Cartoon Art Museum | Kids Out and About San Francisco

Cartoon Art Museum

781 Beach Street
San Francisco , CA , 94109
Phone: 415 227-8666
37° 48' 22.5252" N, 122° 25' 18.156" W
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Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum has something for everyone from comic strips, comic books and anime to political cartoons, graphic novels and underground comix. People of all ages can view original cartoon art at exhibitions and screenings, produce their own comics and animation at classes and workshops, research deeply into our collection and library, and mix and mingle with professional and aspiring cartoonists.

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ONLINE After School Kids Cartoon Club

The Cartoon Art Museum invites you to be part of a pilot program for our After School Kids Cartoon Club ONLINE!

You can apply to sign up for specific MONTHLY sessions or all 4 months for the whole SEASON.

# of SESSIONS: 4
September (4 weeks), October (4 weeks), November (3 weeks), & December (3 weeks)

TIME per SESSION: 3.5 hours (210min) 2:30-6pm Pacific timezone

LOCATION: ONLINE (links will be sent after confirmation of payment received)

# of PARTICIPANTS: 10/day

AGE RANGE: 6-12 (1st - 7th Grade)

The only supplies needed are a computer or device to log in and an internet connection, something to draw with and something to draw on.
Supplies are not provided by the Cartoon Art Museum, but instructors may demonstrate various supplies used for cartooning. This helps for students to see how everyone creates using their own favorite tools and encourages them to explore what they have access to. While confirming your child's participation the museum may recommend digital and physical low or no cost tools.

Participants will not be looking at their screens for 3.5 hours at a time. Breaks and independent work time where students have access to working music and live help if needed will alternate during the timeframe. We teach participants stretches for avoiding repetitive stress injuries later on in life (just like we stretch before exercising).

We also practice 20/20/20, every 20 minutes look at something 20 feet away (or farther) for at least 20 seconds to help prevent eye strain.

We understand that kids need to learn balancing screen time for essential personal health opportunities like socializing and being creative with physical health needs and teach practical science backed methods that will help them throughout their lifetime.

Kids can also arrive and leave as needed during After School Hours and you will have access to a regular schedule so you can make choices about what types of activities your child is most interested in attending.

CONTENT: Art Games, Reading, Writing & Visual Literacy, Tutoring (in group), Daily Projects , Illustration, Cartooning and Animation fundamentals.

Hand-eye coordination, prose and visual literacy, geometry, communication, introspection, examination, creative problem solving, critical thinking, social emotional learning and skill building.

Participants build visual literacy and storytelling skills. They will have space for emotional exploration through social emotional learning while gaining space and time to just draw and read comics as an outlet or enjoyment activity. Participants will build their art vocabulary and technique skill sets while being able to socialize and share with their peers.

Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School