ArtSpan’s Youth Open Studios program provides mentorship and exhibition opportunities for young artists to thrive alongside professional artists as participants in the city-wide SF Open Studios event. Visit Youth Open Studios sites during SF Open Studios on Saturdays, 12pm-4pm, to support the next generation of artists in San Francisco.
WHAT IS YOUTH OPEN STUDIOS?
ArtSpan's Youth Open Studios program activates youth artists to plan, promote, and host public art exhibitions as part of the citywide SF Open Studios event. Through working with Artist Mentors, attending artist professional development workshops, and visiting working artists' studios and galleries, youth are inspired to work toward their SF Open Studios Exhibition and community arts celebration.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR YOUTH?
Through the Youth Open Studios program, students learn to represent themselves as legitimate artists as they work toward an exhibition deadline. Students gain public speaking skills, lessons in planning and time management, and a chance to showcase youth creativity to a vast audience of art appreciators. They will learn to host their own exhibition and present their own artwork to their communities as professional artists.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Youth who are part of afterschool programs or school art classes are eligible to participate in YOS. ArtSpan works directly with the schools and youth organizations to coordinate youth participation, adult supervision, and transportation for fieldtrips. In order to register a group, there must be 5 or more youth artists committed to participation.
HOW DO I GET MY YOUTH ARTISTS INVOLVED?
Program registration is FREE! Adult supervisors must get a commitment from at least 5 youth artists, and complete the Youth Open Studios Registration Agreement. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROGRAM INCLUDES (PER YOUTH GROUP):
- 3 Youth Artist Professional Development Workshops
- 2 Field Trips: Professional Artist Studios & Gallery Tours
- SF Open Studios Exhibition - Full Day, 11am-6pm!
- Promotion from ArtSpan, plus featured article in the SF Open Studios Guide Publication
- Youth Open Studios posters, postcards and digital flyers
- Additional Summer Exhibition Opportunities (optional)
- Additional Spring Workshops & Field Trips (optional)
- Youth Open Studios Kick-off Celebration Day!
2016 Youth Open Studios
Weekend 1: Saturday, October 15, 12pm-4pm
Family Art Activities
Youth Performances by Boys & Girls Clubs of SF
Willie Mays & Tenderloin Clubhouses, Boys & Girls Clubs of SF
Public Glass Youth Artists
Weekend 2: Saturday, October 22, 12pm-4pm
Creative Arts Charter School
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Weekend 3: Saturday, October 29, 12pm-4pm
Creative IQ Art Studio & Gallery
Weekend 4: Saturday, November 5, 12pm-4pm
Buena Vista Horace Mann Community School
Columbia Park & Mission Clubhouses Boys & Girls Club of SF
Kids & Art Foundation