ArtSpan Workshop

ArtSpan Workshop

Since 1997, Public Glass has been San Francisco's only public access glass studio and school. As a 501(c)3 arts organization located in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, our outreach includes a full curriculum of glass courses taught by local and nationally recognized artists, as well as programming for under served youth and adults, corporate group experiences, events, and exhibitions.

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Hope in Art

Hope in Art

I am very lucky to be a cancer survivor. A lot has changed for me from those early, sickly days. I’m now 16, in high school, and am an active athlete. I played club soccer for many years, eventually becoming captain of a team which traveled to Sweden for an international tournament. I now play water polo for a club and for Aragon High School. I also enjoy skiing, using my new drivers license and hanging out with friends. I like sleeping in late, being on my cell phone and don’t like doing homework: in other words, I’m now a typical teenager. 
 

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My thoughts on Destination Workshop at Pacific Arts League

My thoughts on Destination Workshop at Pacific Arts League

Just this weekend, Kids & Art hosted its first destination workshop of the 2017-2018 season at the Pacific Arts League!  The artists and children paired up one-on-one and kids were free to spend as much time as they pleased with any given artist.  Stations included but were not limited to wall decor, card making out of found materials, beading, clay, and printmaking.

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Public Glass Workshop Oct 8

Public Glass Workshop Oct 8

Since 1997, Public Glass has been San Francisco's only public access glass studio and school. As a 501(c)3 arts organization located in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, our outreach includes a full curriculum of glass courses taught by local and nationally recognized artists, as well as programming for under served youth and adults, corporate group experiences, events, and exhibitions.

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Kids & Art in Vietnam

Kids & Art in Vietnam

I recently had the honor of representing Kids & Art in a collaboration with the “Paint It On” project in DaNang, Vietnam. I worked with a non-profit organization One Painting-Many Hopes. The organization is comprised of student volunteers, mostly college students, who are supporting cancer patients in the DaNang Cancer Hospital. The entire hospital is dedicated to oncology treatment for people from all over the central area of Vietnam, caring for both pediatric and adults patients.

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Empathy is Priceless

Empathy is Priceless

Empathy is a priceless spiritual commodity, and Kids & Art is an empathy generator.  The foundation's promise is to create an empathetic environment of caring and support while giving children battling cancer a chance to create an imaginative alternative to the difficult road their life experience has become.
 
Kids & Art gives artists a chance to express and strengthen their ability to empathize by providing a community where kids, with the artist's participation, are able to create a fun imagined world. You will see one little boy's enjoyment and pride in accomplishment in the photos below.
 

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The Healing and Transformative Power of the Creative Arts

The Healing and Transformative Power of the Creative Arts

I was delighted to be asked to write a blog post for Kids & Art. At the San Mateo County Arts Commission, we believe strongly that the arts can play a powerful role in improving outcomes for physical, mental and community health. Kids & Art’s unique programs that serve children with cancer, along with siblings and care circle, in the hospital and in the community, and use the creative arts to empower, encourage and create memorable experiences for children and their families have been lauded by grant reviewers and Commissioners alike.
 

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