SF Opera Presents: First Act: The Cunning Little Vixen's Adventure
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

SF Opera Presents: First Act: The Cunning Little Vixen's Adventure

Join us for San Francisco Opera’s First Act program for families with children ages 6 and younger. During The Cunning Little Vixen’s Adventure, we’ll sing and dance our way through the charming folk world of woodland creatures created by Czech composer Leoš Janáček. In this workshop, we’ll explore music, rhythm, visual arts, and movement, designed to foster social-emotional development, increased language, and fine-gross motor skills.

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SF Opera Presents: First Act: The Cunning Little Vixen's Adventure
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

SF Opera Presents: First Act: The Cunning Little Vixen's Adventure

Join us for San Francisco Opera’s First Act program for families with children ages 6 and younger. During The Cunning Little Vixen’s Adventure, we’ll sing and dance our way through the charming folk world of woodland creatures created by Czech composer Leoš Janáček. In this workshop, we’ll explore music, rhythm, visual arts, and movement, designed to foster social-emotional development, increased language, and fine-gross motor skills.

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SF Opera Presents: Final Dress Rehearsal Program: Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life
Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

SF Opera Presents: Final Dress Rehearsal Program: Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life

George Bailey stands on a snowy bridge at Christmas and contemplates his end. An angel training for her wings hears his plea and journeys through his memories to save his soul. Based on the classic, beloved film, this appropriate-for-all-ages story premieres just in time for the holiday season. Recommended for Grades 3+

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SF Opera Exploration Workshops for Families: All About It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

SF Opera Exploration Workshops for Families: All About It's A Wonderful Life

Join us for interactive family workshops to accompany performances of San Francisco Opera’s It’s A Wonderful Life. This workshop is designed to explore this new commission by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer. Learn about the story, music, production design and characters, and discover the inspiration for this new production. Attendance at an opera performance is not required to participate in these workshops. Workshops are for families with children ages 6 and older.

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SF Opera Exploration Workshops for Families: All About It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
24
12:30 PM12:30

SF Opera Exploration Workshops for Families: All About It's A Wonderful Life

Join us for interactive family workshops to accompany performances of San Francisco Opera’s It’s A Wonderful Life. This workshop is designed to explore this new commission by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer. Learn about the story, music, production design and characters, and discover the inspiration for this new production. Attendance at an opera performance is not required to participate in these workshops. Workshops are for families with children ages 6 and older.

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SF Opera: Drinks & Drama: A Taste of the Season
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

SF Opera: Drinks & Drama: A Taste of the Season

Drinks & Drama is a social educational event exploring the season’s offerings! Enjoy a cocktail flight paired with San Francisco Opera’s fall 2018 season. Photos, audio and video help attendees get to know the operas. Special live performances are included! San Francisco Opera Archives, Communications, and Artistic opera buffs will be our guides as attendees learn about each opera.

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SF Opera Presents: First Act: The Little Prince's Adventure
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

SF Opera Presents: First Act: The Little Prince's Adventure

Join us for San Francisco Opera’s First Act program for families with children ages 6 and under. During The Little Prince’s Adventure, we’ll journey through this classic tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as set in opera by Rachel Portman. In this workshop, we’ll explore music, rhythm, visual arts, and movement, designed to foster social-emotional development, increased language, and fine-gross motor skills.

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SF Opera Presents: First Act: The Little Prince's Adventure
Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

SF Opera Presents: First Act: The Little Prince's Adventure

Join us for San Francisco Opera’s First Act program for families with children ages 6 and under. During The Little Prince’s Adventure, we’ll journey through this classic tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as set in opera by Rachel Portman. In this workshop, we’ll explore music, rhythm, visual arts, and movement, designed to foster social-emotional development, increased language, and fine-gross motor skills.

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SF Opera Presents: Final Dress Rehearsal Program: Strauss' Arabella
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

SF Opera Presents: Final Dress Rehearsal Program: Strauss' Arabella

Arabella is expected to marry for money to save her aristocratic parents from ruin, but she yearns for a soulmate. When she finally meets him, a case of mistaken identity leads to a mix-up that could ruin everything. Strauss’ romantic comedy of errors is a touching fairy tale about youth, identity and love. Recommended for Grades 5+.

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SF Opera Presents: Final Dress Rehearsal Program: Puccini's Tosca
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

SF Opera Presents: Final Dress Rehearsal Program: Puccini's Tosca

Corruption permeates every corner of Rome under Scarpia, the chief of police. When the fiery diva Tosca finds herself the target of his lust, she takes a stand in the name of all she holds sacred—art, freedom and boundless commitment to love. Experience this classic with fresh eyes in this monumental new production. Recommended for Grades 5+

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AEABA presents The 2018 Oakland Arts Education Resource Fair
Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

AEABA presents The 2018 Oakland Arts Education Resource Fair

For parents, teachers, administrators, teaching artists, and arts education advocates to meet representatives from a wide range of arts provider organizations in the bay area.

Visit every table at the resource fair to:

  • Plan field trips and create partnerships

  • Become an arts education advocate

Bring the rich artistic diversity of Oakland and the Bay Area to your classroom. Also at the fair: Oakland Unified School District will unveil the requirements for the next round of the Arts Incentive Grants. Your school will have the opportunity to apply for three years of funding to design and implement innovative arts programs. Learn about the requirements for this grant then find the best partners to work with.

Help us spread the word. Invite all the educators and parents you know to attend. Find more information on our websiteand on the Facebook event.

For more information click here >>

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NAEA presents Interactive Webinar on Studio Habits: An Introduction to Studio Thinking
Sep
19
4:00 PM16:00

NAEA presents Interactive Webinar on Studio Habits: An Introduction to Studio Thinking

Kick-start your back-to-school learning! This important webinar introduces Studio Thinking and the eight studio habits of mind, which describe the thinking skills and attitudes that help students learn to think authentically as artists.
 
The Studio Thinking framework names what you already know happens in your art classroom, and grounds choice-based arts methods like TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior). Learn to guide your students to make decisions about what engages and challenges them personally. Walk away with tools to support authentic teaching of Studio Thinking—the skills and attitudes that help students learn and develop the internal lenses needed to think as artists.

Presenter: Lois Hetland, EdD
Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Art Education
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
 
Lois Hetland, Professor of Art Education and Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Art Education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, is a teacher, cognitive psychologist, researcher, and vocalist and visual artist by training. Hetland taught preK-12 students for 17 years, conducted research at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1994-2010, and now teaches art education to undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing educators. Her research addresses arts cognition and professional practice in educational settings. Hetland is co-author of Studio Thinking from the Start: The K-8 Art Educator’s Handbook (2018), and Studio Thinking2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education (2013, 2nd Edition), and she consults frequently across the United States and internationally on arts education, arts-integration, and arts assessment. 

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AXIS Dance Company 2018 Summer Intensive
Aug
6
to Aug 15

AXIS Dance Company 2018 Summer Intensive

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn new skills in three different modules derived from the company’s working ethos and repertoire that will enhance and develop your own practice in improvisation, choreography and performance, and dance education. Back by popular demand, our specialized 3-day teacher training provides professional dance teachers and experienced artists the chance to enhance their skills and working methods in inclusive dance and translation for dancers with physical disabilities. Modules taught by AXIS Company Dancers and led by internationally renowned choreographer and AXIS Dance Company's Artistic Director Marc Brew.

Tuition and Scholarships
One Module - $350
Two Modules - $625
Three Modules - $900

*limited half and full scholarships available

See application at: http://www.axisdance.org/2018-summer-intensive-application

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Camp Kala - Documentary
Jul
30
to Aug 3

Camp Kala - Documentary

What does it look like to document our world/s through an artist’s lens? Students will examine the work of artists who document different aspects of the world, and use their work to spark a conversation about nature, society, history, and personal experience. Media will include photography, stop-motion animation, bookmaking, illustration, painting, and mixed-media. Youth ages 12 to 17 may attend our week long camp! 

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Camp Kala - Letterpress Printing and Beyond
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Camp Kala - Letterpress Printing and Beyond

Print, stitch, rip, glue, carve, press, repeat! In this week-long intensive, students will learn how to operate and print on a tabletop letterpress. We will also explore other methods of printmaking including linocut, rubber-cut, and solvent image transfer. Make your own books and deconstruct and alter old books to insert your own content. No printmaking experience required. Youth ages 12 to 17 may attend our week-long camp! 

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Camp Kala - Paint!
Jul
16
to Jul 20

Camp Kala - Paint!

Let’s explore all of the different things we can do with paint. Pour, dip, brush, scrape and more. Make an abstract painting to hang in your room, learn techniques for realistic rendering and get inspired by famous and emerging artists. Explore a variety of paints and mediums, prepare your own pigments, and learn how to drip and swirl to create your own marbled pattern paper. When you create with paint, the possibilities are endless! Kids from ages 9 to 12 may attend our week long camp! 

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Camp Kala - Craft Party
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Camp Kala - Craft Party

Every day we will explore a new, exciting, craft technique including (but not limited to) assemblage, painting, sewing, embroidery, paper arts, dyeing, marbling, and more! What you make using the techniques will be up to you! Will you create a small scale home and design the interior? Will you create invitations to your next party? What about favors and confetti? Learn to make gifts for your family and friends, and package them up in lovely ways. We will end the week with a party, filled with our own creations! Kids ages 9 to 12 may come attend our week long camp! 

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Camp Kala - Big Art
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Camp Kala - Big Art

Think outside the box as we create some really BIG art work. We will practice painting and drawing by creating large murals, experiment with recycled materials to create works of collage and experience art in motion by using movement to make marks! We will also collaborate to create giant puppets and sculptures that are out of this world! Kids from ages 6 to 9 may come attend our week long course! 

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Camp Kala
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Camp Kala

Have you ever wanted to be able to draw an animal or person that looks real? This camp will teach you how! We will spend time practicing our observational drawing skills and draw people or animals in action. Later, we will paint and sculpt our creations using wire, plaster and paint, bringing them to life with special details like clothing and fur! Children from ages 6-9 may come to attend our week long camp! 

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20 Points of View: a peek into dance-making, A free open studio event featuring 20 choreographers
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

20 Points of View: a peek into dance-making, A free open studio event featuring 20 choreographers

Luna Dance Institute presents 20 Points of View: a peek into dance-making, Thursday April 26th from 9am-7:30pm. A free, open-studio event, 20 Points of View features 20 local choreographers, each with 30 minutes to share their creative process rehearsing, improvising, or making a dance while engaging with audience in Luna’s studio. Dance lovers, individuals curious about the creative process, school groups, families and community members are invited to drop in all day, at any time to see artists in action. 20 Points of View celebrates the intersection between artists and audience, and we encourage all ages to watch, ask questions, interact and respond, increasing the potential for lively and expressive artistic exchange. This year Luna hosts Bay Area choreographers that include: Antoine Hunter, Katie Faulkner, Carmen Roman, Byb Chanel Bibene, Vangie King and more. 

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First Act: Where The Wild Things Are
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

First Act: Where The Wild Things Are

Join us for San Francisco Opera’s First Act program for families with young children. We’ll have a rollicking adventure through the beloved story Where The Wild Things Are, by author Maurice Sendack. In this workshop, we’ll explore music, rhythm, visual arts, movement and poetry, designed to foster social-emotional development, increased language, and fine-gross motor skills. Designed for youth ages 3-6 accompanied by at least one parent or guardian – all ability levels welcome, workshops are all-access. 

Cost: $10.00

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Livermore Innovation Fair
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Livermore Innovation Fair

As part of the arts in education program, the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will present the Second Annual Livermore Innovation Fair on Saturday, April 14 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Bankhead Theater. A free, family-friendly event, this year's focus will be on "Arts in Technology," sparking the imagination by demonstrating the many ways art and technology intersect in the world around us.

Inspired by the hands-on maker movement, the Innovation Fair is designed to energize students in grades K-12 and help make a connection between the five STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Scientific displays, visual art, and technology experiments will be presented in a lively environment that is equal parts science fair, high-tech exhibition, art show and community celebration.

This year an expanded speakers series features three notable local science and technology leaders - Jack McCauley, Guitar Hero pioneer and a co-founder of Oculus Rift, Karl Wente, fifth-generation winemaker, and NASA Ames Research Scientist Peter Graube - who will speak on the convergence of art, science and technology. 

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“Make a Family Art Mobile!” Workshop
Apr
10
2:00 PM14:00

“Make a Family Art Mobile!” Workshop

Bring the whole family to create a fun 3D art mobile. Families choose a theme and explore sculpture materials such as fabric, felt, yarn, feathers, and collage papers. Working together, families will make an intergenerational artwork to take home as well as contribute to a community artwork. Registration is required; call 510-745-1477. All ages.

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Arts Now Bay Area Summit
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Arts Now Bay Area Summit

Join us for the Arts Now Bay Area Summit to recognize and share the individual and collective work in support of arts education in the Bay Area! Hear success stories and learn how the arts can serve as a powerful tool for equity in our schools. Attendees will engage in meaningful discussions and workshops, as well as gain access to local and statewide strategies and resources for including the arts in LCFF/LCAPs, district strategic arts plans, and student advocacy. 

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Performing Arts Connection: Spring Break for Middle School Students
Mar
26
to Mar 30

Performing Arts Connection: Spring Break for Middle School Students

  • Wilsey Center for Opera (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fill your spring break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling! Discover and explore new art forms, hone current skills and inspire fresh creativity with students from all over the Bay Area.

Middle schoolers work with local artists and specialists from San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet and American Conservatory Theater in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco Don Fisher Clubhouse to craft original works and produce a showcase for their families and the community. Find your crew–join the Performing Arts Connection (PAC) today!

Who It's For:
Middle school students ages 11–14 years old. Students of all backgrounds and abilities welcome, no prior experience necessary.

Cost:
Application fee: $10
Tuition: $0-$290 for the week
Scholarships available, no student turned away for lack of funds.
Community Showcase:
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 6pm
Free and open to the community.

Visit the website to apply.

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Piedmont PAINTS Big Art Show and Party
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Piedmont PAINTS Big Art Show and Party

Piedmont PAINTS (Promote Art In the Schools) is a non-profit supporting art education in the Piedmont Unified School District. The Big Art Show will be showcasing our community artists and student artists from March 2-10th at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. The PAINTS Big Art Show culminates with the Big Art Party on March 10th from 5-8pm, which is a fundraiser for art education in the public school district. The Call for Art for the Show is open through February 9th at piedmontpaints.org. We encourage entries of 2D and 3D artwork and jewelry. Half the proceeds go to support art supplies, programming and professional development, and the other half goes to the artist. A Kids Art Show will be a central part of the event. 

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Uplift! Prescott Circus Theatre 2018 Showcase
Mar
10
1:30 PM13:30

Uplift! Prescott Circus Theatre 2018 Showcase

Two free shows. 11:00am & 1:30pm
Shows are approximately 1 hour.


The Prescott Circus Theatre, with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra and in partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), presents the annual Student Showcase featuring over 80 Oakland youth from over seven Oakland public schools in a dazzling display of acrobatics, juggling, stilt dancing, unicycle, dance, and more. Acts are inspired by the SF MOAD exhibit, "En Mas': Carnival and Performance Art in the Caribbean" running through March 4. Featuring the Oakland Spirit Orchestra, a youth orchestra composed of elementary, middle, and high school students from over 5 West Oakland public schools

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Opera in an Hour Film Festival
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Opera in an Hour Film Festival

See three Opera in an Hour favorites that are perfect for all ages and participate in a dynamic Exploration Workshop for Families!

Watch film screenings of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (10am) and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (1pm) and Cinderella (2:30pm). Join a family workshop at 11:30am. All ages are welcome! 

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Dance Education Forum: Focus on Equity
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Dance Education Forum: Focus on Equity

Join artists, educators & activists for this free community roundtable on race, power & privilege in dance. Together we’ll consider questions like: What is my role & responsibility as a dance-maker in addressing equity? How can I make my teaching more inclusive? Who has access to dance & why? What can I do with my own creative power to inspire change? All welcome. 

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Arts and Humanities Academy and Kala's Artists in School Programs presents: A Celebration of AHA Student Work Grades 9-12
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Arts and Humanities Academy and Kala's Artists in School Programs presents: A Celebration of AHA Student Work Grades 9-12

Arts and Humanities Academy and Kala's Artists in Schools Program present:

A celebration of AHA student work grades 9-12 demonstrating interdisciplinary learning as well as artwork from advanced students in 2D adn 3D work. 

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