The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
Alameda's Bette Frank Center For The Arts is a great place to go for some amazing artwork.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This museum also has a fabulous restaurant.
Got kids? No problem at Bette Frank Center For The Arts! This museum is a fantastic spot for families to hang together.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When life simply isn't dramatic enough, Alameda's stage shows at Dance Daze are for you.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the theater.
Bring the whole family to this theater, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The Artory puts the power to create in the hands of students who write, devise, choreograph, express, and OWN their work.
Close mentorship with top professionals from Shotgun Players in fun areas like ACTING, HIP HOP THEATRE, DESIGN, and IMPROV.
A socially conscious theatre camp.
What is the experience customers can expect?
M-F July 11-5, 18-22 Two Weeks of Instruction 9am-4pm
Students of The Artory collaborate in small groups to produce an original 30-minute musical, taught by Top Professionals in 4 areas:
ACTING + DEVISING,
IMPROV + CLOWNWORK,
HIP HOP THEATRE, and DESIGN + COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We are a group of long-time Company members of Shotgun Players who dreamed of a fun, socially conscious theatre camp, to make art experiences accessible for ALL KIDS and to share our love of art + education with ALL KIDS.
Dedicated to putting to power to create in the Kids Hands.
What do you love most about your job?
I am Head of Theatre at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, and a teacher at A.C.T..
My work, and my life, are dedicated to education, empowerment, and healing through the arts.
The faculty of The Artory believe that creativity is every person's birthright.
It's an honor to mentor and guide.
The staccato beat of conga drums rises over the deep voice of a bass guitar and the higher trills of the timbales and piano. Head dancer Evan Margolin and his bevy of experienced instructors lead students in classes that take beginners through basic footwork and salsa rhythms, with intermediate and advanced sessions offering salsa aficionados more challenging instruction. The social class structure—partners rotate throughout every session—creates a low-pressure learning environment and keeps dancers from scrambling to locate a partner or human-shaped tupperware container. The one-hour beginner classes are mostly filled with salsa novices and new dancers, and Dance SF's experienced and engaging local salsateers are patient and friendly when showing new students how to bust well-timed moves. During intermediate classes, which require six months or more of social dancing experience, students focus on timing and cross-body leads with turns. After some evening classes, new dancers are invited to join an all-night salsa party where they can put their new moves in practice. Students should wear comfortable clothing, which includes dancing shoes, but does not include rear-flapped onesie pajamas.
With the vision of a bracelet in mind, a student lays a strip of steel over an anvil and begins bending it under the blows of a hammer. Down the hall, another budding artist pours molten glass into a mold, which soon cools into a decorative orb. Each year, the faculty at The Crucible educates roughly 5,000 adults and children in arts that range from ceramics to fire dancing. Starting in 1999 with a $1,750 grant, the nonprofit's founders—a small group of artists that includes sculptor Michael Sturtz—nurtured a vision that took them from a 6,000-square-foot warehouse to a solar-powered, 56,000-square-foot arts-education studio. Beyond the classrooms, The Crucible also hosts galleries where both students and faculty show their work, exploring the various elements of design or states of longing for a Twinkie.