Harvey Milk Rec Arts Center

Harvey Milk Arts Center front enterance

Overlooking beautiful Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts is as unique as the Civil Rights leader it was named for. Originally dedicated to the Performing Arts, the building, commonly called “Drama, Dance & Music”, was headquarters for the Performing Arts Division of the Recreation and Park Department since its construction in 1954. Duboce Park itself, has been a location for arts programming since the early 1920’s when the women volunteers of the San Francisco Urban Story League performed puppet shows and storytelling in the park for children.

The 23,125 sq ft center reopened to the public after an impressive $12 million renovation to the 55 year old building. Dedicated now to the Visual as well as the Performing Arts, the Harvey Milk Arts Center has quickly become the City’s newest Digital Destination with state-of-the-art technological facilities including brand new Sound Recording Studio & Digital Labs.

Located in the southwestern side of Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Building is also home to the Recreation & Park Department’s exceptional San Francisco Photo Center – the oldest (and one of the largest) public darkrooms for traditional black & white process printing still in existence in the United States. The building also features a multitude of arts & recreational programming in our expansive Ballroom, Dance Studio, Art Studios, multiple Exhibition Galleries and Scott Street Labyrinth.

Part of a quartet of Arts Centers, under the Cultural Arts Division, the building was officially re-dedicated in 1979 to Harvey Milk as t ribute to the slain City Supervisor after his assassination in 1978. The building’s recent redesign plays homage to the storied history of the recreational center & Harvey Milk, himself, in the form of a San Francisco Arts Commission suite of permanent art installations conceived of by artists Michael Davis and Susan Schwartzenberg. One of those pieces, “The American Dream: A Tribute to Harvey Milk” memorializes Milk’s words, “The American Dream starts with the neighborhoods…” fittingly upon the building’s Eastside.

What's New

“Don’t Dream It… Be It!” Photography Exhibit

Harvey Milk Photo Center & Harvey Milk Cultural Arts Center presents…. Don’t Dream It…Be It!  A fabulous photography exhibit kicking off Pride and a celebration of Drag, Theatre, Music and Love of Life! Photography featured from Mark Christopher, Marques Daniels, Molly DeCoudreaux, Nicole Fraser-Herron, Sara Gobets, Gareth Gooch, Jose A. … Continue reading

Spring Registration

This Saturday March 7,2015 at 10:00 am will be your first opportunity to sign up for our spring courses! We are offering a large variety of courses including art, dance, sports and fitness! You can sign up online at www.sfreconline.org , visit McLaren Lodge at 501 Stanyan Street or come … Continue reading

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Facility Schedule

Monday

Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 7-8: Dance Choreography/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Dance Choreography- Explore dance choreography and learn how to interpret different music styles through motion. This class will culminate in a public dance performance.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

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Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 9-10: Digital Sound Arts/Photo Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Lobby Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Digital Sound Arts- From rock and roll to reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, funk and dance music, students will have a chance to explore different styles of music and electronic music making, and working with their peers, write their own original songs. This class will culminate with the creation of a class cd featuring the original music, beats and soundscapes made by the kids in class.

Photo Exploration-Learn about photography and imaging techniques, combine different media to make exciting art projects. This class will culminate with students presenting their digital photography online and in a public exhibit.

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Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 11-12: Claymation/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Claymation- Learn how to make stop action animations in clay using armature structures, clay sculpture building and model making. Through class participation, independent work and collaboration, students will build small-scale sets, develop characters and deliver narrative through clay animation. This class will culminate in a public presentation.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company "Thoroughly Modern Millie" 12:00 pm 6:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 06/22 08/03

Pre- professional program for teens 13 – 19. Training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only . Previous experience is not required but recommended. For more information about auditions. Visit www.yptmtc.org or e-mail director@yptmtc.org or call 415-554-9523.

This intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for teens is by audition only. Auditions will be held on the first day of session, June 22, 12-6 pm. To audition, participants must be ready to dance, prepare a short monologue (less than 2 min) and have a song to sing (bring sheet music – accompanist provided.) Participants will receive intensive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. The program will finalize with a full-length production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Performance dates are July 24 -26 & July 31 -Aug. 2, at the Randall Museum. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, contact director@yptmtc.org, call 415-554-9523 or visit www.yptmtc.org.

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Tuesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 7-8: Dance Choreography/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Dance Choreography- Explore dance choreography and learn how to interpret different music styles through motion. This class will culminate in a public dance performance.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

Sign Up!
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 9-10: Digital Sound Arts/Photo Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Lobby Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Digital Sound Arts- From rock and roll to reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, funk and dance music, students will have a chance to explore different styles of music and electronic music making, and working with their peers, write their own original songs. This class will culminate with the creation of a class cd featuring the original music, beats and soundscapes made by the kids in class.

Photo Exploration-Learn about photography and imaging techniques, combine different media to make exciting art projects. This class will culminate with students presenting their digital photography online and in a public exhibit.

Sign Up!
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 11-12: Claymation/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Claymation- Learn how to make stop action animations in clay using armature structures, clay sculpture building and model making. Through class participation, independent work and collaboration, students will build small-scale sets, develop characters and deliver narrative through clay animation. This class will culminate in a public presentation.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

Sign Up!
Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company "Thoroughly Modern Millie" 12:00 pm 6:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 06/22 08/03

Pre- professional program for teens 13 – 19. Training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only . Previous experience is not required but recommended. For more information about auditions. Visit www.yptmtc.org or e-mail director@yptmtc.org or call 415-554-9523.

This intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for teens is by audition only. Auditions will be held on the first day of session, June 22, 12-6 pm. To audition, participants must be ready to dance, prepare a short monologue (less than 2 min) and have a song to sing (bring sheet music – accompanist provided.) Participants will receive intensive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. The program will finalize with a full-length production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Performance dates are July 24 -26 & July 31 -Aug. 2, at the Randall Museum. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, contact director@yptmtc.org, call 415-554-9523 or visit www.yptmtc.org.

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Textiles – Adult Knitting 101 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Amy Keefer 07/14 08/18

New Knitters will learn the basic skills that comprise the art of knitting. The projects designed for this class will each be based on a specific skill building naturally so that you will learn to knit for life! Start out making hats, scarves and fingerless gloves, and advance to making your own blankets, shawls, and YES even sweaters from a local knitwear designer.

This class will teach you everything you need to know to begin your knitted life. Expand your craft practice, explore your creativity and master this timeless practice.

*Materials will be available for demonstration, but students will need to supplement these with their own supplies.

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Wednesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 7-8: Dance Choreography/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Dance Choreography- Explore dance choreography and learn how to interpret different music styles through motion. This class will culminate in a public dance performance.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

Sign Up!
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 9-10: Digital Sound Arts/Photo Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Lobby Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Digital Sound Arts- From rock and roll to reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, funk and dance music, students will have a chance to explore different styles of music and electronic music making, and working with their peers, write their own original songs. This class will culminate with the creation of a class cd featuring the original music, beats and soundscapes made by the kids in class.

Photo Exploration-Learn about photography and imaging techniques, combine different media to make exciting art projects. This class will culminate with students presenting their digital photography online and in a public exhibit.

Sign Up!
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 11-12: Claymation/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Claymation- Learn how to make stop action animations in clay using armature structures, clay sculpture building and model making. Through class participation, independent work and collaboration, students will build small-scale sets, develop characters and deliver narrative through clay animation. This class will culminate in a public presentation.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

Sign Up!
Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company "Thoroughly Modern Millie" 12:00 pm 6:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 06/22 08/03

Pre- professional program for teens 13 – 19. Training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only . Previous experience is not required but recommended. For more information about auditions. Visit www.yptmtc.org or e-mail director@yptmtc.org or call 415-554-9523.

This intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for teens is by audition only. Auditions will be held on the first day of session, June 22, 12-6 pm. To audition, participants must be ready to dance, prepare a short monologue (less than 2 min) and have a song to sing (bring sheet music – accompanist provided.) Participants will receive intensive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. The program will finalize with a full-length production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Performance dates are July 24 -26 & July 31 -Aug. 2, at the Randall Museum. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, contact director@yptmtc.org, call 415-554-9523 or visit www.yptmtc.org.

Sign Up!
Textiles – Adult Knitting 102 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Amy Keefer 07/15 08/19

Are you ready to take your knitting to the next level? Need some motivation and help with a knitting project? Are you a scarf and blanket expert now, and ready for a new challenge? Knitting 102 is the class for you. The projects in this session will build on what you already know, and introduce you to new techniques such as fair isle (stranded color work), intarsia (picture knitting), lace knitting, tailoring and much more! Bring a challenging project and get expert help from a local knitwear designer!! The unique projects designed specifically for this class will help you build and practice skills gradually. Master new techniques and create your own wearable art! *Materials will be available for demonstration, but students will need to supplement these with their own supplies *This is an intermediate class for those students who have knit before, for new knitters we encourage you to enroll in Knitting 101.

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Thursday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 7-8: Dance Choreography/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Dance Choreography- Explore dance choreography and learn how to interpret different music styles through motion. This class will culminate in a public dance performance.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

Sign Up!
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 9-10: Digital Sound Arts/Photo Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Lobby Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Digital Sound Arts- From rock and roll to reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, funk and dance music, students will have a chance to explore different styles of music and electronic music making, and working with their peers, write their own original songs. This class will culminate with the creation of a class cd featuring the original music, beats and soundscapes made by the kids in class.

Photo Exploration-Learn about photography and imaging techniques, combine different media to make exciting art projects. This class will culminate with students presenting their digital photography online and in a public exhibit.

Sign Up!
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 11-12: Claymation/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Claymation- Learn how to make stop action animations in clay using armature structures, clay sculpture building and model making. Through class participation, independent work and collaboration, students will build small-scale sets, develop characters and deliver narrative through clay animation. This class will culminate in a public presentation.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

Sign Up!
Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company "Thoroughly Modern Millie" 12:00 pm 6:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 06/22 08/03

Pre- professional program for teens 13 – 19. Training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only . Previous experience is not required but recommended. For more information about auditions. Visit www.yptmtc.org or e-mail director@yptmtc.org or call 415-554-9523.

This intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for teens is by audition only. Auditions will be held on the first day of session, June 22, 12-6 pm. To audition, participants must be ready to dance, prepare a short monologue (less than 2 min) and have a song to sing (bring sheet music – accompanist provided.) Participants will receive intensive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. The program will finalize with a full-length production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Performance dates are July 24 -26 & July 31 -Aug. 2, at the Randall Museum. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, contact director@yptmtc.org, call 415-554-9523 or visit www.yptmtc.org.

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Textiles – Adult The Art of Crochet 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Amy Keefer 07/16 08/20

One hook and a length of yarn has infinite possibilities. Freeform and surprisingly fast, crochet is used to make garments and accessories as well as soft sculpture. This class will teach you basic stitches and techniques while walking you through skill based patterns. Learn to make cozy and colorful hats, scarves, shawls, slippers and blankets, stitch by stitch.

Expand your craft practice and get hooked on crochet! This class is open to new as well as experienced crocheters. *Materials will be available for demonstration, but students will need to supplement these with their own supplies.

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Friday

Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 7-8: Dance Choreography/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Dance Choreography- Explore dance choreography and learn how to interpret different music styles through motion. This class will culminate in a public dance performance.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

Sign Up!
Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 9-10: Digital Sound Arts/Photo Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Lobby Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Digital Sound Arts- From rock and roll to reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, funk and dance music, students will have a chance to explore different styles of music and electronic music making, and working with their peers, write their own original songs. This class will culminate with the creation of a class cd featuring the original music, beats and soundscapes made by the kids in class.

Photo Exploration-Learn about photography and imaging techniques, combine different media to make exciting art projects. This class will culminate with students presenting their digital photography online and in a public exhibit.

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Arts – Harvey Milk Summer Camp – Ages 7-12 Ages 11-12: Claymation/Art Exploration 9:30 am 3:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Youth, Tweens & Teens Camps - Summer TBA TBA 6-Jul 17-Jul

CAMPERS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKS OF THIS 2-WEEK CAMP. IF CHILD IS NOT PRESENT FOR ONE WEEK, THEY MAY NOT ATTEND AT ALL AND WILL LOSE ENTIRE PAYMENT. We are offering intensive art making in 2-week day camp sessions where kids can explore and develop their artistic abilities in art, dance, music, theater & technology, lead by talented art specialists and dedicated camp counselors. Each session will combine an in-depth morning & afternoon program. Last Friday of each two week session will be a Friends & Family Showcase presentation from 1-2pm where campers will be showcasing artworks, projects, video presentations & short performances they created during the two-week session. Please bring a bag lunch and bottle of water to each day of camp and wear comfortable clothes & sneakers. Drop off is no earlier than 9:30am and pick up is no later than 3:30pm. Purchase Extended Care to drop off between 8 & 9:30am and pick up by 6pm. If you pick up any later than 3:30pm any day, your account will be charged for Extended Care.

Claymation- Learn how to make stop action animations in clay using armature structures, clay sculpture building and model making. Through class participation, independent work and collaboration, students will build small-scale sets, develop characters and deliver narrative through clay animation. This class will culminate in a public presentation.

Art Exploration- Learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company "Thoroughly Modern Millie" 12:00 pm 6:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 06/22 08/03

Pre- professional program for teens 13 – 19. Training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only . Previous experience is not required but recommended. For more information about auditions. Visit www.yptmtc.org or e-mail director@yptmtc.org or call 415-554-9523.

This intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for teens is by audition only. Auditions will be held on the first day of session, June 22, 12-6 pm. To audition, participants must be ready to dance, prepare a short monologue (less than 2 min) and have a song to sing (bring sheet music – accompanist provided.) Participants will receive intensive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills and theatre tech. The program will finalize with a full-length production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Performance dates are July 24 -26 & July 31 -Aug. 2, at the Randall Museum. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, contact director@yptmtc.org, call 415-554-9523 or visit www.yptmtc.org.

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Expressive Arts – Adults Embodied Expression In Movement, Voice, Poetry and Drawing 6:00 pm 6:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Adult 18+ Dance & Theater Andrea Cortes-Juarbe 07/10 07/11

**NOTE THAT THE TIMES FOR THIS CLASS ARE FRIDAY 6PM-9PM AND SATURDAY 12PM-6PM. THERE IS NO SUNDAY CLASS.

Opening to new possibilities of embodied expression, this workshop will explore the creative process through awareness practices and the expressive arts. Listen, play, stay curious, dance and breathe with your creative juices. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. This workshop will meet Friday July 10 from 6:30-9:00pm and Saturday and Sunday July 11 and 12 from 1pm-5:30pm. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing that you can move in freely. Please call Program Coordinator, Clove Galilee at 415-624-7921 if you have any questions.

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Saturday

Operating Hours: 9am to 5pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Expressive Arts – Adults Embodied Expression In Movement, Voice, Poetry and Drawing 6:00 pm 6:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Adult 18+ Dance & Theater Andrea Cortes-Juarbe 07/10 07/11

**NOTE THAT THE TIMES FOR THIS CLASS ARE FRIDAY 6PM-9PM AND SATURDAY 12PM-6PM. THERE IS NO SUNDAY CLASS.

Opening to new possibilities of embodied expression, this workshop will explore the creative process through awareness practices and the expressive arts. Listen, play, stay curious, dance and breathe with your creative juices. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. This workshop will meet Friday July 10 from 6:30-9:00pm and Saturday and Sunday July 11 and 12 from 1pm-5:30pm. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing that you can move in freely. Please call Program Coordinator, Clove Galilee at 415-624-7921 if you have any questions.

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Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

Facility FAQ

About the Facility: Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts has a brand new Sound Recording Studio & Digital Labs with public darkrooms for traditional black & white process printing still in existence in the United States. The building also features multiple Exhibition Galleries and Scott Street Labyrinth.

Harvey Milk is located next to Duboce Park which features baby swings, play structures for kids and a sand play area. There is also a basketball court. The large grass field is a mecca for local dogs.

Renting the Facility: The Ballroom, Dance Studio, Art Studios, is available for rental through our permits and reservations office. You can contact them by calling 415-831-6800.

Directions: The recreation center is located at 50 Scott St between Lloyd St & Waller St.

Bus Routes:  Muni Metro N Judah to Duboce Park. You can also take J-Church or 22-Fillmore to Church and Duboce Streets and walk two blocks west on Duboce.

 

For More Information:

Email: brando.rogers@sfgov.org

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