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Teen Summer Workshops offer a series of one-week workshops in the summer for teens seeking a rigorous in-depth experience in a chosen area of concentration.

For Girls Entering into Grades 6th - 12th

Located at our downtown campus at 1435 De La Vina Street. (THE PINK HOUSE)

In addition to studio classes, weekly guest speakers (practicing artists and designers) will share their stories and career paths. Lectures about art and design will familiarize students with design history, cultural icons and design trends. The program will conclude with a final exhibition and celebration of student work open to friends, family and educators.


Photography & Film

Students develop the skills necessary to research, compose, and capture digital photographic projects in a hands-on course. Students are encouraged to be creative, but are also taught to think of each project as a concise statement of artistic, documentary, and/or journalistic intent. They expand their repertoire of techniques with light and shadow as they work with professional lighting and grip hardware, as well as inexpensive and unconventional practical sources of light and shadow. GRSB provides all equipment. Taught by Arna Bajraktarevic. Read her bio below.

Grades 6th-12th: July 8-12

Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 3:00pm | $400


Music Production

Professional instructors with real-world music production experience teach you how to record, mix, edit and produce digital music. During the Music Production Track campers learn key music production concepts like songwriting and musical arrangement, in addition to learning how to create/modify sounds and even program drum beats and patterns. The entire process of making digital music is explored here. Taught by Sophie Rose, read her bio below.

Grades 6th-8th: July 22-26

Grades 9th-12th: July 29-Aug 2

Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 3:00pm | $400


Journalism and Creative Writing

Learn the ins and outs of journalism. Girls learn basic web reporting, interviewing, editing and news writing techniques. Students spend part of the day in a classroom environment designed to mirror a professional newsroom, where they brainstorm story ideas, research current affairs and learn how to write news stories, the other half of the day is spent interviewing in the field. By the end of the program, students will have produced multiple stories on a chosen topic of interest. Taught by TBA.

Grades 6th-8th: July 22-26

Grades 9th-12th: July 15-19

Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 3:00pm | $400


Graphic Design

Graphic Design is all around us! Words and pictures—the building blocks of graphic design—are the elements that carry the majority of the content in both the digital world and the printed world. This workshop will teach you the fundamental principles of graphic design: image making, typography, composition, working with color and shape... foundational skills that are common in all areas of graphic design practice. Taught by Arna Bajraktarevic. Read her bio below.

Grades 6th-8th: June 17-21- FULL

Grades 9th-12th: June 24-28 - FULL

Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 3:00pm | $400



Photography and Graphic Design Teacher

Arna Bajraktarević is based in Santa Barbara, CA. Originally from Bosnia, she is a graduate of Brooks Institute where she received her B.A. in Photography. During the last ten years she has embraced the changing landscape of photography by incorporating graphic design, film, art direction and various forms of creativity into her business and practice as a visual story teller. Her clients and projects are multifaceted. She specializes in portraiture, lifestyle, editorial and advertising.



Music Production Teacher

At 19 years old, Sophie has written close to 600 songs, collaborated with some of the top writers and producers in pop music, and is currently signed to a publishing joint venture between hit songwriter Ester Dean and Prescription Songs.

Ever since Sophie was young, singing and performing have been a part of her. She began writing songs at age 9, inspired by Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry. She began performing at local events in Calabasas, CA and participated in her community's theater program. Sophie started homeschooling at age 10 to fully focus on music and graduated high school at the age of 14. She is currently enrolled in college part time, but continues to spend most of her time working on music.

Since signing her publishing deal at age 14, Sophie’s main focus has been writing songs for other artists. In 2017, Sophie decided to shift her focus to her own artist project with releases “Limitless,” “Wavy," and “Two Young Lovers."