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  • Friday, July 24, 12:30 PM

    Zine Workshop with Sydney Barnett

    Tap into the history of zines as vehicles for DIY underground storytelling, activism, and information sharing and learn to make your own in this Zoom workshop with artist Sydney Barnett.

    Programmed by Alayna Tinney

  • Saturday, April 18, 2 PM

    CANCELED: Workshop: It’s Pom-Pom Time!

    Learn to make vibrant yarn pom-poms in this workshop with NIAD Art Center studio artist Felicia Griffin.

    All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Two Taras 18th century Nepalese sculptures
    Saturday, April 4, 1 PM

    CANCELED: Berkeley Art Studio Drawing Workshop

    Explore the exhibition Divine Women, Divine Wisdom and develop your observational skills through quick drawing in this workshop offered by the Berkeley Art Studio.

    All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

  • Thursday, March 5, 6:30 PM

    Off-Site Workshop: Emergency, Meditation / Emergent, Devotion

    New York–based composer and writer Ethan Philbrick presents a workshop exploring how to put into practice the paradoxical title of Frank O’Hara’s Meditations in an Emergency.

    Off-Site Event at E. M. Wolfman Bookstore, 410 13th St., Oakland
    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Saturday, February 1, 12 PM

    Video Preservation Petting Zoo

    Your videotapes are dying! Join the Bay Area Video Coalition’s Preservation Department for hands-on preservation demos and DIY tips.

  • Sunday, January 19, 4 PM

    Workshop: Returning to Proximity

    In this performance and workshop inspired by their book Approximations - +, artists Carolina Magis Weinberg and Raphael Villet explore what proximity to the “center” can look and feel like.

    Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

  • Friday, January 17, 5 PM

    Off-Site Workshop: Whale Song

    Explore the compositional techniques and structures at play within humpback whale song in this vocal workshop led by Daniela Gesundheit. 

    Off-Site Location: 2727 California Street, Berkeley

  • Sunday, January 5, 2 PM

    Surrealist Self-Portrait Workshop

    Let go of rational control of your self-image and work with artist Johnny Galvan to create an artwork guided by surrealist methods.

    Programmed by Denise Kan