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.


Spring Session - 10 weeks (March 16-May 31)
Summer Session - 12 weeks (June 8-August 28)

 

Other Offerings

Sunday Family Open Studio
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.

Spring 2015

Spring session: March 16 - May 31
Scholarships are available.

DAILY CLASSES - Ages 22 months to 10 years

Monday
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $240
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 to 35 months
CloseJust for Twos 1 hour
Enroll: $220
Drop-In: $25
Ages 27 to 35 months. For children who are ready to make the transition into attending a class independently. Our focus is on a process-oriented art experience.
1:30-3:30 Art Studio 4 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 2 hours
Enroll: $290
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 skills.
losePapermaking
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
For children ages 5 to 7 years. Explore the many possibilities and techniques of handmade paper, such as ambossing, pulp, and 3-dimensional paper casting. Two consectutive drop-ins recommended. Materials fee included.

Tuesday
9:00-10:00 Just for Twos 27 to 35 months
CloseJust for Twos 1 hour
Enroll: $220
Drop-In: $25
Ages 27 to 35 months. For children who are ready to make the transition into attending a class independently. Our focus is on a process-oriented art experience.
10:30-12:30 Art Studio 4 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 2 hours
Enroll: $290
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
ClosePainting and Drawing
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
For children ages 7 to 10. In the studio, children develop their observational skills while experimenting with charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, and acrylic paints on canvas and paper.

Wednesday
9:00-10:30 Art Studio 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $240
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 to 35 months
CloseArt Studio 2 hours
Enroll: $290
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 skills.
4:00-5:30 Printmaking 5 to 7 years
ClosePrintmaking
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
For children ages 5 to 7. Create a variety of images and patterns with collographs, stencils, stamps, and block and transfer print techniques. Combine collage, painting, and printmaking to create richly textured imagery.

Thursday
no Spring classes scheduled

Friday

Enroll : $220 *10 weeks*
*5 weeks* : $110
Drop-In: $25
Ages 22 to 26 months. Our goal is to orient children through an exploratory process. Parents/caregivers observe their children and gain insight into the benefits of artmaking in early childhood development.
11:00-12:00 Just for Twos 27 to 35 months
CloseJust for Twos
Enroll: $240
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.

CloseLand, Sea, and City
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
Ages 7 to 10. Fort Mason is all three! The Community Garden, public art and science installations, historical landmarks, nearby galleries, and marine wildlife will be our inspiration for sketches, paintings, and prints.

Saturday
11:00 and 2:00 Birthday Parties

Sunday
9:30-12:30 Family Open Studio 3 years and up (with caregiver)
2:00 Birthday Party
CloseFamily Open Studio
Drop-In: $15 per Child/Caregiver Pair

Ages 3 and up. Check out our new open-studio drop-in class where children and their families can enjoy the experience of making art together. Families will be able to rotate between our playdoh table and a special project station which will feature new materials each week. Drop by any time during the session for a morning of creative, collaborative family fun!

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Summer 2015

DAILY MORNING CLASSES - Ages 22 months to 5 years

Monday
9:00-10:30 Art Studio 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $288
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: $264
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.

Tuesday
9:00-10:00 Just for Twos 27 months and up
CloseJust for Twos 1 hour
Enroll: $264
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 3½ to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 2 hours
Enroll: $348
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 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $288
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: $264
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: $264 *12 weeks*
Enroll: $132 *6 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 2¾ to 4 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $288
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.
closeSculpture
Enroll: $258
Drop-In: $33

Friday
9:30-10:30 Side by Side 22 to 26 months
CloseSide by Side 1 hour
Enroll: $264 *12 weeks*
*Enroll: $132 *6 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.
11:00-12:00 Just for Twos 27 months and up
CloseJust for Twos 1 hour
Enroll: $264
Drop-In $30
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.

CloseLand, Sea, and City
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
Ages 7 to 10. Fort Mason is all three! The Community Garden, public art and science installations, historical landmarks, nearby galleries, and marine wildlife will be our inspiration for sketches, paintings, and prints.

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

June 8-12
1:30-4:30 Painting and Drawing 5½ to 8 years
ClosePainting and Drawing - 3 hours
Enroll: $220
Drop-In: $49
In the studio children develop their observational and technical skills while experimenting with charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic paints on canvas and paper.

June 15-19
1:30-5:30 Art in the Garden 6 to 10 years
CloseArt in the Garden - 4 hours
Enroll: $295
Drop-In: $63
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.

June 22-26
1:30-4:30 Clay Time 5½ to 8 years
CloseClay Time - 3 hours
Enroll: $250
Drop-In: $55
Learn about coil and slab construction, surface textures, sculpting and glazing. Students will use both air-dry and kiln-fired clay. Materials fees included.

June 29 - July 3
1:30-5:30 Land, Sea, and City 6 to 10 years
CloseLand, Sea, and City - 4 hours
Enroll: $295
Drop-In: $63
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.

July 6-10
1:30-4:30 Photography Mixed Media 5½ to 8 years
ClosePhotography Mixed Media - 3 hours
Enroll: $250
Drop-In: $55
Using digital images, computers, and sun prints, students explore the combination of photography with various art materials. Materials fees included.

July 13-17
1:30-5:30 Art and Science 6 to 10 years
CloseArt and Science - 4 hours
Enroll: $295
Drop-In: $63
Can I make a sculpture that moves in the wind? Where do colors come from? Why is glue sticky? In this class, we will create unique drawings, paintings and sculptures as we explore the close relationship between science and art.

July 20-24
1:30-5:30 Observational Drawing 6 to 10 years
CloseObserrvational Drawing - 4 hours
Enroll: $295
Drop-In: $63
Working in our studio and outdoors, the emphasis will be on sharpening and strenghtening students' drawing skills by closely examining a range of subjects.

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.