What: Makers, Mimosas & Matinees, an afternoon of creative workshops & film screenings
When: Saturday, September 22, 12–3pm
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th)
How Much: Free; admission not guaranteed without advance registration; register at http://makersmimosas.eventbrite.com/
What else: Must be 18+ to participate & 21+ to consume libations; no experience required
Whether you fancy yourself a maker, artist or craftsperson, or have two left thumbs when it comes to creative production, you can try something new alongside some of the Bay Area’s most talented emerging artists. Join seven “makers” exhibiting in The San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts’ Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition for an free to attend afternoon of artist led creative workshops and a screening of the film and video work of Fatema Abdoolcarim, Seamus Harte and David Olsson.
Regardless of your skill level, you must bring to the worktable a sense of adventure– you’ll find out your two workshop assignments (possibilities detailed below) when you arrive. They say orange is the color of creativity, so mimosas will be served by a cash bar.
Here’s the full order of operations:
Step 1 (right now!): Click here to register in advance. Make yourself a note to arrive by 12pm on the day of the event to be guaranteed a schedule.
Step 2 (12pm): Check-in to the SOMArts lobby to receive your two workshop assignments, chosen at random. If your workshops don’t appeal to you, do what you were never allowed to do in school: grab a drink & swap schedules socially with other students before the bell rings.
Step 3 (12:30pm): The bell rings for the first of two workshops. Each workshop lasts around 30 minutes.
Step 4 (2pm): Following a short break for socializing and refreshments, enter the SOMArts theater to enjoy an hour of film & video work by Fatema Abdoolcarim, Seamus Harte and David Olsson.
Workshop offerings include:
How to Scratch Vinyl like a DJ with Dan Battle
Editing Critique Session for Artists and Everyone Else with Seamus Harte
Paper Making from Your Recycling Bin with Mika Boyd
How to Boil Water in a Refugee Camp and Other Necessary Tips for Living with Michal Wisniowski
Site Specific Participatory Soundscape Making with Kate Short
Emulsification Lifting (transferring photos to paper with a simple easy to learn method) with Elizabeth Moran
How to Make Your Own Moccasins with Teresa Baker