Portrait and family photographer Kathi O’Leary has garnered a reputation as one of the best in the City. In addition to creating fantastic images for her clients, Kathi runs a photography school and birthday party space for children and adults in her spacious studio. She is also available to teach workshops at schools.
Kathi offers Kids Nights Out on Fridays for kids ages 8 to 16. Activities include studio photography, Photoshop editing, and special effects. Inquire about the dates offered each season.
One-day classes and a series of weekly classes, group or private, are offered to kids and adults. Students learn the basics of photography, composition, portraiture, printing, and more. Rental cameras are available for a small fee.
Kathi offers 4-in-a-series afterschool basic or intermediate level photography classes for kids ages 8 and up. DVD and portfolio will be created and curriculum will vary with age, experience, and interest. Must purchase the $95 series all four classes.
Kathi’s summer and school break workshops teach children not just how to use a camera but also how to appreciate photography as an art form. Kids learn how to shoot still-lifes and portraits, and go on field trips to capture images in nature.
*****Use discount code SFKIDS10 for 10% percent off summer camp fees.*****
2013 Thanksgiving Break Sessions: November 25–November 27 ($80 per session: 9am–1pm OR 1:30pm–5:30pm)
2013–2014 Winter Sessions: December 20 (2pm–6pm), December 21–22, December 23, January 3–4 2014 Winter Vacation Day Sessions: January 20 (MLK Day, 9am–5pm, $145), February 6–7, February 14
2014 Week-long February Break/Ski Week Session: February 17–February 21
2014 Spring Vacation Day Sessions: March 7, March 10, March 20–21, March 31 (Cesar Chavez Day)
2014 Week-long Spring Break Session: April 4, April 7–11, April 14–18, April 20–24
2013 Week-long Summer Sessions: June 3–August 30
2013 Extended Workshop Sessions: July 1–July 2 ($245), July 29–July 31 ($340)
Ages: 8 to 17
Days/Times: Mon–Fri 9am–1pm or extend to 4pm; July extended workshops 9am–4pm
Cost: 1-day class is $130 (7 hr); 3-day class is $260 (12 hr); 5-day is $440 (5 four-hour days)
Early bird and sibling discounts available.
Extended care: Mon–Thurs 1pm–3pm $180 for photo-editing class
available; teen jobs also available
These fees include use of a digital camera and printing costs and snacks. Children must bring extra snacks/lunch as needed. Registration must be completed to be admitted to class.
Afterschool: Do you know 3–4 students of a similar grade who are interested in photography? If so, you can sign them up to study with Kathi weekly. Offered Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. $50 per session from 3:30pm–5:30pm. Price includes camera and snacks and materials. Drop off and pick up is at the 324 Fell Street Studio, OR arrange for an escort for younger students from French American International School/Chinese American International School.
Have your child’s birthday party at Kathi’s studio. Kids ages 6 and up get a mini portrait lesson while playing dress up with an eclectic selection of costumes and props. Kids make digital portraits of each other and bring home a professionally printed portrait, plus a group photo by Kathi. The birthday celebrant gets an extra special CD to bring home. You’ll have to bring everything, from food and drinks to party supplies. A two-hour party package for up to 10 kids is $240 plus $10 per guest.