Day Camps

Randall Museum at Mission Arts Day Camps are two weeks long and include a daily morning workshop, supervised lunch, and an afternoon workshop. Attendance in both weeks is mandatory. Times are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. There is no extended care.

Session 1: June 6 – June 17

Times: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fees: $440

Ages 6-7 years – Course Code #44019

Morning Activity: Art Attack!
Do you love to explore art? Let’s paint, print, collage, and create. A teaching artist will guide you through themed- based art projects using mixed media and fine art techniques. Each project introduces a wide variety of art media that inspires imagination and strengthens observation skills through explorations of current collage trends, adventures with found object art, working with textiles, painting like Pollack and Picasso and more.

Instructor:
Dorothy Martinez
Afternoon Activity: Spaceramics
Spaceramics, the final frontier! Explore the universe of clay work and space out, making clay aliens, spaceships, stars, planets, comet cups and more! Engage.

Instructors:
Andy Kontrabecki & Tomoko Nakazato

Ages 8 – 10 years – Course Code #44019

Morning Activity: Rocketmobiles!
Invent your own working, launchable rocket creations that shoot, race and roll. Harness the energy in balloons, rubberbands, compressed air, kinetic motion and more. Build, tinker and play with your invention everyday.

Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Afternoon Activity: Masks   Puppetmaking
Learn about the role of masks in art and early cultures. Use your wildest ideas about myth and creatures to create a multistep papier-mâché mask of an invented character or animal. You will sketch, paint, sculpt, and make your own mold. You will also make and learn to use marionette puppets and peek-a-boo puppets.

Instructor:
Dorothy Martinez

Session 2: June 20 – July 1

Times: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fees: $440

Ages 6 – 7 years – Course Code #44020

Morning Activity: Theater Play
Fill a toolbox with words, movement and music to use to tell your stories. Explore the limits of theatrical storytelling through improvisational games, tableaus, pantomimes and music composition activities.

Instructor:
Erin Bregman
Afternoon Activity: Animal Ceramics
Activate your animal adventure with clay! Meet the Randall Animals in their temporary home at Mission Arts Center, and make Animal Mugs, Animal Banks, Animal Treasure Boxes and all manner of animal inspired ceramics.

Instructor:
Tomoko Nakazato

Ages 8 – 10 years – Course Code #44023

Morning Activity: Rocketmobiles
Invent your own working, launchable rocket creations that shoot, race and roll. Harness the energy in balloons, rubberbands, compressed air, kinetic motion and more. Build, tinker and play with your invention everyday.

Instructor:
Blu Fahey
Afternoon Activity: Not Your Mama’s Opera
Fill a toolbox with words, movement and music to use to tell your stories. Explore the limits of theatrical storytelling through improvisational games, tableaus, pantomimes and music composition activities.

Instructor:
Erin Bregman

Session 3: July 11- July 22

Times: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fees: $440

Ages 6 – 7 years – Course Code #44021

Morning Activity: Animal Art
Learn about animals and make art! Meet animals from the museum’s animal exhibit and combine a multitude of art media to create art projects inspired by the animals and how they live. Print, paint, sculpt and build.

Instructor:
Amy Graham
Afternoon Activity: Inventions
Learn about mechanisms such as levers, cranks and pulleys. Work with found objects, hardware and sculptural materials to create working inventions and kinetic sculpture with your own creative twist.

Instructor:
Mark Brest van Kempen

Ages 8 – 10 years – Course Code #44024

Morning Activity: Inventions
Learn about mechanisms such as levers, cranks and pulleys. Work with found objects, hardware and sculptural materials to create working inventions and kinetic sculpture with your own creative twist.

Instructor:
Mark Brest van Kempen
Afternoon Activity: Clay Monster Making
Learn the foundational techniques of hand building in ceramics while making monsters. Monster Skulls! Monster Masks! Monster Figurines! Monster Mugs! And More (Monsters)!

Instructor:
Tomoko Nakazato

Registering for Day Camps

  • Due to high demand, each camper may sign up for no more than two Randall Museum camps. Registering for more camps without prior authorization will result in cancelled enrollment.
  • All registration is handled on a first come, first-served basis. There is no lottery and no priority registration for members.
  • We must adhere strictly to age limitations. Please note that proof of age will be required and that failure to produce proof of age will result in cancelled enrollment.
  • Full and partial scholarships are available to low-income San Francisco residents. Visit the San Francisco Recreation and Parks website or call 415-831-6800 for more information.
  • Withdrawals from camp registrations must occur 30 days before the first day of camp; otherwise, you will forfeit the entire cost of the course. For every withdrawal or transfer, you will be charged 20% of the camp cost and the remaining balance will be credited to your Family Account. Call (415) 831-6800 to withdraw from a camp.
  • Check out other camps offered by San Francisco Recreation and Parks.

Online Registration

  • To register for any camp online, you must first create a free Family Account using the San Francisco Recreation and Parks registration site.
  • Spaces fill up quickly, so create your account before the March registration date.
  • After setting up your Family Account, find each of the camps you are interested in and click the blue “+ Wish List” button and note the registration open date listed in the camp description.
  • The morning of registration, log into your Family Account and click “My Wish List” in the top right of your screen. You may then add Wish List items to your cart and pay with a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card to enroll.

Other Ways to Register

Staff is available to assist you with registration at McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park: 501 Stanyan St. @ Fell, (415) 831-6800. You may also register at any of San Francisco Recreation and Parks’ thirteen Registration Sites.

Have a great summer!

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