SAN FRANCISCO--()--This fall, Springboard Workshops will be held in Berkeley as well as San Francisco, announced Springboard Director Alexander Warnow on Tuesday. These popular 3-month workshops have helped dozens of Bay Area artists bring their projects from vision to reality. Courses start Monday, September 17th in Berkeley and Tuesday, September 18th in San Francisco.
The art group is structured so that participants help each other define their goals early on. Then the group meets every other week to give each other support and ideas. The facilitators are accomplished artists in their own right and give guidance and encouragement along the way.
Through Springboard, a music producer got traction on a long-delayed album and released it as an EP. A storyteller developed a curriculum for bringing her art to children and got hired to build a program at a school in Marin. A new mother re-connected with her creativity to create a line of baby clothes. A DJ completed a series of mixes and got them featured on prominent blogs, gaining more gigs and fans through the process. An improv actor completed a series of promotional shorts for his new show. Many other completed projects can be seen on the web site.
A free Springboard Creative Salon will take place on Sunday, September 16th from 7-9 pm in the gallery of the San Francisco art collective Million Fishes (2501 Bryant Street at 23rd in the Mission District). Previous Springboard participants will share their art and talk about their workshop experience. Performances will include music, storytelling, DJs, literary readings, and more. Light refreshments will be served.
ABOUT SPRINGBOARD WORKSHOPS:
Springboard Workshops started two years ago as a way to support artistic projects of all kinds. To date, they have helped musicians, designers, writers, DJs, animators, filmmakers, photographers, producers, dancers, and even a puppeteer, take their art to the next level. Springboard also offers individual coaching for people who can’t make the group dates. Springboard Director Alexander Warnow is a photographer, DJ, event producer and Expressive Arts therapist.