Class Schedule

How do classes work at SFCAC?

Ages 22 months to 6 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 and Weekend classes take place weekly, Monday through Thursday afternoons. Monthly Saturday Workshops, offer another scheduling option. Become immersed in the scenic vistas of our unique Fort Mason campus, build your painting and drawing skills, capture your world with digital photography, tell real and imagined stories with words and pictures, and much more...

Note: classes with fewer than three students enrolled will be subject to cancellation. Please check this page regularly for the most current list of class offerings before dropping in for a single class.

Single Class Drop-In?
Choose a date that works for you, and attend a scheduled class! Perfect for trying out a new class or for scheduling last-minute activities. **Class sizes are small - we highly recommend calling ahead to guarantee a spot for your child! **

Winter Session 2016

 

Click on class for description and enrollment information.

CLASSES - Ages 22 months to 10 years

Monday
11:00-12:00 Just For Twos 27-35 Months
CloseJust For Twos
Enroll: $225
Drop-In: $28
Tailored for children who are ready to make the transition into attending a class independently, our classes offer an organized open studio format. Our focus is on supporting a process-oriented, open-ended art experience. Revisiting familiar materials from week to week deepens learning by allowing children to make connections and master techniques.
1:30-3:30 Art-makers Studio 3.5-5 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio
Enroll: $290
Drop-In: $48
In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials in our inquiry-based learning environment. Painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculptural experiences provide problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative possibilities. Linking creative skills with the imagination, the studio prompts rich social interaction and reflective dialogue with both teacher and peers.
4:00-5:30 Light and Shadow 5.5-8 Years
CloseLight and Shadow
Enroll: $260
Drop-In: $36
Using a variety of materials and tools, including natural light and an overhead projector, we will explore the interplay of light, shadow, and color, both inside and outside out Fort Mason studio.

Tuesday
8:45-9:45 Just For Twos 27-35 Months
CloseJust For Twos
Enroll: $225
Drop-In: $28
Tailored for children who are ready to make the transition into attending a class independently, our classes offer an organized open studio format. Our focus is on supporting a process-oriented, open-ended art experience. Revisiting familiar materials from week to week deepens learning by allowing children to make connections and master techniques.
10:00-12:00 Art-makers Studio 3.5-5 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio
Enroll: $290
Drop-In: $48
In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials in our inquiry-based learning environment. Painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculptural experiences provide problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative possibilities. Linking creative skills with the imagination, the studio prompts rich social interaction and reflective dialogue with both teacher and peers.
1:30-3:00 Art-makers Studio 3-4 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio
Enroll: $290
Drop-In: $36
In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials in our inquiry-based learning environment. Painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculptural experiences provide problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative possibilities. Linking creative skills with the imagination, the studio prompts rich social interaction and reflective dialogue with both teacher and peers.
3:30-5:00 Pictures and Words 6-10 Years
ClosePictures and Words
Enroll: $260
Drop-In: $36
Explore how pictures and words relate to one another. Using language and writing as a point of departure, students work with word combinations to initiate new ideas with a range of media.

Wednesday
9:00-10:30 Art-makers Studio 3-4 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio
Enroll: $260
Drop-In: $36
In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials in our inquiry-based learning environment. Painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculptural experiences provide problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative possibilities. Linking creative skills with the imagination, the studio prompts rich social interaction and reflective dialogue with both teacher and peers.
11:00-12:00 Just For Twos 27-35 Months
CloseJust For Twos
Enroll: $225
Drop-In: $28
Tailored for children who are ready to make the transition into attending a class independently, our classes offer an organized open studio format. Our focus is on supporting a process-oriented, open-ended art experience. Revisiting familiar materials from week to week deepens learning by allowing children to make connections and master techniques.
1:30-3:30 Art-makers Studio 3.5-5 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio
Enroll: $290
Drop-In: $48
In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials in our inquiry-based learning environment. Painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculptural experiences provide problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative possibilities. Linking creative skills with the imagination, the studio prompts rich social interaction and reflective dialogue with both teacher and peers.
4:00-5:30 Photo Explorers 5.5-8 Years
ClosePhoto Explorers
Enroll: $260
Drop-In: $36
Using digital cameras and sun prints, students will explore the combination of indoor and outdoor photography with media such as drawing, painting, and collage.

Thursday
9:30-10:30 Side By Side 22-26 Months
CloseSide By Side
Five Week Session: $115
Ten Week Session: $225
Drop-In: $28
Our inquiry-based approach supports an exploratory process. The teacher guides children, parents, and caregivers, offering insight into the developmental domains of art-making and how children engage with tactile materials. Each week our painting wall, drawing, and playdough tables are a welcoming entry into our studio.
11:00-12:30 Art-makers Studio 3-4 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio
Enroll: $260
Drop-In: $36
In a teacher-guided open studio format, children are introduced to a wide range of art materials in our inquiry-based learning environment. Painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculptural experiences provide problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative possibilities. Linking creative skills with the imagination, the studio prompts rich social interaction and reflective dialogue with both teacher and peers.
1:30-3:00 Art-makers Studio 3.5-5 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio
Enroll: $260
Drop-In: $36
Using a variety of materials and tools, including natural light and an overhead projector, we will explore the interplay of light, shadow, and color, both inside and outside out Fort Mason studio.
3:30-5:00 Designers and Builders 6-10 Years
CloseDesigners and Builders
Enroll: $260
Drop-In: $36
What kind of building do you envision? Using a range of traditional, recycled, and repurposed materials, the emphasis will be on the possibilities of design and construction. Imagineers, get ready!