Summer Program

July 24–August 11, 2017

SFAI's Young Artist Program (YAP) is an immersive summer program for young artists ages 13-15.

YAP is the perfect place to express yourself while diving deep into technique and concept development, medium exploration, and experimentation.

Led by dedicated artists and teachers, courses take place during morning (9:30 am–12:30 pm) and afternoon (1:30–4:30 pm) sessions on SFAI’s historic and bustling campus in the heart of San Francisco.

Register beginning March 1, 2017

Space is limited. Early registration is recommended. Full tuition is due at time of registration and can be paid by credit card using our secure online registration system. To pay by check or money order, call 415.749.4554.



$900 Full-Day
(taking both a morning and afternoon course)

$475 Half-Day
(taking either a morning or afternoon course)

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YAP courses run for the entire three-weeks. Students choose one morning and/or one afternoon course to take for the whole program.

Morning | 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Digital Animation
Expressive Painting
Sculptural Forms

Afternoon | 1:30–4:30 pm
From Line to Life Drawing
Digital Photography
Handbuilding in Ceramics
Video Art



Friday Workshops

In addition to studying in a traditional studio environment, students participate in collaborative projects on Fridays. These sessions take place between classes from 12:30–1:30 pm and include technical workshops and conceptual exercises such as a collaborative mural project, exquisite corpse drawing exercises, or stop motion animations.

Final Exhibition

A campus-wide exhibition and screening celebrates the extraordinary work of YAP participants. Join us Friday, August 11 from 4:30–6 pm.

A video and animation screening will commence at 4:30 pm in the Lecture Hall, followed by program closing remarks and the campus-wide exhibition until 6 pm.

Meal Plan

SFAI offers a balanced and healthy lunch plan for YAP students. The plan is required for full-time students; half-time students are encouraged to participate in the meal plan. After registering for courses, students and families will receive more information on the meal program and meal plan waiver.
Cost: $10/day.

All are encouraged to join the YAP team for weekly lunch activities ranging from an ice cream sculpture contest to a photobooth.