Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center, established in 1977 and currently located in San Francisco's Mission District, is a non-profit multipurpose community arts organization that has played an integral role in the city's cultural heritage and arts education.
Walking into the center during almost any day of the week, one could find children engaged in arts and crafts; artists drawing from the figure; professional muralists collaborating on a portable mural; a slide presentation to a group of educators or public school students; or an intense planning session for a new monumental mural project for the Mission District community. More than 20,000 students and tourists have walked from Precita Eyes as the starting point for the mural tours encompassing more than 80 murals in an eight-block walk.
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Education programs focus on enabling children
and youth to develop their individuality and confidence through creative activities and to experience unifying, positive social interaction through collaboration.
We offer a variety of low-cost art classes for adults, teens and children THROUGH OUT THE YEAR. The following are programs we offer at our organization.
Workshop location: 348 Precita Ave. San Francisco, CA 94110
Toddler/Preschool Art Classes
ages 18 months – 5 years
Come join the FUN at this art open studio! Introduce your child to a world of art and imagination. In this hands-on environment students explore painting, drawing, play-dough and craft-making. A wonderful opportunity for parent and child to be creative together.
Please check our site for date and time: http://precitaeyes.org/toddlers-kids.html .
Spanish Through Eco-Art Program
ages 2-7 years
A fun and culturally enriching hour of Spanish immersion through Latin American songs, cultural games, and eco-art projects. Created by Conexiones Institute and offered through Precita Eyes Muralists, this unique eco-cultural program introduces children to the arts and eco-cultural values, while at the same time teaching them basic Spanish vocabulary, such as the numbers, animals, colors and letters. Beginners welcome!
Please check our site for date and time: http://precitaeyes.org/toddlers-kids.html
Urban Youth Arts Class
ages 11 - 19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In this class students (ages 11-19) develop a personal style, focusing on street art, spontaneity as the key form of execution. They explore their own creativity with traditional and alternative techniques. Students learn how to collaborate on portable and permanent public mural projects.
$15 drop-in / Click here to enroll today: http://www.tfaforms.com/265485 !
Students learn how to express themselves creating portable and permanent community mural paintings, how to use acrylic paint, and a collaborative process of translating thoughts and ideas into an organized composition. Youth create community murals using drawing, composition, and color design techniques.
$15 drop-in / Click here to enroll today: http://www.tfaforms.com/265487 !
The Community Mural Arts Education Workshop
Age 18 & up
Every third Tuesday of every month
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Using a collaborative community mural process this two hour workshop will provide "hands-on" experience in directing, designing, and planning of a community mural under the guidance of a Master Muralist, Susan Cervantes.
Cost: $75.00 ($67.50 for members)
Class location: Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitor Center
2981 24th street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Register here! -- http://www.tfaforms.com/265490
Instant Mural Workshop for Artists and Educators
(ages 18 & up)
Next scheduled Instant Mural Workshop for Artists and Educators:
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Monday, April 14th, 2014
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Learn how the community mural process works? Teach your students how to collaboratively paint a small portable mural? Precita Eyes will demonstrate a 3-hour hands-on process that walks you through the steps of learning to direct and create a mural within a few short hours. We will not only provide you with the tools you need to conduct this type of workshop, but you will experience the process first hand. The end result is a beautiful portable "Instant Mural" painted on TYVEC paper. (A durable fiber spun paper for indoor or outdoor use) Ideal for interested artists and educators wanting to engage community/students in creating a community mural with limited time and/or budget. Please join us for this exciting and educational workshop and walk away with the skills you need to share the Precita Eyes collaborative mural process with your community.