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Breaking News! Visit ArtSeed’s Cottage & Programs Orientation

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ArtSeed invites you to help turn Michelle Vignes’ Legacy Gift into an Enchanting ArtSeed Garden & Home

Schools and Studio Program Orientation for Core ArtSeed Stake holders at The Cottage on 654 28th Street, between Diamond and Douglas Streets View Map

ArtSeed’s newest initiative involves use of a wonderful cottage in Diamond Heights overlooking all of downtown San Francisco. These meetings will help launch what promises to be an exciting new chapter in ArtSeed’s thirteen-year existence. Come find out how you can be a part of the magic!

Saturday, August 17, 10a. m. – 4p. m.: Artists, Classroom Teachers, Parents, Volunteers and Neighbors will see ArtSeed’s Studio Practice Cottage and discuss possible programs and challenges. We will be looking at best practices, regulations and guidelines for teaching there and in classrooms and other studio settings, and will brainstorm ideas for upcoming projects and next year’s overarching theme. Find out about artist residency and teaching opportunities and afterschool apprenticeships. We will build on stories and brainstorming that occurred Saturday August 10 around Michelle and the Cottage and share our experiences in teaching, Tips for curriculum arts integration, cross-referencing different standards for best practices and ideologies. Come find possible artists to work with your students or, if you are an artist, describe to us your perfect classroom or private teaching experience. All supporters are invited to please come share concerns/ideas! Please confirm with Josefa: 415-656-9849.

We have uncovered ArtSeed art from previous years which has not been picked up. Take this opportunity to reclaim remnants of your creativity along with remaining art from the most recent exhibition. Please come to the above Cottage meeting or call Josefa to arrange another time. All ArtSeed supporters are invited to please come share concerns/ideas! Click to read more about Michelle Vignes.

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Sums, Sustenance and the Five Senses

Made possible in part by the Sam Mazza Foundation, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund  the California Arts Council and the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund.

ArtSeed’s Thoreau Center Exhibition Closing Reception on Saturday, July 27, 2013 celebrated an entire year’s programming at Leola M. Havard Early Education School, Sherman Elementary, and SF Public Montessori School. It also included moving picture LEDs and other pieces by distinguished San Francisco artists who contributed to an expanded Summer Intensive (thanks to the Lucious and Eva Eastman Fund). We showcased crowning works by Mentoring Artists Caroline Liddell (and apprentice Jazmin L.), Joseph Aponte (and apprentice Angel C.). Kathryn Kain, Todd Standish, Steven Froman, Maximilien Volckaert, Dorothy Yuki, Jim Campbell and other teaching and presenting artists made a huge impact on this year’s programming. Activities ranged from pie-making, quilt-making and printmaking to aluminum foil sculpting, artistic anatomy drawing, and oil portrait painting of Marie Kurihara, during her presentation about being a Japanese internment camp survivor. This year’s two-week Summer Intensive involved eighteen youngsters, seventeen artists, twelve volunteers and nine guests or guides during field trips, studio practice sessions and presentations. “All the artists were very passionate and the way they thought, painted and sculpted was unique.” “I learned a lot about working in groups, guiding activities, and had my general knowledge both reinforced and called into question.” “I’m glad the focus was ‘How can this be better?’ since too many art classes teach ‘crafts’ with a prescribed outcome.” “The artists seemed very wise and experienced in their different specialties.” “I became a more rounded artist.” At her exhibition opening reception an eleven-year-old apprentice exclaimed: “I feel like a celebrity! Is this a dream?”

Click to see a full list of Summer Intensive artists and participants.

Click to see photos from the Thoreau Center exhibition.

Click to see photos from the Summer Intensive.

We send a great big THANK YOU to all the families, teachers and friends, artists and volunteers, sponsors and in-kind supporters who made all this possible!

ArtSeed is funded in part by the Artists in Schools Program of the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Individual gifts and volunteer time from family and friends like you continue to be our base of support and is essential to our success – thank you! Click to see a full list of sponsors and in-kind donors (and please do call us if you see any missing names).

ArtSeed Sponsor Funder Logos August 2013