Summer 2021 virtual festival

SFOA is excited to offer VIRTUAL FESTIVAL for Summer 2021!

We have no doubt this festival will continue to showcase all that SFOA has always stood for: the celebration of the creative spirit, a community of artists of all ages, and a place where dreamers can gather.


what is the cost?



(for young artists entering grades 1-8)

TUESDAY, JULY 13, 20, 27

2-3pm, Paint Party with Mrs. G (Neha Gupta)

2-3pm, Yoga, Mindfulness & Journaling with Amanda Kopacz

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 21, 28
10-11AM, Writing from the Inside Out with Weslea Sidon

2-3pm, Learn to Draw Human Figures with Mrs. G (Neha Gupta)

THURSDAY, JULY 15, 22, 29
2-3pm, Bollywood Dance with Mrs. G (Neha Gupta)

registration NOW OPEN!

FREQUEntly asked questions

How often do classes meet?

A class has three sessions and will meet for these three sessions over the course of three weeks: see the schedule above for individual class dates. 

Am I paying $50 for each of those 3 classes?

Each class you take is $50. There are 3 sessions in each class. Invoices for your classes will be sent out weekly to new registrants. 

Do I need to register each young artists?

Yes. Please register each child. There is no discount for multiple children in one household. 

Do I need to buy my own art supplies?

Yes, the supply list for these virtual classes is minimal!

What happens if my young artist misses a class?

All classes will be recorded, for you to watch at your convenience, if you happen to miss a day. We do, of course, prefer that they be on the live class whenever possible, so the teaching artist can answer questions and give valuable instruction.

It's summer and my child is sick of sitting behind a computer! Why are you suggesting this?

We completely understand that virtual classes need to be done in moderation, especially in summer! That is why we are only offering a few select classes for those students who are not able to join us in person. 

What platform are you using?

All classes will take place on Zoom. After registering and paying, you will receive an email a few days before camp with your unique link to join each class. Zoom is best used on your computer, through the Zoom program/application. You can download Zoom here.

Is Zoom secure?

Our Zoom classes will not be open to the public in any way. The only people able to access the classes will be people who have pre-registered. For this reason, we ask that you do not share your unique links with anyone. Our staff will be trained to utilize all best practices to monitor and maintain security during the classes.

What happens if my internet goes down?

All classes will be recorded; if you miss a class due to technical difficulties, just let us know and we will send you a recording to watch at your convenience! 

Will all classes definitely run?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold a class if we get less than 5 registrations. We will let you know ASAP if you have registered for a class that does not run due to low registration numbers. You can switch to a different class, or receive a refund.

Is there a chance I won't get my first-choice class?

No! Unlike with our in-person program, we will not have class size limits, so you don't need to worry about not getting into your favorite classes.

Do I have to live in the MDI area to participate?

No! All are welcome at the SFOA Virtual Art Festival! Invite your friends from far and wide!