Summer Programs

This summer, SFCAC will be offering a variety of options for creative engagement for young artists, including in-person and online programs.  

In-person classes …will be held at our Fort Mason art studio and will include lots of time to create in the great outdoors. We’ll take full advantage of our beautiful Fort Mason location where land, sea, and city meet.  In-person programs will follow (and exceed) all required health & safety practices for Out-of-School-Time programs issued by San Francisco’s Department of Public Health. (Click here to view our Health & Safety Plan).  We’ll have small, stable groups with 4-8 students and 2 teaching artists. 

Online classes …will feature live instruction via Zoom with activities specially designed for virtual engagement. Classes have a maximum of 8 students for plenty of one-on-one attention from our teaching artists and include a kit of all materials needed to be delivered to your home.

Whether your artist is participating in-person or online, SFCAC’s programs offer our process-oriented approach to artmaking, which focuses on experiential learning and honors children’s creative choices. Our activities are designed to spark the imagination, build critical thinking skills, and enhance creative self-expression. Through our focus on interactive participation and open dialogue, we support young artists as they build social and emotional skills and make meaningful connections with their peers.

Tuition assistance is available. Please see our Scholarships page for more details:


Summer Session 1: June 14 to July 2 


Mornings in the Art Studio

For artists entering grades 2-5 in Fall

9 am – 12 noon, Monday through Friday

$350 for 1 week (5 days)

$1000 for 3 weeks (15 days)

Zoom Afternoons, Twice-weekly classes, online: 

Art Studio @ Home 

For artists ages 6-10

Mondays & Wednesdays (90-minute session, 2x per week)

1:00-2:30 pm

$200 for 6 classes


For artists ages 3.5 – 5.5

Tuesdays & Thursdays (60-minute session, 2x per week)

1:00-2:00 pm

$150 for 6 classes


Summer Session 2: July 6 to July 23 (No classes July 5)


Mornings in the Art Studio

For artists entering Kindergarten & 1st grades in Fall

9 am – 12 noon, Monday through Friday

$350 for 1 week ($280 for 4-day week of July 6-9)

$930 for 3 weeks (14 days)

Zoom Afternoons, Week-long workshops

For artists ages 6-10

1:00-2:30 pm, Monday through Friday

July 12-16  Sculpture: Creativity in 3-Dimensions

July 19-23  Painting & Drawing: Inspired by Nature

$175 for 1 week, $325 for both weeks



Summer Session 3: July 26 to August 13 


Land, Sea & City Art Camp

For artists entering grades 1-5 in Fall

9 am – 3 pm*, Monday through Friday

$625 for 1 week (5 days)

$1800 for 3 weeks (15 days)

*optional afternoon extended care available at an additional cost – please email to arrange for extended care


All registration fees are final.
 No cancellations or refunds. 

If public health mandates require suspension of in-person classes, programming will be switched to a virtual format.

In the event of low enrollment, SFCAC may request consolidation or rescheduling of classes. If you are unable to attend the new date and time, a refund will be issued. This is the only circumstance when refunds will be given.

Click to read more about our Enrollment Policies and Scholarships

Are you interested in a class, but nothing on our schedule fits your family’s schedule?  Please email us to let us know! Our goal is to be flexible to meet the needs of our community of families. We may be able to arrange something!

If you have any questions, or need support with registration, please call us at 415.771.0292 or email us at