ArtSpan produces workshops and discussions to aid artists with the professional side of their art practice. These events are free for all current ArtSpan Artist Members. A $20 suggested donation is requested of the General Public non-member attendees. No one is turned away for lack of funds.    

Please e-mail [email protected] with suggestions for new topics that you are interested in learning more about! Upcoming workshops will be listed here

Except where otherwise noted, all events are held at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, as part of their Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to arts and cultural organizations. 

You can find a list of recorded workshops here

*Please note, not all workshops are recorded. 

2020 Workshop Schedule 
 

What Sells, Creating a Saleable Body of Work

DATE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to create a body of artwork that sells, presented by professional artist, gallerist, & educator, Stephen C. Wagner​
RSVP HERE 
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ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION: ARTIST RESIDENCIES 

Date: February 11, 2020 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 

PANELISTS: Kaytea Petro, Anoushka Mirchandani, Deirdre Weinberg, and Rebekah Frank​

DESCRIPTION:  Hear from ArtSpan Artists who have completed international and domestic artist residencies. Learn about the application process, their experiences and suggested best practices. ​
RSVP HERE
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PRESENTING YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST, OVERCOMING FEARS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom (RSVP for Zoom link)

DESCRIPTION: Guest speaker, Donnie Hill of Eloquence, an interpersonal communication training studio in San Francisco, will offer tools specific to artists to make public speaking a more comfortable experience.  Increase your overall confidence with public speaking and learn how to deliver under pressure and manage stress symptoms.​
RSVP HERE
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The Art of the Artist Statement 
DATE: TUESDAY, May 12, 2020, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom (RSVP for Zoom link)

DESCRIPTION: Hear from guest speaker. artist, gallerist and educator, Stephen C. Wagner on clear, concise and consistent ways of writing an impressive Artist Statement . Learn how to communicate appropriate information about yourself and your art with effective structure. Stephen’s presentation will include helpful examples and practice exercises.
RSVP HERE

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share your artistic vision with better portfolio language
date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

LOCATION: Online via Zoom (RSVP for Zoom info)

DESCRIPTION:  Guest Speaker Jessica Gardner of Artglish is a language coach with a background in both art and ESL (English as a second language). In this interactive workshop, she’ll share strategies to help you make your portfolio language more accurate, engaging, and organized so that you can share your creative vision with confidence.
RSVP HERE

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all about sf open studios 2020
date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: TBA

DESCRIPTION: Learn the A-Z about what SF Open Studios is and how you can participate. ArtSpan staff and Open Studios Committee members will introduce you to the event and answer all of your burning questions. Attend this workshop to find out whether SF Open Studios is right for you, and how you can start preparing now!
RSVP HERE

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Curating, Installation & presentation  
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm

LOCATION:​ SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA

DESCRIPTION: This unique workshop is presented by Matt Mckinley of Mckinley Art Solutions along with Artist & Art-in-Neighborhoods coordinator, Shane Izykowski.  Shane and Matt will provide live demonstrations and will speak on the significance of preparation, safety, longevity and professionalism when presenting your work.  Each will offer insider tips, shortcuts, secret weapons, and work-arounds in a fun, interactive presentation. 
RSVP HERE

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Pricing Your Art
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm

LOCATION:​ SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA

DESCRIPTION: Join ArtSpan Artist Joshua Coffy for an insightful workshop about pricing your artwork. We'll explore various techniques for pricing and discuss the pros and cons for each. Attendees are welcome to share success stories and join the collective art-pricing brainstorm.
RSVP TBA

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The Inner & Outer Game of Selling your art
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:o0pm-8:00pm

LOCATION:​ SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA

DESCRIPTION: Are you confused about what to do or say when someone walks into your studio to look at your work? Do you frequently wonder how the art sales process works and how to do it right? If you answered YES to any of these questions then guest speaker, ArtMatch Coach Martha Zlatar, says that this workshop is for you! *NOTE: This event begins at 6pm (earlier than our usual workshops) to accommodate the extensive content of valuable information.
RSVP HERE

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Applying for grants & residencies
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm

LOCATION:​ SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA

DESCRIPTION: Presented by guest speaker, artist Cheryl Derricotte, this workshop is designed for artists, writers and other creative professionals who seek time and money to pursue their artistic projects.

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Pictured above: John Kraft leading an ArtSpan Artist Workshop