each day we will work on individual and collaborative projects that introduce new techniques and materials.

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Thanksgiving Break Camp: Art Around The World

Join us for Thanksgiving break camp with Teaching Artist Rachel Anne Palacios. 

Art From Around The World: using a variety of materials and concepts students will adventure through the rich world of art making from Otomi inspired Papel Amate Art, Repujado/Mexican Tin Art to Ruth Asawa inspired cardboard roll art and more!

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The Junior Center of Art and Science Slated to Return to Lake Merritt Home in Summer 2023!

Our beautiful home on the shores of Oakland’s Lake Merritt was damaged by two separate fires over the last year, causing us to relocate to a new temporary home. Our programs continue uninterrupted, and we have increased the number of public school classroom residencies and after school offerings for the coming school year.

During the building rehabilitation process (to be completed June 2023), we are operating out of our new temporary headquarters located at 1224 Harrison St in Oakland’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. We look forward to continuing our 65 plus year commitment of providing quality arts and sciences engagements to deserving youth.

In community,

The Junior Center Team

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] and someone from our team will contact you soon!

Finding New Ways to Create and Explore!

We are excited to bring back limited in-person classes and camps this year.

We are staying vigilant of new COVID-19 variants and changing protocols. The safety of our students & teachers is our utmost concern.

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