ArtSpan produces workshops and discussions to aid artists with the professional side of their art practice. These events are free for all current ArtSpan Artist Members. A $20 suggested donation is requested of the General Public non-member attendees. No one is turned away for lack of funds.    

Please e-mail dianne@artspan.org with suggestions for new topics that you are interested in learning more about! Upcoming workshops will be listed here

Except where otherwise noted, all events are held at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, as part of their Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to arts and cultural organizations. 

2020 Workshop Schedule 
 

What Sells, Creating a Saleable Body of Work

DATE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to create a body of artwork that sells, presented by professional artist, gallerist, & educator, Stephen C. Wagner​
RSVP HERE 
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ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION: ARTIST RESIDENCIES 

Date: February 11, 2020 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 

PANELISTS: Kaytea Petro, Anoushka Mirchandani, Deirdre Weinberg, and Rebekah Frank​

DESCRIPTION:  Hear from ArtSpan Artists who have completed international and domestic artist residencies. Learn about the application process, their experiences and suggested best practices. ​
RSVP HERE
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PRESENTING YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST, OVERCOMING FEARS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA  

DESCRIPTION: Guest speaker, Donnie Hill of Eloquence, an interpersonal communication training studio in San Francisco, will offer tools specific to artists to make public speaking a more comfortable experience.  Increase your overall confidence with public speaking and learn how to deliver under pressure and manage stress symptoms.​
RSVP HERE
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The Art of the Artist Statement 

DATE: TUESDAY, May 12, 2020, 6:30PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: Upstairs Classroom at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, CA 

DESCRIPTION: Hear from guest speaker. artist, gallerist and educator, Stephen C. Wagner on clear, concise and consistent ways of writing an impressive Artist Statement . Learn how to communicate appropriate information about yourself and your art with effective structure. Stephen’s presentation will include helpful examples and practice exercises.
RSVP HERE

Pictured above: John Kraft leading an ArtSpan Artist Workshop