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UPDATED 11/7/19


JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS) Director

View/Download full description here.

The Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS) are seeking a Studio Director to help lead, educate, and manage the largest community educational studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sharon Art Studio.

Working with the FOSAS and in cooperation with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD), the Studio Director will oversee administrative duties, program management and development, budget and fundraising, as well as being the key community liaison for Sharon Art Studio to help raise awareness around the power of art education as an essential component to a healthy community.




The Sharon Art Studio's Winter 2020 course catalog is available to view/download here!

Also check out our "Holiday Workshops" section!


WINTER 2020 Session Dates: JAN 4- MAR 3

FOSAS Priority Registration opens DEC 7 at 10am

General Registration opens DEC 14 at 10am



Our biggest event of the year is right around the corner! Our 4th Annual Halloween Fundraiser is Saturday October 19th from 6:30-9:30pm, and advance discount tickets are on sale now!

ADVANCED ONLINE TICKETS $15 member/$25 non-member Save money by buying early! Fee is included in the price.DOOR COST $20/$30

Tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets. Click here.

This special event will feature a silent auction, tarot readings, live music, complimentary spooky treats & cocktails (& mocktails), face painting, special prize drawings, games & more!

This year's donors and sponsors for Cirque d'Art:

Ambiance, California Academy of Sciences, CuriOdyssey, Dynamo Donut & Coffee, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Erik James, McKahn Family Cellars, Pier 39, Rainbow Grocery, San Francisco Zoological Society, SF Jazz Center, SF MOMA, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, SMUIN, Trader Joes



FALL FOSAS Priority Registration opened JULY 27 at 10am

FALL General Registration opened AUG 3 at 10am



View/download a PDF of the Fall 2019 Catalog here.


Physical copies of the catalog are estimated to arrive at the studio approximately a week before priority registration opens. Course offerings are listed under the courses tab. You may also search for classes at www.sfrecpark.org/register and begin adding courses to your wish list in preparation for registration (make sure to be logged into your account). 


The FALL catalog mailing list is closed. To be put on the catalog mailing list and start receiving the catalog starting with the WINTER 2020 catalog; you must request to be on the maiing list by 5pm SEPTEMBER 1STIf you contact the office after SEPTEMBER 1ST you will start receiving the catalog starting with the SPRING 2020 issue!


The Sharon Art Studio's Summer 2019 Course Catalog is available to view/download here

Summer course offerings are also listed under the courses tabYou may also start searching for classes at www.sfrecpark.org/register and begin adding courses to your wish list in preparation for registration (make sure to be logged into your account). 

Physical copies are available at the studio (limited in quantity).


 See Summer Session info below:


SUMMER 2019 Session Dates: JUN 10 - AUG 17 

FOSAS Priority Registration opened MAY 11 at 10am

General Registration opens MAY 18 at 10am

Just Added! Intermediate Watercolor and Painting For Everyone courses have been added to our spring programming! There are also still openings in a couple other classes that start later in April and in May! See info below:

Classes just added:

Intermediate Watercolor with Carlo Grunfeld

#21373 Thu, 6:30-9:30pm, 4/25-5/25


Painting For Everyone with Tami Tsark

#21372  Mon, 10:30am-1:30pm, 4/22-5/20


Classes with Openings:

Enameling: the Basics with Olivia Competente

#20207 Sat, 3:30-6:30pm, 5/11-5/25


A Taste of Jewelry with Andrea Taylor

 #20232 Sun, 1-4pm, 5/12


A Taste of Jewelry with Delia Munoz

#20231 Sun, 1-4pm, 5/19




SPRING 2019 Session Dates: MAR 21-MAY 26


SPRING 2019 Session Catalog available now! View/Download a copy here

Physical copies of the catalog are expected to be available at the studio mid February.


 Spring Membership Priority Registration opens Feb 23 at 10am

 Spring General Registration opens Mar 2 at 10am


View/Download this handy "Helpful Hints" Guide for Priority Registration, Spring 2019


Winter 2019:



New class added! Register today while seats are available!

Painting for Everyoneainting for Everyone: Mondays, 10am-1pm, 2/11-3/11 


There are still a few seats open in the following classes:

Basic Beadings: Sundays, 12:30-3:30pm, 2/10-3/10

Casting Saturdays: 2-5pm, 2/9-3/9

Metal Clay Exploration: Sundays, 11am-3pm, 2/24-3/10 


The Winter 2019 catalog and course listings are availble now! View/download the catalog here

You may also start searching for classes at www.sfrecpark.org/register and begin adding courses to your wish list in preparation for registration (make sure to be logged into your account). Registration is now open for FOSAS members, and general registration opening on Dec 15th!  


  • December 8  WINTER 2019 Priority Registration opened at 10am
  • December 15 WINTER 2019 General Registration opens at 10am

 The Winter 2019 catalog and course listings will be posted to the website the first week of November with the catalog expected to arrive at the studio by the first week of December!

  • December 2nd is our WINTER 2018 Student Sale at the studio (11am-5pm and  FOSAS member preview is at 10-11am)
  • December 8  WINTER 2019 Priority Registration opens at 10am
  • December 15 WINTER 2019 General Registration opens at 10am



16718 - Painting With The Unconventional has been cancelled 



18646 - Painting For Everyone with Tami Tsark

Mon, 2-5pm, 10/22-12/3



18644 -Develop Your Portfolio with Cara Goldstein

Sun, 10/21-11/4, 11am-12:30pm


Min 4 - Max 16



HOLDAY WORKSHOPS--There are still openings in our holiday workshops! 

See the full listing of the holiday workshops being offered this fall here.




16142 - Painting and Poses with Tami Tsark

Wed, 6:30-9:30pm, 10/24-12/5


17608 - Intermediate Watercolor with Carlo Grunfeld

Thu, 6:30-9:30pm, 10/25-12/6


16706 - Plein Air for the Enthusiast with Alan Tarbell

Sun, 11am-3pm, 10/7


16707 - Plein Air for the Enthusiast with Alan Tarbell 

Sun, 11am-3pm, 11/21


16717 - Textured Pendants and Earrings with Andrea Taylor

Sun, 1-4pm, 11/18



Falling Leaves Collage with Tatiana Mak

Sun, 10am-12pm, 11/18


Medieval Fantasy with Becky Jackson

16696 – 3:45-4:40pm, 10/18-11/15


O Christmas Tree Collage with Tatiana Mak

17607 – Sun, 10am-12pm, 11/25


UPDATED 7/31/18




Download a copy of the Fall 2018 catalog hereClasses are currently listed under the courses tab.


FALL 2018 Session Dates: Sep 10- Dec 7

Fall Priority Registration opened Jul 28th at 10am

Fall General Registration opened Aug 4 at 10am

If you'd like to receive future Sharon Art Studio course catalogs in the mail for, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on the catalog mailing list and start receiving the catalog starting with the WINTER 2019 catalogMake sure to provide your mailing address in the email for receiving our catalog. This is integral to the process of adding you to the mailing list.


Summer Registration is open! 


Priority Registration is on May 12th at 10am. In conjunction with the SFPRD Registration Desk, the FOSAS office traditionally puts together the following Helpful Hints Checklist. View/Download here.


SUMMER 2018 Session Dates: Jun 11 - Aug 19

FOSAS Priority Registration opens MAY 12 at 10am

General Registration opens MAY 19 at 10am

View/Download a PDF copy of the summer catalog here.



JUST ADDED! Two new courses added to our spring offerings:

Painting For Everyone & Life Drawing

Life Drawing with Alison Burek, Wednesdays, 4/25-5/23, 10am-1pm in the Carousel Room.

For more details & to sign up click here. Drop Ins are welcome!


Painting for Everyone with Tami Tsark, Wednesdays 4/25-5/23, 10am-1pm in the Jewelry Studio.  (CURRENTLY FULL)


View the full Summer course listing online now!

Physical Summer 2018 Catalogs have arrived at the studio--pick up a copy today!



Don't miss our big Spring Sale!

THIS Sunday, May 6th from 11am to 5pm. Member's preview from 10-11am. More info here.



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Available NOW: FOSAS tote bags and both men’s and women’s tee shirts for sale at the Studio!


Items can be purchased at the front desk during business hours (Monday through Friday 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm--when staff is available)

Please Note: This particular fit runs on the small side (similar to juniors sizing; please try on a shirt prior to making a purchase.


Totes: $25 each   |    Tees: $20 each

Cash or check only; no online or credit sales at this time

*Checks made payable to FOSAS

Tote bags | color: black with white logo on one side

Women’s tees | color: navy with white logo on front | sizes available: S-XL

Men’s tees | color: black with white logo on front | sizes available: XS-XXL



Summer Programming TBA!


SPRING 2018 Session Dates: Mar 26- May 27

Spring Priority Registration opens Feb 24th at 10am

Spring General Registration opens Mar 3rd at 10am

View and/or download a PDF of the Spring 2018 Sharon Art Studio Catalog here!

The catalog is available at the studio if you'd like to pick up a copy.



This Friday is our Valentine Make & Take! Only a few spots left!

When: Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Where: in the Jewelry Studio at Sharon Art Studio | 300 Bowling Green Dr. SF 94117
Time: 6:30-930pm
Price: $6 members, $12 for non-members

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. Tickets here: 





FOSAS is working on behalf of our partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to conduct a community survey about the Sharon Art Studio.  The purpose is to check-in with our community (including members/students who may not have registered for classes in awhile or have not had an opportunity to formally offer input in the past.) Your participation benefits our community as it helps the administration with future program considerations.  The survey takes approximately 2 minutes to complete. 

Your responses are  confidential and the survey will be open through November 30, 2017. We thank you in advance. Please click on the live link below:



UPDATED 11/2/17

WINTER 2018 Session Dates: Jan 2-Mar 12

Winter Membership Priority Registration opened Dec 9th at 10am

Winter General Registration opened Dec 16th at 10am

WINTER CATALOG PDF AVAILABLE NOW! Download/view PDF version here.

 Physical copies of the Winter catalog expected at the studio in late November, approximately one week before priority registration.

Please note the following: Winter member priority registration opens 12/9 at 10am, and general registration opens 12/16 at 10am.

Attention ceramic students: We are no longer selling tool kits at the studio. We have adult tools for the new students to use when in class before they buy their own tools. Please ask your instructor if you have any questions.


Attention staff and students with classes this weekend! This Sunday is SF’s annual free comedy festival in the park which all takes place at the newly-renamed Robin Williams Meadow (formerly “Sharon Meadow”) – for a day of free comedy under the sun from the Bay’s top comics. Please plan accordingly if you have class that day, as parking will be impacted.




Adelbart (Bert) Banks, dedicated student, former studio assistant and FOSAS Board Member passed away on Saturday night, August 26th. According to his wife, Dale Rabinov, there will be a Service and Celebration Circle to honor him.

When:  Thursday, Sept 7th at 2 pm. 
Where: SF Columbarium & Funeral Home
One Loraine Court
SF CA 94118

If you cannot attend: Dale invites you to join her by sending any memories or thoughts to her or someone else to share in the Circle: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donations: If you wish to make a donation in Bert’s honor, some of his favorite organizations are: Rocket Dog Rescue, Wounded Warriors and the SF-Marin Food Bank.

 The FOSAS office will be including a special article about Bert in our next FOSAS newsletter.




FALL Session begins September 10th!

Some class news:

Karen Bash will NOT be accepting any drop-in students for the following classes:

All About Composition

Everyone Can Draw, Advanced

From Photo to Art: Images


Karen Bash will accept drop-in students for these classes:

Plein Air Landscapes in Acrylic (off site)

Ink & Watercolor

Sketching the deYoung Museum (off site)


The drop-in fee is $23. If you wish to attend one of the classes accepting drop-ins, please read the class description and materials list (Sharon Art Studio website http://www.sharonartstudio.org ) for information about where and when to meet, and what you will need to bring. 


UPDATED 8/14/17

For those curious about Winter programming dates--here they are!

WINTER 2018 Session Dates: Jan 2-Mar 12

Winter Membership Priority Registration opened Dec 2nd at 10am

Winter General Registration opened Dec 9th at 10am


UPDATED 7/26/17


 Don't forget, Priority Registration for FOSAS members is THIS Saturday July 29th at 10am.


FOSAS MEMBERS: Please refer to the studio's helpful hints here for more information on registering online.



The Festival of Chariots will be taking place on July 30 in Sharon Meadow, with set-up scheduled for July 29 (SATURDAY! )  -  therefore parking WILL BE AFFECTED.   We highly recommend students register on-line or via their devices.  We will have minimal staffing at the studio on Saturday morning and coming to the studio for assistance in registration will not be advantageous. Again, although we will offer on-site registration at 10am at the studio for members, parking and limited staffing will make registering at home more convenient. We feel it is important to manage member expectations.  


Fall Information:


Copies of the FALL Course Catalog are now available at the studio!!  

The Fall 2017 Sharon Art Studio Course Catalog is available to view/download here.

You may log into your ActiveNet account and begin perusing classes and adding classes you are interested in to your wish list!


Fall 2017 Dates:

Fall session will run 9/10-12/9

Fall member Priority Registration opens 7/29 at 10am

Fall General Registration opens 8/5 at 10am



UPDATED 6/5/17

Tickets for our Drink & Draw this Thursday are SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket--see you this Thursday!

SUMMER 2017 starts 6/11 and ends 8/13


 UPDATED on 5/24/17

The Harriet J Stix Encouragement Scholarship (available to those 18Y & up that can be used towards classes AND open studios) form is now available to download! See further detials in the Scholarship section of this website or view the form here.


Tickets are on sale NOW for the next Drink & Draw! Purchase tickets here. Tickets are selling fast!

Members get $10 off. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for discount code or call the front desk at 415-753-7006.


Annoncement: A special pop-up artist talk for FOSAS members!

Artist Talk & Slide Show Presentation by visiting artist, Esther Shimazu. 

Mon 5/1 | 1:30-3pm in the Carousel Room

*FREE for interested FOSAS members*

Please Note: Space is not guaranteed and priority is given to registrants students of upcoming ceramics classes and FOSAS members.     

Note: Esther Shimazu is this session’s visiting artist for the ceramics Master Series, course #9200 at the Rochambeau Center 5/2-5/5.

Visit sharonartstudio.org for latest news, membership info & other announcements



A new Jewelry Open Studio Session for Spring Session has been added!

Saturdays,  5/6-5/27, 4:30-7:30pm  in the Jewelry Studio

Course #10440

Registration open NOW! See details and register here: sfrecpark.org/register



Dear Student,

The annual Spring Student Sale is on May 7, 2017.  The mission of the Sharon Art Studio Sale is to continue the education of the artist student by hosting a learning sale event. 


  • help students learn the procedures and needs surrounding a sales endeavor
  • provide opportunity for students to interact with members of the public in relation to their artwork
  • a learning experience vs. a professional art sale/private studio event


  • Currently enrolled SAS adult (18+) students or Studio Assistants may be sellers, as well as students from Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 sessions.
  • Sellers may only sell their own work made at the studio

Seller Packets with sale information are now available at the front desk at the studio, along with a sign-up binder. Students from all departments are encouraged and welcome to sign-up by Wednesday, May 3, noon.



Once interested individuals have officially signed–up, a special communication will be arranged for participants.  


UPDATED on 4/6/17

FALL 2017

Information about Fall Session and events coming soon!

Fall session will run 8/21-12/23

Fall member Priority Registration opens 7/29 at 10am

Fall General Registration opens 8/5 at 10am



The Sharon Art Studio's SUMMER 2017 Catalog is coming soon to the studio! Physical copies should arrive in late April.

You can begin viewing summer courses on this site as well as the registration site NOW!

Download a PDF copy of the Summer 2017 course catalog here.

SUMMER 2017 Session Dates: June 11-Aug 13

Summer Membership Priority Registration opens May 6th at 10am

Summer General Registration opens May 13th at 10am


Carlo Grunfeld's Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor #9503 (Fridays in the Carousel Room, 6:30-9:30pm, 3/31-5/12 ) class is now accepting drop-ins!

Drop in fee: $40
Checks or cash only (Checks should be made out to "FOSAS") and provided to the instructor. Students should not phone the studio/FOSAS office or call the registration desk to register/reserve a space.  Space is limited and is first come first serve.

Prerequisite: Students must have basic painting experience - this is not a workshop for beginners. Students are encouraged to bring any watercolor material of their choosing. Instructor will present specific exercises for painting the figure in watercolor at each meeting.

NATURE in WATERCOLOR w/Karen Bash   9198 10a-12:30pm IS running on THURSDAYS (there was an error in the studio brochure). If you go to register for this class, the correct day of the week will be reflected in the registration system.  Just a courtesy

CAUTION: Expressive Brushstokes (Tuesday 10a-12pm) is not running for Spring 2017.   If you see this class/activity on the registration system as an option to put in your wish list, please be aware it will not be running.  We may do a version of this class in a future session.


The Spring 2017 catalogs have arrived at the studio! Pick up a copy today or view courses online at sharonartstudio.org! Priority Registration for Friends of Sharon Art Studio​ members opens this Saturday, Feb 25th, at 10am, and General Registration opens next Saturday, Mar 4th, at 10am. Log into your account and start adding classes to your wish list today at sfrecpark.org/register.

Click here to view/download the catalog as a PDF!

(Remember if you are a new member and would like to receive the printed catalogue,  or for some reason you use to receive the brochure and have not been getting it, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  PLEASE NOTE, requests received after Feb 1, 2017 will start to receive the brochure in the SUMMER session.) Limited hard copies are made available at the studio approximately 1-2 -weeks before Priority Registration. Members can also start to look for Spring activities (studio classes)  in the Registration System prior to the brochure as Spring activities are put in the registration system ahead of our studio/FOSAS-produced brochure production.


At the Sharon Art Studio, we have two separate mailing lists: the e-news mailing list (which you can sign up for here if you are not currently on it), and there is the catalog mailing list (which is separate from the e-news as we need permission to use your current address for mailing purposes).
If you are not currently on the catalog mailing list and would like to be, please let the office know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and current mailing address, and we will put you on the mailing list!


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. 

How to renew a membership 1


In the past, many students have asked about a check-list to get prepared for Priority Registration on February 25th at 10am. In conjunction with the SFPRD Registration Desk, the FOSAS office put together the following information:

1) Practice logging-on to the registration site and signing-on to your account before Saturday to ensure your passwords are working, etc.  If there is an issue with your password, there is a link to have it resent/changed, etc. Here is the link to log-on: www.sfrecpark.org/register
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. FOSAS Memberships are now renewed on-line. 
3) Research classes/activities in advance vs. waiting until the morning of Priority Registration.  (Psst... make sure you are looking at the SPRING 2017 brochure!).
4) Place desired classes in your Wish List.
5) Line-up alternate options in case your first choice of activity fills.

If you are placed on the waiting list automatically because the class is already full, you still need to proceed to checkout to complete the waiting list transaction.


  • The registration 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. 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 a high-demand class. If you come to the studio to register on Saturday, remember the studio uses DSL internet, which is slower. We would recommend student register from home/device.



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.

5. I've been asked to verify my credit card on file. Why does this happen and it seems some customers are asked to do so and others are not? 

It shouldn’t be an issue because if they are at that point of payment, the spot is held for them. Once they add a class to their shopping cart, it’s held for at least 10 minutes.
6. I have a FOSAS FAMILY membership and myself and another person want to register for the same class. If it's a high-demand class, is it better to have each of us sign-on to register on our own at the same time, vs. having one person try to register for both people?
Yes, it might be faster.  That is your choice. Each person should have their own login and own password and can sign up for their class individually. Even though they share a family FOSAS membership and are on one “family” account, they have individual customer accounts. 

 7.  My membership does not need to be renewed for awhile. When does a reminder email get sent to me and what is the email address it comes from so I can look for it?
A reminder to renew your FOSAS membership comes from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be sent approximately 30 days prior to expiration; Subject line reads: Friends of Sharon Art Membership Expiring

 UPDATED on 1/19/17:

ANNUAL TOWN HALL MEETING is Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Sharon Art Studio - Carousel Room.   Remember in addition to this news section, you can follow our Facebook page to keep aware of special events. Flyers are also posted on bulletin boards at the studio and (if you are on our FOSAS newsletter database) be sure to read important emails.  If you would like to be added to the FOSAS newsletter database, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know. There are a lot of ways for people to be informed, engaged and proactive in this creative year ahead.

Unable to join us at the studio for the meeting? Consider emailing us a studio question or comment in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will include in our follow-up newsletter and on this site. You may also post a question or comment to our Facebook page during the meeting.

 UPDATED on 1/19/17:


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



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  


Instructor will contact registered students prior to first session by email to confirm details. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm for the upcoming session!  


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.

The Sharon Art Studio has been given a makeover: the studio now has a new roof, and the sky light has been replaced!


sas new roof

sas skylight

Also, finally the studio's building sign includes the address! Now the studio should be easier for visitors and new students to find.

sas address

We now have two brand new gas kilns to fire pieces at cone 10! Woo-hoo!


Available NOW: FOSAS tote bags and both men’s and women’s tee shirts for sale at the Studio!

Items can be purchased at the front desk during business hours (Monday through Friday 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm--when staff is available)

Totes: $25 each

Tees: $20 each

Cash or check only; no online or credit sales at this time

*Checks made payable to FOSAS

Tote bags | color: black with white logo on one side

Women’s tees | color: navy with white logo on front | sizes available: S-XL

Men’s tees | color: black with white logo on front | sizes available: XS-XXL