Toddler Art Explorations meet weekly:   (Ages 18 months-2.9 yrs.) Each child will attend with their caregiver, the exception to this policy would be if your classroom Teacher feels that your child is ready for "drop-off."  Young Artist's that are not ready for drop-off really need the comfort and support of their nurturing caregivers that they have an attachment to. This  allows them to go deep into their process.  Artist's will explore, clay, sensory bins, mixing and pouring, painting, drawing, light explorations and seasonal plants. Artist's will exposed to a wide range of "senses & descriptive words" as they explore the studio. Touch: Slimy, cold, warm, cool, soft, smooth, squishy, bumpy, rough hard. Smell: pungent, sweet, strong, musty, fresh, earthy, moldy. Sound: crunchy, crackly, crashing, thumping, tinkling, whispering, soft, loud. Sight: shiny, rainbows, shimmering, sparkly, glowing, darkness, vibrant, oozing. Toddler's are beginning to have an understanding of how they fit into the world. They are in the early stages of watching and feeling how they connect with peers and how others observe them.  

Snacks: We will provide a NUT FREE, DAIRY FREE, GLUTEN FREE SNACK & Water. (Let us know if your child has allergies.) 

Young Artist's will be greeted by a variety of Provocations set up as invitations around the studio. Each week one of the Provocations will include a famous Artist's work and pictures and a short bio of their life, along with that Artist's favorite mediums. Teacher's will model how to used mediums and tools and  provide age appropriate "skill sets" and allow artist's to explore new and familiar mediums.  Young Artist's will explore textiles, wood working, drawing, painting, pouring and mixing, mixed media, clay (in many forms), wire, and seasonal plants and some small animals. 

There will be ant ART SHOW in November the date will be announced. Artist's really enjoy  their process of working on creations and we as Teacher's enjoy watching them share with their families. 

It get's messy in the Art Studio. Please send your child in clothes they can work in and not worry about getting dirty.

Preschool Art &/or Outdoor Explorations meet weekly. (2.9-5 yrs) Classes meet once a week. They are drop off classes. Art classes are held in our Art studio and Outdoor Explorations are held in Park Presidio. 


Please make sure that we have your contact information. Keep your cell phone on, so that we can contact you if we need to during class.

Snacks will be provided: NUT FREE, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE & water. (Let us know if your child has allergies.)

Artist's will be greeted by a variety of Provocations set up as invitations around the studio.  Each week one of the Provocations will include a famous Artist's work and pictures and short bio of their life, along with the Artist's favorite mediums. Teacher's will expose them to the mediums and demonstrate "skill sets" of how to use more advanced tools. Print-making, textiles, Portraits, wood working, circuits, mixed media, water colors, acrylics, light explorations, sculpty & and self drying clay.  

ART SHOW for the 5.5- 8yr Artist's will be held in November. We will give you advance notice so that you can mark your calendars. 

Children Explore a variety of different landmarks in Park Presidio. They bring a back-pack with a NUT FREE LUNCH and Water bottle. Extra clothes are encouraged. This Camp meets rain or shine. Drop off /Pick up is at Julius Kahn inside the enclosed are that is attached to the small building.

WE ARE ALSO OFFERING A VARIETY OF PRIVATE CLASSES & CAMPS FOR THE FOLLOWING PRESCHOOLS & GROUPS. (Some schools are offering different aged groups for their Schools this Fall . If your child is attending one of these schools this Fall and you would like them to join please check out our website or email us for more information. Some camps and classes are FULL FOR FALL. ) 

Little Gators, Lone Mountain, Stretch the Imagination, Cow Hollow, SLS, Serra Preschool, Lone Mountain, Art Friends,  , JCCSF Preschool, Peekadoodle, & George Peabody Elementary.


Refunds and Cancelations

Your payment will reserve your spot. A 50% refund will be issued if you cancel 30 days prior to classes and camps. Sorry, no refunds or credits of any kind after the session begins. 


We encourage you to demo a class before you register. Pro-rating tuition is only available  if you are new to our program.  

Medical Terms

I authorize Golden Gate Children's Art & Outdoor Explorations , it's owner, and Contracted Teachers to secure the services of emergency transportation, a physician, and/or hospital treatment in the event of an accident or illness. I will be responsible of the payment of all services and payment of such medical treatment. The consent of treatment is effective during any and all hours that my child is participating in Golden Gate Children Art and Outdoor Explorations classes and camps.

Release of Liability

I agree to release, waive, discharge, indemnify, save and hold harmless Golden Gate Children's Art, its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they may incur due to my or my child(ren)'s presence in, upon, or about Golden Gate Children's Art & Outdoor Explorations premises or in any way observing or using any facilities or equipment of Golden Gate Children's Art and Outdoor Explorations, either during or outside assigned business hours, whether cause by the negligence of Golden Gate Children's Art & Outdoor Explorations or otherwise. I promise not to sue the entity or its owners, officers, agents, or employees. I accept there are potential risks and dangers inherently associated with art activities including but not limited to: sharp tools, metal tools such as those used for pottery, chemicals such as those in paints, hot glue guns, ingredients in materials that may be harmful if ingested in large quantities, and more. I accept full responsibility for any losses or damages to myself or my child(ren), however caused or alleged to be caused.

I agree to inform Golden Gate Children's Art & Outdoor Explorations of any changes to my child's health, allergies, or changes in behavior that may affect my child's ability to participate at Golden Gate Children's Art & Outdoor Explorations.

I understand that this waiver is intended to be as broad and as inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of California and agree that if any portion is held invalid, the remainder of the waiver will continue in full legal force and effect.

Photos and Documentation

On occasion, Golden Gate Children's Art & Outdoor Explorations  will post pictures on our website and Instagram page. If you do not want your child's pictures posted, please contact Kelly Wiley. We will honor your request to not post your child's picture.

Registration Agreement

I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the terms and conditions that are listed above.

Private Classes

If you are interested in a private class, please look over the calendar and see if there is an available time for your class. We add private classes for full or half sessions, for all ages. Contact us to set up a private class.