Founded in 1929 and located in San Francisco, California, Academy of Art University is the largest private Art and Design school in the country with over 17,000 students enrolled.  The University’s open enrollment policy offers greater opp... more
Academy of Art University is a private, proprietary institution of higher education offering professional study at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of art and design. The Academy operates at the intersection of life and art in prep... more
Suginami Aikikai San Francisco, California started as "Skidrow Dojo" in the back of a photo studio on Sixth Street in San Francisco February 1986. A group of artists asked James Friedman to teach them self-defense shortly after the violent murder... more
Anthony Meier Fine Arts was established in 1984 as a private dealer in the secondary market. Working with both public and private collections, Anthony Meier built a highly regarded international reputation specializing in post-World War II contempora... more
We teach classical art - in a modern way. Our classes are fun and effective, our methods creative and our students' results are spectacular. more
In a cozy little carriage house with Robin's Egg walls--nestled in the heart of Cow Hollow--creativity runs wild. --------- ARTifact is committed to art and our community. Shepard Fairey, Jef Aerosol, Peter Combe, The Fine Arts Museums of San Franc... more
Welcome to ARTroads, a San Francisco educational organization, where we help highlight the many paths to your creativity. We're all about exploring, learning and producing art. Here at ARTroads, we offer information, education, resources and adventur... more
Founded by Ruth Braunstein in 1961, the Braunstein/Quay Gallery moved to its current location at 430 Clementina in 1999. Recognized as a "cross over" gallery, Braunstein/Quay Gallery was one of the first in the nation to exhibit sculptural clay,... more
The CCA Exhibitions program is a key pedagogical connection point between CCA students, faculty, visiting artists, and the local Bay Area community. We support a public-facing collection of galleries across both campuses that foster meaningful dialog... more
CCA attracts promising students from around the world who want to attend one of the best art and design schools in the U.S. We educate talented, visionary students to become versatile makers with inventive solutions to advance culture and society. more
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The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is a major community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture in the United States. The facil... more
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Explore the art of ceramics alongside other local artists learning to work and create with clay!  Clay Classes for All Levels! more
The bay areas only Fine Jewelry and Bronze Sculpture Gallery by artist Douglas Brett, with one of the largest collections of museum quality bronze sculptures. Doug's work is described as Classical Modern Art, abstract & figurative in the Cubist... more
Established in 2003, the FOR-SITE Foundation is dedicated to the creation, understanding, and presentation of art about place. Our exhibitions and commissions, artist residencies, and education programs are based in the belief that art can inspire fr... more
Cute little knick-knacks - pottery, glass serving plates, jewelry, and general artisan works - for the home and/or great for gifts. more
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Celebrating 75 years, the Harvey Milk Photo Center (HMPC) is the oldest and largest community darkroom west of the Mississippi, and is part of the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. Harvey Milk Photo Center is located at 50 Scott Street, in... more
Our Mission Joseph Fine Art School and Gallery aims to help students of all ages to express their artisitc imaginations and develop their own unique styles through the medium of traditional Chinese visual arts. The School The Joseph Fine Art Scho... more
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Join teams from KiraKira and My Fashion Design Kit for a summer of learning fashion design, engineering, and technology. We'll spend time coming up with design ideas, brainstorming, sketching, turning those sketches into 3D models and then using 3D p... more
  Sculpture classes The Human Figure in Clay with professional model. The only privately taught classical sculpture class in San Francisco AND with only seven students!           ... more
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Welcome to Metalworkssf! We are located in the heart of North Beach in one of the longest ongoing metal studios in all of North America, Macchiarini Design Jewelry. The school was founded by educator, and jeweler Emma Macchiarini in 2015. This is a... more
Nine Studio opened in October of 2016 with the vision of creating a fun and exciting art studio space that encourages children to connect with their artistic potential. We focus on painting, drawing, landscape and portrait as well as more unconventio... more
The Oriental Art Gallery sells a variety of brushes and quality grades of rice paper for creating art or writing traditional Chinese Calligraphy. more
Public Glass is San Francisco's nonprofit center for creation and education in the glass arts. We offer classes in glassblowing, fusing/slumping, flamework, casting and neon. Beginners to advanced as well as specialty classes are offered year-round.... more
The San Francisco Artist Network Mission is to: * heighten awareness and understanding of the visual arts, through education, outreach, and service to visual artists * encourage and provide resources for the professional development of visual arti... more
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We offer stand-up, sketch and improv classes throughout the week as well as ongoing workshops in comedy writing, voice-over, one-person shows and more in San Francisco. Our graduates have gone on to working professionally at the San Jose Improv, Th... more
The San Francisco School of Needlework & Design offers a wide range of technique classes taught by experienced and dedicated masters of the art – and a welcoming, collegial environment for sharing the pleasures of this slow and infinitely r... more
The San Francisco Studio School is dedicated to the study of drawing, painting, photography and mixed media. The school blends the studio emphasis of an atelier with a spirited exploration of theory and contemporary issues relevant to today's vi... more
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We are Sequoia Fabrica, an intergenerational community workshop in the San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood fostering the next generation of makers, designers and craftspeople. We're home to a wood and textile workshop, 3D printers and laser cut... more
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Summer Weekly Art Camps - There is still room enroll today! Created especially for children in grades K-5, Summer Big Kid Weekly Workshops promote artistic expertise while helping children develop perceptual, story-telling, creative problem-... more
The Sharon Art Studio is San Francisco’s largest public community center for the arts. It provides affordable arts and crafts classes to 1,000 children and teens and 2,000 adults and seniors annually. The Friends of Sharon Art Studio of... more
Based in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco, the Silver Octopus dojo teaches karate to children, teens and adults. The program also includes elements of Ju-jitsu and Nin-jitsu. more
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SMAart Gallery opened in 2012 in the heart of the First Thursday Art Walk, featuring and sharing rotating shows by guest artist and the artist members of SMAart. more
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Art Classes. Art Gallery showcasing Bay Area artists. Event space. From classes to private parties to local art exhibits, Spark Arts is your creative community space in the Castro. more
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For her community art space, Studio Ceramica, Melissa Rice has developed a simple clean way of designing functional pieces for any room and is inspired by the sight, the smell, and sound of the Pacific Ocean. Studio Ceramica offers a courses, team b... more
Takada Gallery, in downtown San Francisco, specializes in minimal and abstract art from Japan and the West Coast. Founded in 1987, Takada represents artists whose works are of museum quality. He can also assist you in acquiring other specific w... more
•Hands on instruction: potttery on the wheel, handbuilding and  ceramic sculpture. New series of classes start every 8 weeks. •Monthly studio access allows people with prior experience who are not interested in classes to utilize the... more
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We are happy to announce that we are welcoming Imagineers in the Bay Area back into our theatre! The theater is a space where children are exposed to creative arts through pretend play. The atmosphere in the studio is designed with notes of magic and... more
Paintings / Sculpture / Photography / Prints "For a really first class art gallery to last here 15 years is a major achievement in itself." Alfred Frankenstein, San Francisco Chronicle more