Summer Art Workshop: "Art and Architecture of the Victorian"
Three workshop are available during the weeks of June 19-23, July 10-14, and July 24-28. Each camp is Monday through Friday from 10AM to 1:30pm.
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The workshops will take place on the dates listed below. The workshops occur between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm on each day.
• June 19-23 (Monday through Friday)
• July 10-14 (Monday through Friday)
• July 24-28 (Monday through Friday)
The Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday workshops will take place at the SFHS Museum, 608 Commercial Street in San Francisco. The Wednesday field trip will take place at The Westerfeld House: 1198 Fulton Street, San Francisco. Please drop off your child at the front gates of the SFHS Museum between 9:45 and 9:55. SFHS staff members will be there to greet them. Pick-up time is 1:25.
We are asking parents/guardians to drive their children to the Wednesday field trip and join the group as chaperones. Please plan to arrive at the Westerfeld House by 9:50 (address above). After the tour we’re planning a Painted Lady Scavenger Hunt in Alamo Square park, followed by a picnic lunch. If you are unable to attend the field trip, please let us know and we’ll put you in touch with other parents to make arrangements for your child’s transportation on that day.
We will be providing healthy snacks for workshop attendees. Please pack a lunch for your child each day.
About the Workshop
The workshop will be taught by veteran art teacher Angela Baker. Ms. Baker is currently a middle school art teacher in the Oakland Unified School District. In addition to learning about the history of Victorian homes, the different styles of Victorians, and the names of architectural features, participants will learn basic drawing and painting techniques using a variety of materials. The culminating project guides students to select a style of Victorian to draw and a winning color scheme and create their own “painted lady.”
The workshop will take place in the main gallery of the SFHS Musuem. SFHS will provide all art supplies. All levels of artistic skill are welcome. At least two SFHS staff and volunteers will attend all workshops to assist Ms. Baker.
The San Francisco Historical Society exists to uncover, preserve, and present, in engaging ways, the colorful and diverse history of our city from its earliest days to the present. We do this through our publications, Panorama and The Argonaut; in-person and virtual walking tours; monthly history presentations; numerous educational programs for young people, and through our free museum.
Our museum exhibits feature intriguing artifacts and stories from San Francisco’s history. The museum is located at 608 Commercial Street in downtown San Francisco, on the site of the first branch mint in the West.
The San Francisco Historical Society was founded by renowned San Francisco historian Charles Fracchia in 1988. In 2006 the administration of Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. granted the stewardship of the Old Mint at Fifth and Mission Streets to SFHS. That stewardship lasted for ten years. In 2019 SFHS moved into its permanent home, the site of the first Branch Mint in the West at 608 Commercial Street in the heart of San Francisco’s historic core. The SFHS Museum is the new center for administration, exhibits, presentations, and educational programs, and is also available as a venue for events.
The San Francisco Historical Society is a registered 503(c) nonprofit with tax id#68-010488.