Welcome to the San Francisco Childrens Art Center!

Winter Open House | Sunday January 24th

Join us for our Winter Open House, 1-4pm on Sunday. Parents, caregivers, and children welcome! Visit with teachers, Board members, and staff who will guide art-making and answer your questions.

  • Meet other parents and children
  • View exhibit of student artwork
  • Free art workshop for children ages 2-10!

View event information on our Facebook page

Registration Now Open for Winter 2016 Session!

Register now and join us for our Winter session from January 4th through March 11, 2016. We will offer our usual once-a-week morning and early afternoon programming for children ages 22 months to 5 years old Mondays through Thursdays, as well as weekday themed classes and weekend workshops for big kids ages 5 to 10. Please see our classes page to find the perfect class for your child.

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

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.

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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Check out our online art catalogue!

View a rotating selection of artwork and insightful quotes from our students at the Children's Art Center.

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