A Traditional Visual Arts Studio in the Woods
Welcome to Carlsbad Art Farm in north coastal San Diego County. Established in 2005, we are a traditional studio art facility and hobby farm located on a secluded 10-acre private woodland habitat near the Village of Carlsbad. We offer award-winning summer camps for grades 2-8, school field trips, and, seasonally, classes for elementary and middle school students. Sorry but we do not offer birthday parties. We are currently working on opening up classes and workshops for adults and high school students. Please see below for more about classes and workshops for adults.
Opening Windows on Nature Through the Creative Process
Art Farm was designed first and foremost with young artists in mind. Our beautiful woodland habitat works as a living classroom where students feel inspired by the source material all around them. Our farm animals models are accessible and friendly. Walks to the creek and time spent in the woods offer a respite from urban life. Making art that focuses students on animals and nature helps them make meaningful connections to wild places. Spending time with talented artists who teach that making art is a journey and a process - not just an end result - encourages students to take chances with their own art by trying new materials and techniques. All these things combine to make a child's time at Art Farm a foundational experience.
Coming Soon: Classes for Adults
Art Farm is currently working on offering classes and workshops for adults in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Our goal is to offer classes for beginning and intermediate students, and visiting instructor workshops for for plein air and wildlife artists. We would like to get started this spring, but because we are already hard at work preparing for our June-August summer camp season, we may need to wait until fall. The best way to stay in the loop is to join our mailing list at the bottom of this page.
Partnering With Award-Winning Wildlife Conservationists and Educators
Carlsbad Art Farm is delighted to partner with award-winning Zovargo during our 2017 summer camp sessions this season. The San Diego-based Zovargo is an animal conservation education program featuring an amazing array of exotic animal ambassadors. The Zovargo team is made up of passionate educators looking to make a change in the world by fostering animal-human connections. We look forward to welcoming them as part of our summer camp program offering this year. To learn more about this wonderful organization, visit the Zovargo website today.