Sat, 1pm - 4pm
Root Division is proud to present New Growth 2018: Vibrant Voices, our annual Youth Art Celebration & Exhibition featuring hands-on family art making activities, alongside an exhibition of student artwork created from Root Division’s free after-school Youth Education Program. This year’s theme celebrates the vibrancy of collective student voices. Presented in partnership with Youth Art Exchange, this dynamic event features live performances and interactive art activities for the whole family.
New Growth 2018: Vibrant Voices will include complimentary refreshments, a mobile printmaking station, interactive creative stations, and live performances by Destiny Arts, Youth Art Exchange, SFJAZZ and SF Rock Project.
Root Division’s Youth Education Program recruits, trains, and places Studio Artists, volunteers and interns to teach free art classes at one of our nine partner sites - creating a link between practicing artists and the schools’ communities. All of Root Division’s partner programs serve a diverse group of students, most of which attend San Francisco Unified School District schools.
Root Division Partner Programs:
Balboa High School, Bessie Carmichael Elementary, Buena Vista Child Care, Cesar Chavez Elementary, Community Housing Partnership, Horace Mann Middle School, Larkin Street Youth Services, Mission Education Center, SF International High School and Southern Exposure and Root Division's 1:1 Teen Mentorship
Root Division Studio Artist Instructors:
Greta Liz Anderson***, Claire Astrow**, Madeleine Buck, Alice Combs*, Ingrid Rojas Contreras****, Hunter Franks*, Guta Galli*, Sasha Kerbel, Joyce Nojima*, Alisa Polischuk, Sarah Riemer, Lucy Stark, Indira Urrutia*, and Beatriz Vasquez***
* Root Division Studio Artist *** Latinx Teaching Artist Fellow
** Blau-Gold Fellow **** SFAC Writer in Residence
More about Root Division’s Youth Art Education Program:
Root Division provides free art classes to over 1,000 underserved students in grades K-12 each year. Studio Artists volunteer one hour per week and choose the types of projects and media they are interested in teaching, acting as "artists-in-residence" for a semester at the partner site. Root Division assists the artists in formulating effective, age-appropriate lesson plans and project-based learning curricula while offering them guidance in working with youth. As a result, artists gain valuable experience teaching within the community, and young students are able to interact with adult mentors in the art-making process.
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