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Figure drawing

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing: Figure drawing sessions at SOMArts have been ongoing for 15+ years, making it one of the longest-running groups of its kind in the Bay Area. Artists meet every Saturday from 10:30 am–1:30 PM in the upstairs classroom (accessible via the Brannan Street entrance on the left side of the SOMArts building facade). Sessions are moderated by experienced facilitator Julianna Lopez and a live model poses for each session. The class is $10 per person and drop-ins are always welcome. If you would like

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Ceramics Classes


Ceramics: SOMArts currently hosts “Mud Months”, a monthly membership program great for ceramicists who are looking for space, a kiln and a new artistic community! Mud Months sessions are held from 6:00-9:00 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Each registration comes with a total of 8 sessions (4 weeks of classes). Open studio hours outside of that class time are not available at the moment. Glaze, tools, and kiln firings are provided along with guidance and instruction from teaching artist Matt Goldberg. One note about wheel-throwing: The SOMArts ceramic

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Printmaking class


Printmaking: Printmaking classes at SOMArts offer dynamic, reasonably-priced classes for experienced and beginning printmakers.  All supplies are included, with the exception of plates and paper (which can be purchased directly from the instructor at cost). Please bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothing, and leave perfectionism and control at the door. About the Instructor:  Katie Gilmartin valiantly attempted to embody the anguished suffering artist, but chronic backsliding forced her to resign herself to a life of delight, abundance, and gusto.  She cofounded City

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