SF Arts Education Project

135 Van Ness Avenue, c/o Nourse Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 551-7990

Category

Residency

Information

Grade Level: 
Grades K-5, Grades 6-8
Discipline: 
Dance, Literary Arts, Media, Music, Theater, Visual Art
Subject: 
N/A
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Program Description

Our mission is to bring art—in many exciting forms—to San Francisco’s youth in vivid, experiential ways. Educating through participation is what firmly distinguishes the San Francisco Arts Education Project. We pursue such hands-on participation by bringing career artists directly to kids in every corner of our city, helping them ignite personal confidence and growth.

Sha Sha Higby

P.O. Box 152
Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-2409

Category

Performance

Information

Grade Level: 
Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, High School, Post High School, All Ages
Discipline: 
Dance, Multi-Discipline, Theater, Visual Art
Subject: 
N/A
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Program Description

International performance/sculptural artist Sha Sha Higby is known for her evocative performances using the exquisite and ephemeral body sculpture that she meticulously creates and moves within. She has performed internationally at Festival Internazional delle Marionette; Festival of Sydney, Australia; Singapore Festival of the Arts; Hong Kong Fringe Festival; Tokyo National College Of Art; the Portland Art Museum; Portland State University; California State Summer School for the arts, and more.

ShadowLight Productions

22 Chattanooga Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 648-4461

Organization Type

Arts Education Organization
Performing Arts Company

Category

Field Trip, Performance, Workshop, Residency, Professional Development

Information

Grade Level: 
Pre-K, TK, Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, High School, Post High School, All Ages, Adults, Seniors
Discipline: 
Dance, Literary Arts, Multi-Discipline, Music, Storytelling, Theater, Visual Art
Subject: 
History, Language Arts
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Program Description

The Arts Education Program at ShadowLight Productions focuses on creating a collaborative effort involving students in the production process of Shadow Theatre, including script writing, puppetry, mask movement, dance, music, lighting, and visual design. The program offers one-day, one-week, or multi-week student workshops as well as professional development workshops with hands-on training in shadow theatre techniques for school teachers, theater groups, and artists.

Shakespeare On Tour

PO Box 460937
San Francisco, CA 94146
(415) 558-0888

Category

Workshop

Information

Grade Level: 
Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, High School, Post High School
Discipline: 
Literary Arts, Theater
Subject: 
Language Arts
Languages: 
English

Program Description

Shakespeare On Tour performs at schools, libraries, and community centers all over California. The troupe arrives with set, costumes, and props to stage a show at your location! At the end of the show (just under an hour long), performers take questions from the audience. In advance of the performance, 15 one-hour lesson plans (indexed to state standards) are sent to educators. Optional PLAYSHOP may be added for a one-hour, hands-on experience that will deepen student appreciation of the show.

1AM Gallery

1000 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 861-5089

Organization Type

Arts Education Organization
Gallery

Category

Field Trip, Workshop

Information

Grade Level: 
Grades 6-8, High School, Post High School, All Ages
Discipline: 
Visual Art
Subject: 
N/A
Languages: 
English

Program Description

At 1AM Gallery, we exhibit and educate people on the history and craft of street and urban art. We teach drawing, spray painting, mural, and stencil classes. We also offer private group classes.

826 Valencia

826 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 642-5905

Organization Type

Arts Education Organization

Category

Field Trip

Information

Grade Level: 
Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, High School
Discipline: 
Literary Arts
Subject: 
Language Arts
Languages: 
English

Program Description

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen when trained tutors work one-on-one with students and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

AcroSports

639 Frederick Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 665-2276

Category

Field Trip

Information

Grade Level: 
All Ages
Discipline: 
Dance, Multi-Discipline, Theater
Subject: 
N/A
Languages: 
English

Program Description

Our semi-professional training and performance troupe features a blended style of traditional circus arts (acrobatics, aerial acts, contortion) with newer, city-born forms (breakdancing, parkour, Hip Hop theater), as well as art forms from other cultures. City Circus offers the only long-run circus performance in San Francisco with an annual run of 3-5 weeks. Performances are built around an evocative narrative combining issues of urban social concern with myth, fantasy, humor, and magic.

African American Art and Culture Complex

762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 922-2049

Organization Type

Cultural/Community Center

Category

Workshop

Information

Grade Level: 
Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, High School, Post High School
Discipline: 
Dance, Literary Arts, Media, Multi-Discipline, Music, Theater, Visual Art
Subject: 
N/A
Languages: 
English

Program Description

AAACC is a community-based, 501(c)3 arts and cultural organization. Our mission is to empower our community through Afrocentric artistic and cultural expression, mediums, education, and programming.

African-American Shakespeare Company

762 Fulton Street
Suite 306
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 762-2071

Organization Type

Performing Arts Company

Category

Performance, Workshop, Residency

Information

Grade Level: 
Grades 6-8, High School
Discipline: 
Theater
Subject: 
Language Arts
Languages: 
English

Program Description

The SHAKE-IT-UP program teaches literacy skills to students using theater games and drama techniques. This program addresses the educational needs of students in fun and creative ways, helping students develop a positive relationship with complex reading materials. Partner schools receives first choice dates and seating at performance events.

Alphabet Rockers

P.O. Box 8636
Emeryville, CA 94662
(415) 625-3218

Organization Type

Arts Education Organization
Performing Arts Company
Teaching Artist

Category

Performance, Workshop, Residency, Professional Development

Information

Grade Level: 
Pre-K, TK, Grades K-5, Grades 6-8
Discipline: 
Dance, Music, Theater
Subject: 
History, Language Arts, Math
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Program Description

Alphabet Rockers makes music that makes change. Alphabet Rockers' programs make learning come alive through the beats, rhymes and movement of hip-hop. Through high quality contemporary performances, workshops, and residencies for young audiences, Alphabet Rockers engages children in critical thinking and the arts while empowering them to transform their lives, their families and their communities. Professional development trainings provide educators a model for using hip hop as a learning tool for K-5 classrooms.

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

February 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

February 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

February 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

February 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125