BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL, CAST PROGRAM
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT) is a non-profit community media producer that offers free programs in digital media and design. Through project-based learning and access to the latest digital technology, BAYCAT Youth Media Producers are able to learn professional media applications while discovering their innate artistic abilities. This Spring we are offering programs in Animation and Filmmaking. For more information and to apply online visit www.baycat.org, or call 415.701.8228 x 203.
Chrysalis Printmaking Studio offers occasional free printmaking classes for Queer artists, with an emphasis on prints exploring Queer history. Our upcoming exhibition, Queer Ancestors, by Queer artists age 18 to 25, will be on display at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center from January 17th to February 17th. Join us and meet other Queer young artists at the free reception on Thursday, January 26th from 7 to 9 pm (1800 Market Street). These classes are supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Queer Cultural Center, SOMArts, the SF LGBT Community Center, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. To be added to the notification list for future classes, please email email@example.com or check the Queer Ancestors page at Chrysalisstudio.org (currently under construction).
Summit Workshop: Join artists in Chrysalis Studio’s “Queer Ancestors” Class for a hands-on linocut printmaking demonstration and prints exploring Queer history!
CITY ARTS & TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL
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Dragonfly Designs is a mobile jewelry making company that offers jewelry making parties, classes and camps throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
At Dragonfly Designs, we strive to improve the human condition, promote equality, and protect the environment. We hope you further enjoy your purchases knowing a portion of all proceeds are donated towards offering our classes in art, entrepreneurial skills and yoga which benefits women and children in need. At Dragonfly Designs it is our mission to offer exceptional handmade jewelry and the opportunity to create it, while promoting social justice, personal style and fun.
Dragonfly Designs’ programs seek to foster a sense of individuality and encourage children to think “outside-the-box.” We work to provide a sense of accomplishment, consciousness, and individuality that empowers children to effect positive change within themselves and their communities through art-based education.
Summit Workshop: We will be having an earring making workshop. Students will learn how create beautiful tear drop earrings with glass beads on Accuflex wire. In this workshop, you will design and crimp your own earrings
Hot Pocket is the rhythm section for Bayonics. They have performed as a backing band for many notable artists such as: Eric Roberson, Anthony David, Al B Sure, Jaguar Wright, Lady Alma, Yahzarah, China Blac, and Big Brooklyn Red.
Hot Pocket performs as a quintet or quartet and has a large diverse repertoire of classic tunes spanning across genres including Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae, Soul, Rock, Dance, and Latin. Hot Pocket performs at many San Francisco music venues, clubs, bars, festivals as well as weddings and other private events.
JUNE JORDAN HIGH SCHOOL
MARSH YOUTH THEATER
Marsh Youth Theater (MYT) provides youth ages 2-20 with a high quality theater arts experience that integrates music, dance, drama, stagecraft and performance under the direction of a professional performing faculty. Open to all young performers without audition and regardless of financial limitations, MYT offers a new class schedule each season of the year, including performance ensembles, summer intensives and high school and college internships. MYT Teen Troupe was created to serve the artistic needs of high school students, producing original musical theater that speaks to the sensibilities of teens.
Summit Performance: This is the debut of MYT Teen Touring troupe, designed to bring theater into the community and provide teens with out-in-the-world theater production experience. Our inaugural show, Truthtopia, is a modern musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s satirical story of hypocrisy and greed, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, written by MYT Creative Corps under the direction of Cliff Mayotte. Thanks to Out of Site for creating the fantastic backdrop that will travel with us as we hit the road.
OASIS FOR GIRLS
Oasis seeks to provide a safe space where girls and young women are inspired and empowered to become strong and creative leaders. Offering life skills, arts, and leadership training and using a social justice, youth-development framework, we help marginalized girls and young women develop the academic, technological, job-readiness, artistic, and decision-making skills that foster positive self-determination. Simply put, our purpose is to help girls discover what’s possible, decide what they want, and build the skills and attitudes to achieve these goals.
SF MIME TROUPE
The San Francisco Mime Troupe proudly presents the 16th Annual Youth Theater Project. The YTP is an 8-week after-school program for Bay Area teens running from February through April. The workshops meet Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 4-7. You will be learning acting, playmaking, improvisation and much more! The project culminates in a fully produced performance of original plays created in the workshop, under the guidance of experienced SFMT directors and designers.
The next session of YTP starts February 13th and ends with performances on April 14th and 15th. Applications are being accepted now. Spots in are filling-up fast! All participants that finish the program will receive a $100.00 stipend! For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-572-6337 or check the website www.sfmt.org
Summit Workshop: In the Moment – an acting workshop
Through theater games and Improvisations we will explore being “in the moment”. Good actors have the ability to seriously play and convince us that what we are seeing is really happening. In this class
we will seriously play, and along the way we’ll develop spontaneity, focus, presence and most importantly have fun!
SF YOUTH COMMISSION
WORD BECOMES FLESH
Word Becomes Flesh is a commission to redevelop Bamuthi’s first landmark work into a multi-player work of theater, with new writing and new direction. In a Re-Creation of Word Becomes Flesh, Youth Speaks Living Word Project gathers Daveed Diggs, Dahlak Brathwaite, Dion Decibels, Ben Turner, Mic Turner and B.Yung to present a series of performed letters to an unborn son. Using poetry, dance and live music, the collective documents nine months of pregnancy from a young, single father’s perspective.
WritersCorps offers free creative writing workshops that are taught by professional writers. Our workshops take place in-school and after school at public schools, libraries, the Juvenile Justice Center, and community organizations. We also publish youth writing and produce events, such as a reading series, the Poetry Projection Project film festival, and WordStorm.
To see upcoming events, and to join a workshop, visit WritersCorps.org or call us at 415-252-4655 Link to our site: writerscorps.org
YBCA YOUNG ARTISTS AT WORK
Young Artists at Work (YAAW) is a paid, multidisciplinary arts, activism, and job training after-school program for Bay Area high school students. YAAW strives to cultivate future generations of artist-activists by operating as an incubator for young creative thinkers and changemakers. Our students attend various contemporary arts performances, participate in bi-weekly Art as Activism classes led by professional artists, and produce a range of public presentations of their original work.
Workshop: Throughout the day, stop by the YBCA YAAW Youth Arts Leadership Incubator to contribute your thoughts on Bay Area Youth Arts and Activism today.
What inspires you? What makes you angry? How do we effectively turn our inspiration and rage into Art-as-Activism? What kind of work do we love? What do we want to see more of in the coming year? How can we, as young leaders in the Bay Area, work together to create the landscape we envision?
Grab a marker, brainstorm your ideas, and help contribute to the next era of Bay Area Youth Arts Leadership.
Founded in 1996 in San Francisco, Youth Speaks is the leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs in the country. Presenters of local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, reading series, and more, Youth Speaks also offers a comprehensive slate of literary arts education programs during the school day, in the after-school hours, on weekends and evenings, while providing numerous opportunities for youth to be published and heard.
About the Living Word Project
The Living Word Project (LWP) is the resident theater company of Youth Speaks, committed to producing literary performance in the verse of our time. Aesthetically urban, pedagogically Freirean, LWP derives personal performed narratives out of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Though its methodology includes dance, music, and film, the company’s emphasis is spoken storytelling. LWP creates verse-based work that is spoken through the body, illustrated by visual and sonic scores, and in communication with the important social issues and movements of the immediate moment. LWP is the theater’s connection from Shakespeare’s quill to Kool Herc’s turntables; from Martha Graham’s cupped hand to Nelson Mandela’s clenched fist: a new voice for a new politic.