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Art camps for kids in the Bay Area

Capoeira, Textiles & Fiber Arts Day Camps in the San Francisco Bay Area

Move. Explore. Expand. Inspire. Art Camps with Dragonfly Designs


Unique Art Camp Options:

1.Textiles & Fiber Arts Camp:

Join Dragonfly Designs and our Art Essentials Team this summer for the Bay Area’s day camp that brings out your creative side. Start your day with an eye-opening hour of yoga inspired movement & friendship games to get the mind and body aligned before tapping into your creativity for a day full of artistic bliss!


Textiles & Fiber Arts Techniques:

Campers will jump into the artistic process and come away with a brand new collection of gorgeous textile art pieces and the skills to make each one of them! This camp will introduce students to the basics of textile and fiber art techniques. Processes such as embroidery, wool felting, weaving, screen printing, macrame, Shibori, Batik & tie dying, stamping and fabric painting will be introduced.


Benefits Include:

Students will learn to design, plan and execute their ideas from an abstract notion into a tangible product.


Each week includes NEW curriculum!


Our Expert Staff:

Our highly trained instructors are college-educated and often design their own art & jewelry. Their expert assistance will help campers tap into their own creativity making art pieces worthy of a storefront window. 

Campers will come home each day with beautiful handcrafted art, plus build lasting friendships, have a great experience and enjoy a memorable week of artistic hands on fun!

Boys & Girls ages 6 and up, all levels welcome!

Textiles & Fiber Arts (English or Spanish)

Redwood City - Call to register 650.780.7311

South San Francisco Studio: 55 Nursery Way - SSF - 650-303-1900

San Francisco: 117 Diaond Street - SF - - 650-303-1900

Ages: Boys & Girls 6 and up, all levels welcome! Children are put into groups with their age and ability level.

2. Capoeira - Afro-Brazilian Martial Art Camp
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art, which incorporates dance, music, and acrobatics. The Capoeira youth program is designed to foster mental and physical development of all participating youth. In the program, youth learn the life skills necessary to become accountable, independent, productive and successful adults while staying fit and having fun. Through the art of Capoeira, this program gives youth a healthy and exciting activity to put their energy into. Children in camp will work on technique while having fun. Art projects will also be incorporated into camp. Parents will be invited to watch a performance on the last day of camp.

Armando Ibarra of Dragonfly Designs is known as “Baqueta” for his length and lean movements has been studying for over a decade with Omulu Capoeira under the direction of well known, Mestre Preguica. His dedication to the art of Capoeira and Afro-Brasilian culture has cultivated a deep commitment to arts programming for youth.  He was assistant instructor at various SF Park and Recreation Centers, Mount Diablo High School and held his own classes at MAS summer program at Mission Cultural Center and Manhattanville College in New York. “Baqueta” has trained nationally and internationally in New York, Boston and Brasil. He hopes to inspire a healthy lifestyle and confidence while introducing his students to various aspects of Brasilian culture such as language, song and history.


Capoeira, Call or click link to Register: Burlingame @ Kohl Mansion Dance Room -  650-558-7312 -  Offered weeks of: 6/26 – 6/30 (or)  7/31 - 8/4/17

Ages: Boys & Girls 6 - 13, all levels welcome!


Capoeira, Art, Jewelry Making Camps for Kids



FULL WEEK CAMP: 9 am to 3 pm $425/wk
4 DAY CAMP: 9 am to 3 pm $340/wk
3 DAY CAMP: 9 am to 3 pm $255/wk
EARLY MORNING CARE: 8 am - 9 am $50/wk or $18/day
AFTER CARE: 3 pm - 5 pm $85/wk or $20/day (After 5pm: $1.00/minute for late pick ups)
SINGLE DAY CAMP: 9 am - 3 pm $85/day
HALF DAY CAMPS: 9 am - 12 pm (or) 12 pm - 3 pm $270/wk  (indicate morning or afternoon in comments at checkout)

*Our camps are eligible for reimbursement from childcare spending accounts*

10% Sibling Discount Siblings only please, registered for the same week of camp. Discount applied to 2nd child.
10% Early Registration Discount Register by February 25th and enjoy 10% off camp fees - (Full day & week only) (single & half day camps not elligible)
Multi Week Discount 2 weeks (calendar year) = $35.00 discount from 2nd camp; 3 weeks = $45.00 discount from 3rd camp (Full week only)

Session fee includes all materials;

Cancellation Policy:

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your week in camp.

A non-refundable deposit of $25.00/day will be charged for registrations for single or half day camps

Fully Funded Camps Cancellation Refund Policy = Refunds will be issued for remaining balance minus 10% & non-refundable deposit

Remaining balance will be collected before the first day of camp (Cost of camp minus $100 deposit already paid).

Register here for Two Camp Locations:
1) South San Francisco Studio:
55 Nursery Way, So. San Francisco
2) Marin Preparatory School: San Francisco
117 Diamond Street, San Francisco

We also offer camps through Burlingame, Redwood City & Mountain View Parks & Rec


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Click Orange Button to the left to Register for camps offered in SSF (55 Nursery Way) or SF (117 Diamond St.)

Call to Register: Redwood City 650.780.7311
Call to Register: Burlingame 650-
Sorry -
No Mountain View Rec Camps this year – we’ll be back next year (650) 903-6331 - (they are under construction)