July 29–August 16, 2019
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, concept, medium exploration, and experimentation.
Led by dedicated artists and teachers, courses take place during morning (9:30am–12:30pm) and afternoon (1:30–4:30pm) sessions on SFAI’s historic and bustling campus in the heart of San Francisco.
Registration opens March 1, 2019.
(taking both a morning and afternoon course)
(taking either a morning or afternoon course)
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 415.749.3538.
Student Work + Experience
View the 2018 brochure online here.
YAP courses run for the entire three-weeks. Students choose one morning and/or one afternoon course to take for the whole program.
Registration opens March 1, 2019
|Morning | 9:30am–12:30pm||Afternoon | 1:30–4:30pm|
|Digital Animation||Expressive Painting|
|Expressive Painting||Line to Life Drawing|
|Line to Life Drawing||Digital Photography|
|Black-and-White Photography||Sculptural Forms|
In addition to studying in a traditional studio environment, students participate in collaborative projects on Fridays. These sessions take place between classes from 12:30–1:30pm and include technical workshops and conceptual exercises such as a collaborative mural project, exquisite corpse drawing exercises, or stop motion animations.
A campus-wide exhibition and screening celebrates the extraordinary work of YAP participants. Join us Friday, August 16 from 4:30–6pm.
A video and animation screening will commence at 4:30pm in the Lecture Hall, followed by program closing remarks and the campus-wide exhibition until 6pm.
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.
All are encouraged to join the YAP team for weekly lunch activities ranging from an ice cream sculpture contest to a photobooth.