Top Arts & Crafts Camps in San Francisco

Published Dec 5, 2019 | Updated Jan 2, 2020

Is your child creative and wanting to create their own masterpiece this summer? There aren't many limits to a child's imagination, so here are just a few great camps where they can put their art on display:

Top Arts & Crafts Camps in San Francisco

Step aside Picasso. Move over Martha Stewart. We’ve got a new generation of awesome arts and crafts experts. Let your kids & their creativity run wild at the top arts and crafts camps in your local community. Whether your kids like painting, drawing, ceramics, or film ChatterBlock is your one stop resource for the most creative camps in town.

Stratford School

Stratford School's Hidden Talent Art Camps will introduce high-quality, college-level fine art media to elementary students.

Students will enjoy learning techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting, and mixed Media.

Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum is committed to providing educational experiences that honor Walt Disney’s legacy and spark creativity and innovation in students, teaching professionals, and their families.

Summer camp sessions include Intro to Animation, Digital 2D Animation, and Concept Art and Storyboarding.

Galileo Innovation Camps

Galileo summer camp are crazy fun and profoundly enriching at the same time! That's why innovation is at the core of all their activities. Choose from over 12 immersive majors for campers entering 5th - 8th grades and 4 whimsical themes for campers Pre K - 5th grades.

Extended care is available as well as an optional healthy lunch program.

Studio 4 Art (Mill Valley and Novato)

At their Novato location, Studio 4 Art offers Clay, Ceramics & Pottery, Cartooning & Animation, and Art & History camps for kids ages 4 through 14.  Fashion & Design Camp is also available for children ages 7-14. At the Mill Valley location, they offer Art & Play Camps for ages 3 to 6.  All sessions are 1-week long.

Fei Tian Academy of the Arts

Fei Tian Academy of the Arts California is an arts high school offering a unique educational option that places equal emphasis on academic knowledge, advanced artistic skills, and character development. Summer camp at Fei Tian is the perfect place for young people to nurture a passion for the arts and culture. Students will be challenged to learn new skills while developing aesthetic sophistication in a healthy and supportive environment.


Among the plethora of other programs, the JCC's  arts & crafts camps include culinary camps, digital photography, woodshop, cultural camps, and more!

Extended care is available as well for your scheduling convenience.

Camp Edmo

Now learning has your child’s fingerprints all over it. CAMP EDMO fills each day with hands-on discovery, giving kids the skills and methods to own their learning potential. These camps prepare tomorrow’s movers, shakers and amazinators to take on the world!  

Programs include JR (Pre-K), EDMO (K-1), EDMO (grades 2-4), and PRO (grades 5-8).

Creative IQ Art Studio

Located on Balboa & 26th Avenue, Creative IQ Art Studio offers art classes, camps & parties for all ages and experience levels.

Programs are designed for you to have fun while developing drawing skills, painting technique and artistic creativity.

Art School of SF Bay

The Art School of SF Bay will be offering camps in San Francisco, San Carlos, Palo Alto and San Jose.

At these camps students are not just having fun, they are dramatically improving their drawings skills and building strong artistic portfolio. Join for unforgettable summer experience!

Dragonfly Designs

Based in several Bay Area locations - San Francisco, Marinwood, Mountain View, Burlingame, Redwood City and the stimulating home studio in South San Francisco, campers are able to explore a unique blend of yoga and outdoor games + jewelry making.

Mill Valley Potters Studio

If your child has an affinity for the arts and wants to spend a week being creative and getting a bit dirty then this camp is perfect for them! The instructor will design projects that will help students learn the various aspects of clay and its properties. Students will learn to pinch, coil, carve, sculpt and build with slabs while creating fun projects.


Now in their 16th year of summer camps, Doodlebug offers Morning Camps (ages 3-7) from 10am-12noon and Afternoon Camps (ages 6 or 7+) from 1pm-4pm. Mornings include a broad range of creative activities & afternoons range from a general "all kinds of art" program to specifics - from clay on the wheel to sewing.

If you didn’t discover an awesome art class from the list above, ChatterBlock has hundreds of other cool camps and classes that your kids will absolutely adore. Check out our “Camps and Classes” page for more details.

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