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Art after School

Four-Part Series
Wednesdays, 4–5:30 pm | de Young

Join us at the de Young for a series of afterschool classes. Art after School is a four-week program offering in-depth exploration of the museum’s collection and art-making processes, with instruction by professional teaching artists. Students will spend time in the galleries and in our studio space discussing art and developing art-making skills. Each week students build on past projects and add techniques to their skill set. Classes are grouped by age: 6–7 year olds and 8–10 years. Both age groups meet on Wednesdays. Each class is limited to 10 children.

Art after School classes take place at the de Young from 4–5:30 pm, once a week for four consecutive weeks.

Dates and Themes

September 4, 11, 18, 25
Color: Play with color to express and communicate your ideas.

October 2, 9, 16, 23
Light and Shadow: Add light and shadow to amplify, exaggerate, and enhance your art.

January 8, 15, 22, 29
Texture: Learn tips and tricks to create real and imagined textures.

February 5, 12, 19, 26
Form and Shape: Combine and design with shape and form.

March 4, 11, 18, 25
Art and Design: Explore how the world of design can make your ideas come to life.

April 1, 8, 15, 22
Sculpture: Investigate different ways to form, build, and sculpt three-dimensional works of art.

May 6, 13, 20, 27  
Tools: Discover new surprising ways to use artists’ tools.

Art after School Prices

$150 Family members | $175 non-members
Ticket is for one child.

Tickets can be purchased through our online store here.

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

Family Memberships

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 Summer Art Camp. Learn more.

Additional Information

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