Programs

ArtSeed Mission Statement: ArtSeed’s mission is to connect the most resourceful and gifted with the youngest and most vulnerable citizens of the Bay Area and beyond through projects that explore links between classical and cutting-edge fine arts disciplines. We do not discriminate on the basis of any disability, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, political party, economic background, national or ethnic origin.

THIS IS WHAT ARTSEED DOES: ArtSeed Programs 2020-2021

1. Seasonal Public ArtSeed Events and Opportunities:

  • 13th Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon, Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Summer Fine Arts Intensive, Monday – Friday, July 12 – 30, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Exhibitions, Open Studios, and Online (Almost Free) Store:
    • Shop & Share Project aims to get studio supplies and equipment to artists in need.
    • Michelle Vignes Virtual Gallery, September 3, 2020 – Ongoing display of art from programs, featured artists, legacy art and includes documentation of:
    • Only Zombies Race to Mass Extinction! In Real Life (IRL) Tides Converge Annual, September 3 – December 31, 2020 (Presidio venue follows Health Orders)

2. Year-long ArtSeed Apprenticeships / Internships / Mentorships:
(Online with IRL 1:1, distancing / outdoors consistent with Health Orders.)
Jax Puliatti, EcoArts Administrative Apprentice, Shop & Share Project
Dina Kharag, Communications Associate Intern, Administrative Outreach & Archives
Sam Kuang, Hunters Point Studio Resident Artist Apprentice, IT/Applied Arts Projects
Aberswyth Van Beuren, Administrative Assistant Intern, Video Conferencing/Website
Peter Li, CA Lawyers for the Arts Intern, Virtual Exhibition Installation & Captions
Saloni Sharma, CA Lawyers for the Arts Apprentice, Publicity & Animation Projects
Berit Sandvig, University of San Francisco Intern, Art History & Lesson Planning
Bailey Drenik, ArtSeed Youth Council, Collaborative Artmaking & Presentation

3. ArtSeed Arts Education Projects (include Public Event and Mentorship opportunities):
Weekly Online Sessions –

  • Sunday & Thursday, 2 – 3 p.m. Art Share & Capacity / Brainstorming for all ages.
  • Tuesday 2 – 5 p.m. Art Lessons & Online Projects for mature kids and teens.
  • Friday 1 – 2 p.m. Veterans’ Art Lab with ArtSeed hosted by the Veteran Administration for info call Daniel Evenhouse: daniel.evenhouse@va.gov

In Real Life (IRL) ArtSeed Presidio WorkSpaces and https://www.artseed.org/public- schools/ (ArtSeed is compliant with Health Orders, 1:1, distancing / outdoors by appointment: josefa@artseed.org, 415-656-9849)

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY & ARTS EDUCATION GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Traditional and Experimental Approaches: Utilize professional artists and archival materials (media that are intended to survive into the future as works of art or as documentation of the creative process.) Use knowledge of classical and indigenous art to inform innovative application of new media and technologies.

One-to-one Learning Emphasis: Address students’ individual interests and learning styles, even when classrooms become safe, asking teachers, parents and assistants to use the apprenticeship model.

CA State Content Standards for the Arts and Project-based Teaching: Design projects that use sequential standards-based development of ideas through collaborative brainstorming, planning and team implementation with outcomes that culminate in public presentation and individual recognition.

Interdisciplinary Approach: Show how concepts and disciplines learned in the arts can be utilized to excel in other fields and professions, and vice-versa. Combine practical application of both fundamental academic knowledge and creative exploration to illuminate and build interest in other fields of knowledge and skills.

Introduction of New Ideas: Introduce students to ideas and skills that stretch assumptions about what children can and cannot understand, appreciate, or master. Include cultural history, current events, critical thinking, and techniques for rendering nature, expressing human emotions, or processing information.