Youth Open Studios - Gallery Tour Field Trip:
Youth Artists receive a tour of the SF Open Studios Exhibition led by an ArtSpan Artist Mentor using the Visual Thinking Strategies technique for analyzing artwork. The exhibition features 400+ pieces of artwork from local artists who participate with the SF Open Studios event. As the youth artists prepare for hosting their own exhibition at Youth Open Studios, this gallery visit will provide a valuable opportunity to experience a professional gallery space. Gallery tours include a short art activity inspired by the artwork. Youth are given a free artist's sketch books and encouraged to reflect upon what they have seen, and sketch their favorite works in the exhibition.
This is a very special collaboration Kids & Art has made with ArtSpan. Our mission is to empower our kids and to harness the power of art to heal the whole child whether it is the sibling or the child with a cancer diagnosis. We want them to be seen as more than what they are currently dealing with. This art workshop is aimed at doing exactly that.
WHen: OCTOBER 23, 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Where: SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER, 934 BRANNAN
WHAT IS YOUTH OPEN STUDIOS?
ArtSpan's Youth Open Studios program activates youth artists to plan, promote, and host public art exhibitions as part of the citywide SF Open Studios event. Through working with Artist Mentors, attending artist professional development workshops, and visiting working artists' studios and galleries, youth are inspired to work toward their SF Open Studios Exhibition and community arts celebration.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR YOUTH?
Through the Youth Open Studios program, students learn to represent themselves as legitimate artists as they work toward an exhibition deadline. Students gain public speaking skills, lessons in planning and time management, and a chance to showcase youth creativity to a vast audience of art appreciators. They will learn to host their own exhibition and present their own artwork to their communities as professional artists.
Please SAVE THE DATE for Saturday November 5. KIDS & ART FOUNDATION youth art will be featured in it's own solo show at Sports Basement Grotto Gallery, 1590 Bryant Street from 11a.m. to 4p.m. Here is the link with more information- https://www.artspan.org/events-programs/youth-open-studios