Minnesota Street section

Visual art and design Saturday workshops for students 10 to 16 through Dec. 17.

The San Francisco Arts Education Project is thrilled to offer a new slate of visual arts Saturday workshops in our art studio-classroom in the extraordinary Minnesota Street Project. 

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Inside the Box 
Artist: Alexis Arnold
Ages 10-14
Saturday, December 10th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Students will create dioramas in different types of containers using various found and sculpted materials. Crafted scenes may be illustrative, abstract, absurd or other wildly creative interpretations of the subject.

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Introduction to Fashion Knitting 
Artist: Jeanette Au
Ages 10-14
Saturday, December 17th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Lean to knit with needles and create a knit accessory such as a snood, necklace, bracelet or fingerless gloves. Finishoff some simple but effective embellishment techniques and rock your creation proudly!

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Special Saturday Series – Three-Session Workshop


Fashion Vitamins 
Artist: Tiersa Nureyev
Ages 12-16
Saturday, December 3, 10 & 17
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Vogue Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo says, “Accessories are like vitamins to fashion. As such, you should use them liberally.” In keeping with those wise words we are offering three Saturdays to build your accessory repertoire!

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Week 1: Costume Jewelry Recon
The scene: A table full of old costume jewelry ready to be explored, rummaged and scrutinized. The goal: transform old into fabulous by creating a hybrid piece of jewelry or accessory made from the materials provided. The tools: pliers, glue and basic jewelry components, connectors and wire. The result: a perfectly unique piece of jewelry created from a fusion of repurposed materials, ingenuity, and self-expression. There will be a short introduction to contemporary jewelers, metal smiths and makers working with these media today. This introduction will serve as inspiration and reference “jumping off point” for the day’s activities.

Week 2: The Statement Piece
Create a mixed-media, neck-adorning masterpiece and make a wearable statement for everyone to see. We will use leather, chains, tassels and a variety of textile techniques such as braiding, knotting, wrapping and stitching to create a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. The artist will introduce students to current artists and designers working in this manner as well as to her own body of textile-based jewelry and accessories.

Week 3: Adorn Thy Head
Fascinators, turbans and bejeweled bows, oh my!  Students will to design and create a custom hair accessory while learning about current millinery and hair accessory designers.