Summer Camp

Mastering the art of summer fun.

Join us this summer!
June 8 – July 17, 2020
ENROLL TODAY

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.

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

EXPLORATION
(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 story telling—with plenty of free time for outdoor play and concluding with a showcase for family and friends. (Each session has a different theme, and may be repeated.)

MIRALOMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
185 Omar Way, San Francisco, CA 94127

Session One: June 8 – June 19
Session Two: June 22 – July 2 (no camp on Friday, July 3)
Session Three: July 6 – July 17

BROADWAY BOUND
(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.

Rooftop Alternative School
Mayeda Campus, 500 Corbett Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114

Session One: June 8 – June 19
Classic Broadway celebrates classics from Broadway’s Golden Age, 1930-1965.

Session Two: June 22 – July 2 (no camp on Friday, July 3)
Contemporary Broadway explores more recent favorites, 1966-today.

Session Three: July 6 – July 17
In Performance with an Original Musical Revue – Session Three performers will help create an original song-and-dance revue celebrating the work of a great theater composer.

ART AND DESIGN
(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 running August 3 through September 28.

Rooftop Alternative School
Mayeda Campus, 500 Corbett Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114

Session One: Sculpture | June 8 – June 19
Sculpture explores the worlds of clay and three-dimensional creation.

Session Two: Painting, Drawing & Illustration | June 22 – July 2 (no camp on Friday, July 3)
Fine Arts mentors focus on imparting essential skills in painting, drawing, and illustration.

Session Three: Mixed Media | July 6 – July 17
Mixed Media invites young artists to combine artistic approaches—including collage, paint, stencils, and more.

FASHION
(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.

Rooftop Alternative School
Mayeda Campus, 500 Corbett Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114

Session One: Design & Construction 1 | June 8 – June 19
Students will learn garment construction basics such as cutting a standard pattern, closure methods, and fabric manipulation techniques such as quilting, pleating, and trapunto along with textile vocabulary that will assist them in the making of an accessory and/or basic garment. Students will also try out experimental pattern-making techniques, be introduced to surface design and learn about using recycled materials in garment design. This class is suitable for a beginner but will also offer advanced techniques for the intermediate sewer. A selection of the student work will be included in the exhibition at SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project gallery from Aug. 3 through Sept. 28, with a “performance” on opening day, Saturday, Aug. 1.

Session Two: Design & Construction 2 | June 22 – July 2 (no camp on Friday, July 3)
This session is a great option for students from Session I who want to continue creating and building their designs while deepening their skillset or new students with previous sewing skills who are ready to dive into making a conceptual garment using advanced techniques and materials. As with Session I, a selection of the student work will be included in the exhibition at SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project gallery from Aug. 3 through Sept. 28, with a “performance” on opening day, Saturday, Aug. 1.

Session Three: Knitwear Fantasy | July 6 – July 17
Here we approach knitwear design as a means to create wearable sculpture full of playful and surprising possibilities. We will explore color, texture, scale and volume through the craft of knitting. The whole process of knitwear design will be introduced from swatching, calculating stitches, researching inspiration to creating a mood board and keeping a design sketchbook. The focus will be on both designing one-of-a-kind knit textiles and wearable accessories such as hats, scarves, jewelry, capes, leg warmers, gloves or a tank top sweater. Some of the garments and accessories created in this session will become part of the exhibition at SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project Gallery from Aug. 1 through Sept. 28.

DESIGN FOR THEATER
(Ages 10-14)

New this year!
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. There will also be special visits during the session with other theater professionals including a stage manager and a hands-on work session with a make-up artist.

Rooftop Alternative School
Mayeda Campus, 500 Corbett Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114

Session Three : July 6 – July 17

PRODUCTION LAB:
Musical Theater Training for High School Students
(Ages 14-18)

New this year!
This special two-week session offers intensive training in singing, dancing, and acting for high school students in collaboration with Artist Mentors Anne Marie Ullman and Jamie Yuen Shore. Songs will pull from Sondheim’s impressive repertoire including Company, Into The Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, West Side Story and more. Participants should have some musical theater experience and come ready to work hard. The session will culminate in a Sondheim Revue to be performed at the end of the session.

Rooftop Alternative School
Mayeda Campus, 500 Corbett Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114

Special Session : June 15 – June 26, 1 – 6PM

“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!