Throughout the year, this art studio located near Stern Grove offers classes in drawing, watercolor, traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, fashion design, and computer graphics. Classes are offered during afterschool hours on Fridays and on weekends.
This program gives students a unique opportunity to learn and improve their language skills in Mandarin while deepening their knowledge of Chinese culture and art through age-appropriate play-based classes and activities. Students participate in classes conducted in Mandarin. They include such culturally rich activities as drawing, Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, Chinese folk songs, poetry, dance, theater activities and more. Field trips will be arranged for landscape drawing during the camp. The field trips will go mostly to Stern Grove Playground, the Lowell High School basketball courts, and the northern end of Lake Merced (near Lakeshore Elementary) for observing and drawing nature. All sessions, including the extended care, will be conducted in Mandarin. The Mandarin and Art Summer Camp is a small-sized camp with a maximum of 16 students. Each student will receive personalized instruction and care. Students will receive Mandarin instruction according to their fluency rather than their grade or age. The camp’s goal is to teach the children basic Mandarin communication skills while they are having fun with a variety of hands-on activities and games. This program is in collaboration with Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University.
AAS Mandarin and Art Summer Camp
Ages: entering grades K–5
Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 8:30am–3pm
Cost: $210 per session; includes snack but not lunch; early bird and multiple-week discounts available
Extended care: 7:30am–8:30am ($20 per session) and 3pm–6pm ($50 per session)