Teen and Adult Classes

Randall Museum classes provide excellent opportunities for teenagers (age 16+) and adults to expand their creativity, design, science investigation and collaboration skills in a controlled environment. Classes are offered in our diverse subject-themed spaces: art studio, science studio, The Garage (STEAM), woodshop and ceramics studio. Explore your favorite hobby or establish a new one. Be sure to invite your friends!

Randall Museum Friends member registration is one week earlier than public registration and members receive a $5 discount. Become a member today!*

*Must become a member by the day before member registration to take advantage of benefits.
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Class Locations

While the Randall Museum is closed for our extensive renovation, we are offering classes at Mission Art Center and Sunnyside Playground.


Mission Art Center

Ceramics – Potter’s Wheel

Want to learn the Potter’s Wheel? Our new Mission Arts Center Ceramics studio is the perfect place! In a relaxed and supportive environment, students will be introduced to fundamentals of throwing from wedging to centering and forming the walls of the pot. Everyone will begin by throwing cups and bowls then progress at their own pace to more advanced forms such as plates and vases. All work will be glazed and fired in our new kilns.


Location:
Mission Art Center
Instructor:
Andrew Kontrabecki
Fee:
Randall Member Fee: $336
 
Non-member Fee: $341
Course Number:
#9998
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Mondays6/5 – 8/76:30 – 9:30 pm16 and upRegister

Ceramics – Potter’s Wheel

Want to learn the Potter’s Wheel? Our new Mission Arts Center Ceramics studio is the perfect place! In a relaxed and supportive environment, students will be introduced to fundamentals of throwing from wedging to centering and forming the walls of the pot. Everyone will begin by throwing cups and bowls then progress at their own pace to more advanced forms such as plates and vases. All work will be glazed and fired in our new kilns.


Location:
Mission Art Center
Instructor:
Andrew Kontrabecki
Fee:
Randall Member Fee: $336
 
Non-member Fee: $341
Course Number:
#9999
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Tuesdays6/6 – 8/86:30 – 9:30 pm16 and upRegister

Randall Museum Adult Docent Class

Do you like kids? Do you like animals too? Why not combine those and become a Randall Museum Docent! Teach school children 1st grade thru 4th grade about animals in our Field Trip programs. Learn about our California native animals in an intensive 8 week class that covers biology and natural history. Then, learn teaching tips for imparting your new found wisdom to San Francisco school children. The Docent Program at the Randall provides exposure to nature and animals for urban children. Our Docent and Science Field trip programs reach over 10,000 students each year. Requires a six-month commitment following the class to teach one day per week in the mornings 10 am – 12:00 pm.

Location:
Mission Art Center
Instructor:
Nancy Ellis
Fee:
Randall Member Fee: $40
 
Non-member Fee: $45
Course Number:
#10360
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Wednesdays6/7 – 7/266:00 – 7:30 pm18 and upRegister

Electronics for Creatives: One Week Intensive

This is a week long course for anyone who who would like to have electronic processes and microcontrollers demystified. We’ll explore the basics of electronics and Arduino programming to create personal creative projects from ground up. You’ll learn to work with lights, motors, sensors and programmable controls with an emphasis on creative and artistic exploration. No experience is required. Basic Arduino supplies are provided for use during the first class. You will need to purchase additional materials for your individual project(s). This might cost between $25-$100, depending on your project. We recommend you bring your own laptop; laptops can be provided for use in class if needed.

Location:
Mission Art Center
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member Fee: $188
 
Non-member Fee: $193
Course Number:
#10000
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Monday – Friday7/10 – 7/143:00 – 6:00 pm16 and upRegister

Sunnyside Playground

Woodworker’s Tool Clinic

Well-tuned tools make woodworking easier and much more fun. Do you have tools you’ve inherited, bought at flea markets or purchased at an ordinary hardware store? Chances are, they need a tune-up for optimum performance. In this class, you’ll learn to clean, adjust, tune and sharpen your tools to a razor-sharp finish. We’ll work on typical hand tools like chisels, hand planes, carving tools and scrapers, and even small power tools. Once your tools are in good shape, learn how to use them as you make a simple project to take home. There will be an additional $15 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Location:
Sunnyside Playground
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member Fee: $158
 
Non-member Fee: $163
Course Number:
#10198
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Thursdays6/1 – 6/296:30 – 9:30 pm16 and upRegister

Woodworking: Joinery Simplified

In this short, busy and fun introduction to woodworking, we’ll concentrate on basic joinery: lap joints, butt joints and rabbet joints. You’ll learn the strengths and limitations of each of these techniques, and then use them to build a simple but elegant project. Working with hand planes and saws, you’ll also learn proper sanding techniques and basic finishing. There will be an additional $30 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Location:
Sunnyside Playground
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member Fee: $158
 
Non-member Fee: $163
Course Number:
#10199
Day(s)Date(s)TimeAgesCourse #
Tuesdays5/30 – 6/276:30 – 9:30 pm16 and upRegister

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