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.

Winter Session - 10 weeks (January 5-March 15)
Spring Session - 10 weeks (March 16-May 31)

 

Other Offerings

Valentine's Day Card-making Workshop
Sunday Family Open 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

Valentine's Day Card-making Workshop

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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 Valentines. 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, click here, or e-mail sfcac@childrensartcenter.org to sign up! 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.

Winter 2015

Winter session: January 5 - March 15
Scholarships are available.

CLASSES - Ages 22 months to 10 years

Monday
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
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.
4:00-5:30 Painting and Drawing 5 to 7 years
ClosePainting and Drawing
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
For children ages 5 to 7 years. In the studio, children develop their observational skills while experimenting with charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, and acrylic paints on canvas and paper.

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 skills.

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
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
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.
4:00-5:30 Sculpture 5 to 7 years
CloseSculpture
Enroll: $258
Drop-In: $33
For children ages 5 to 7. 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.

Friday
CloseSide by Side 1 hour
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 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.

ClosePhoto Mixed Media
Enroll: $258
Drop-In: $33
Ages 5 to 7. Using digital cameras and sun prints, students will explore the combination of indoor and outdoor photography with media such as drawing, painting, and collage. Two consecutive drop-ins recommended.
Saturday
Birthday Parties

Sunday
9:30-12:30 Family Open Studio 3 years and up (with caregiver)
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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Spring 2015

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

CLASSES - Ages 22 months to 10 years

Monday
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
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.
4:00-5:30 Papermaking 5 to 7 years
ClosePapermaking
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 skills.
1:30-3:00 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.
3:45-5:15 Painting and Drawing 7 to 10 years
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
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.
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
9:30-10:30 Side by Side 22 to 26 months
CloseSide by Side 1 hour
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.
11:00-12:30 Art Studio 2¾ to 4 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.
1:30-3:00 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.
3:45-5:15 Sculpture 7 to 10 years
CloseSculpture
Enroll: $258
Drop-In: $33
Ages 7 to 10. 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.

Friday
9:30-10:30 Side by Side 22 to 26 months
CloseSide by Side 1 hour
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 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.
2:00-3:30 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.
4:00-5:30 Land, Sea, and City 7 to 10 years
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
Birthday Parties

Sunday
9:30-12:30 Family Open Studio 3 years and up (with caregiver)
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!

Close