Workshops

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

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  • Saturday, May 30, 1 PM

    CANCELED: Data, Pixels, and Celluloid: 16mm Inkjet and Laser Printing Workshop

    Los Angeles–based film and video artists Karissa Hahn and Andrew Kim lead a workshop using inkjet and laser printing to produce unique images on 16mm film strips.

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

    Programmed by Alix Blevins

  • Sunday, May 10, 2 PM

    CANCELED: Hand-Drawn Repeating Patterns with Edie Fake

    Learn simple and resourceful methods for creating unusual shapes and personalized patterns in this workshop with Art Wall muralist Edie Fake.

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

  • Sunday, May 3, 2 PM

    CANCELED: Feral Fabric Workshop

    Join artists Amanda Walters and Paulina Berczynski to make back patches and textile collages, and find out just how undomesticated cloth can be!

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

  • Sunday, March 15, 2 PM

    CANCELED: Community Quiltmaking Workshop

    Come and collaborate on a community-based patchwork quilt in this workshop for all ages, led by artist Nelli Astvatsatrian.

    This program was originally scheduled for March 15. All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

  • 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

  • Sunday, April 5, 2 PM

    CANCELED: Improvisational Quilt-Print Making Workshop

    Join artist Matt Katsaros for an afternoon of improvisational quiltmaking using paper collage and Risograph printing.

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

  • 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

  • Saturday, March 7, 11 AM

    Fabric Postcard Collage Workshop

    Join quiltmakers Stacey Sharman and Kristen Takakuwa of Berkeley’s Hello Stitch Studio to explore the art of quilting as you create fabric postcards.

  • 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