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Drop by and visit the studio


The Sharon Art Studio is located at 300 Bowling Green Drive in beautiful Golden Gate Park by the Children's Playground and Carousel.


Feel free to come visit the studio, and pick up a brochure with class info when you stop by!


What’s New at the Studio

ATTENTION: This site is updated regularly.  Please scroll down and look for topic headers of interest.  If you do not see a recent update, it is because they have not been finalized.  Please check back with us. 





UPDATED 2/13/18



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Available NOW: FOSAS tote bags and both men’s and women’s tee shirts for sale at the Studio!


Items can be purchased at the front desk during business hours (Monday through Friday 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm--when staff is available)

Totes: $25 each   |    Tees: $20 each

Cash or check only; no online or credit sales at this time

*Checks made payable to FOSAS

Tote bags | color: black with white logo on one side

Women’s tees | color: navy with white logo on front | sizes available: S-XL

Men’s tees | color: black with white logo on front | sizes available: XS-XXL



Summer Programming TBA!


SPRING 2018 Session Dates: Mar 26- May 27

Spring Priority Registration opens Feb 24th at 10am

Spring General Registration opens Mar 3rd at 10am

View and/or download a PDF of the Spring 2018 Sharon Art Studio Catalog here!

The catalog is available at the studio if you'd like to pick up a copy.



This Friday is our Valentine Make & Take! Only a few spots left!

When: Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Where: in the Jewelry Studio at Sharon Art Studio | 300 Bowling Green Dr. SF 94117
Time: 6:30-930pm
Price: $6 members, $12 for non-members

You are invited to a special Valentine Make & Take, hosted by the Friends of Sharon Art Studio.Come create a unique and personal Valentine for someone special in a valentine-making group activity guided by: Olivia Competente, Jeannie Ichimura & Cassandra Sechler, focusing on recycled paper art, collage, and traditional valentine making fun!

Specialty cocktails, coffee, sweets, and materials provided. Tickets here:




FOSAS is working on behalf of our partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to conduct a community survey about the Sharon Art Studio.  The purpose is to check-in with our community (including members/students who may not have registered for classes in awhile or have not had an opportunity to formally offer input in the past.) Your participation benefits our community as it helps the administration with future program considerations.  The survey takes approximately 2 minutes to complete. 

Your responses are  confidential and the survey will be open through November 30, 2017. We thank you in advance. Please click on the live link below:



UPDATED 11/2/17

WINTER 2018 Session Dates: Jan 2-Mar 12

Winter Membership Priority Registration opened Dec 9th at 10am

Winter General Registration opened Dec 16th at 10am

WINTER CATALOG PDF AVAILABLE NOW! Download/view PDF version here.

 Physical copies of the Winter catalog expected at the studio in late November, approximately one week before priority registration.

Please note the following: Winter member priority registration opens 12/9 at 10am, and general registration opens 12/16 at 10am.

Attention ceramic students: We are no longer selling tool kits at the studio. We have adult tools for the new students to use when in class before they buy their own tools. Please ask your instructor if you have any questions.


Attention staff and students with classes this weekend! This Sunday is SF’s annual free comedy festival in the park which all takes place at the newly-renamed Robin Williams Meadow (formerly “Sharon Meadow”) – for a day of free comedy under the sun from the Bay’s top comics. Please plan accordingly if you have class that day, as parking will be impacted.




Adelbart (Bert) Banks, dedicated student, former studio assistant and FOSAS Board Member passed away on Saturday night, August 26th. According to his wife, Dale Rabinov, there will be a Service and Celebration Circle to honor him.

When:  Thursday, Sept 7th at 2 pm. 
Where: SF Columbarium & Funeral Home
One Loraine Court
SF CA 94118

If you cannot attend: Dale invites you to join her by sending any memories or thoughts to her or someone else to share in the Circle: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donations: If you wish to make a donation in Bert’s honor, some of his favorite organizations are: Rocket Dog Rescue, Wounded Warriors and the SF-Marin Food Bank.

 The FOSAS office will be including a special article about Bert in our next FOSAS newsletter.




FALL Session begins September 10th!

Some class news:

Karen Bash will NOT be accepting any drop-in students for the following classes:

All About Composition

Everyone Can Draw, Advanced

From Photo to Art: Images


Karen Bash will accept drop-in students for these classes:

Plein Air Landscapes in Acrylic (off site)

Ink & Watercolor

Sketching the deYoung Museum (off site)


The drop-in fee is $23. If you wish to attend one of the classes accepting drop-ins, please read the class description and materials list (Sharon Art Studio website ) for information about where and when to meet, and what you will need to bring. 


UPDATED 8/14/17

For those curious about Winter programming dates--here they are!

WINTER 2018 Session Dates: Jan 2-Mar 12

Winter Membership Priority Registration opened Dec 2nd at 10am

Winter General Registration opened Dec 9th at 10am


UPDATED 7/26/17


 Don't forget, Priority Registration for FOSAS members is THIS Saturday July 29th at 10am.


FOSAS MEMBERS: Please refer to the studio's helpful hints here for more information on registering online.



The Festival of Chariots will be taking place on July 30 in Sharon Meadow, with set-up scheduled for July 29 (SATURDAY! )  -  therefore parking WILL BE AFFECTED.   We highly recommend students register on-line or via their devices.  We will have minimal staffing at the studio on Saturday morning and coming to the studio for assistance in registration will not be advantageous. Again, although we will offer on-site registration at 10am at the studio for members, parking and limited staffing will make registering at home more convenient. We feel it is important to manage member expectations.  


Fall Information:


Copies of the FALL Course Catalog are now available at the studio!!  

The Fall 2017 Sharon Art Studio Course Catalog is available to view/download here.

You may log into your ActiveNet account and begin perusing classes and adding classes you are interested in to your wish list!


Fall 2017 Dates:

Fall session will run 9/10-12/9

Fall member Priority Registration opens 7/29 at 10am

Fall General Registration opens 8/5 at 10am



UPDATED 6/5/17

Tickets for our Drink & Draw this Thursday are SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket--see you this Thursday!

SUMMER 2017 starts 6/11 and ends 8/13


 UPDATED on 5/24/17

The Harriet J Stix Encouragement Scholarship (available to those 18Y & up that can be used towards classes AND open studios) form is now available to download! See further detials in the Scholarship section of this website or view the form here.


Tickets are on sale NOW for the next Drink & Draw! Purchase tickets here. Tickets are selling fast!

Members get $10 off. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for discount code or call the front desk at 415-753-7006.


Annoncement: A special pop-up artist talk for FOSAS members!

Artist Talk & Slide Show Presentation by visiting artist, Esther Shimazu. 

Mon 5/1 | 1:30-3pm in the Carousel Room

*FREE for interested FOSAS members*

Please Note: Space is not guaranteed and priority is given to registrants students of upcoming ceramics classes and FOSAS members.     

Note: Esther Shimazu is this session’s visiting artist for the ceramics Master Series, course #9200 at the Rochambeau Center 5/2-5/5.

Visit for latest news, membership info & other announcements



A new Jewelry Open Studio Session for Spring Session has been added!

Saturdays,  5/6-5/27, 4:30-7:30pm  in the Jewelry Studio

Course #10440

Registration open NOW! See details and register here:



Dear Student,

The annual Spring Student Sale is on May 7, 2017.  The mission of the Sharon Art Studio Sale is to continue the education of the artist student by hosting a learning sale event. 


  • help students learn the procedures and needs surrounding a sales endeavor
  • provide opportunity for students to interact with members of the public in relation to their artwork
  • a learning experience vs. a professional art sale/private studio event


  • Currently enrolled SAS adult (18+) students or Studio Assistants may be sellers, as well as students from Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 sessions.
  • Sellers may only sell their own work made at the studio

Seller Packets with sale information are now available at the front desk at the studio, along with a sign-up binder. Students from all departments are encouraged and welcome to sign-up by Wednesday, May 3, noon.



Once interested individuals have officially signed–up, a special communication will be arranged for participants.  


UPDATED on 4/6/17

FALL 2017

Information about Fall Session and events coming soon!

Fall session will run 8/21-12/23

Fall member Priority Registration opens 7/29 at 10am

Fall General Registration opens 8/5 at 10am



The Sharon Art Studio's SUMMER 2017 Catalog is coming soon to the studio! Physical copies should arrive in late April.

You can begin viewing summer courses on this site as well as the registration site NOW!

Download a PDF copy of the Summer 2017 course catalog here.

SUMMER 2017 Session Dates: June 11-Aug 13

Summer Membership Priority Registration opens May 6th at 10am

Summer General Registration opens May 13th at 10am


Carlo Grunfeld's Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor #9503 (Fridays in the Carousel Room, 6:30-9:30pm, 3/31-5/12 ) class is now accepting drop-ins!

Drop in fee: $40
Checks or cash only (Checks should be made out to "FOSAS") and provided to the instructor. Students should not phone the studio/FOSAS office or call the registration desk to register/reserve a space.  Space is limited and is first come first serve.

Prerequisite: Students must have basic painting experience - this is not a workshop for beginners. Students are encouraged to bring any watercolor material of their choosing. Instructor will present specific exercises for painting the figure in watercolor at each meeting.

NATURE in WATERCOLOR w/Karen Bash   9198 10a-12:30pm IS running on THURSDAYS (there was an error in the studio brochure). If you go to register for this class, the correct day of the week will be reflected in the registration system.  Just a courtesy

CAUTION: Expressive Brushstokes (Tuesday 10a-12pm) is not running for Spring 2017.   If you see this class/activity on the registration system as an option to put in your wish list, please be aware it will not be running.  We may do a version of this class in a future session.


The Spring 2017 catalogs have arrived at the studio! Pick up a copy today or view courses online at! Priority Registration for Friends of Sharon Art Studio​ members opens this Saturday, Feb 25th, at 10am, and General Registration opens next Saturday, Mar 4th, at 10am. Log into your account and start adding classes to your wish list today at

Click here to view/download the catalog as a PDF!

(Remember if you are a new member and would like to receive the printed catalogue,  or for some reason you use to receive the brochure and have not been getting it, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  PLEASE NOTE, requests received after Feb 1, 2017 will start to receive the brochure in the SUMMER session.) Limited hard copies are made available at the studio approximately 1-2 -weeks before Priority Registration. Members can also start to look for Spring activities (studio classes)  in the Registration System prior to the brochure as Spring activities are put in the registration system ahead of our studio/FOSAS-produced brochure production.


At the Sharon Art Studio, we have two separate mailing lists: the e-news mailing list (which you can sign up for here if you are not currently on it), and there is the catalog mailing list (which is separate from the e-news as we need permission to use your current address for mailing purposes).
If you are not currently on the catalog mailing list and would like to be, please let the office know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and current mailing address, and we will put you on the mailing list!


FOSAS memberships are now renewed on-line. Practice logging-on to your ActiveNet registration account and check your membership and renew if necessary. (See sample screen below)  Please do not mail-in checks to the studio with an old membership application form from a previous brochure. Memberships are now processed through Active Net (just like class registrations). Your FOSAS membership status is instantaniously updated once you complete the on-line renewal/purchase. Remember you are able to check your membership status/expiration at anytime on-line, proactively. 

The FOSAS office will still mail you a special thank-you letter with your new FOSAS member card, but these items are not required to register for activities and we send these items approximately two weeks after your on-line renewal/purchase. 

How to renew a membership 1


In the past, many students have asked about a check-list to get prepared for Priority Registration on February 25th at 10am. In conjunction with the SFPRD Registration Desk, the FOSAS office put together the following information:

1) Practice logging-on to the registration site and signing-on to your account before Saturday to ensure your passwords are working, etc.  If there is an issue with your password, there is a link to have it resent/changed, etc. Here is the link to log-on:
2) Ensure your membership is active. Once you sign-on, click the "My Account" option at the top of the screen. It will take you to your Account Options page and you should see your  Memberships/Passes and Usage link found under the Account Activity section. FOSAS Memberships are now renewed on-line. 
3) Research classes/activities in advance vs. waiting until the morning of Priority Registration.  (Psst... make sure you are looking at the SPRING 2017 brochure!).
4) Place desired classes in your Wish List.
5) Line-up alternate options in case your first choice of activity fills.

If you are placed on the waiting list automatically because the class is already full, you still need to proceed to checkout to complete the waiting list transaction.


  • The registration website is live all the time now (there is not a “registration preparation down time”) so clients can log-on any time. But the Registration Desk wouldn’t advise you logging-on until about 10 minutes before the start of 10am Priority Registration. As with any internet site, if a site is idle for a long period of time, it sometimes needs to be refreshed from your end. Sometimes people can get logged-out if they are idle for too long.
  • Seconds before 10am, if a client is viewing their Wish List, they should see a countdown till exactly 10am and be able to see the “wish list” button magically turn into an Add to Cart button. If at 10am they don’t see this, they should refresh their screen (CTRL + F5) (Command + R for Mac users).
  • It is recommended/definitely encouraged for students to register from home or from their mobile device if they want a better chance to get into a high-demand class. If you come to the studio to register on Saturday, remember the studio uses DSL internet, which is slower. We would recommend student register from home/device.



1. Q. When looking for an activity to register – and one is signed-in…why is it necessary to reconfirm “who you are?" 

A.You always have to choose the “participant” for the registration – you can also add a family member at that time to be able to register them if they are not on your account. You are not "confirming" who you are, you are just choosing who you want to register into the class/activity.

2. Q. I had a Wish-List scenario that puzzled me: a class that had been on my Wish List evaporated from my Cart and was replaced with an “incomplete entry” message...even though I’d entered everything correctly.

A. Any Incomplete entry or error messages means that the class was full when they clicked the button and they would go on the waiting list. Remember – there may be many people clicking the “add to cart” button at the exact same second, and the system has a limited number of slots to place registrations – it basically becomes random selection at that point. We would advise people wanting high-demand classes to have one or two backups ready. 

3. Q. Let's say I have a first choice and it's full at the time I try to register for it. Is it better for me to take the time to "wait list" this class and then try my second choice or go try my second choice, etc.? 
A. If an activity is full, we would go to our second choice first before doing waiting list option. 

4. Q. A spinning icon appears after I have clicked "payment." What should I do?
A. Let it spin; it may be that the credit card transaction is taking a few seconds. If it seems stuck, refresh screen and see if you can try to make payment.

5. I've been asked to verify my credit card on file. Why does this happen and it seems some customers are asked to do so and others are not? 

It shouldn’t be an issue because if they are at that point of payment, the spot is held for them. Once they add a class to their shopping cart, it’s held for at least 10 minutes.
6. I have a FOSAS FAMILY membership and myself and another person want to register for the same class. If it's a high-demand class, is it better to have each of us sign-on to register on our own at the same time, vs. having one person try to register for both people?
Yes, it might be faster.  That is your choice. Each person should have their own login and own password and can sign up for their class individually. Even though they share a family FOSAS membership and are on one “family” account, they have individual customer accounts. 

 7.  My membership does not need to be renewed for awhile. When does a reminder email get sent to me and what is the email address it comes from so I can look for it?
A reminder to renew your FOSAS membership comes from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be sent approximately 30 days prior to expiration; Subject line reads: Friends of Sharon Art Membership Expiring

 UPDATED on 1/19/17:

ANNUAL TOWN HALL MEETING is Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Sharon Art Studio - Carousel Room.   Remember in addition to this news section, you can follow our Facebook page to keep aware of special events. Flyers are also posted on bulletin boards at the studio and (if you are on our FOSAS newsletter database) be sure to read important emails.  If you would like to be added to the FOSAS newsletter database, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know. There are a lot of ways for people to be informed, engaged and proactive in this creative year ahead.

Unable to join us at the studio for the meeting? Consider emailing us a studio question or comment in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will include in our follow-up newsletter and on this site. You may also post a question or comment to our Facebook page during the meeting.

 UPDATED on 1/19/17:


The FOSAS office has organized with the family of Vesta Kirby  a special January 21, 2017 memorial and creative service at the Sharon Art studio. 

DATE:  Saturday, January 21, 2017

TIME:    6-7:30pm   (Formal introduction and special readings will begin at 6:30pm)

Order of Service

6-6:30   Informal mingle and memories

            (Participants are encouraged to visit with each other and reflect on Vesta's work on display)

6:30      Introduction to the family

6:40      Special Reading:  Born to Eternal Life by Vesta Kirby

6:45      Special Reading: taken from Georgia O'Keefe's 1943 exhibition

6:50      Special Reading: an inspirational quote by Martha Graham

7:00     Shell Ceremony

           Participants are invited to take a few shells with them to leave in a special place of nature- inspired by Vesta's own words:

           "...returning to tell the loved ones where they had gone."

SPECIAL NOTES:  RSVPs are not required to attend the event.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 UPDATED on 1/19/17



An additional offsite course "Museum Sketching : deYoung Museum" is now available to register.

This additional course will run on Friday afternoons (2pm-5pm)  for 5 sessions from 2/10-3/10.   This class is held offsite at the de Young.  For more information here is the link to the course      #9653

Instructor will contact registered students prior to first session by email to confirm details. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm for the upcoming session!  


Beginning Watercolor #7453  Mon ,10am-1pm 1/9-3/6 will be taught by Carlo Grunfeld

Drawing and Painting In Pastels #7466  Sat, 10am-1pm will be taught by Carlo Grunfeld


Expressive Brushstrokes #7471  Wed, 10am-1pm, 1/4-3/8 has been cancelled for Winter session.

Chinese Brush Painting #7458 Tues, 10am-12pm 1/3-3/7 has been cancelled for Winter session.

Still Life in Gouache #7603 Mon, 6:30-9:30  1/9-3/6 has been cancelled and will not run this Winter semester.  We hope to run a version of this class in a future session.

The Sharon Art Studio has been given a makeover: the studio now has a new roof, and the sky light has been replaced!


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Also, finally the studio's building sign includes the address! Now the studio should be easier for visitors and new students to find.

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We now have two brand new gas kilns to fire pieces at cone 10! Woo-hoo!


Available NOW: FOSAS tote bags and both men’s and women’s tee shirts for sale at the Studio!

Items can be purchased at the front desk during business hours (Monday through Friday 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm--when staff is available)

Totes: $25 each

Tees: $20 each

Cash or check only; no online or credit sales at this time

*Checks made payable to FOSAS

Tote bags | color: black with white logo on one side

Women’s tees | color: navy with white logo on front | sizes available: S-XL

Men’s tees | color: black with white logo on front | sizes available: XS-XXL


Give today and receive your "I Heart SAS" sticker!




Annually, the Sharon Art Studio serves over 3,000 children, teens, adults and seniors. You can be a part of the Sharon Art Studio and the invaluable role it plays in enriching the lives of Bay Area residents in delivering inspired arts and crafts classes for all. You could help the Studio increase the quality, breadth and diversity of its offerings by:

Becoming a member of Friends of Sharon Art Studio

Spreading the word about the Studio, taking classes, attending events

Volunteering at the Studio to help with projects and special events

Suggesting ideas for the Studio’s programming and operations

   Shopping at community partners or on AmazonSmile and selecting "Friends of Sharon Art Studio" as the non profit that you wish to make a donation to

Making a tax-deductible donation by mail to:

        Friends of Sharon Art Studio

       1032 Irving Street #520

       San Francisco, CA 94122                          

About the Studio: Sharon Art Stu­dio is jointly oper­ated by the San Fran­cisco Recre­ation & Parks Depart­ment (SFRPD) and the Friends of Sharon Art Stu­dio (FOSAS), a non-profit pub­lic ben­e­fit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to advanc­ing the Studio’s goal to pro­mote art as way of explor­ing our selves and our place within the com­mu­nity. FOSAS believes that art edu­ca­tion is an essen­tial com­po­nent to a healthy com­mu­nity and strives to ensure that qual­ity, non-competitive art pro­grams are afford­able and acces­si­ble to all. While the facil­ity is man­aged and main­tained with city funds, FOSAS works in coop­er­a­tion with SFRPD by aug­ment­ing and adding breadth to the Studio’s pro­gram, and through rais­ing funds for equip­ment, sup­plies and free after school and men­tor­ing pro­grams for youth. Sharon Art Stu­dio could not offer the vari­ety of classes and free com­mu­nity pro­grams with­out the sup­port of our donors.

Con­tri­bu­tions sup­port our free pro­grams, includ­ing quar­terly sched­uled free art days, com­mu­nity events, and our youth men­tor­ship pro­gram. Addi­tion­ally, dona­tions fund our sup­ple­men­tary schol­ar­ship pro­gram which is avail­able to every­one, stu­dio equip­ment and sup­ply pur­chases, equip­ment main­te­nance and repair, and a small admin­is­tra­tive staff.

You can make a donation to FOSAS using your credit card or PayPal account!

Just click the button below and you will be taken to a secure FOSAS PayPal page where you can make a donation. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal, and a donation receipt from FOSAS will be sent via US Post.



Your dona­tion is tax deductible! Give today to receive "I Heart SAS" sticker and our many thanks!

The Friends of Sharon Art Stu­dio (FOSAS) is a pub­lic ben­e­fit 509(a)(2) non-profit 501©(3) orga­ni­za­tion. We accept cash, in-kind and donated items as needed for use at the Stu­dio. Your dona­tions are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law. Tax ID #94–3143513

The Sharon Art Stu­dio will gladly accept donated art sup­plies and equip­ment, includ­ing but not lim­ited to art glass, kilns, and glass related tools and equip­ment, as well as office sup­plies and fur­nish­ings. If you would like to donate sup­plies or equip­ment and receive a tax write-off, please call 415–753-7005 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to dis­cuss whether we can uti­lize your donation.


In addi­tion to mak­ing a cash or in-kind dona­tion, there are a vari­ety of other ways you can sup­port FOSAS finan­cially at no cost to you! You can donate to FOSAS just by shop­ping!


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Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to the non-profit of your choice at no extra cost to you! So now you can help support FOSAS by shopping!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you are familiar with (same products, prices, and service). Go to or click here to get started. Make sure to log in to Amazon at and select “Friends Of The Sharon Art Studio” as the non-profit that you wish to donate to!


The following local Com­mu­nity Part­ners will donate a per­cent­age of your pur­chases when you men­tion the Friends of Sharon Art Studio:

Com­mu­nity Thrift
Donate used cloth­ing, fur­ni­ture, elec­tron­ics, and other items to Com­mu­nity Thrift at 623 Valen­cia St (across from the Police Sta­tion) and tell them that you want your dona­tion to ben­e­fit FOSAS. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds on all sales then comes back to FOSAS quarterly!

Lucky S.H.A.R.E.S.
Do you shop at Lucky gro­cery store? If so, pick up a Lucky S.H.A.R.E.S. Card in the kitchen, or upstairs office of the Sharon Art Stu­dio. Sim­ply give it to the cashier every time you check out at Lucky and a por­tion of your pur­chases go to ben­e­fit FOSAS, at no cost to you.

You can ben­e­fit FOSAS with a por­tion of your credit card pur­chases at hun­dreds of local and online busi­nesses at no cost to you. Visit to learn more.

Cole Hard­ware Stores
For April, Cole Hard­ware Spare Change col­lec­tion will ben­e­fit Friends of Sharon Art Youth Pro­gram Sup­port. Please drop your spare change in the jar and help sup­port the arts!

Stu­dio Wish List
FOSAS can accept equip­ment and mate­ri­als on behalf of the Stu­dio and you can receive a tax deduc­tion for your dona­tion. Please speak to a stu­dio staff mem­ber to see if you have some­thing we need.

Finally, whether or not you can make a cash dona­tion, you can sup­port us by vol­un­teer­ing.


 Stay tuned for news about upcoming events! 

Mark your calendar for the following:


Mar 18 Retired Teachers' Sale

May 6 Spring Studio Sale

More events TBA!



Come shop for beautiful hand-made items and unique art at the Retired Teachers’ Sale on 3/18 from 10am to 4pm, sponsored by the Friends of Sharon Art Studio and the UESF Retired Division. Items for sale will include knitted items, photographs, cards, glass art, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, fine art prints, purses, wallets, water colors, bookmarks, woodwork, stuffed animals, and more!

WHEN: March 18th, 2018 from 10am-4pm 

WHERE: Sharon Art Studio: 300 Bowling Green Drive, San Francisco CA 94117

Feel free to call the Front Desk at 415-753-7006 with any questions. 

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The Friends of Sharon Art Studio presents: 

Valentine Collage Make & Take

Group ctivity guided by: Jeannie Ichimura & Cassandra Sechler

When: Friday, Februry 2nd, 2018
Where:  in the Jewelry Studio at Sharon Art Studio
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Price: $6 members, $12 for non-members

This is a ticketed event, you must purchase your ticket ahead of time, as space is very limited.

Online service fee is included in the cost of the ticket!

*Tickets availble here!

You are invited to a special Valentine Make & Take, hosted by the Friends of Sharon Art Studio.Come create a unique and personal Valentine for someone special in a valentine-making group activity guided by: Olivia Competente, Jeannie Ichimura & Cassandra Sechler, focusing on recycled paper art, collage, and traditional valentine making fun!

Specialty cocktails, coffee, sweets, and materials provided.

Have scraps of paper, magazines, of fabric you haven’t been able to figure out what to do with but haven’t tossed? Why not bring them to share & put to use! To further personalize your valentine, feel free to bring anything else you’d like to include, such as a photo, printed materials (like a poem special to you), fabric, or other items of special value to you.

Staff and volunteers will be available for guidance & suggestions in the activity; but instruction is limited. This event is intended for those who would like to come make recycled art, be social, and make a gift for someone (or yourself) at the end of the night.

Some materials will be provided: stencils, pens, heart shapes, stickers, various papers, doilies, lace, fabric, tissue, scissors, glue, feathers, glitter, magazine clippings, and more.

No experience necessary. All ages welcome. 

A portion of the proceeds is donated to FOSAS and supports the studio!






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You are invited to the Friends of Sharon Art Studio’s


Sunday August 20th



Three Twins Ice Cream

Toy Boat Dessert Café

Destination Baking Company

Tartine Bakery & Café

Where: Sharon Art Studio, 300 Bowling Green Drive in Golden Gate Park (near the Children’s Playground)

Cost: FOSASMembers: FREE

          Non-Members: $10

Join the Sharon Art Studio Community for ice cream, pastries, root beer, and more as we celebrate  the summer and the teachers, staff, volunteers and members  who keep our program running!

The first 50 attendees will receive a ceramics bowl made here at the studio served with unlimited ice cream!

Cash or check only; all sales at the door.

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the front desk at 415-753-7006.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Sharon Art Studio and go towards benefiting the Sharon Art Studio building and community.

Hope to see you there!

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Come join the Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS) at Cybelle’s Pizza for a fun abstract oil pastel activity led by professional artist/instructor Karen Bash while mingling and enjoying snacks & Cybelle’s weekly drink specials.
Where: Cybelle’s Front Room New York Style Pizza
1385 9th Ave @Judah
San Francisco, CA 94122
When: Thursday, June 8th
Activity: Learn how to design an abstract image from a photo, and the many possibilities of creating texture with oil pastels and take home their masterpiece! All skill levels welcome.
All materials, art lesson, and activity are all included in the ticket price.
Purchase of ticket automatically enters you into a drawing for a basket of art supplies! With the purchase of food or drink, you will be given additional tickets to be entered into the drawing.
A portion of the proceeds helps benefit the Friends of Sharon Art Studio!
FOSAS members get $10 off! Message This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the discount code!
A portion of proceeds go to benefit the FOSAS programming budget.
Purhase tickets here:




Sunday, May 7th, 2017

11am-5pm in the Glass Studio at Sharon Art Studio!

FOSAS Member’s Preview: 10am-11am


Come shop at the studio! Find stunning, original, affordable, handmade items crafted by the studio's instructors, staff, and students! Look for that perfect holiday gift for a friend or to yourself! 

Choose from hundreds of unique and affordable items, all of which are hand-made at the Studio. Invite your friends!

300 Bowling Green Drive

San Francisco, CA 94117

in Golden Gate Park

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You are invited to Sharon Art Studio’s Annual Town Hall Meeting

This is open to the public, and we welcome you to come!

date: Monday, January 23rd
time: 6:30-7:30pm
location: Sharon Art Studio (in the Carousel Room)
300 Bowling Green Dr. | San Francisco, CA 94118

Join the FOSAS Board of Directors, FOSAS office staff, and the SFRPD Sharon Art Studio Coordinator with special guest AnneMarie Donnelly (Recreation Business Manager & ACTIVENet System Administrator) to learn about current events at the Sharon Art Studio.

Questions? Call the Sharon Art Studio at 415.753.7006 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 The Sharon Art Studio's WINTER SALE will be Sunday, December 6th.

Please join us! 11am - 5pm (10am: Member's Preview)

300 Bowling Green Drive

San Francisco, CA 94117

in Golden Gate Park

Come shop for those perfect Holiday gifts at a great prices! Choose from hundreds of unique and affordable items, all of which are hand-made at the Studio. A portion of sales benefit Friends of Sharon Art Studio, working with SFRPD to help operate and enrich offerings at Sharon Art Studio.

Feel free to RSVP on Facebook, and feel free to invite your friends--the more the merrier!



 The Friends of Sharon Art Studio Presents:


Date: Saturday, November 7th

Time: 4-8pm

Where: The Sharon Art Studio | 300 Bowling Green Drive, San Francisco CA 94117

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Come enjoy a fun evening filled with great items to bid on, music, and complimentary refreshments and horsdouvres.

Funds raised will benefit the Friends of Sharon Art Studio and their mission to provide quality, non competitive art programs that are affordable and accessible to all. One goal is to double the FOSAS scholarship fund and offer free and lower priced teen programming.

Donated items will be revealed daily through the Facebook event page so make sure to RSVP to the Facebook event if you plan on attending! Hope to see you there!

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