Hello there,
ArtSeed has decided that in this time of public health concerns and maintaining social distancing, we are still determined to reach out to people through art during this year’s Art-a-thon on Saturday, April 25th from 10 AM to 8 PM.
This is your chance to join in on the fun of making art by hosting a personalized lesson in your area of expertise! The art lessons should be 30 minutes maximum. We will host the lessons remotely through Zoom, and you can teach from the comforts of your own home. To host your lesson, all you have to do is make a free Zoom account and one of our ArtSeed staff will connect you to the people interested in learning through a video call.
We understand the importance of providing accessible materials to the general public since not everyone has things like paints and charcoal. We want to do so much more while keeping within ArtSeed’s recent theme of climate change and sustainable art. To do this, we want to use recycled materials at our disposal as well as forms of art within the computer. Some possibilities are, and aren’t limited to:
  1. Using recycled materials to create collages, sculptures, etc.
  2. Using basic drawing implements we have in our houses such as pencils, pens, colored pencils, and crayons to make drawings, comics/sequential art, or even find new and creative ways to work with them
  3. Working with creative writing, such as letters, postcards, stories, and poetry
  4. Working with free programs on the computer, such as Blender for 3D art, Twine for non-linear writing, Garageband for music, or even hosting a game where you can create something
  5. Host an outside class (following the 6 feet guideline) and stream it online
So in other words, there’s no need to go out and buy materials as they should already be at your disposal! Painting and other traditional art mediums are available to teach but are limited.
We will be holding multiple time-slots on Sundays from 1 to 2 PM and Thursdays from 2 to 3 PM to present a 10 minute sample of the lesson. Our first time-slot is on Sunday, March 29th. If you’re interested in teaching a class, please feel free to respond to the email, vanbueren.aber@gmail.com, by providing your name, your lesson plan, and the supplies you’ll use for your lesson. Now, let’s get crafty!
To participants under 18 interested in teaching, please have your parent sign this permission form. https://www.artseed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ArtSeedLessonsProfileWaiver_PDF_Fillable_2_15_2020GB.pdf
Please take a picture or scan then submit completed form to vanbueren.aber@gmail.com.
To all participants, please sign and submit this online volunteer waiver.
Please, contact us if you have any questions completing or sending the forms.
Thank you!



Explore ArtSeed’s Art-a-thon budding online artist pages and fundraising site (Mightycause): https://www.mightycause.com/event/Artseed-Artathon2020 It is also a fun race. You can develop a page to show your art and express your feelings and ideas. Others can encourage you by making a donation in your honor. Click the blue button above or below. Create an ArtSeed Art-a-thon Mightycause Leaderboard page or become a sponsor. We are All Creators (no matter what)!
Dear ArtSeed Family,
We must all work together to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
To that end, as of March 11 on-site ArtSeed programs are on pause until further notice, to comply with California’s shelter-in-place directive and to protect our community, especially our most vulnerable members. ArtSeed is exploring other ways to continue our mission and impact others, which includes holding the Art-a-thon online (more info below) and providing online lessons.

ArtSeed team meeting online

The following selections were from an email directed to core ArtSeed participants from Josefa, sent on March 11:  If you had an appointment with me or anyone affiliated with ArtSeed I ask that you reach out to them and always copy me, Josefato arrange a virtual connection (remote possibilities are almost boundless for) continuation of your work with us. We are not alone! 
We encourage our participants to remain safe at home. Our Board and staff look forward to face-to-face appointments when it is safe to do so. We will share further updates as the circumstances continue to evolve. Email us at Josefa@artseed.org or text and call me at 415-656-9849 with any questions or concerns you may have.
The hardship some of the most vulnerable among us are having as a result of service provider closures concerns me. I’m certain we can pool our resources to look after one another if we stay in touch. For those of us who are well and able, doing things from home and making do with what we have there (for a while) might at least have a positive
impact on the environment. At this point, we are moving forward with

 plans to expand the upcoming Art-a-thon’s satellite component
that was pioneered many years ago by our dear teaching artist friend Luned Palmer who began celebrating her birthday with a small art-making gathering in her east coast home.
Stay tuned. The Art-a-thon may have a drive-by component for those who would like to pick up free supplies. You can make art from home and/or encourage others by showing your support (and your art!) online: ArtSeed’s 12th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon (Saturday, April 25th, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) has an online fundraising site called Mightycause.