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...


Summer Session - 11 weeks (June 9-August 24)

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

Other Offerings
Friday Parents' Night Out Drop-in Studio

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
CloseFriday Night Drop-off
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!

Summer Session: June 9 - August 24

Click on class for description and enrollment information.

CLASSES - Ages 22 months to 5 years

Monday
9:00-10:30 Art Studio 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1 1/2 hours
Enroll: $249
Drop-In: $27
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.

Tuesday
10:30-12:30 Art Studio 3 ½ to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 2 hours
Enroll: $307
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.

Wednesday
9:00-10:30 Art Studio 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $249
Drop-In: $27
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.

Thursday
9:30-10:30 Side by Side 22-26 months
CloseSide by Side
Enroll - 11 weeks: $230
Enroll - 5 weeks: $105
Drop-In: $22
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.
11:00-12:30 Art Studio 2¾ to 4 years
CloseArt Studio 1½ hours
Enroll: $249
Drop-In: $27
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 (no class July 4th)
9:30-10:30 Side by Side 22-26 months
CloseSide by Side
Enroll - 10 weeks: $205
Enroll - 5-weeks: $105
Drop-In: $22
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
CloseJust for Twos
Enroll: $230
Drop-In: $22
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.

Saturday
Birthday Parties

Sunday
CloseJust for Twos
Enroll in Winter Session: Currently Unavailable
Enroll in Spring Session: $205
Drop-In: $22
For children who are ready to make the transition into attending a class independently. Our focus is on a process-oriented art experience
11:00-12:30 Art Studio 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1 1/2 hours
Enroll: $249
Drop-In: $27
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.
 

BIG KID WEEKLY WORKSHOPS

June 9-13
1:30-4:30 Painting and Drawing 5½ to 8 years
ClosePainting and Drawing - 3 hours
Enroll: $210
Drop-In: $45
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 16-20
1:30-5:30 Art in the Garden 6 to 10 years
CloseArt in the Garden - 4 hours
Enroll: $270
Drop-In: $58
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 23-27
1:30-4:30 Clay Time 5½ to 8 years
CloseClay Time - 3 hours
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $53
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 30-July 3 (closed July 4)
1:30-5:30 Land, Sea, and City 6 to 10 years
CloseLand, Sea, and City - 4 hours
Enroll: $215
Drop-In: $58
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 7-11
1:30-4:30 Photography Mixed Media 5½ to 8 years
ClosePhotography Mixed Media - 3 hours
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $53
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.

July 14-18
1:30-5:30 Art and Science 6 to 10 years
CloseArt and Science - 4 hours
Enroll: $270
Drop-In: $58
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 21-25
1:30-5:30 Clay Time 6 to 10 years
CloseClay Time - 4 hours
Enroll: $300
Drop-In: $64
Learn about coil and slab construction, surface textures, sculpting and glazing. Students will use both air-dry and kiln-fired clay. Materials fees included.

July 28-August 1
1:30-5:30 Architectural Sculpture 6 to 10 years
CloseArchitectural Sculpture - 4 hours
Enroll: $270
Drop-In: $58
Build 3-D structures and settings using foamcore, wire, wood, paper, and recycled materials.

August 4-8
1:30-4:30 Art in the Garden 5½ to 8 years
CloseArt in the Garden - 3 hours
Enroll: $210
Drop-In: $45
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 11-15
9:30-12:30 Performance Workshop 6 to 10 years
ClosePerformance Workshop
Full-day Drop-in (with Land, Sea, and City): $105
Drop-in Performance Workshop: $45
Full-week Performance Workshop & Land, Sea, and City: $465
Full-week Performance Workshop: $210
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 12:30-1:00pm. Please bring your own lunch/drink.)
1:00-5:00 Land, Sea, and City 6 to 10 years
CloseLand, Sea, and City
Full-day Drop-in (with Performance Workshop): $105
Drop-in Land, Sea, and City: $58
Full-week Land, Sea, and City & Performance Workshop: $465
Full-week Land, Sea, and City: $270
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 12:30-1:00pm. Please bring your own lunch/drink.)

August 18-22
9:30-12:30 Performance Workshop 5½ to 8 years
ClosePerformance Workshop
Full-day Drop-in (with Puppet Theatre): $85
Drop-in Performance Workshop: $45
Full-week Performance Workshop & Puppet Theatre: $405
Full-week Performance Workshop: $210
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 12:30-1:00pm. Please bring your own lunch/drink.)
1:00-4:00 Puppet Theatre 5½ to 8 years

Fall Session: September 8-December 21

Click on class for description and enrollment information.

CLASSES - Ages 22 months to 10 years

Monday
9:00-10:30 Art Studio 3 to 5 years
CloseArt Studio 1 1/2 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.
11:00-12:00 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
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 Photography Mixed Media 5½ to 8 years (Sept. 8-Oct. 20) *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.
4:00-5:30 Printmaking 5½ to 8 years (Oct. 27-Dec. 15) *7 weeks
ClosePrintmaking
Enroll: $186
Drop-In: $33
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.
1:00-2:30 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.
3:30-5:00 Architectural Sculpture 6 to 10 years (Sept. 9-Oct. 21) *7 weeks
CloseArchitectural Sculpture
Enroll: $186
Drop-In: $33
Build 3-D structures and settings using foamcore, wire, wood, paper, and recycled materials. Two consecutive drop-ins recommended.
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.
11:00-12:00 Just for Twos 27-35 months
CloseJust for Twos
Enroll: $310
Drop-In: $22
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
1:00-3:00 Art Studio 3 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 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
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.
11:00-12:30 Art Studio 2¾ to 4 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.
1:30-2:30 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.
3:30-5:00 Painting and Drawing 5½ to 8 years (Sept. 11-Oct. 23) *7 weeks
ClosePainting and Drawing
Enroll: $186
Drop-In: $33
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: $186
Drop-In: $33
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
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.
1:30-2:30 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.
3:30-5:30 Land, Sea, and City 6 to 10 years (Sep. 12-Oct. 24) *7 weeks
CloseLand, Sea, and City
Enroll): $221
Drop-in: $33
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 12:30-1:00pm. Please bring your own lunch/drink.)
3:30-5:30 Painting and Drawing 5½ to 8 years (Oct. 31-Dec. 19) *7 weeks
ClosePainting and Drawing
Enroll: $221
Drop-In: $33
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.