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Art in Your Community

Let’s make art together! The Fine Arts Museums’ Department of Education offers free community art making and art talks for adults, children, and families.

The department’s Museum Ambassadors program trains local teens to facilitate art projects in San Francisco community centers, public libraries, cultural centers, schools, camps, and senior centers. Children ages 6–12 and their caregivers or group leaders are invited to schedule a visit as well. We accommodate up to 30 participants and provide all materials. This summer, inspired by our on-site de Youngsters Studio, we will explore the concepts of color, composition, and texture to create original works of art.

Make a Reservation

Community visits take place July through August 2019. Reservation requests are accepted and scheduled on a rolling basis until full. See more information and reserve a visit.

Once your reservation is received and reviewed by Museums staff, you will be sent the best available dates for us to work with your group. If you have any questions about reservations, please contact us at or 415.750.3520.

San Francisco Public Library: Summer Stride 2019

We are excited to partner with San Francisco Public Library as a part of their Summer Stride 2019 programming. Teens from the Museum Ambassador Program will lead an interactive art activity inspired by the permanent collections. Young artists will experiment with materials and explore color, composition, and texture to create an original work of art. Ages 6–12, and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Ortega Branch
Friday, July 12, 1:30–2:30 pm

Western Addition Branch 
Friday, July 19, 1:30–2:30 pm 

Anza Branch 
Wednesday, July 24, 1:30–2:30 pm 

Merced Branch 
Tuesday, July 30, 1:30–2:30 pm 

Noe Valley Branch 
Tuesday, July 30, 1:30–2:30 pm 

Potrero Branch 
Friday, August 2, 1:30–2:30 pm 

Mission Bay Branch 
Wednesday, August 7, 11 am–noon


The Museum Ambassadors Program is made possible with support from Bank of America, de Youngsters, Kimball Foundation, Gap Foundation, the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, The Sato Foundation, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.