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 5½ 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.

Fall Session - 14 weeks (September 8-December 21)

Other Offerings
Friday Parents' Night Out Drop-in Studio
Holiday Card-making Workshop
Winter Break Mini-Camp

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

Friday Night Drop-Off

Friday evenings, starting April 18th & ends October 24th
6:00-9:00 Friday Parents' Night Out Drop-in Studio 3 to 10 years
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Drop-In: $10/hour
Drop off your child and pick them up anytime between 6 and 9pm, and pay by the hour. Kids will spend their time painting, drawing, sculpting, and printing. Parents, enjoy the Off the Grid food truck event at Fort Mason on Friday nights!

Holiday Card-making Workshop

Saturday, December 6th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm, ages 3 to 10
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 stencils to create unique and heartwarming holiday greetings. Snacks, beverages, and envelopes for your cards are included.

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

Winter Break Mini-Camp

Once again we will partner with Young Performers Theatre for a full day option for 5 to 10 year olds, and a half-day Art Studio class for younger children ages 3 to 5. Please call (415) 771-0292 or e-mail sfcac@childrensartcenter.org to sign up!

December 22, 23, 26-30
Art Studio, 10:00am-12:00 pm, ages 3-5
$35 drop-in
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. Each class ends with a snack and a story.

December 26-30
Performance Workshop, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 5-10
$55/half-day; $95/full-day w/ Art Studio
Students act out classic and contemporary stories, as well as create their own unique adventures. Emphasis is on pantomime, improvisation, character development and story structure.

December 22, 23, 26-30
Art Studio, 1:00-4:00 pm, ages 5-10
$55/half-day; $95/full-day w/ Performance Workshop
For children in elementary school who are ready to delve deeper into artistic techniques, classes for this age group may focus on more advanced materials and themes.


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.

Fall Session: September 8-December 21

Click on class for description and enrollment information.

CLASSES - Ages 22 months to 10 years

Monday
1:30-3:30 Art Studio 4 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $405
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 5½ to 8 years (Oct. 27-Dec. 15) *7 weeks
ClosePrintmaking
Enroll: $168
Drop-In: $30
Ages 5.5 to 8 years. Create a variety of images and patterns with collographs, stamps, stencils, block, and transfer print techniques. Combine collage, painting, and printmaking to create richly textured artwork. $168 + $18 materials fee.

Tuesday
9:00-10:00 Just for Twos 27-35 months
CloseJust for Twos
Enroll: $310
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 3 ½ to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 2 hours
Enroll: $405
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.
3:30-5:00 Clay Time 6 to 10 years (Oct. 28-Dec. 16) *7 weeks
CloseClay Time
Enroll: $186
Drop-In: $33
Learn about coil and slab construction, surface textures, sculpting and glazing. Students will use both air-dry and kiln-fired clay. Two consecutive drop-ins recommended.

Wednesday
9:00-10:30 Art Studio 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $335
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.
4:00-5:30 Clay Time 5½ to 8 years (Sept.10-Oct.22) *7 weeks
CloseClay Time
Enroll: $186
Drop-In: $33
Learn about coil and slab construction, surface textures, sculpting and glazing. Students will use both air-dry and kiln-fired clay. Two consecutive drop-ins recommended.
4:00-5:30 Photography Mixed Media 5½ to 8 years (Oct. 29-Dec. 17) *7 weeks
ClosePhotography Mixed Media
Enroll: $186
Drop-In: $33
Using digital cameras and sun prints, students explore the combination of indoor and outdoor photography with media such as drawing, painting, and collage. Two consecutive drop-ins recommended. Materials fees included.

Thursday
3:30-5:00 Painting and Drawing 5½ to 8 years (Sept. 11-Oct. 23) *7 weeks
ClosePainting and Drawing
Enroll: $168
Drop-In: $30
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.
3:30-5:00 Books and Boxes 5½ to 8 years (Oct. 30-Dec. 18) *7 weeks
CloseBooks and Boxes
Enroll: $168
Drop-In: $30
Characters, scenery, and events come to life! Create books and boxes of different shapes, sizes, and textures as you develop imaginative plots and illustrations to tell your stories.

Friday
9:30-10:30 Side by Side 22-26 months
CloseSide by Side
Enroll - 14 weeks: $310
Enroll - 7-weeks: $155
Drop-In: $25
Our approach is to orient children through an exploratory process. The teacher guides the parents and caregivers, giving insight into the benefits of artmaking in early childhood development while the children explore painting, playdough, and drawing.
11:00-12:00 Just for Twos 27-35 months
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Enroll: 310
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.
3:30-5:30 Painting and Drawing 5½ to 8 years (Oct. 31-Dec. 19) *7 weeks
ClosePainting and Drawing
Enroll: $203
Drop-In: $35
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.

Saturday
Birthday Parties

Sunday
11:00-12:30 Art Studio 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $335
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.