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Your dona­tion is tax deductible! Give today to receive "I Heart SAS" sticker and our many thanks!

The Friends of Sharon Art Stu­dio (FOSAS) is a pub­lic ben­e­fit 509(a)(2) non-profit 501©(3) orga­ni­za­tion. We accept cash, in-kind and donated items as needed for use at the Stu­dio. Your dona­tions are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law. Tax ID #94–3143513

The Sharon Art Stu­dio will gladly accept donated art sup­plies and equip­ment, includ­ing but not lim­ited to art glass, kilns, and glass related tools and equip­ment, as well as office sup­plies and fur­nish­ings. If you would like to donate sup­plies or equip­ment and receive a tax write-off, please call 415–753-7005 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to dis­cuss whether we can uti­lize your donation.

Annually, the Sharon Art Studio serves over 3,000 children, teens, adults and seniors. You can be a part of the Sharon Art Studio and the invaluable role it plays in enriching the lives of Bay Area residents in delivering inspired arts and crafts classes for all. You could help the Studio increase the quality, breadth and diversity of its offerings by:

Becoming a member of Friends of Sharon Art Studio

Making a tax-deductible donation by mail to:

        Friends of Sharon Art Studio

       1032 Irving Street #520

       San Francisco, CA 94122              

You can make a donation to FOSAS using your credit card or PayPal account!

Just click the button below and you will be taken to a secure FOSAS PayPal page where you can make a donation. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal, and a donation receipt from FOSAS will be sent via US Post.


Spreading the word about the Studio, taking classes, attending events

Volunteering at the Studio to help with projects and special events

Suggesting ideas for the Studio’s programming and operations

   Shopping at community partners or on AmazonSmile and selecting "Friends of Sharon Art Studio" as the non profit that you wish to make a donation to


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In addi­tion to mak­ing a cash or in-kind dona­tion, there are a vari­ety of other ways you can sup­port FOSAS finan­cially at no cost to you! You can donate to FOSAS just by shop­ping!

Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to the non-profit of your choice at no extra cost to you! So now you can help support FOSAS by shopping!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you are familiar with (same products, prices, and service). Go to or click here to get started. Make sure to log in to Amazon at and select “Friends Of The Sharon Art Studio” as the non-profit that you wish to donate to!

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Did you know that you can support the studio by donating items to Community Thrift Store?!

Check out this helpful information on how to choose the Friends of Sharon Art Studio as the community partner to donate to.

Here's how it works:

1. Please take a look at Community Thrift's current Welcome/Unacceptable Donatinos listbefore bringing your items to the store.

2. Donate your items to Community Thrift, and at the time of drop-off, choose the Friends of Sharon Art Studio as the charity partner to benefit from the sale of your donated items

3. When your items get purchased, your charity of choice gets paid!

4. Then, Community Thrift dispurses to charity partners on a quarterly basis. 

It's that easy! Visit Community Thrift's list on items they are currently accepting today and the next time you decide on cleaning out your closet, perhaps choose Community Thrift as the organization to donate to!


The following local Com­mu­nity Part­ners will donate a per­cent­age of your pur­chases when you men­tion the Friends of Sharon Art Studio:

Com­mu­nity Thrift
Donate used cloth­ing, fur­ni­ture, elec­tron­ics, and other items to Com­mu­nity Thrift at 623 Valen­cia St (across from the Police Sta­tion) and tell them that you want your dona­tion to ben­e­fit FOSAS. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds on all sales then comes back to FOSAS quarterly!

Lucky S.H.A.R.E.S.
Do you shop at Lucky gro­cery store? If so, pick up a Lucky S.H.A.R.E.S. Card in the kitchen, or upstairs office of the Sharon Art Stu­dio. Sim­ply give it to the cashier every time you check out at Lucky and a por­tion of your pur­chases go to ben­e­fit FOSAS, at no cost to you.

You can ben­e­fit FOSAS with a por­tion of your credit card pur­chases at hun­dreds of local and online busi­nesses at no cost to you. Visit to learn more.

Cole Hard­ware Stores
For April, Cole Hard­ware Spare Change col­lec­tion will ben­e­fit Friends of Sharon Art Youth Pro­gram Sup­port. Please drop your spare change in the jar and help sup­port the arts!

Stu­dio Wish List
FOSAS can accept equip­ment and mate­ri­als on behalf of the Stu­dio and you can receive a tax deduc­tion for your dona­tion. Please speak to a stu­dio staff mem­ber to see if you have some­thing we need.

Finally, whether or not you can make a cash dona­tion, you can sup­port us by vol­un­teer­ing.


About the Studio: Sharon Art Stu­dio is jointly oper­ated by the San Fran­cisco Recre­ation & Parks Depart­ment (SFRPD) and the Friends of Sharon Art Stu­dio (FOSAS), a non-profit pub­lic ben­e­fit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to advanc­ing the Studio’s goal to pro­mote art as way of explor­ing our selves and our place within the com­mu­nity. FOSAS believes that art edu­ca­tion is an essen­tial com­po­nent to a healthy com­mu­nity and strives to ensure that qual­ity, non-competitive art pro­grams are afford­able and acces­si­ble to all. While the facil­ity is man­aged and main­tained with city funds, FOSAS works in coop­er­a­tion with SFRPD by aug­ment­ing and adding breadth to the Studio’s pro­gram, and through rais­ing funds for equip­ment, sup­plies and free after school and men­tor­ing pro­grams for youth. Sharon Art Stu­dio could not offer the vari­ety of classes and free com­mu­nity pro­grams with­out the sup­port of our donors.

Con­tri­bu­tions sup­port our free pro­grams, includ­ing quar­terly sched­uled free art days, com­mu­nity events, and our youth men­tor­ship pro­gram. Addi­tion­ally, dona­tions fund our sup­ple­men­tary schol­ar­ship pro­gram which is avail­able to every­one, stu­dio equip­ment and sup­ply pur­chases, equip­ment main­te­nance and repair, and a small admin­is­tra­tive staff.


 Stay tuned for news about upcoming events! 

Mark your calendar for the following:


Oct 20th: 3rd Annual Halloween Fundraiser "Haunted Arthaus"

Dec 2: Annual Winter Studio Sale

More events TBA!



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When:Saturday, October 20th

Time:   6:30-9:30pm

Where: Sharon Art Studio, 300 Bowling Green Drive, SF CA 94117

Price:$15 member/$25 non-member *no service fee*

Get your tickets here! *No online service fee!


Calling all goblins, ghosts, and art lovers! Come to our 3rd annual Halloween fundraiser “Haunted Arthaus!” This special event will feature a surreal and fun dark art exhibit in a “haunted house” style walkthrough, PLUS! A silent auction (wih lots of cool items--see sponsors below!), live music, complimentary spooky treats & cocktails (& mocktails), special prize drawings, tarot readings & more!

*****Come dressed in costume and get entered in a drawing to win one of several fabulous drawing prizes of art supplies and other surprise goodies! *****

Featuring a fabulous silent auction,art demonstrations with some of our instructors (Jacqueline Ruben & Matt Burns), Tarot Card Readings by Andrea Taylor (*for entertainment purposes only), and live music by Jim & Marilyn Letchworth and Friends!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Sharon Art Studio and go towards benefiting the Sharon Art Studio building and community.

Hope to see you there!


Thank you to all of our sponsors for the Silent Auction:

American Conservatory Theater, Amy Rose Moore Illustration, Asian Art MuseumBeach Blanket Babylon, BlickChildren's Creativity Museum, The Conservatory of FlowersContemporary Jewish Museum, CostcoDynamo Donut & Coffee, Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoFlax Art & Design, Foreign Cinema, Kabuki Springs & SpaLandmark TheatresMcKahn Family Cellars, Nopalito, Oakland Zoo, Paxton Gate, Pier 39, Presidio BowlSFMOMA,  SMUIN Contemporary Ballet, Six Flags Discovery KingdomSusie CakesThe Walt Disney Family Museum




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Come eat, drink, and be merry at our festive July “Yulefest” Fundraiser: A Member Appreciation Event!

When : Sunday July 22nd

Time: 1-4pm

Cost: FOSAS Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10 for Adults, Kids (12Y & under) Half Price

Where: Sharon Art Studio, 300 Bowling Green Drive in Golden Gate Park

Join the Sharon Art Studio Community for this special festive fundraiser as we celebrate giving, the summer, and the teachers, staff, volunteers, and members who keep our program running!

Come celebrate summer tidings with complimentary snow cones and joy! Feast on festive nibbles, mingle, and be merry with a surprise winter visitor, a special drawing, prizes, and more!

Thank you to all of our sponsors:

Blick Art Materials & Cole Hardware

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Come shop for beautiful hand-made items and unique art at the Retired Teachers’ Sale on 3/18 from 10am to 4pm, sponsored by the Friends of Sharon Art Studio and the UESF Retired Division. Items for sale will include knitted items, photographs, cards, glass art, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, fine art prints, purses, wallets, water colors, bookmarks, woodwork, stuffed animals, and more!

WHEN: March 18th, 2018 from 10am-4pm 

WHERE: Sharon Art Studio: 300 Bowling Green Drive, San Francisco CA 94117

Feel free to call the Front Desk at 415-753-7006 with any questions. 

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The Friends of Sharon Art Studio presents: 

Valentine Collage Make & Take

Group ctivity guided by: Jeannie Ichimura & Cassandra Sechler

When: Friday, Februry 2nd, 2018
Where:  in the Jewelry Studio at Sharon Art Studio
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Price:$6 members, $12 for non-members

This is a ticketed event, you must purchase your ticket ahead of time, as space is very limited.

Online service fee is included in the cost of the ticket!

*Tickets availble here!

You are invited to a special Valentine Make & Take, hosted by the Friends of Sharon Art Studio.Come create a unique and personal Valentine for someone special in a valentine-making group activity guided by: Olivia Competente, Jeannie Ichimura & Cassandra Sechler, focusing on recycled paper art, collage, and traditional valentine making fun!

Specialty cocktails, coffee, sweets, and materials provided.

Have scraps of paper, magazines, of fabric you haven’t been able to figure out what to do with but haven’t tossed? Why not bring them to share & put to use!To further personalize your valentine, feel free to bring anything else you’d like to include, such as a photo, printed materials (like a poem special to you), fabric, or other items of special value to you.

Staff and volunteers will be available for guidance & suggestions in the activity; but instruction is limited. This event is intended for those who would like to come make recycled art, be social, and make a gift for someone (or yourself) at the end of the night.

Some materials will be provided: stencils, pens, heart shapes, stickers, various papers, doilies, lace, fabric, tissue, scissors, glue, feathers, glitter, magazine clippings, and more.

No experience necessary. All ages welcome. 

A portion of the proceeds is donated to FOSAS and supports the studio!






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You are invited to the Friends of Sharon Art Studio’s


Sunday August 20th



Three Twins Ice Cream

Toy Boat Dessert Café

Destination Baking Company

Tartine Bakery & Café

Where: Sharon Art Studio, 300 Bowling Green Drive in Golden Gate Park (near the Children’s Playground)

Cost: FOSASMembers: FREE

          Non-Members: $10

Join the Sharon Art Studio Community for ice cream, pastries, root beer, and more as we celebrate  the summer and the teachers, staff, volunteers and members  who keep our program running!

The first 50 attendees will receive a ceramics bowl made here at the studio served with unlimited ice cream!

Cash or check only; all sales at the door.

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the front desk at 415-753-7006.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Sharon Art Studio and go towards benefiting the Sharon Art Studio building and community.

Hope to see you there!

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Come join the Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS) at Cybelle’s Pizza for a fun abstract oil pastel activity led by professional artist/instructor Karen Bash while mingling and enjoying snacks & Cybelle’s weekly drink specials.
Where: Cybelle’s Front Room New York Style Pizza
1385 9th Ave @Judah
San Francisco, CA 94122
When: Thursday, June 8th
Activity: Learn how to design an abstract image from a photo, and the many possibilities of creating texture with oil pastels and take home their masterpiece! All skill levels welcome.
All materials, art lesson, and activity are all included in the ticket price.
Purchase of ticket automatically enters you into a drawing for a basket of art supplies! With the purchase of food or drink, you will be given additional tickets to be entered into the drawing.
A portion of the proceeds helps benefit the Friends of Sharon Art Studio!
FOSAS members get $10 off! Message This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the discount code!
A portion of proceeds go to benefit the FOSAS programming budget.
Purhase tickets here:




Sunday, May 7th, 2017

11am-5pm in the Glass Studio at Sharon Art Studio!

FOSAS Member’s Preview: 10am-11am


Come shop at the studio! Find stunning, original, affordable, handmade items crafted by the studio's instructors, staff, and students! Look for that perfect holiday gift for a friend or to yourself! 

Choose from hundreds of unique and affordable items, all of which are hand-made at the Studio. Invite your friends!

300 Bowling Green Drive

San Francisco, CA 94117

in Golden Gate Park

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You are invited to Sharon Art Studio’s Annual Town Hall Meeting

This is open to the public, and we welcome you to come!

date: Monday, January 23rd
time: 6:30-7:30pm
location: Sharon Art Studio (in the Carousel Room)
300 Bowling Green Dr. | San Francisco, CA 94118

Join the FOSAS Board of Directors, FOSAS office staff, and the SFRPD Sharon Art Studio Coordinator with special guest AnneMarie Donnelly (Recreation Business Manager & ACTIVENet System Administrator) to learn about current events at the Sharon Art Studio.

Questions? Call the Sharon Art Studio at 415.753.7006 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 The Sharon Art Studio's WINTER SALE will be Sunday, December 6th.

Please join us! 11am - 5pm (10am: Member's Preview)

300 Bowling Green Drive

San Francisco, CA 94117

in Golden Gate Park

Come shop for those perfect Holiday gifts at a great prices! Choose from hundreds of unique and affordable items, all of which are hand-made at the Studio. A portion of sales benefit Friends of Sharon Art Studio, working with SFRPD to help operate and enrich offerings at Sharon Art Studio.

Feel free to RSVP on Facebook, and feel free to invite your friends--the more the merrier!



 The Friends of Sharon Art Studio Presents:


Date: Saturday, November 7th

Time: 4-8pm

Where: The Sharon Art Studio | 300 Bowling Green Drive, San Francisco CA 94117

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Come enjoy a fun evening filled with great items to bid on, music, and complimentary refreshments and horsdouvres.

Funds raised will benefit the Friends of Sharon Art Studio and their mission to provide quality, non competitive art programs that are affordable and accessible to all. One goal is to double the FOSAS scholarship fund and offer free and lower priced teen programming.

Donated items will be revealed daily through the Facebook event page so make sure to RSVP to the Facebook event if you plan on attending! Hope to see you there!

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