Summer Camp

Mastering the art of summer fun.

June 10 – July 19, 2024

Session I: June 10 – 21 (no camp on June 19th for Juneteenth)

Session II: June 24 – July 5 (no camp on Fourth of July holiday)

Sesssion III: July 8 – 19

Exploration camp location is TBA

Broadway Bound, Art & Design, Fashion and Costume Design locations are TBA

Session I: June 10 – June 21
(no camp on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday)
Session II: June 24 – July 5
(no camp on Thursday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday)
Session III: July 8 – July 19
(High School students encouraged to enroll in Session III)

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

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 storytelling.

Session One : June 10 – June 22 (no camp on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday)
Session Two: June 24 – July 5 (no camp on Thursday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday)
Session Three: July 8 – July 19

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. This year, Session 3 is open to high school students.
Please note: Enrollment in a Broadway Bound session is a prerequisite for consideration for the SFArtsED Players, our invitation-only musical theater company. This year, for Session 3, we are welcoming older students up to 17 years old.

Session One: June 10 – June 21 (no camp on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday)
Session Two: June 24 – July 5 (no camp on Thursday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday)
Classic & Contemporary Broadway – campers will sing, dance and act as they explore work from Broadway’s Golden Age right up through current Broadway hits.

Session Three: July 8 – July 19 (for ages 10+)
High school students are welcome and encouraged to enroll.

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 in the late summer/early fall of 2024.

    • In Session One (June 10-21), Art & Design: 3-D Art & Sculpture will explore a variety of media including paper, mixed media, found objects, and fiber to create soft and hard art objects, dioramas, masks, and more!
    • In Session Two (June 24-July 5), Art & Design artists focus on the fine arts and building block skills of painting, drawing and illustration
    • In Session Three (July 8-19), young visual artists dive into an exploration of mixed-media arts that includes collage, paints, stencils and more in Art & Design: Mixed Media.

FASHION
(Ages 10-14)

Designers have one session to explore their fashion-forward creativity.

Session TBA

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 installation/exhibition at SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project gallery in August/September 2023.

 

COSTUME DESIGN
(Ages 10-14)

NEW THIS YEAR!
SFArtsED Players’ longtime costume designer Tiersa Nureyev leads this session for young people interested in designing and creating character-based costumes for theatrical productions. Students will choose from a range of productions from musical theater to Shakespeare and learn about the design process, character development, historical research, working with textiles, color, and garment design. Students will develop and create one of their character’s costumes or accessory elements, and the class will culminate with a design presentation and a fully constructed  garment or accessory. Sewing skills are recommended but not mandatory.

Session 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!