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Our wildly popular Junior Picasso classes, with Instructor Rebecca Jackson, meet one day a week over five weeks and explore a variety of themes and involve drawing, painting, and a variety of fun and exciting crafts! Read descriptions for each session's theme and register online at: http://sfrecpark.org/register or call 415-831-6800
**3 week sessions for $55, and 4 week sessions for $65
An $8 fee for materials will be collected at the first class
|MONDAYS IN THE JEWELRY STUDIO|
|Drawing & Painting From the Imagination||9512||Mon||3:45pm||4:40pm||3/27-4/17|
|Cute Animals: Drawing & Painting||9511||Mon||4:50pm||5:45pm||3/27-4/17|
|Splash! Drawing Pirates, Mermaids & Creatures!||9526||Mon||4:50pm||5:45pm||5/1-5/22|
|TUESDAYS IN THE JEWELRY STUDIO|
|Big Messy Fluffy Sparkly Arts & Crafts||9522||Tue||3:45pm||4:40pm||3/28-4/18|
|THURSDAYS IN THE JEWELRY STUDIO|
|**Drawing Cartoon Characters||9520||Thu||3:45pm||4:40pm||3/30-4/27|
|**Drawing & Painting for Kids||9521||Thu||4:50pm||5:45pm||3/30-4/27|
|Kids Art Studio||9531||Thu||3:45pm||4:40pm||5/4-5/25|
|Drawing & Painting Animals||9519||Thu||4:50pm||5:45pm||5/4-5/25|
The Sharon Art Studio is located at 300 Bowling Green Drive in beautiful Golden Gate Park by the Children's Playground and Carousel.
Feel free to come visit the studio, and pick up a brochure with class info when you stop by!
ATTENTION: This site is updated regularly. Please scroll down and look for topic headers of interest. If you do not see a recent update, it is because they have not been finalized. Please check back with us.
SPECIAL NEWS/IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATE:
UPDATED on 2/2/17
The Sharon Art Studio Spring 2017 Catalog has gone out to print and is now available online!
Click here to view/download the catalog today!
Physical copies of the catalog should be available at the studio in mid February!
SPRING 2017 REGISTRATION DATES:
Spring Priority Registration opens Feb 25th at 10am
Spring General Registration opens Mar 4th at 10am
REMINDER ABOUT MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:
FOSAS memberships are now renewed on-line. Practice logging-on to your ActiveNet registration account and check your membership and renew if necessary. (See sample screen below) Please do not mail-in checks to the studio with an old membership application form from a previous brochure. Memberships are now processed through Active Net (just like class registrations). Your FOSAS membership status is instantaniously updated once you complete the on-line renewal/purchase. Remember you are able to check your membership status/expiration at anytime on-line, proactively.
The FOSAS office will still mail you a special thank-you letter with your new FOSAS member card, but these items are not required to register for activities and we send these items approximately two weeks after your on-line renewal/purchase.
UPDATED on 1/19/17:
UPDATED on 1/19/17:
VESTA KIRBY MEMORIAL EVENT:
The FOSAS office has organized with the family of Vesta Kirby a special January 21, 2017 memorial and creative service at the Sharon Art studio.
DATE: Saturday, January 21, 2017
TIME: 6-7:30pm (Formal introduction and special readings will begin at 6:30pm)
Order of Service
6-6:30 Informal mingle and memories
(Participants are encouraged to visit with each other and reflect on Vesta's work on display)
6:30 Introduction to the family
6:40 Special Reading: Born to Eternal Life by Vesta Kirby
6:45 Special Reading: taken from Georgia O'Keefe's 1943 exhibition
6:50 Special Reading: an inspirational quote by Martha Graham
7:00 Shell Ceremony
Participants are invited to take a few shells with them to leave in a special place of nature- inspired by Vesta's own words:
"...returning to tell the loved ones where they had gone."
SPECIAL NOTES: RSVPs are not required to attend the event.
Light refreshments will be provided.
UPDATED on 1/19/17
ADDITIONAL KAREN BASH "off-site" FINE ART CLASS:
An additional offsite course "Museum Sketching : deYoung Museum" is now available to register.
This additional course will run on Friday afternoons (2pm-5pm) for 5 sessions from 2/10-3/10. This class is held offsite at the de Young. For more information here is the link to the course #9653
Beginning Watercolor #7453 Mon ,10am-1pm 1/9-3/6 will be taught by Carlo Grunfeld
Drawing and Painting In Pastels #7466 Sat, 10am-1pm will be taught by Carlo Grunfeld
Expressive Brushstrokes #7471 Wed, 10am-1pm, 1/4-3/8 has been cancelled for Winter session.
Chinese Brush Painting #7458 Tues, 10am-12pm 1/3-3/7 has been cancelled for Winter session.
Still Life in Gouache #7603 Mon, 6:30-9:30 1/9-3/6 has been cancelled and will not run this Winter semester. We hope to run a version of this class in a future session.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR PRIORITY REGISTRATION
INFORMAL "CHECK LIST"
SUGGESTED CHECK-LIST PRE-SATURDAY:
2) Ensure your membership is active. Once you sign-on, click the "My Account" option at the top of the screen. It will take you to your Account Options page and you should see your Memberships/Passes and Usage link found under the Account Activity section. Memberships are now renewed on-line.
- The website is live all the time now (there is not a “registration preparation down time”) so clients can log-on any time. But the Registration Desk wouldn’t advise you logging-on until about 10 minutes before the start of 10am Priority Registration. As with any internet site, if a site is idle for a long period of time, it sometimes needs to be refreshed from your end. And sometimes people can get logged-out if they are idle for too long.
- Seconds before 10am, if a client is viewing their Wish List, they should see a countdown till exactly 10am and be able to see the “wish list” button magically turn into an Add to Cart button. If at 10am they don’t see this, they should refresh their screen (CTRL + F5) (Command + R for Mac users).
- It is recommended/definitely encouraged for students to register from home or from their mobile device if they want a better chance to get into their class. If you come to the studio to register on Saturday, remember the studio uses DSL internet, which is slower.
WITH FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION/ADVICE FROM OUR SFRPD REGISTRATION DESK:
1. Q. When looking for an activity to register – and one is signed-in…why is it necessary to reconfirm “who you are?"
A.You always have to choose the “participant” for the registration – you can also add a family member at that time to be able to register them if they are not on your account. You are not "confirming" who you are, you are just choosing who you want to register into the class/activity.
2. Q. I had a Wish-List scenario that puzzled me: a class that had been on my Wish List evaporated from my Cart and was replaced with an “incomplete entry” message...even though I’d entered everything correctly.
A. Any Incomplete entry or error messages means that the class was full when they clicked the button and they would go on the waiting list. Remember – there may be many people clicking the “add to cart” button at the exact same second, and the system has a limited number of slots to place registrations – it basically becomes random selection at that point. We would advise people wanting high-demand classes to have one or two backups ready.
3. Q. Let's say I have a first choice and it's full at the time I try to register for it. Is it better for me to take the time to "wait list" this class and then try my second choice or go try my second choice, etc.?
A. If an activity is full, we would go to our second choice first before doing waiting list option.
4. Q. A spinning icon appears after I have clicked "payment." What should I do?
A. Let it spin; it may be that the credit card transaction is taking a few seconds. If it seems stuck, refresh screen and see if you can try to make payment.
The Sharon Art Studio has been given a makeover: the studio now has a new roof, and the sky light has been replaced!
Also, finally the studio's building sign includes the address! Now the studio should be easier for visitors and new students to find.
We now have two brand new gas kilns to fire pieces at cone 10! Woo-hoo!
HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT THE STUDIO?
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
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
Making a tax-deductible donation by mail to:
Friends of Sharon Art Studio
1032 Irving Street #520
San Francisco, CA 94122
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.
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.
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
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 smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3131948 or click here to get started. Make sure to log in to Amazon at Smile.Amazon.com and select “Friends Of The Sharon Art Studio” as the non-profit that you wish to donate to!
The following local Community Partners will donate a percentage of your purchases when you mention the Friends of Sharon Art Studio:
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!
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 www.escrip.com 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! www.colehardware.com
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.