Summer Afternoon Workshops & All-Day Camps

Summer Workshops & Camps for Children Entering Grades 1-5

Afternoon Weekly Workshops  (Children entering grades 1-5)

For descriptions of workshops, click the name of the workshop. To enroll, click on the enroll button by the workshop of choice. Note: For weekly summer workshops, drop-ins are on a space available basis. Photo Explorers & Sculpture classes require a minimum attendance of 2 drop-ins.

June 3-7, 1:00-5:00pm
Painting & Drawing
June 10-14,  10:00 am – 4:30pm
MAD Camp (Music, Art &Drama)
June 18-22, 10:00-4:30pm
Printmaking, Stamps & Stencils
June 24-28, 1:00-5:00pm
Architectural Sculpture
July 1-3 1:00-5:00pm
Observational Drawing – 3 days
July 8-12, 1:00-5:00pm
Photo Explorers
July 15-19, 1:00-4:00pm
Young Artists Workshop (Grades k&1)
July 22-26, 1:00-5:00pm
Art & Science
July 29-Aug 2,  1:00-5:00pm
Art in the Garden
Aug 5-9, 1:00-5:00pm
Land, Sea & City
Aug 12-16, 9:30 am – 5:00pm*
Full Day Camp! Drama & Puppet Theater (or optional half day)
see below
Aug 19-23, 1:30-5:30pm


* August 12-16 workshop available with optional morning session with Young People’s Theatre to create full-day camp programming.  See Camps page for more details.

June 10-14 – MAD Camp (Music, Art & Drama!)

This multi-disciplinary camp features fun instruction and workshops with Fort Mason residents Young Performers Theatre (put on a play!), the San Francisco Children’s Art Center (artmaking!), and Blue Bear School of Music (explore instruments, play in a band!).

Parents can enroll children going into grades 1-5 (fall of 2018) in the week long “MAD Camp” 10 am to 4:30 pm, which includes a supervised lunchtime break (lunch not included). Friday will be a longer day, until 5:30 pm, and includes performances at Blue Bear and YPT and a chance to view the week’s artworks. Morning Extended Care is available at YPT from 8:30 am to 10 am for $75.

To enroll, view all classes, or click on a class name below.

Monday to Friday – June 18-22
10:00-4:30 (Full day)
MAD Camp, Full Day (includes lunchtime supervision)

August 12-16 – Fort Mason Performing Arts & Visual Arts Camp

This August, spend the full day (or an optional half day) with Fort Mason partners, Young Performers’ Theatre and San Francisco Children’s Art Center. Enjoy 3 hours of performing arts games in the morning, followed by a supervised lunch and 4 hours of visual arts with a puppet making workshop with SFCAC.

Monday to Friday – August 12-16
9:30-5:00 (Full day)
SFCAC & YPT Mini Camp, Full Day (includes lunchtime supervision)
9:30-12:30 (AM only)
Performance Workshop with Young Performers’ Theatre
1:00-5:00 (PM Only)
Puppet Theater with SFCAC

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 415.771.0292 or email us at