Drop-In Art-Making


Date/Time: Sundays | 1–3pm
Admission: Free with Museum admission; Youth 18 and under always free
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About the Program

Bring your family and drop into new adventures in art-making every Sunday and select school holidays. Experiment with a variety of techniques as you create artwork that connects to the exhibitions on display, the unique architecture of The CJM, or Jewish holidays and traditions. Explore a wide range of design techniques in our upcoming series of workshops inspired by the midcentury modern designers featured in Designing Home.

Miniature Furniture Design
May 25; June 1,8, 15
Inspired by Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism, come with your family and join our inventive and playful design workshops. Create your own one of a kind miniature furnishings using fine art and recycled materials. On June 15, join us for a special focus in the studio as we celebrate Father’s Day and San Francisco Design Week.

Fabric Design
Jun 22, 29
Inspired by midcentury textile patterns in Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism, use paint to transform a simple piece of fabric into a vision of shape and color! On June 22 and 29, join in SF pride month activities and celebrate LGBTQ families with special colors and designs.

Textile Design
July 6, 13
Inspired by the textiles in Designing Home, create your own designs using fabric paints and colorful fabric shapes. In partnership with Britex Fabrics.

Jul 13
Enjoy a Textile Petting Zoo in the Art Studio with Geana Sieburger of Britex Fabrics.

Printmaking and Graphic Design
July 20, 27; August 3, 10
Inspired by midcentury modern graphic design, create your own book, album cover, or poster using family-friendly printmaking techniques.

Young Architects Workshop
August 17, 24, 31; September 7
Inspired by midcentury modern architecture, create your own unique architectural model using a variety of art materials. Presented in conjunction with the annual festival, Architecture in the City.

New Year Wish Magnets
September 14, 21, 28
What will you wish for in the coming year? In honor of Rosh Hashanah, create a one-of-a-kind art magnet for your home that reflects your wishes and hopes. Make your design midcentury modern by adding retro papers and fabrics!



Lead support for Family Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Presenting partners include The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Target. Major support comes from Bank of America. Additional support is provided by Valerie and Norman Snart, in honor of Waldo and Helen Blumberg.



736 Mission Street (btwn. 3rd and 4th Streets), San Francisco, CA 94103 | Hours: Daily 11am–5pm, Thursdays 11am–8pm, Closed Wednesdays | 415.655.7800 | info@thecjm.org