Learn how artists work with color at Studio by the Bay and experiment with colorful paint pens, markers and more!
Family Day Workshops
Feb. 8, May 9, June 13 + July 11: 10am-2pm
Subject to change. Workshops take place in Seaport Village.
Our working artist studio
In collaboration with Seaport Village, Studio by the Bay is an extension of The New Children’s Museum’s process-based art practice.Two professional artists are creating
artwork in the studios exploring contemporary themes.
Studio by the Bay provides an opportunity for the visiting community and local artists to interact, consistent with the Museum’s mission to stimulate creativity, imagination and critical-thinking skills in children and families through inventive experiences with contemporary art. Both the Museum and Seaport Village are iconic family destinations in the Marina District positioned near the San Diego Bay. The presence of working artists in this partnership strengthens ties among neighbors and builds the capacity for arts and culture along the port of San Diego.
Along with creating a new body of work, the artists partner with the Museum and Seaport Village each month to host Studio by the Bay Family Days that offer free weekend workshops for children and families.
location + hours
809 West Harbor Drive
Studio by the Bay is located in Seaport Village. Walking and driving directions are included below.
Open studio hours:
Third Thursdays: 5-8pm (postponed)
Second Saturdays: 10am-2pm (postponed)
For artwork inquiries, contact Lani Bautista Cabanilla.
Upcoming Free Family Day Workshops
In celebration of Mother’s Day, learn the artistic technique of color-blocking to create a paper portrait of someone you love with professional artists at Studio by the Bay.
Discover illustration and design with professional artists and make a custom “shrinky-dink” gift for Father’s Day at Studio by the Bay. Space and supplies are limited.
Explore sculpture and craft to build your own miniature bead maze with professional artists at Studio by the Bay. Space and supplies are limited.
Past Family Day Workshops
Explore mark-making with a variety of paint pens, markers and more with working artists at Studio by the Bay.
Experiment with spray art techniques and practice your artistic skills with working artists at Studio by the Bay.
Time to get spooky at Studio by the Bay! Join working artists at the studio to make glow-in-the-dark art, paint creepy canvases and more.
Feliz Dia de los Muertos! Celebrate Day of the Dead and honor loved ones with art projects using skulls, paper flowers, paint and other colorful materials.
Give the gift of art this holiday season! Design and make a wearable “shrinky-dink” and gift card for someone special.
Learn about street art from Studio by the Bay artists! Experiment with colorful paint pens, markers and more.
Discover the creative process in sculpture and design with professional artists at Studio by the Bay.
- From Island Ave. and Front St., head west towards Harbor Dr.
- Cross the street towards the Marriott Hotel, then head north (facing the Hyatt Hotel).
- Turn left in between the Marriott and Hyatt.
- Turn right at San Pasqual Winery and walk towards the parking lot. The Studio entrance faces the parking lot.
Driving from the Museum:
- Head west towards Harbor Dr. and turn right towards the Hyatt Hotel.
- Turn left on Kettner Blvd.
- The Studio is located next to the parking lot on your left.
- Parking prices may vary between $5 and up with validation.