Photography in Glen Park


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  • The Painting Studio
    Barbara Kaufman created her first painting in 1980. It was in a process class where she sat in front of a blank sheet of paper and felt ?A push. And this fear. And all this possibility and absolutely nothing at the same moment.? So she began scribbling, and something happened. ?Something always happens,? she says. ?That white paper never remains white.? It was an exhilarating feeling??an infectious feeling she hasn?t lost in more than 30 years as her paintings have accumulated and signposted her life as an artist, a teacher, a mother, and a cofounder of The CCE Painting Studio. Barbara wasn?t born with a brush in her hand??she came to painting later in life??yet she'd carved a path straight toward it without realizing. She had nurtured a teacher's patience as a certified speech therapist, played with ingredients and recipes while running a vegetarian restaurant in Europe, and found the joy of a journey when hitchhiking to San Francisco. These seemingly disparate events form, as she describes, a relationship with creativity?with life?that focuses on the exploration rather than on the product. It?s a relationship that she carries into the studio, where she encourages students to play with their own creative energy rather than work with visual prompts or technical advice. In a talk she gave entitled ?Stepping Into the Unknown? at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, she acknowledges that ?the process doesn?t listen to me.? But then adds that the key to her unprocessed method is, in fact, ?the letting go of control??the kicking and screaming.? Since her first painting kicked and screamed its way onto a blank piece of paper in 1980, Barbara has helped ?ignite the creative desires? of students from diverse stations in life. And above all else, her workshops are adventures, though without the typical treasure map and jetpack. Together, she and her students spend time exploring a life that is nothing but their own.
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    300 Chenery St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Framed & Cornered
    For 15 years, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at locally-owned-and-operated Framed and Cornered have been helping people preserve precious memories and fine art. Patrons browse thousands of framing samples and hundreds of mat colors while getting valuable input from art-degreed team members. The crew specializes in archival framing, using modern conservation techniques such as acid-free mats and UV-protective glass to guard keepsakes against damage. The talented technicians also perform custom framing to preserve diplomas, sports jerseys, and other collectibles.
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    695 San Jose Ave.
    San Francisco, CA US
  • The Rabbit Hole
    Established: 2013 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2?10 people Handicap Accessible: Yes Parking: Metered street parking Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Theater Camps/Birthday Parties Recommended Age Group: Kids
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    3435 Cesar Chavez Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Sirron Norris Studio and Gallery
    Sirron Norris is a local San Francisco artist who opened his art gallery and studio one year ago. You can stop by and watch Sirron Norris create art in his studio, buy art from his gallery or sign your kids up for a cartoon class.
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    1406 Valencia St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Checkerbox Photography
    Jonathan Mandel attributes much of his current success as a photographer to the people who gave him his start at 8 years old. There was Mr. King, his photography teacher, who taught him how to develop pictures. And his father, who gave him his first camera and patiently allowed a bathroom in their apartment to become a darkroom. That was a while ago, and yet something he learned early on still lives on in Jonathan's work today: a sense of discovery and play. His clients often credit the visual artist with making his sessions fun, bringing out natural moments, and demonstrating a rare talent for steadying a tripod inside a bouncy castle. Whether capturing happy families for portraits or documenting wedding days, his unique eye for light casts each shot in unexpected, striking tones.
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    300 Foerster St.
    San Francisco, CA US
  • John Ater
    Cruise around the city while brushing up on basic camera skills and honing an eye for composition during a two-hour photography workshop led by professional photon-wrangler John Ater, who has shot for the likes of Modern Luxury magazine and Dillard's. The workshop requires snap-happy shutterbugs to bring their own personal cameras, which may include traditional point-and-shooters, digital SLRs, or parlor-sized camerae obscurae. During the course of the photo trek, students are guided through the Mission, the Castro, the Embarcadero, or Chinatown, so comfortable clothes, shoes, and tracking devices are highly suggested. Check out the FAQs and view the current schedule and sign up for the workshop online.
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    101 Liberty Street
    San Francisco, CA US

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