Someone in one of my email groups asked about places for kids to do art in the Bay Area. Where do you like to go? (And don't forget to vote for Frisco Kids in the Circle of Moms Top 25 SF Mom Blogs - it's quick and easy).
Here were the places suggested, and some I found on my own:
MOCHA (Museum of Children's Art) - Oakland
MOCHA offers drop-in art, family programs, Saturday stories (art and literacy), field trips, parties, camps and special programs. And if you can't make it out, check out their MOCHA at Home program, where they tell you how to do a project.
Pixie Hall Studio - Noe Valley/SF
Pixie Hall Studio offers summer camps, workshops and alternative (Reggio Emilia inspired) preschool. Check out photos on their blog.
Art Camp - San Francisco
Art Camp offers classes to preschool and elementary school kids in fine art. They get exposed to the art, adn then make a project in response to what they've seen.
4Cats in Kensington (Berkeley) and Portrero Hill (San Francisco)
4Cats offers summer camps, workshops and parties. Art projects might include sculpey, splatter paint, clay, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, paper mache and more.
CQ's Art for Kids - San Mateo
My friend Jill just gave me the head's up on this new art studio. They're offering free "open studio" classes this week, though you need to call to save space (650-228-4698), since she can only take 10 kids (details on the events page). For ages 3-16, the studio offers classes and parties.
ARTtifact - San Francisco
ARTifact offers summer camp, plus school time classes for kids up to age 12. They even have a playgroup for kids under 3 (and their caregiver)
San Francisco Children's Art Center - Fort Mason (San Francisco)
This nonprofit center offers classes, summer camp, parties. Classes allow kids ranging in age from 22 months, to age 10. Classes might include bookmaking, architectural sculpture, clay, mixed media and photography.
Paint and Brush - Fremont
Camps, classes and parties for kids ages 4-12. They also offer classes for children with disabilities.
Here's a long list of studios offering art programs for kids in the Bay Area.