Class Schedule

How do classes work at SFCAC?

Ages 22 months to 5.5 years: Side by Side, Little Art Makers, 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 weekly, Monday through Thursday afternoons.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. **Drop-ins must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. Please call 415-771-0292 or email us at sfcac@childrensartcenter.org**

Private Lessons!
Looking for extra classes, or help preparing an art portfolio? We are offering private lessons by appointment. Please give us a call for more information: 415-771-0292.


Weekend Birthday Parties Please call or email for more information!
Saturday 11:00am or 2:00pm
Sunday 11:00 am or 2:00pm
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.

Spring 2016

Spring session: March 14 - May 27 (10 weeks)
Scholarships are available.
CloseLight and Shadow
Enroll: $265
Drop-In: $40
Take a look at others in class! We will focus on people, both real and imagined, using painting, drawing, and sculptural materials.

Tuesday
Closepreviously Little Art Makers
Enroll: $200
Drop-In: $30
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 II 3.5-6 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio II
Enroll: $300
Drop-In: $50
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. Art Studio II is recommended for students who have already been introduced to the classroom environment.
1:30-3:00 Art-makers Studio I 3-5 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio I
Enroll: $300
Drop-In: $40
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. Art Studio I is recommended for students who have not yet been introduced to the classroom environment.

Wednesday
11:00-12:00 Little Art Makers 27-42 Months
ClosePreviously Little Art Makers
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.

Thursday
9:30-10:30 Side By Side 22-36 Months
CloseSide By Side
Five Week Session: $125
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 I 3-5 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio I
Enroll: $265
Drop-In: $40
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. Recommended for children who have not yetexperienced the classroom environment. Recommended for children who have not yet experienced the classroom environment.


Summer Session 2016

Summer Session: June 6 - August 26 (12 weeks)

Click on class for description and enrollment information.

CLASSES
Morning Session Classes:
22 months - 5.5 years
Afternoon Session Workshops: 5.5 - 10 years. Different, exciting topics every week!


Monday
9:00-10:30 Art Studio I 3-5 years
CloseArt Studio I
Enroll: $320
Drop-In: $40
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. Art Studio I is recommended for children who have not yet been introduced to the classroom environment.
11:00-12:00 Little Art Makers 27-42 months
CloseLittle Art Makers
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
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.

CloseLittle Art Makers
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
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

CloseLight and Shadow
Enroll: $320
Drop-In: $40
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
9:00-10:00 Little Art Makers 27-42 Months
CloseLittle Art Makers
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
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.
10:30-12:30 Art-makers Studio II 3.5-6 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio
Enroll: $360
Drop-In: $50
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. Art Studio II is recommended for students who have already been introduced to the classroom environment.

Wednesday
9:00-10:30 Art-makers Studio I 3-5 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio I
Enroll: $320
Drop-In: $40
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. Art Studio I is recommended for children who have not yet been introduced to the classroom environment.
11:00-12:00 Little Art Makers 27-42 Months
CloseLittle Art Makers
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
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.

ClosePhoto Explorers
Enroll: $320
Drop-In: $40
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 22-36 Months
CloseSide By Side
Five Week Session: $125
Twelve Week Session: $240
Drop-In: $30
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 I 3-5 Years
CloseArt-makers Studio I
Enroll: $320
Drop-In: $40
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.

CloseDesigners and Builders
Enroll: $320
Drop-In: $40
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!
Friday
9:30-10:30 Side By Side 22-36 Months
CloseSide By Side
Five Week Session: $125
Twelve Week Session: $240
Drop-In: $30
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.
11:00-12:00 Little Art Makers 27-42 Months
CloseLittle Art Makers
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $30
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.

Afternoon Workshops for Children ages 5.5 - 10

June 6-10 1:30 - 4:30 Painting & Drawing 5.5 - 8 years
ClosePainting & Drawing
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $75
In the studio, children develop their observational and technical skills while experimenting with charcoal, pen and ink, as well as watercolor and acrylic paints on canvas and paper.

June 13-17 1:30 - 5:30 Art in the Garden 6-10 years
CloseArt in the Garden
Enroll: $310
Drop-In: $100
We'll pack up our art gear and hike up to the Fort Mason Community Garden to explore the exciting transformations taking place in nature. Our en plein air adventures will be our inspiration for sun prints, watercolor and more!

June 20-24 1:30 - 4:30 Clay Time 5.5-8 years
CloseClay Time
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $75
Create sculptures, containers, and 3D scenes with clay and sculpey. Learn about coil & slab construction, pinch pots, and surface textures.

June 27-July 1 1:30 - 5:30 Land, Sea & City 6-10 years
CloseLand, Sea & City
Enroll: $310
Drop-In: $100
What do we see in the Land, Sea, and City? Explore drawing, painting, watercolor & Sculpture!

July 5-8 1:30 - 5:30 Photo Explorers 6-10 years
ClosePhoto Explorers
Enroll: $195
Drop-In: $75
Using digital cameras and sun prints, students will explore the combination of indoor and outdoor photography with media such as drawing, painting, and collage.

July 11-15 1:30 - 5:30 Observational Drawing 6 - 10 Years
CloseObservational Drawing
Enroll: $310
Drop-In: $100
In the studio and out in the garden, experiment with a variety of materials including charcoal, pastels and pen & ink.
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July 18-22 1:30 - 4:30 Architectural Sculpture 5.5 - 8 years
CloseArchitectural Sculpture
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $75
Use various materials including foamcore, wire, cardboard, wood, paper, recycled materials and clay to construct 3D works of art.

July 25-29 1:30 - 5:30 Art & Science 6-10 years
CloseArt & Science
Enroll: $310
Drop-In: $100
Where does art & Science intersect? Explore observational drawings from projected biology & science materials!

Aug 1-5 1:30 - 4:30 Art in the Garden 5.5 - 8 years
CloseArt in the Garden
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $75
Summer is the perfect time for outdoor art! Projects include sun prints, miniature landscapes and nature journals. Students work in the studio and in the garden.

Aug 8-12 1:00-4:00 Puppet Theater 5.5 - 8 years
ClosePuppet Theater
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $75
Create finger puppets, shadow puppets and hand puppets. You'll also make your own table-top theater for your puppets to perform in!

Aug 15-19 1:00 - 5:00 Land, Sea & City 6-10 years
CloseLand, Sea & City
Enroll: $310
Drop-In: $100
What do you sea from the Land, Sea and City? Paint, Draw, and observe!

August 22-26 1:30 - 4:30 Sculpture 5.5-8 years
CloseSculpture
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: $75
We'll pack up our art gear and hike up to the Fort Mason Community Garden to explore the exciting transformations taking place in nature. Our en plein air adventures will be our inspiration for sun prints, watercolor and more!
9:30 am - 4 pm Performance & Art Studio 5.5 - 10 years
ClosePerformance & Art Studio
Enroll: $390
Drop-In: $75
Take a performance workshop in the morning, break for lunch, and attend the Art in the Garden Workshop in the afternoon.


ClosePreviously Little Art Makers
Enroll: $240
Drop-In: Please Call
This class is all 3D art projects! You'll work with wire,model magic, fabric, wood and sculpey.