Interpersonal networking and conversation with fellow creatives can be highly beneficial for professional and social connection. We champion an inclusive art experience by providing supportive, informative opportunities that encourage community between fellow artists and the public. Through these educational events ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, share and relate with each other.


Artist Mixers and Tool Talks are free to attend for ArtSpan Artists. Members are provided a promo code in their weekly Artist Opportunities newsletter to apply and receive their membership discount.

Non-members of the General Public are welcome to join these events for a $10 single-event fee or become an Artist Member to attend all our Artist Programs throughout the year for the annual fee of $50.


Contact dianne@artspan.org with innovative Artist Mixer and Tool Talk ideas or to express interest in hosting or volunteering for an event. 


2022 Upcoming Mixers & Tool talks

Artist Tool Talk: The Human Hand from an Artist Perspective
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 6:30-7:30pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
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Depicting a realistic and well proportioned hand is a huge challenge for most artists. It can define the quality of your work. Join ArtSpan for an online presentation with Q&A featuring guest speaker Marilyn Ines Rodriguez. Marilyn will provide a thorough review of fundamental anatomical knowledge from relative proportions and bone landmarks, to the minute details of the skin folds. This valuable insight is imperative knowledge for all artists desiring to learn how to render a more refined, artful and graceful human hand (including but on limited to sketch artists, illustrators, painters, sculptors, etc.)

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ARTIST TOOL TALK: SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION ON ARTIST AMY SHERALD
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022 6:30-7:30PM

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
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Join us for an Artist Tool Talk presentation by ArtSpan artist Debra Reabock that will spotlight contemporary female artist Amy Sherald, an African-American painter known for her portrait of Michelle Obama and paintings addressing issues of social injustice in black culture. Debra will discuss Amy’s iconic work which was recently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as well as her Obama portraits presently on exhibition at the San Francisco deYoung museum 6/18 - 8/14 that have had to overcome many "trials and tribulations" to get where they are now.

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Artist Tool Talk: Meditation for Creative Focus
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 6:30-7:30pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
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By turning awareness inward, toward compassion for ourselves and acceptance of what is, meditation not only brings to the surface what we might not otherwise see, but can also help us find ease, inspiration, clarity, focus, intuition, authenticity, freedom from unhealthy thinking, motivation, and insight. Artist Silvi Alcivar will provide info on what meditation is and how, in as little as five to ten minutes a day, a consistent meditation practice can influence not just an artist’s life but also their art.  
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Artist Mixer: Embossed Printmaking at Jill Andre's SF Studio
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:00-8:00pm

LOCATION: 2301 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA
REGISTER HERE

Learn easy techniques to create unlimited color prints from just one drawing by embossing a simple image onto a 4x6 foam plate. Fine artist Jill Andre will explore color relationships, print layering, and mark making during an in-person demonstration at Jill's San Francisco studio location. This social gathering affords the opportunity to meet and spend time with fellow creatives. Each participant is invited to be present for connection while finding insightful inspiration. This event is open to all levels of artistic practice but space and supplies limit attendance to preregistered guests.

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