(415) 350-4396


2125 Powell St @ Chestnut
North Beach
San Francisco, CA 94133


8X, 8BX, 30, 41, 45, 47, Powell-Mason Cable Car

About Us

Destination Art just celebrated our tenth anniversary!

Since opening our doors in 2005, we have provided a creative and nurturing environment for thousands of Bay Area children of all ages. Our approach has always been to uniquely tailor our services to meet the diverse needs of busy families, catering to each individual child and their parents. Our goal is to encourage and broaden children's awareness in the world of arts and give them the tools to celebrate their full creative potential.

We have hosted countless programs including toddler and pre-school daycare, arts and crafts camps, workshops, movie nights and birthday parties, just to name a few. We have also collaborated with local elementary schools and many children’s charitable organizations.

Summer Camp 2017


Global Art Attack12 countries
in 12 weeks ~ June July August

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Pack your bags and join us for the trip of a lifetime. This summer we will be taking the children around the world to visit 12 countries in 12 weeks. Through art and adventure children will experience the cultures of their peers. They will observe children in Mongolia and create the toys they play with. They will be introduced to cooking fabulous new culinary dishes from India, Norway and Brazil. Children will sing and dance to the tunes from Kenya, New Zealand and other faraway lands. 

Check the schedule below for dates and places visited

1. India Jun 5 – 9                                

2. Russia June 12 - 16                    

3. Japan June 19 – 23                    

4. Norway June 26 – 30               

5. Canada July 3 – 7              (closed Jul 4th)                           

6. Scotland July 10 – 14  

7. Mongolia July 17 – 21

8. New Zealand July 24 – 28       

9. Kenya July 31 – Aug 4

10. Brazil Aug 7 – 11

11. Italy Aug 14 – 18

 12. Egypt Aug 21 – 25


Crafts will include painting, ceramics, paper mache, drawing, sewing, textiles, carpentry, collage, sculpture and much more. A huge selection of materials will be used, most of which are recycled and resourced from within our own environment. The camps we offer are very unique and provide children with the tools to expand their imaginations and broaden their understanding of art and craft forms in extremely fun and relaxed surroundings. 

Spring Break Camps and School Holidays~

President’s Day, February 20th
February 13th – 17th, 20 - 24th
St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th
March 27th – 30th
April 3rd – 7th, 10th – 14th



Full Day: $80
Half Day: $50
Hourly:  $12.00
Weekly: $370

Sibling rate: 60%


M-F 8am – 5.30pm daily

Drop-in Toddler Preschool Program


Destination Art offers a drop-in preschool art and play program for children ages 2 through 5 years old. The sessions are art-based with a variety of creative projects incorporating drama, music, storytelling, and game playing. The children spend time outdoors, with trips to the park, beach, library and other local attractions. Please see the camp schedule below to see the daily activities offered.

All projects are age-appropriate with an emphasis on having fun and exploring the children's imaginations and abilities. Children are welcome to join us for up to four hours on a weekly basis. As the children approach school age they will lean towards projects that will prepare them for kindergarten.



Hourly:  $12.00
Sibling rate: 60%


M-F  9am– 4.30pm daily with extended care available 8am-9am  4.30-6pm

Before and After School Program


Destination Art offers a before and after school program for children attending kindergarten through  junior high. The older children have a very free rein at the studio with access to limitless materials. They are encouraged to pursue their own creative urges without rules or conformity  with expert guidance from teaching artists. Many work on large ongoing projects with spectacular results. Children are welcome to catch up on school homework during these times.

We can provide pick-up and drop-off to Yick Wo Elementary School and other schools and programs in the neighborhood.

8am - 9.15am

2pm -


$12.00 an hour or prorated for a monthly fee.

Movie Night


Otherwise known as "Date Night," this is an evening  when parents get the chance to get reacquainted with each other. Our affordable price also promises a good night without breaking the bank.

Drop off your child for an evening of arts, crafts, fun and games and a feature film projected onto the big screen . All children are welcome, so parents take advantage and enjoy a date night knowing your children are having fun.

We play family-friendly movies that are age appropriate for the youngest child attending. We also show a ‘big kid’ movie in a separate room.

We can also provide a movie night for groups of families wanting to get together or for school events like fundraisers etc. 


1st and 3rd Fridays
6:30 – 9p
$20 per child, $25 for family of siblings

Adult Classes & Workshops

BOLLYX with Dan Gerstein—Wednesday evenings and saturday mornings!

Saturdays, 10–10:50 a.m.
3rd Saturdays only $5!

Pricing: $10 single class; First class $5

BollyX's 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated all at the same time. At the very core of a BollyX workout is the inspiration it draws from the music and dance of Bollywood, the film industry of India. We embody the infectious energy, expression and movement of Bollywood and aim to expand the reach of fitness to more people worldwide. Stay tuned for our ongoing BollyX series starting in January!

Eventbrite - BollyX with Dan Gerstein — Wed evenings & Sat mornings

Birthday Parties & Event Rentals


The studio is a great space for a party, suitable for both children and adult parties. We can tailor the event to suit your needs and budget. 

The children will each get the opportunity to work with clay, paper, paper mache, drawing, painting, beading etc., as well as all sorts of recycled and found organic items that can be incorporated into their work. Each child will get to take home at least one finished item depending on what you choose.

Our parties are a lot of fun and very unique. We strongly recommend you visit the studio beforehand to look at samples of activities we offer. 

We also have a full kitchen and can host cooking parties. 

Guests are welcome to bring any food and drink they want, including adult beverages.

Hosted rental

Our basic rate for a 2 hour party with an art activity is $410. A deposit of $100 is required to hold a spot in advance. The fee includes the use of the space and all materials and instruction of a craft for up to, but not limited to, 15 children. 

Unhosted Rental

We also rent out the space unhosted for events. $100 for the first hour, $60 for each additional hour.



Destination Art

For more information please contact

Jules Mercer

2125 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

email -

phone - 415 350 4396

Destination Art is a single woman and mother owned business offering camps classes, workshops, parties and events for children and adults of all ages. Our staff are teachers, artists, parents and more. We are not licensed through the state of California as a daycare provider.