Summer Camp

Mastering the art of summer fun.

Join us this summer!
June 14 – July 23, 2021
at SFAI’s Fort Mason Campus
Pier 2, Fort Mason Center for the Arts

Special note to our Summer 2021 Families:

We are delighted that we will once again be together this summer, performing, drawing, designing, painting, sculpting, and acting. All of our camps will be in one location this year: the beautiful San Francisco Art Institute Fort Mason campus on Pier 2. Opened in 2017, the spacious studios, salons, and galleries provide ample space for instruction, along with a ventilation system that supplies the building with 100% outside air filtered through MERV 13 filters.

SFArtsED staff and artists will be following SF Department of Public Health guidelines in all aspects of the camp to ensure the safest possible camp and to allow for optimal fun and creativity. (Check out this video tour of the space filmed by a drone).

About SFArtsED Summer: SFArtsED summers are magical times, as children ages 6-14 immerse themselves in the arts—collaborating with many of the same extraordinary artists who teach in our residence programs in the public schools, and in our Players musical theater company.

With multiple sessions to choose from, children have an opportunity to play, explore, and experience to their hearts’ content. Perhaps they’ll paint a mural, sing and hoof in a classic musical, or play drums under the sun; draw, tumble, or create an original piece of fashion. Or even dance beside members of one of San Francisco’s most venerable companies.

Check out the beautiful work of Summer 2020 fashion students on our new
SFArtsED Fashion website.

Really, the possibilities are endless.

Our campers have such a good time, it can be hard to realize that they are also actively learning—making creative decisions, honing their focus, collaborating with peers—and acquiring new skills they can take with them back to school.

“The camp opened up a lot of new avenues for my daughter’s artistic expression. She’s excited to continue in the years to come.

— Craig Berger, SFArtsED Summer Camp Dad

(Ages 6-9)

An exhilarating smorgasbord of creative expression taught by our cadre of experienced artist mentors, Exploration Camp is ideal for younger campers, who thrill to the mash-up of visual and performing arts—including world rhythms, dance, choral singing, instrument making, theater, and storytelling.

Session One : June 14 – June 25
Session Two: June 28 – July 9 (no camp on Monday, July 5)
Session Three: July 12 – July 23

(Ages 9-14)

This rich immersion in musical theater has older kids singing, acting, and dancing, taught by our staff of stage directors, vocal coaches, and choreographers. Every session is different, and culminates with a showcase performance on the final day for family and friends. Please note: Enrollment in a Broadway Bound session is a prerequisite for consideration for the SFArtsED Players, our invitation-only musical theater company.

Session One: June 14 – June 25

Session Two: June 28 – July 9 (no camp on Monday, July 5)

Session Three: July 12 – July 23

(Ages 10-14)

Three unique sessions offer campers a hands-on immersion in various aspects of the visual arts, from sculpture to fine arts to mixed media. A curated exhibition in SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project gallery will feature work created in all three Art & Design sessions in the fall of 2021.

Session One : Mixed Media | June 14 – June 25
Mixed Media invites young artists to combine artistic approaches—including collage, paint, stencils, and more.

Session Two : Painting, Drawing & Illustration | June 28 – July 9 (no camp on Monday, July 5)
Please Note: Space for this session is limited.  Please call (415) 954-2111 to check availability and to register for this session.
Fine Arts mentors focus on imparting essential skills in painting, drawing, and illustration.

Session Three : 3-D Art & Sculpture | July 12 – July 23 
Multi-dimensional sculpture takes shape through clay and other dynamic materials. Let the imagination run wild!

(Ages 10-14)

Designers have three sessions to explore their fashion-forward creativity, and this summer each session will build on the last, which means that students will have the opportunity to create a large-scale fashion project/concept over 2-6 consecutive weeks.

Session One: June 14 – June 25

Session Two: June 28 – July 9 (no camp on Monday, July 5)

(Ages 10-14)

Scenic artist and Stacey Ransom and costume designer Tiersa Nureyev will lead this exciting new workshop for young people interested in creating theater magic. Focus will be on designing and building the costumes, sets, and properties for the stage.

Session Three : Design for Theater | July 12 – July 23 


(Ages 10-14)

This year SFArtsED Summer is adding Master Classes in performing arts – in singing dancing, and acting – with musical theater professionals from Broadway and touring companies, from television, from pop and jazz recording, from opera, and from devised theater. These single-day classes, with limited enrollment, will be crystallized opportunities to be in creative conversation with, and learn important skills from, artists who have deeply investigated their fields and who want to guide young artists.

More information TBA

“My child has rated his experience a ‘ten’ every day when we pick him up from camp. We could not have been happier with camp Exploration. My child kept asking to do another session, and we ended up doing all three. We feel very lucky and hope to return next summer. Thank you!”

— Cecilia Vollaro and Henry Moore, SFArtsED Summer Camp Parents

Summer starts today!