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.

Volunteer online outreach, art-making, and exhibition opportunities (last updated 2/1/21):

ArtSeed Programs 2021: THIS IS WHAT ARTSEED DOES

Seasonal Public ArtSeed Events and Opportunities:

  • 13th Annual Earth Week Virtual Art-a-thon, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24 
  • Fine Arts Summer Intensive (hybrid), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, July 12 – 30
  • Exhibitions, (In Real Life and Online) + Almost Free Shop & Share Project: 

Only Zombies Race to Mass Extinction! In Real Life (IRL) ArtSeed’s Presidio Annual Exhibition, September 3 – Extended into 2021 (Presidio venue follows Health Orders) China Brotsky and Seed Galleries, Tides Converge, 1007 General Kennedy Ave., San Francisco.

ArtSeed Apprenticeships, Internships, Mentorships and Artist Studio Residency programs: Online with IRL 1:1, distancing / outdoors consistent with Health Orders.

ArtSeed Arts Education Projects (includes Public Events, Mentorships, and Artist Studio Residency opportunities):
2021 Weekly Online Sessions –

  • Sunday & Thursday, 2 – 3 p.m. Art Share & 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. To register, contact Dan at 415-221-4810 X22839

In Real Life (IRL1:1, distancing / outdoors by appointment: josefa@artseed.org, 415-656-9849) ArtSeed Presidio WorkSpaces welcomes organizations interested in Partnering with ArtSeedand other participants. Please check San Francisco’s Health Orderand ArtSeed In-Person Policy (for Covid-19).

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 the 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.