Welcome to the San Francisco Childrens Art Center!

Fall Session 2014 Begins on September 8th!

Fall in love with art this autumn and join us for our 14-week Fall session, which runs from September 8th through December 21st. We will offer our usual once-a-week morning and early afternoon programming for children ages 22 months to 5 years old Monday through Friday and on Sunday mornings. Our fall schedule also includes special topics after school classes every weekday afternoon for big kids ages 5.5 to 10, with topics such as painting and drawing, photography mixed media, and printmaking.

Toddlers, two-year-olds, and pre-Ks will gain valuable artistic and developmental skills as they participate in a variety of exciting art projects in the studio each week during our Side by Side, Just for Two's and Art Studio classes. Some media, such as painting and playdough, remain constant week to week in order for children to gain mastery of materials and to explore new ideas. Other media like collage, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture vary each week. Every class ends with a snack and story.

Our after school classes for big kids offer the advantage of direct contact with professional artists, connections with students from different schools and backgrounds, and the wild oasis of our national parks classes. Students are challenged by artistic techniques and topics rarely found in typical extended care programs, with the benefit of individual support and small class sizes. Classes will cover one topic for the first seven weeks of the session and then switch topics for the remaining seven weeks.

Register online here or call us at (415) 771-0292 to enroll!

Have a Hands-on Holiday Season

As the weather gets colder, make plans to join us indoors for some creative holiday fun:

Holiday Card-making Workshop
Saturday, December 6th, 10:00-12:00 p.m.
$35 per adult/child pair; $15 each add'l child

Parents, caregivers, and children ages 3-10 welcome! Take advantage of our studio space, resources, and guidance to make your very own edition of holiday cards. We'll use block printing, collage, and homemade stamps and stencils to create unique and heartwarming holiday greetings. Snacks, beverages, and envelopes for your cards are included. 


Winter Break Mini-Camp
December 22, 23, 26-30

Once again we will partner with Young Performers Theatre for a full day option for 5 to 10 year olds, with an Art Studio class in the morning for ages 3 to 5 and afternoons for ages 5 to 10. Please see the "Classes" section of our website for more details.




Call (415) 771-0292 or e-mail sfcac@childrensartcenter.org to sign-up!

Celebrating Creative Exploration Since 1978


The San Francisco Children’s Art Center is a non-profit studio art center whose mission is to nurture the developmental and artistic growth of children through creative expression and self-guided learning. By encouraging experimentation and discovery in a supportive environment, the Art Center is a place filled with possibilities, where children can collaborate, explore, and grow.

Unique Afterschool and Flexible Pre-K Options
Here at the Art Center, afterschool students experience the advantage of direct contact with professional artists, connections with students from different schools and backgrounds, and the wild oasis of our National Parks campus. Students are challenged by artistic techniques rarely offered in typical afterschool programs, such as digital photography or kiln-fired clay, while feeling the individual support and attention of a small class size. For toddlers and Pre-Ks, we offer daily morning and afternoon options to accommodate your other activities, naps and school schedules.

FALL SESSION: September 8 - December 21 2014 Enroll Now for Fall Classes

The San Francisco Children's Art Center is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. We are also proud to work with Performing Arts Workshop in conjunction with First 5 San Francisco.

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Art Cards for Sale!

Sold individually or in packs, these cards showcase artwork created by SFCAC students, and feature their unique perspectives on our beautiful Fort Mason campus.

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