Workshops 2022-3


Inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.

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  • Sunday, January 29, 1 PM

    NEW DATE: Risograph Print Workshop with Floss Editions

    Come take inspiration from a selection of works from the Floss Editions archive, and create your own single-page, eight-fold zine to be printed on-site using the Art Lab’s risograph machine.

  • Sunday, December 4, 1 PM

    Flux Kit Workshop

    Take inspiration from the Fluxus scores and boxes on view in the exhibitions Fluxus Reverb: Events, Scores, Boxes & More and by Alison Knowles: A Retrospective (1960–2022), and come assemble your own Flux Kit in the Art Lab using reproductions of various scores from the BAMPFA Steven Leiber Conceptual Art Study Center, as well as ones we come up with as a group.

  • Saturday, November 19, 1 PM

    Fabric Doll Workshop

    Join Art Lab teaching artist Micaela Martinez Saavedra, and learn the process for making small cloth dolls with needle and thread.

    This workshop is intended for ages 7 and older. Space is limited. RSVP required.

  • Sunday, October 9, 1 PM

    San Quentin Prison Studio Art Exchange

    Visitors are invited to create artwork and poetry to send back to the participating artists from the San Quentin arts studio, taking the opportunity to build connections and exchange creative energy.

  • Sunday, September 25, 1 PM

    Art Lab Collage Party

    Join local artists and educators Amy Bergstein and Alayna Tinney for some collaborative collage time in the Art Lab. All ages are welcome!

  • Sunday, September 18, 1 PM

    Teamwork: Collaborative Zine Making with Irrelevant Press

    Oakland and Brooklyn based press and publishing project, Irrelevant Press hosts a risograph printing and zine-making workshop.

  • Sunday, August 21, 1 PM

    Collaborative Comics with Carolyn Yagjian

    Join us in the Art Lab for a collaborative comic workshop hosted by multimedia and video artist Caro Yagjian and independent comic publisher Scott Longo (Sonatina Comics). This free-form exercise optimizes group imagination and takes the fear out of art making by forcing you to let go of results.

  • Sunday, July 31, 1 PM

    Cyanotype Workshop with Jenny Rosenberg

    Join local artist and educator Jenny Rosenberg to make cyanotype postcards.

  • Sunday, July 17, 1 PM

    Intro to Risograph Printing

    Join us in the BAMPFA Art Lab for an introduction to risograph printing. Visitors will watch a demonstration and have a chance to create their own print design.

  • Sunday, June 26, 1 PM

    Weaving Together with Travis Meinolf

    Artist Travis Meinolf hosts a weaving gathering with ten simple looms prepared for use; together we will weave something big, or many smaller things, or perhaps some combination of bigger and smaller things.

  • Friday, May 6, 5:30 PM

    In Song Sing On: A Songbook Sing-Along

    Come join us for an inclusive group sing-along using the In Song Sing On songbook, an ever-growing collection of well loved and newly loved songs selected for the purpose of singing together.

    All ages, Drop-in

  • Sunday, April 24, 1 PM

    The Power of Posters & Civic Engagement with Lena Wolff and Miriam Klein Stahl

    In this workshop, Bay Area artist couple Lena Wolff and Miriam Klein Stahl share their public poster work and lead the group in a project to help create the future we want through poster art.

    All ages, Drop-in

  • Friday, April 22, 2–7 PM

    Earth Day Block Print Workshop

    Join Art Lab facilitator and local educator Nelli Astvatsatrian in some block printing fun on Earth Day.

    Ages 12+, Drop-in

  • Sunday, March 27, April 17, and May 15

    Risograph Zine Making Workshop Series

    Learn the basics of risograph printing with BAMPFA Art Lab facilitator and local artist Alayna Tinney. 

    All ages, Drop-in

  • Saturday, March 19, April 2, and May 21

    Watercolor Workshop Series

    Join Art Lab facilitator and local artist Micaela Martinez Saavedra for a series of three peaceful workshops exploring the expressive potential of watercolor.

    All ages, Drop-in

  • Saturday, February 5, 12–4 PM

    Community Valentine Mail Art Party with No School

    Come to the Art Lab for a Valentine’s Day mail art making extravaganza hosted by experimental arts education program No School.

    All ages, Drop-in

  • February 2, 3, 4; 3:30 PM

    Valentine Mail Art Mini Camp with No School

    Join us for one, two, or all three days of this afterschool mail art intensive as we make connections between the history of avant-garde, experimental mail art practices and classic Valentine’s Day traditions with celebrated arts education program No School. 

    Recommended for ages 7–17. Limited Space, RSVP required.

  • Saturday, January 15, 11 AM

    Foam Stamp Making

    Learn how to cut foam to create simple abstract stamp designs in the Art Lab.

    All ages, Drop-in

  • Sunday, December 12, 11 AM & Sunday, January 9, 11 AM

    Collaborative Postcard Printing: A Risograph Workshop

    Learn the basics of risograph printing in the BAMPFA Art Lab and go home with a collaboratively designed set of postcards.

    All ages, Drop-in