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Fall Cartooning Academy

  • Cartoon Art Museum 781 Beach Street San Francisco United States (map)

Our 2019 Fall Semester Season of monthly cartooning workshops are now open for registration!

Enroll in a single workshop session or in the whole season. Plus register with a membership option and instantly save! 

Saturday Cartooning Academy 2019 Fall Season:

Saturday, September 7th

Saturday, October 5th

Saturday, November 2nd

Saturday, December 7th

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Ages: Teens 14-17 and Adults

Cost: $20 (15% OFF for CAM Members*)


Saturday afternoon cartooning workshops meet monthly from 3:00 PM to 4:30PM at the Cartoon Art Museum in Fisherman's Wharf at 781 Beach Street (across from Aquatic Park, Ghiradelli Square and the Hyde Cable Car). Students learn a different in depth adult-level introductory skills in each workshop, with subjects ranging from designing characters to writing stories to creating finished comics. The specific skills participants are most interested in will be considered and addressed as possible during each workshop.

The attendance fee for each student is collected through your online reservation payment or for walk-ins at our entrance if space is available. The attendance fee covers the cost of supplies and staffing to make these programs possible.

These workshops are recommended for students from 14 years and older. Students under the age of 14 will not be admitted into the workshop without prior approval.

Online Reservations must be made by 2pm on the Friday before the date of the workshop.  If you have made a reservation and you will not make it to the workshop, please call to cancel as soon as possible. (See cancellation policy below.) Walk-in registration on the day of workshops is available as long as registration is not full.

Please arrive between 2:30 and 2:55pm to check in. All attendees must check in and out for each workshop session that they attend. If participant is under 18 an adult must check in and out for drop off and pick up unless we are previously notified in writing. Please arrive on time no one will be able to be admitted into the workshop after it starts.


If you or a teen has a special need or needs please inform us along with your RSVP so that we can better serve you/them.

*Instantly save at the membership price buy buying a Season Pass with a membership level or by using the membership discount code sent in your member welcome email. For the most up to date scheduling information, member discount codes or questions, please contact

Cancellation: All participants must be pre-paid prior to the day of the workshop. Full refunds given with 3 days cancellation notice (Wednesday) prior to the day of the workshop. No refunds given for notice within 2 days (Thursday, Friday) prior to the first day of the workshop or on the day of the workshop. For those signing up for multiple dates the cancellation policy applies to each date individually and refunds are prorated at the discretion of the Cartoon Art Museum.

Earlier Event: October 5
Fall Saturday Cartooning for Kids
Later Event: October 12
Toon Talk: Kim Dwinell