Note: access to the de Young may be impacted on 12/7 due to SF Rec and Parks’ Holiday Tree Lighting.
Open Tuesday – Sunday
9:30 am – 5:15 pm
Explore the materials in your surroundings through the sounds they make.
By Raphael Noz, senior teaching artist
Learn how to make a viewfinder that brings visibility to neighborhoods that are restorative rather than depleting.
By Hannah Waiters, artist
Create a bigger-than-life fruit sculpture
By Jennie Smith, senior teaching artist
Create a simple composition to hang in your window, with a focus on colors, shapes, and lines found in nature.
By Hannah Freeman, senior teaching artist
Through this activity, students create an identity book that looks at their past, present, and future selves.
By Jill McLennan, senior teaching artist
If you love to paint, then learn to love cleaning up.
In this project, students learn about primary colors and how to mix secondary colors using paint.
Create a flower painting in close detail, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Petunias (1925).
Explore the sculptural properties of modeling dough, considering texture, pattern, and form.
Create a collection of botanical postcards as you explore the San Francisco Botanical Garden—or any other special garden!
Create a three-part drawing that documents your in-depth exploration of a tree using observation, notation, and sketching.
Create an abstract watercolor painting inspired by nature, such as the leaves from plants or trees.
By Rea Lynn de Guzman, teaching artist