Workshops

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From hands-on art making to dance and meditation, our workshops will inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.

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  • Sunday, September 30, 2 PM

    Berkeley Symphony Workshop with Anna Clyne

    Let the music move your imagination and make art and poetry with composer Anna Clyne.

  • Saturday, September 22, 12 PM

    This Is Not a Gun: Ceramic Workshop with Cara Levine

    Join in a creative response to civilian shootings by making clay sculptures of objects that police officers have mistaken for guns.

    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Sunday, August 26, 12 PM

    Feral Fabric with Amanda Walters and Paulina Berczynski

    Make back patches and a communal banner in this workshop with artists Amanda Walters and Paulina Berczynski. Discover how undomesticated cloth can be!

    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Saturday, August 4, 12 PM

    1+1=11: Risograph Workshop with Tim Belonax

    Join local designer and educator Tim Belonax to create Risograph-printed postcards in response to Way Bay 2.

    Programmed by Denise Kan

  • Saturday, July 21, 1 PM

    Seeing & Reading: Graphic Design Workshop with Mary Banas

    Create a collaborative book based on poetry and imagery from Way Bay 2 in this workshop led by designer Mary Banas.

    Programmed by Denise Kan

  • Sunday, July 15, 2 PM

    Monuments and Ruins: Sculpture Workshop with Maryam Yousif and Nick Makanna

    Explore the construction of identity, history, and nationhood through the lens of architectural monuments and ruins in this workshop with artists Maryam Yousif and Nick Makanna.

    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Friday, June 15, 6 PM

    Dig, Sift, Soak: Clay as a Pigment with Mutual Stores

    Learn about clay—both as a flexible artistic medium and as a resource that surrounds us in the local landscape—in this workshop with the Mutual Stores artist collective.

    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Saturday, June 2, 1 PM

    Personal Flag Generator Workshop

    Join artists Chris Hamamoto and Jon Sueda and make symbols to contribute to a Bay Area flag symbol archive, then print your own personal flag.

    Programmed by Denise Kan

  • Friday, May 18, 6 PM

    Language Project with Shaghayegh Cyrous

    Through participatory performance, storytelling, and recording, spend time exchanging histories and languages with other workshop members.

    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Sunday, April 1, 2 PM

    Embroidery Lab with Caroline Hayes Charuk

    Try your hand at multiple embroidery techniques and walk away with a stitched sampler and a finished project!

    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Sunday, March 25, 2 PM

    Printed Textiles with Sierra Reading

    Discover how printed fabric can tell a story and learn how to print a repeating textile pattern.

    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Sunday, March 4, 3 PM

    Riso Printing with Unity Press

    Hang out with the Unity team for a day of zine making and free printing on the Art Lab Riso, with a DJ set and broadcast by Lower Grand Radio.

  • Friday, February 23, 6 PM

    Vogue Dance Class with Sir JoQ

    Tap into your inner diva and learn the basics of voguing in this intro dance class with San Francisco vogue legend Sir JoQ.

  • Sunday, February 18, All Day

    San Quentin Prison Studio Mail Art Exchange

    Exchange mail art with the artists of the San Quentin Prison Arts Program at this special all-day Art Lab event.

  • Friday, February 9, 6 PM

    Fabric Marker Jam with Chulita Vinyl Club and Creative Growth

    Bring a garment and use our fabric-marker stash to explore the expressive potential of your style. Get inspired by fashions from Creative Growth Art Center and groove to a DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club.

  • Sunday, February 4, 2 PM

    Cardboard Sculpture with Grace Rosario Perkins

    Using cardboard and printed materials, work alongside artist Grace Rosario Perkins to create abstract or representational objects and contribute to a collaborative group sculpture.

  • Friday, January 12, 6 PM

    Desi Art Night with Discostan

    Artist group Desi hosts a night of collaborative art making scored by celebrated Los Angeles–based DJ collective Discostan.