The Sketch Collective is an art studio specializing in teaching the fundamentals of drawing to San Francisco children. We customize the program to each child, yet strive for teaching the essential skills of capturing the world around us through art. We provide a positive environment for school-age children to learn discipline and focus and the ability to see both the complexities and simplicity of their surroundings. All of our teachers are working artists, and possess the "three E's": they are energetic, encouraging and enthusiastic.
We offer classes year round, in 8 or 10 week sessions in the Fall, Winter and Spring, and a special 6 week session of camps in the Summer. Our summer camps include one field trip to a local site such as the de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor or the Cartoon Art Museum. We also use our field trips to practice our drawing skills in places of interest such as the Japanese Tea Garden, the Conservatory of Flowers and the Presidio.
We also offer drawing courses for adults and a digital photography workshop for adults. Most weekends, we hold short workshops in drawing, crafts, jewelry and other specialties, and, when time permits, photo walks and museum trips for children. Often we have one-day camps focusing on the work of particular artists, where we visit their art in museum shows or outdoor settings.
To enroll in any of our programs, you may call us!