Saturday Programs

Saturday Studio

Two-Part Series
Saturdays | 10 am–noon | de Young

This two-part series offers children ages 6–9 time to look, learn, and make art together supported by our team of Teaching Artists at the de Young. In the galleries children take part in a conversation-based tour and activities to gather inspiration for art making in the studio. In the studio, each child will investigate materials, practice art making, and share discoveries. Each two-part series highlights a different art-making technique and process.

Sign up for the first date of the two day program:

  • 1/20 series (also includes 1/27): As the Story Unfolds—Stories in Art
  • 2/3 series (also includes 2/10): Spaces and Places—Finding Inspiration
  • 2/24 series (also includes 3/3): Where We Live—Habitat
  • 4/7 series (also includes 4/14): Clay Date! Mold, Pound, and Pinch to Make a Clay Creation
  • 4/21 series (also includes 4/28): Handiwork—Traditional Crafts
  • 5/5 series (also include 5/12): Illusion & Realism—Still Life

Saturday Studio Prices

$50 members | $70 non-members
Ticket is for one child.

Purchase Tickets

Scholarships are available for all Family Programs. Complete this short application to be considered.

Family Art Making

We offer free family programming at the de Young on Saturdays from 11 am–4 pm. Visit the drop-in Family Art Making tables to explore a theme related to the art in our permanent collection or special exhibitions. Family Art Making is free and open to the public (though museum admission is required for certain gallery activities). Check our calendar for upcoming Family Art Making themes.

Youth Guide

Pick up a youth guide filled with plenty of activities for exploring the museum as a family. Sketch, design, and discuss topics related to the art and collections. Youth guides can be found on Saturdays at the Family Art Making tables. If you are a Family member, pick one up anytime whenever you check in at the Member Desk.

Not a Family member? Does your family love learning through art? With a Family membership you’ll enjoy fun perks, including free admission to special exhibitions for children 17 and under, emails with the inside scoop for families, and discounts on our exciting educational programs such as Toddler Tours, Art after School, and the Saturday Studio Series. Learn more.

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Family Art Making is made possible with support from the Art4Moore and the de Youngsters. The de Youngsters support group is dedicated to making the de Young and the Legion of Honor vibrant hubs of family life. Proceeds from de Youngsters activities—including the annual Art Party fund-raising gala—support accessibility services, way-finding, and dynamic programming for children, teens and families.