Class Schedule

How do classes work at SFCAC?

Ages 22 months to 5 years: Side by Side, Just for Twos, and Art Studio classes for toddlers and preschool-age children take on a weekly basis for the entire session. Partial sessions and drop-ins are available.  A mix of open-ended art activities will be provided each week.

Ages 5 to 10 years: After School classes take place Monday through Friday afternoons. Become immersed in cool clay, capture your world with digital photography, interpret the scenic vistas of our unique Fort Mason campus, build your painting and drawing skills, and much more...

Note: classes with fewer than three students enrolled can be subject to cancellation. Please check this page regularly for the most current list of class offerings.


Summer Session - 4 weeks to go! (August 3-28)
Fall Session - 13 weeks* (September 14-December 18)
          *Thanksgiving Break November 23-27


Other Offerings
Weekend Birthday Parties


What's a Drop-In?
Choose a date that works for you, and attend a regularly scheduled class! Perfect for trying out a new class or for scheduling last-minute activities.

*Class sizes are small - we highly recommend calling ahead or reserving your drop-in online to guarantee a spot for your child!
*A few After School Classes require two drop-ins minimum - see class descriptions for details.
CloseLand, Sea and City
Enroll: $210
Drop-In: $45
The community garden, Exploratorium Outdoor Exhibits, historical landmarks, and National Park wildlife will be our inspiration for sketches, paintings and prints

CloseHoliday Card-making Family Workshop
$35 per adult/child pair; $15 each add'l child
Parents, caregivers, and children 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 stencisl to create unique and heartwarming holiday greetings. Snacks, beverages, and envelopes for your cards are included.

Summer 2015

Summer session: June 8 - August 28 (4 weeks to go!)
Scholarships are available.

DAILY CLASSES - Ages 22 months to 10 years

Monday
No summer session classes

Tuesday
9:00-10:00 Just for Twos 27 months and up
CloseJust for Twos 1 hour
Enroll: $88 (4 weeks)
Drop-In: $25
For children who are ready to make the transition into attending a class independently. Classes follow an open studio format as children continue to discover new artmaking materials and techniques. Our focus is on a process-oriented art experience, and each class ends with a snack and story.
10:30-12:30 Art Studio 2.0 3½ to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 2 hours
Enroll: $116 (4 weeks)
Drop-In: $35
In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials. They are encouraged to discover various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. During class time, teachers engage students in dialogue and introduce appropriate artistic challenges that enable problem-solving, critical thinking, social development, and creative skill

Wednesday
9:00-10:30 Art Studio 1.5 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $96 (4 weeks)
Drop-In: $30
In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials. They are encouraged to discover various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. During class time, teachers engage students in dialogue and introduce appropriate artistic challenges that enable problem-solving, critical thinking, social development, and creative skills.
11:00-12:00 Just for Twos 27 months and up
CloseJust for Twos 1 hour
Enroll: $88 (4 weeks)
Drop-In: $25
For children who are ready to make the transition into attending a class independently. Classes follow an open studio format as children continue to discover new artmaking materials an techniques. Our focus is on a process-oriented art experience, and each class ends with a snack and story.

Thursday
9:30-10:30 Side by Side 22 to 26 months
CloseSide by Side 1 hour
Enroll: $88 (4 weeks)
Drop-In: $25
Our approach is to orient children through an exploratory process. The teacher guides the parents and caregivers, offering inight into the benefits of artmaking in early childhood development while the children explore painting, playdough, and drawing.
11:00-12:30 Art Studio 1.5 2¾ to 4 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: 96 (4 weeks)
Drop-In $30
In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials. They are encouraged to discover various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. During class time, teachers engage students in dialogue and introduce appropriate artistic challenges that enable problem-solving, critical thinking, social development, and creative skills.

Friday
Check our Fall Session schedule

Saturday
11:00 and 2:00 Birthday Parties

Sunday
2:00 Birthday Parties

BIG KID WEEKLY AFTERNOON* WORKSHOPS - Ages 5½ to 10 years

July 27-31
1:30-5:30 Architectural Sculpture 5½ to 10 years
CloseArchitectural Sculpture - 4 hours
Enroll: $295
Drop-In: $63
Build 3-D structures and settings using foamcore, wire, wood, paper, and recycled materials.

August 3-7
1:30-4:30 Art in the Garden 5½ to 8 years
CloseArt in the Garden - 3 hours
Enroll: $220
Drop-In: $49
Each afternoon we’ll pack up our art gear and hike up to the Fort Mason Community Garden! Swooping birds, buzzing bugs, and a colorful world of spring flowers, leafy greens, and prickly plants will be our inspiration for sketching, painting, printing, and more. Art explorers: please come equipped with a snack, a jacket, and sunscreen.

August 10-14 *Morning, Afternoon or Full-Day
9:30-12:30 Performance Workshop 6 to 10 years
ClosePerformance Workshop
Full-week Performance Workshop: $220
Full-week Performance Workshop & Land, Sea, and City: $495
Drop-in Performance Workshop: $49
Full-day Drop-in (with Land, Sea, and City): $110
Performance Workshop: For children who are learning to love the magic of drama. Students act out classic and contemporary stories, as well as create their own unique adventures. Major emphasis will be placed on pantomime, improvisation, character development and the fundamentals of story structure. (For full-day students, lunch break will be at Young Performers Theatre 12:30-1:30pm. Please bring your own lunch/drink.)
1:00-5:00 Land, Sea, and City 6 to 10 years
CloseLand, Sea, and City
Full-week Land, Sea, and City: $295
Full-week Land, Sea, and City & Performance Workshop: $495
Drop-in Land, Sea, and City: $63
Full-day Drop-in (with Performance Workshop): $110
Land, Sea, and City: Explore the wild oasis of our National Park campus! A community garden, public art installations, nearby galleries, and marine wildlife will be our inspiration for sketches, paintings, photographs, and prints. (For full-day students, lunch break will be at Young Performers Theatre 12:30-1:30pm. Please bring your own lunch/drink.)

August 17-21 *Morning, Afternoon or Full-Day
9:30-12:30 Performance Workshop 5½ to 8 years
ClosePerformance Workshop
Full-week Performance Workshop: $220
Full-week Performance Workshop & Puppet Theatre: $425
Drop-in Performance Workshop: $49
Full-day Drop-in (with Puppet Theatre): $95
Performance Workshop: For children who are learning to love the magic of drama. Students act out classic and contemporary stories, as well as create their own unique adventures. Major emphasis will be placed on pantomime, improvisation, character development and the fundamentals of story structure. (For full-day students, lunch break will be at Young Performers Theatre 12:30-1:30pm. Please bring your own lunch/drink.)
1:00-4:00 Puppet Theatre 5½ to 8 years
ClosePuppet Theatre
Full-week Puppet Theatre: $220
Full-week Puppet Theatre & Performance Workshop: $425
Drop-in Puppet Theatre: $49
Full-day Drop-in (with Performance Workshop): $95
Puppet Theatre: All the world's a stage, and you can help put on the show! Create miniature puppet theatres and masks using 2-and 3-dimensional materials. (For full-day students, lunch break will be at Young Performers Theatre 12:30-1:30pm. Please bring your own lunch/drink.)

August 24-28
1:30-4:30 Sculpture 6 to 8 years
CloseSculpture - 3 hours
Enroll: $220
Drop-In: $49
What do you want to build? Working with recycled and repurposed materials such as foam core, cardboard, wire, wood, and paper, students will create 3-dimensional projects.

Fall 2015

Fall session: September 14 - December 18
Scholarships are available.
Classes and schedule will be posted in August.