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A note from our Founder and Executive Director, Josefa Vaughan “These past two decades have been hugely exciting for me, and the lives we’ve touched and things we’ve accomplished are deeply gratifying. To all of our teachers, volunteers, funders, and most of all, our hundreds of students, my profound gratitude. I am fortunate to continue to have all of you as part of ArtSeed and my life.”

Big Thanks for Three Weeks of ArtSeed’s
Fine Arts Summer Intensive Camp!

Flickr Photos – Week One / Two / Three | Summary Participant List

This three-week, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm schedule of live, slide, and interactive video online learning successfully provided structured activities for students who worked “side-by-side” (both on and off-screen) with professionals in a variety of disciplines. This workshop/seminar, held on Google Meet, developed individual portfolios, and collaborative projects for exhibition. We are grateful to our sponsors, California Arts Council, and the Sam Mazza Foundation who have made it possible to attract such extraordinary presenters, students, volunteers, and teaching artists who made these three weeks so memorable. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming online Opening Reception and we hope you will be able to see the actual exhibition.

Summer Intensive Special Guest, Raymond Coats He has appeared in Michael Jackson’s video, ‘Cry.’ He has practiced and perfected his craft through many years of hard work and dedication. His performances are always smooth and confident because he takes the time to get to know his audiences. He knows that this is one of the most important aspects of being an entertainer! View Raymond’s Website.


ArtSeed Teaching Artist
ArtSeed’s 2020 Summer Intensive has just finished. One of its products that may be of interest and of use to students, teachers, and artists is the series of ArtSeed Presenters Packets, put together by the many people who taught online classes, discussed their own work, or lectured on specific topics. These Packets tell something about the presenters, describe briefly their topics, and offer detailed projects for further exploration. Here is one of them. Please check it out. If it catches your attention, look forward to others we will post on our website soon! They should be useful, to anyone interested in the exploration and teaching of art, particularly folks with youngsters stuck at home.

Clark Tate “I’ve been a contributor to ArtSeed for 2 years now and have seen the amazing attention and energy they have put towards the kids and their artwork. I believe this kind of focus engaging kids in art and creation is priceless. I was lucky enough to meet Josefa and become involved with showing students how to draw and create with their imagination.”
Clark’s Full Bio and Lesson Information


Want to be a presenter? What is it you love to do? It’s easy:
1. Make a document following these guidelines.
2. Send the document to both josefa@artseed.org & aber@artseed.org.
3. Submit any time for your lesson to be used in our weekly lessons.
The goal is to gather topnotch Artist Presenter Promotional Packets for broad educational distribution and commemoration of ArtSeed’s 20th anniversary!


Culminating Display of Art in both Actual and Virtual Galleries
Exhibition Information and Submission Form


Art-Making Doesn’t Stop with the Exhibition!
Join our weekly Tuesday lessons from 2 PM – 4 PM,
starting August 4, 2020.
Join our meeting hereSave the link! 
Please introduce yourself in the chat when you join.



Painting by William Scott

Solidarity and Resources for Black Lives Matter

“At this moment in history I hope you will join me in supporting causes that strive to make this country a more just and humane place. My husband and I support the Southern Poverty Law Center, almost fifty years on the front lines. I invite you to join me in helping them with their invaluable work. To be sure, in any event, there are many other worthy organizations. Click on William Scott’s painting to find even more anti-racist organizations that could use your support.” – Josefa Vaughan