Summer Program

July 27–August 14, 2020

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, 2020


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

$475 Half-Day
(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 415.351.3538.

Student Work + Experience


View the 2020 brochure online.

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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.

Registration opens March 1, 2020


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
Screenprinting Video Art
Black-and-White Photography Sculptural Forms

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 12:30–1:30pm 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 14 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.