Welcome to City College of San Francisco’s Art Department!

Group of art students in a classroom

As artists and art historians, our mission is to promote creative and critical thought through a wide range of disciplines. Our art curriculum is offered to the community via online, hybrid and in-person art classes.

Courses support students whose art-making knowledge and skills range from beginning to proficient and
whose goals range from transfer to professional development.

Our students have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in visual literacy that is based upon the understanding of historical and contemporary artistic cultures and trends
  • Evaluate artwork using discipline-specific terminology and skills.
  • Develop a series of projects that demonstrate critical analysis, creative thinking, technical skill in a variety of media, as well as the exploration of content and personal approach.
  • Recognize opportunities of problem-solving in the processes of creation.

We look forward to working with you in reaching your artistic and educational goals and invite you to contact us with any questions about our courses and program.

Our Programs & Courses

The Art Department offers day, evening, weekend, online and hybrid classes at the Fort Mason, Mission and Ocean campuses as well as a once a week Art History course at either the DeYoung or Legion of Honor Museums.


Student Work: Gallery of Projects

Our students learn about a great variety of 2- and 3- dimensional, studio art approaches and techniques to explore and successfully develop their ideas. Come and visit us in person at any of our locations to see more of our students' artwork!

  • Gallery 1
    Drawing
  • drawing
    Figure Drawing
  • Deirdre Weinberg
    Printmaking
  • Sculpture
    Sculpture
  • Ming
    Chinese Brush Painting
  • Metal Arts
    Metal Arts
  • Drawing
    Drawing
  • Espinel Ruben
    Printmaking
  • Olga Kleytman
    Printmaking
  • Metal Arts
    Metal Arts
  • Raphael Banuelos
    Printmaking