FOREVER YOUNG: BUSD Young Artists Exhibition
Mar
11
Apr 9

FOREVER YOUNG: BUSD Young Artists Exhibition

  • Berkeley Art Center

As part of their 50th Anniversary year, Berkeley Art Center will honor and celebrate the students of Berkeley elementary and middle school students through an exhibition of juried works selected by BUSD art teachers. In conjunction with Art IS Education Month, the exhibit will increase public awareness, ownership, and interest in the importance of art in our schools.

The exhibition features the work of students from Berkeley Art Magnet, Cragmont Elementary, Emerson Elementary, John Muir Elementary, LeConte Elementary, Malcolm X Elementary, Oxford Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Thousand Oaks Elementary, Washington Elementary, Longfellow Middle School, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Willard Middle School.

Sponsored by Josh Oliver & Azar Zavvar. Media partner: Bay Area Parent

For more information, visit http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/#/exhibitions2017/

Celebration of the Arts
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

Celebration of the Arts

  • Wood Middle School

Students, families, teachers, and neighbors come to celebrate the arts with a variety of creative participatory actions and performances. Circle painting, dance, music, and drama come together in an all inclusive environment so everyone can immerse themselves creative spirit.

Circle painting was begun in all advisory classes leading up to the event. Students in each advisory class collaboratively designed circle compositions on large canvas. Theses canvases will out for the community to add color to the designs with acrylic paints. Some teachers took an extra step adding elements of the subject taught by the advisory teacher.

Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor
Apr
5
10:00 am10:00

Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

  • UC Botantical Garden

Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor. Visit the Local Color website by clicking here.


About the Artist/Instructor:
Artist, designer, and educator Mimi Robinson began creating color palettes inspired by place for her own paintings. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Robinson has worked extensively in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and The Carribbean. She partners with artisan communities to promote and honor the use of traditional skills and local materials to build small businesses that incorporate their artistic legacies. 

For more information visit: http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/bot.html?event_ID=98358&date=2017-04-05&filter=Event%20Type&filtersel

Fiber and Dye Family Day
Apr
11
11:00 am11:00

Fiber and Dye Family Day

  • UC Botanical Garden

Come explore the wonderful world of plant-based fibers & dyes. There will be weaving demonstrations by the Golden Gate Weaving Guild, paper-making activities and natural dye sampling! Explore our exhibit and join us for this free hands-on family day for children and adults of all ages.

For more information, visit http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/bot.html?event_ID=106579&date=2017-03-11&filter=Event%20Type&filtersel

Px: Dance as Community Building
Apr
11
4:30 pm16:30

Px: Dance as Community Building

  • Luna Dance Institute

Dance can be a source of community and the tool to build community. This Px discuss ways that community can be formed, sustained and developed creatively through the art of dance and movement. Ask questions, receive feedback and connect with peers. Soft-facilitated by Summer Institute Alumni. No prerequisite. $15-40, Free to PL Users.

Cost: $15.00

To learn more: nwomack-freeman@lunadanceinstitute.org

First Act: Up in the Mountains
Apr
19
10:45 am10:45

First Act: Up in the Mountains

  • San Francisco Opera Education

Up in the Mountains is an interactive performance for families with young children that combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales.
Don’t miss out on the American premiere of this very special performance, plus hands-on activities for children and adults to explore arts creation together.

DATES & TIMES
April 19: 9am, 10:45am & 1pm

LOCATION
Bryan Education Studio
Wilsey Center for Opera Veterans Building, Fourth Floor
401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

WHO
Infants to 3-year-olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

COST
$20 per adult; $10 per child 

For more information visit: https://sfopera.com/upinthemountains

First Act: Up in the Mountains
Apr
20
9:00 am09:00

First Act: Up in the Mountains

  • San Francisco Opera Education

Up in the Mountains is an interactive performance for families with young children that combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales.
Don’t miss out on the American premiere of this very special performance, plus hands-on activities for children and adults to explore arts creation together.

DATES & TIMES
April 20: 9am, 10:45am & 4pm

LOCATION
Bryan Education Studio
Wilsey Center for Opera Veterans Building, Fourth Floor
401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

WHO
Infants to 3-year-olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

COST
$20 per adult; $10 per child 

For more information visit: https://sfopera.com/upinthemountains

First Act: Up in the Mountains
Apr
21
9:00 am09:00

First Act: Up in the Mountains

  • San Francisco Opera Education

Up in the Mountains is an interactive performance for families with young children that combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales.
Don’t miss out on the American premiere of this very special performance, plus hands-on activities for children and adults to explore arts creation together.

DATES & TIMES
April 21: 9am, 10:45am & 1pm

LOCATION
Bryan Education Studio
Wilsey Center for Opera Veterans Building, Fourth Floor
401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

WHO
Infants to 3-year-olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

COST
$20 per adult; $10 per child 

For more information visit: https://sfopera.com/upinthemountains

Curriculum Slam and ILSP Spring Retreat
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Curriculum Slam and ILSP Spring Retreat

  • Oakland Museum of California

Debunking Old Mythologies and Creating New Narratives

Join us for a day in community sharing curriculum practices that energize and debunk. This day has two parts. Please indicate your preference when you register.

  • In the morning we will be in the theatre for the Curriculum Slam and Manifesto shout out.

  • Stay for the afternoon and break bread together (lunch will be provided). Select from two immersive workshops. 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curriculum-slam-and-ilsp-spring-retreat-tickets-32742693277

First Act: Up in the Mountains
Apr
22
2:15 pm14:15

First Act: Up in the Mountains

  • San Francisco Opera Education

Up in the Mountains is an interactive performance for families with young children that combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales.
Don’t miss out on the American premiere of this very special performance, plus hands-on activities for children and adults to explore arts creation together.

DATES & TIMES
April 22: 9am, 10:45am, 1pm & 2:15pm

LOCATION
Bryan Education Studio
Wilsey Center for Opera Veterans Building, Fourth Floor
401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

WHO
Infants to 3-year-olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

COST
$20 per adult; $10 per child 

For more information visit: https://sfopera.com/upinthemountains

First Act: Up in the Mountains
Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

First Act: Up in the Mountains

  • San Francisco Opera Education

Up in the Mountains is an interactive performance for families with young children that combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales.
Don’t miss out on the American premiere of this very special performance, plus hands-on activities for children and adults to explore arts creation together.

DATES & TIMES
April 23: 9am & 10:15am

LOCATION
Bryan Education Studio
Wilsey Center for Opera Veterans Building, Fourth Floor
401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

WHO
Infants to 3-year-olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

COST
$20 per adult; $10 per child 

For more information visit: https://sfopera.com/upinthemountains

Summer Intensives: Integrated Learning Specialist Program
Jun
19
Jun 23

Summer Intensives: Integrated Learning Specialist Program

A trans-disciplinary set of courses that envisions and nurtures new paradigms for teaching and learning. This program leverages tools and strategies that cultivate emergent dispositions and provokes new thinking about the role of arts and education. Working collaboratively in inspired learning communities, participants will investigate new pathways and examine and critique established norms and interrupt systems of inequity, promoting social justice and invention to build a better future for everyone. Read more here

Summer Institute 2017-18 with Luna Dance Institute
Jul
14
Jul 21

Summer Institute 2017-18 with Luna Dance Institute

  • Mills College

Summer Institute (SI) July 14-21st, by Application (due April 14th)
INVIGORATE YOUR TEACHING-BUILD COMMUNITY-BE CREATIVE & JOYFUL

Now in our seventeenth year, Summer Institute 2017 continues our convening of 6 dance artists and 6 classroom teachers/practitioners together to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations. Participants will work together to create, expand or improve comprehensive dance education programs. No cost for selected applicants.

For 6 days of intensive study in the dance discipline participants explore the elements of dance, creating and implementing standards-based dance lessons, human development zero to 24 years, learning theories, observation skills and more.

Summer Institute is a year-long commitment between participants and Luna Dance Institute. Participants must attend and commit to the following meetings:

• Summer Workshop, July 14-21st, 9-5:30 each day, at Mills College, Oakland, CA
• Midyear Reunion (January 2018) & Gallery Walk (May 2018)
• Regular follow-up coaching and peer reflection throughout the year


For applications email jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org
Applications due April 14, 2017
No cost for selected applicants

AXIS Dance Company 2017 Summer Intensive
Aug
7
9:00 am09:00

AXIS Dance Company 2017 Summer Intensive

  • AXIS Dance Company

The following 3 modules will be explored throughout the week and dance artists can register for 1, 2 or all 3 modules (discounts available for enrolling in multiple modules):

Module 1: Improvisation and Site Specific Work | August 7-9, 2017
Artistic Director Marc Brew and AXIS Dancers will lead students daily through improvisation scores and structured improvisation to develop partnering and listening skills in a trusting and safe environment.

Module 2: Choreography and Performance | August 10-12, 2017
Each day, Choreography and Performance students will begin with a technique class learning material and dance sequences to develop technique, memory, coordination and movement qualities and dynamics. Students will use these skills to develop their own choreographic interests, investigate their own practice, and gain insight into the tasks and skills used to devise the work in the company’s current repertoire.

Module 3: Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals, and Educators | August 14-16, 2017
Our teacher-training course is designed for teachers of dance and experienced artists interested in developing their teaching skills in leading integrated dance in an inclusive and supportive environment.

TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS
One Module - $300
Two Modules - $525
Three Modules - $750
(Scholarships available)

DEADLINES & APPLICATION
Deadline for applications Friday, May 5th.
Acceptance letters sent in late May. 

For more information, visit http://www.axisdance.org/summer-intensive/


Digital Arts - Creative Voices
Mar
28
6:00 pm18:00

Digital Arts - Creative Voices

  • REACH Ashland Youth Center

Digital Arts - Creative Voices: These programs features digital art projects such as Digital Image Compositing, Digital Photography, Digital Painting, and other digital art activities for REACH members. This class is for ages 11-24 years old, and the class has a maximum capacity or 14 members. First come first served; please arrive on time.

For more information, visit: http://reachashland.org/our-programs/arts-creativity/

Digital Arts - Creative Voices
Mar
28
4:00 pm16:00

Digital Arts - Creative Voices

  • REACH Ashland Youth Center

 

Digital Arts - Creative Voices: These programs features digital art projects such as Digital Image Compositing, Digital Photography, Digital Painting, and other digital art activities for REACH members. This class is for ages 11-24 years old, and the class has a maximum capacity or 14 members. First come first served; please arrive on time.

For more information, visit: http://reachashland.org/our-programs/arts-creativity/

Prescott Circus Theatre Presents, Ubuntu, 2017 Spring Showcase
Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

Prescott Circus Theatre Presents, Ubuntu, 2017 Spring Showcase

  • Oakland Technical High School, School Auditorium

The Prescott Circus Theatre, now in its 33rd year, will present their annual Student Showcase on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Oakland Technical High School. As many as 100 talented Oakland youth will demonstrate their skills in two free shows at 11:00am and 1:30pm. The 3rd-8th grade students will perform juggling, stilting, acrobatics, unicycle, hambone body percussion, hip-hop dance, and balancing acts. Performances will feature students from PCT’s after school programs at Prescott, Esperanza, Lafayette,Manzanita SEED/Community, Parker, Korematsu Discovery Academy, Piedmont Avenue Elementary Schools and Westlake Middle School. For the third year, Prescott Circus students will again collaborate with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra (OSO). OSO is a youth orchestra featuring elementary and middle school students from five West Oakland public schools. Shows are free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.prescottcircus.org or email info@prescottcircus.org.

This year’s show is titled Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term and philosophy that can be summed up as “I am what I am because of who we all are.” (Desmond Tutu). It is a way of looking at the world that ”considers the success of the group above that of the individual.” (Stephen Lundin).


The show’s name emerged from a meeting between the directors of the respective programs and this year’s Showcase director, Tristan Cunningham. “Ubuntu Spirit is the name of a new song we perform in collaboration with Valerie Troutt, a critically acclaimed singer songwriter (Embodiment Project, MoonCandy),” shares Alison Streich of the Oakland Spirit Orchestra, “The song is about kindness - such an important value for us to practice and promote right now.”


“Circus arts performance embodies the spirit of Ubuntu, where we honor, celebrate, and rely on one another's strengths, talents, and unique gifts for our own participation something greater than ourselves,” David Hunt, Prescott Circus Theatre.
Valerie Troutt will be singing her original song, Ubuntu Spirit, with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra as part of this very special production. 

For more information, visit http://www.prescottcircus.org/

Prescott Circus Theatre Presents, Ubuntu, 2017 Spring Showcase
Mar
25
12:30 pm12:30

Prescott Circus Theatre Presents, Ubuntu, 2017 Spring Showcase

  • Oakland Technical High School, School Auditorium

The Prescott Circus Theatre, now in its 33rd year, will present their annual Student Showcase on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Oakland Technical High School. As many as 100 talented Oakland youth will demonstrate their skills in two free shows at 11:00am and 1:30pm. The 3rd-8th grade students will perform juggling, stilting, acrobatics, unicycle, hambone body percussion, hip-hop dance, and balancing acts. Performances will feature students from PCT’s after school programs at Prescott, Esperanza, Lafayette,Manzanita SEED/Community, Parker, Korematsu Discovery Academy, Piedmont Avenue Elementary Schools and Westlake Middle School. For the third year, Prescott Circus students will again collaborate with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra (OSO). OSO is a youth orchestra featuring elementary and middle school students from five West Oakland public schools. Shows are free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.prescottcircus.org or email info@prescottcircus.org.

This year’s show is titled Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term and philosophy that can be summed up as “I am what I am because of who we all are.” (Desmond Tutu). It is a way of looking at the world that ”considers the success of the group above that of the individual.” (Stephen Lundin).


The show’s name emerged from a meeting between the directors of the respective programs and this year’s Showcase director, Tristan Cunningham. “Ubuntu Spirit is the name of a new song we perform in collaboration with Valerie Troutt, a critically acclaimed singer songwriter (Embodiment Project, MoonCandy),” shares Alison Streich of the Oakland Spirit Orchestra, “The song is about kindness - such an important value for us to practice and promote right now.”


“Circus arts performance embodies the spirit of Ubuntu, where we honor, celebrate, and rely on one another's strengths, talents, and unique gifts for our own participation something greater than ourselves,” David Hunt, Prescott Circus Theatre.
Valerie Troutt will be singing her original song, Ubuntu Spirit, with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra as part of this very special production. 

For more information, visit http://www.prescottcircus.org/

Art Fest
Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

Art Fest

  • Arts for Oakland Kids

Oakland students, families and friends are invited to participate in AOK's 3rd annual Art Fest at World Achieve Academy in Oakland on March 25 from 11am-2pm.

The event will feature fun hands-on art projects designed by local artists. Come sculpt with clay, paint a mural, create a colorful kaleidoscope and more!

Safeway Foundation is underwriting the event and will provide healthy snacks and drinks. 

For more information, visit http://www.artsforoaklandkids.org/news/aoks-art-fest-2017/

Digital Arts - Creative Voices
Mar
21
4:00 pm16:00

Digital Arts - Creative Voices

  • REACH Ashland Youth Center

Digital Arts - Creative Voices: These programs features digital art projects such as Digital Image Compositing, Digital Photography, Digital Painting, and other digital art activities for REACH members. This class is for ages 15-24 years old, and the class has a maximum capacity or 14 members. First come first served; please arrive on time.

For more information visit: http://reachashland.org/our-programs/arts-creativity/

Arts Advocacy Day
Mar
21
12:00 pm12:00

Arts Advocacy Day

  • Civic Center in front of SF City Hall

In solidarity with National Arts Advocacy Day, we're headed to San Francisco City Hall!

Join a contingency of artists, arts administrators, cultural producers, and art + culture ambassadors as we share with Supervisors and staff our (1) policy priorities, (2) a message of "No Cuts," and (3) personal and collective stories about the transformative nature of cultural and creative expression to make San Francisco a better place to live for everyone. 

The event will consist of an Arts Advocacy rally on the steps of City Hall with artists/culture bearers from the community, followed by constituent meetings with the Supervisors.

WHERE: Meet at SF City Hall steps in front on Polk Street between Grove St. and McAllister St. FYI, there will be a rain plan announced here & the event will go on!

Be "media ready" & checkout our MEDIA KIT here to Tweet to our elected officials and Facebook for #ArtsDaySF!

Checkout what went down last year at the 2016 SF Arts Advocacy Day.

Help save the National Endowment for the Arts! 

For more information visit: http://arts4bayarea.nationbuilder.com/sf_advocacy_2017

Family Day: FOREVER YOUNG: BUSD Young Artists Exhibition
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

Family Day: FOREVER YOUNG: BUSD Young Artists Exhibition

  • Berkeley Art Center

FAMILY DAY
Sunday, March 19, 1 - 4 pm
A day of community, music and art making. Art Activities: Pinch pots with artist Holly Coley; Hand-lettering workshop with Leila Singleton; and Flag making with Reenie Charriere. Berkeley High School Jazz Association will perform at 3:00 pm followed by cupcakes and a “clothesline art show”.

Sponsored by Josh Oliver & Azar Zavvar. Media partner: Bay Area Parent

For more information, visit http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/#/exhibitions2017/

Open Studio
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Open Studio

  • Museum of Children's Modern Art

Create, explore and discover in our drop-in studio space!

Open Studio is a space where artists of all ages create, share and connect through art. At MOCHA we believe that art and art-making is for everyone and we have designed our Open Studio to operate under this philosophy. Artists are free to explore whatever captivates their interest and the MOCHA artist will always be available to help locate materials, provide technical instruction, and suggest age appropriate activities.

Learn more…

Creative Practice Exchange
Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Creative Practice Exchange

  • Museum of African Diaspora

Teachers are artists whose medium is the experience they create for their students. Join us to celebrate, and be amazed by, the most talented arts educators in the region.

The Creative Practice Exchange will showcase the way educators bring creativity, critical thinking, and innovation to their classrooms. We will be using the Pecha Kucha / curriculum slam format. Presenters will have 7 minutes to share their story. Each presentation will consist of 14 PowerPoint slides with only 30-seconds to speak about each slide.

MoAd and the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area with support from Leap, Arts in Education, are partnering together to broaden its scope to artists and educators across San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area. Mingle with fellow educators, hear their stories, and enjoy some food and drink! 

Cost: $6.00

Event Website URL: http://www.artsedalliance.org/events-1-1//2017-creative-practice-exchange-student-voice-community-power

Youth Action/Youth Voice
Mar
14
5:00 pm17:00

Youth Action/Youth Voice

  • Alameda County Office of Education

Student Artist Talks, Catered Dinner & ACOE Board Presentations

Please Join us for a reception to celebrate the art and youth artists behind the three dynamic exhibitions of student artwork currently on view ACOE, including One School, a mural from the Arts & Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School. My Story My Flag from Oakland International High School and, Middle School Reflections, self-portraits by students from Roots International Academy. Together these three dynamic exhibitions elevate student voice through the generative power of art to cultivate solidarity, collaboration, and hope for a better future.

Creative Characters Workshop for Teens & Tweens
Mar
14
4:00 pm16:00

Creative Characters Workshop for Teens & Tweens

  • Centerville Library

Join Teaching Artist Angie Wilson to learn to sew a stuffed anime inspired character from colorful felt! Customize a sewing kit to take home for more sewing adventures. All materials are provided. Ages 10+. 

Open Studio
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Open Studio

  • Museum of Children's Modern Art

Create, explore and discover in our drop-in studio space!

Open Studio is a space where artists of all ages create, share and connect through art. At MOCHA we believe that art and art-making is for everyone and we have designed our Open Studio to operate under this philosophy. Artists are free to explore whatever captivates their interest and the MOCHA artist will always be available to help locate materials, provide technical instruction, and suggest age appropriate activities.

Learn more…

Identity Show
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Identity Show

  • Hayward Area Historical Society Museum for History and Culture

Identity: An Art Show featuring work from Mt. Eden, Tennyson, Brenkwitz and Hayward High. Show runs March 11 - April 16.