Have you ever wanted to learn how to create a real website? In this class, you’ll work on a design team to create a real website for District 11 that the whole community can access. In the process, you’ll gain skills in graphic design, filming and editing.
Justin Warren is an educator, brand strategy consultant and creative director for photography and multimedia in the San Francisco bay area. An Oakland native, Warren developed a distinct vision as a photojournalist at UCLA, where he earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Afro-American Studies. In 2000, Warren began teaching photography and visual art at a nationally recognized high school for at-risk teens (Life Learning Academy), where he created innovative, project-based interdisciplinary curricula for visual arts and nonviolence. Warren has since expanded his instructional expertise and offered custom courses for private and corporate clients . In addition, Warren accepts freelance photography clients, and provides creative direction and strategic consulting services for small and mid-size brands.
This class has access to a variety of top level music production equipment including turntables, mixers, keyboards, pro-tools software and much more. Want to learn how to produce your own music and beats? Do you know how to play an instrument or sing? Sign up to record your own songs! Do you want to learn how
Mark has been teaching high school classes since he was in high school. As a teenager he interned and eventually worked for a non-profit specializing in health education & harm reduction. After going away for college, he continued on with the same organization becoming the head educator, and eventually was put in charge of running a teen center for Peninsula High School in San Bruno. He is also an active musician/producer/recording artist in the bay area. He enjoys helping young people foster a passion for the arts.
Alfie teaches Afro-Brazilian drumming and percussion ensemble. He has studied and performed with noted percussionists, Gamo Paz and Jorge Alabe from Brazil, and locally with Carlos Aceituno, Zeke Neally and Kwaku Dady as well as ensembles including Aguas de Bahia and Fogo Na Roupa. He is an accomplished salsa dance instructor and also teaches with Loco Bloco, the San Francisco Arts Education Project and Project Avary, a summer arts camp for at-risk youth. Alfie is also the musical director of both Loco Bloco & the dance company Sambaxé. He and his drumming students regularly collaborate with Sambaxé. Alfie has been with Out of Site for three years. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Are you interested in architecture? Do you like building things? Do you want to have the power to make decisions about the space around you and how it affects the community? In this class we will be making important decisions about public art in the Excelsior neighborhood. We will be designing and working on real
Raffaella teaches architecture and dance, has been the program manager, and is now the Program Director at Out of Site. She received a Master of Architecture from California College of the Arts (CCA), and first came to Out of Site as a Community Student Fellow from the Center of Art and Public Life at CCA. She received her B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in Art from UC Berkeley. She has taught in the Cornerstone Architectural Program in Oakland working with youth out of Juvenile Hall. In the summer 2007, she received a fellowship from CCA and worked with the favela community of Manguinhos in Rio de Janeiro under the Brazilian architect Jorge Mario Jauregui and his Favela/Barrio project. She is the Artistic Director and founder of Sambaxé Dance Company which offers dance classes, performances and costume design. Her samba class was also awarded Best of the Bay 2004. She speaks Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
With a 35mm camera in hand and professional darkroom to use, your stories are revealed! In this class you will learn to use 35mm film cameras to take meaningful and memorable photos. All students will come together in the professional darkroom to print their photos.
Kathy recently graduated from the California College of the Arts with a major in Community Studies. She is currently the youngest member of the arts organization, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, in Oakland. She is an alumna of Out of Site and of Lowell High School. As a student at Out of Site she took photography, printmaking and other visual arts classes. She became a teaching assistant for photography, and joined the youth advisory board during high school. During her senior year of high school and freshman year of college, she was an administrative assistant at Out of Site, and mentored the youth advisory board.
Maggie is a native Northern Californian who earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts, and has taught at Out of Site since 2009. She has exhibited her photo-based artwork at many galleries and non-profit institutions including SF Camerawork, Queen’s Nails Projects, Houston Center for Photography, Ampersand International Arts and the SF Arts Commission Gallery. She is currently an artist-in-residence at RayKo Photo Center.
If you’ve ever wanted to act on stage or learn how to perform in front of an audience the way you see on your favorite shows like Glee, then this is the class for you! Even if you’ve never acted before, this will be an opportunity to learn how to tell your own stories through
Freddy is a theater artist and poet. As he is finishing his degree at the University of San Francisco in the Performing Arts and Social Justice department, he has developed an original theater performance with a group of men in the SF Jail under the auspices of the Sheriff’s Department. He has performed in stage readings and productions at Intersection for the Arts, Brava Theater, and with the Theater of the Oppressed. He has been an artist-in-residence with Community Works, and has taught at Oakland Tech High School as a teaching artist with Opera Piccola. Additionally, he is a poet mentor at Youth Speaks. Freddy is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Have you wanted to design your own images and words on paper, fabric or really anywhere? Have you wanted to learn how to silk screen your own t-shirts or posters? This class will explore different methods of printmaking using many types of materials and techniques such as silk-screening, spray painting, stenciling, and linocuts to make
A native of Salinas, California, Amy is a printmaker and visual artist. She received her BA in Art, with a concentration in Printmaking from Yale University, and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She also received a collegiate teaching certificate from Brown University. Amy has taught at RISD and with Opera Piccola (in Oakland), where she also worked as an after school program coordinator. Before graduated school, Amy spent time volunteering and silkscreening at the Mission Gráfica of the Mission Cultural Center. Amy exhibits her work locally and nation-wide. She was awarded a residency at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in the Spring of 2010, and will be a resident artist at the Luggage Store Gallery Annex this Fall. Amy is bilingual in English and Spanish.