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Past Workshops & Classes

FUSION BEATZ BOLLYWOOD FITNESS - “Dance, have fun, and get fit!”

CLASS Fusion Beatz Bollywood Fitness
DATES January 5 - March 9, 2015
DAY Mondays
TIME 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
PRICE $14 drop-in (Mondays)
DATES January 7 - March 11, 2015
DAY Wednesdays
TIME 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
PRICE $14 drop-in (Wednesdays)
MORE INFO Fusion Beatz®, LLC will provide total body fitness workout services. Our purpose is to match proven, easy, enjoyable, safe and effective exercises to specific components of Bollywood music and dance movements. We are experienced fitness professionals, dedicated and committed towards providing fun and effective fitness solutions to customers. We believe in instilling the value of a healthy, happy, and active lifestyle in future generations. Increasing awareness, obesity and heart disease are the driving forces for our market growth. We offer low cost services to all segments of customers.

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DANCE (8 weeks)

(8 weeks)
INSTRUCTOR Zoe Rappaport
DATE January 22 – March 12, 2015
DAYS Thursdays
TIME 7:30 pm -9:00 pm
AGES 14+
PRICE $14 drop-in

DESCRIPTION Fusion of Movement is an explorative movement journey drawing on elements from hip hop, modern, house and contemporary dance that ends in choreography encouraging finding one's individual style. Zoe's choreography emphasizes an intrinsic connection to the rhythm and soul within the music, blurring boundaries between genre and form. Through class, students develop artistry as well as experience the transformative power of dance to express the self, connect to the body and create community. We come to dance together, and the process is just as important as where we end up.

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Digital Recording Music Workshop w/ BEATSHOP – 12 weeks

CLASS Digital Recording Music Workshop w/ BEATSHOP – 12 weeks
DATES February 2 – April 24, 2015
DAY Mondays and Saturdays
TIME 6-8pm and 3-5pm
STUDIO Digital Recording Studio, 3rd floor
PRICE $150 (12 weeks, one day per week)

MORE INFO We run a production lab at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts for aspiring producers and DJs to hone their craft at. We offer beginning and advanced classes in Ableton Live, Reason, Virtual DJ, and Serato Scratch, with an emphasis on lab time. Each student gets their own workstation for 2 hours per week to build up a library of original music, practice production techniques, and learn new tips from our instructors. At the end of the class, each student gets a CD with their music on it. We also offer free sound packs to people who take the class and sell production gear at a student discount.

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Screenprinting Intensive!

TITLE Screenprinting Intensive!
DATE February 7, 2015 – February 28, 2015
DAYS Saturdays
TIME 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mission Grafica
AGES 14+
PRICE Workshop + Materials Fee: $600

DESCRIPTION This four-day workshop offers an introduction to the stencil method of Screenprinting. Students will learn various image-making methods using paper stencils, monotype techniques, fluid techniques, screen filler, and direct-emulsion photographic stencils. Participants will also work with color in multiple editions and become familiar with the mark-making possibilities of Screenprinting while expressing and expanding their personal styles.

Materials to Bring: Ten plastic containers for mixing inks (no food containers—we recommend visiting TAP Plastics), line drawing paper (8½" x 11"), X-ACTO® knife with extra blades, pencil, and notepad.

Click here to register with SF Center for the Book: 415. 565.0545; Email:

Fundamentals Breakdance
w/Danny Oneto (Bboy D Rock)

CLASS Bboy/Bgirl Fundamentals Breakdance
FACILITATOR Danny Oneto (Bboy D Rock)
DATES February 18 – April 18, 2015
DAY Wednesdays
TIME 6:00 - 7:00pm (Kids)
7:00-8:00pm (Youths/Adults)
AGES 7-12 (kids) - 13+ (youth/adults)
MORE INFO Kids’ class will consist of games that introduce them to the bboy/bgirls movements.

Adult class: will introduce all aspects of bboying/bgirling, top rock, footwork, power moves and conditioning.

Contact: 415.314.3489

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Printmaking workshop for students ages 10-12

CLASS Printmaking workshop for students ages 10-12
DATES March, 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2015
DAY Saturdays
TIME 1:00pm - 5:00pm
STUDIO Mission Grafica, 4th Floor
AGES 10-12
PRICE $12 each session or $40 for all.

MORE INFO Introduction of four distinct processes of printmaking: monotype, linóleum-relief printing, collagraphy, and drypoint through the exploration of each technique. Press operation, hand printing, paper selection, and preparation will be discussed. These workshops will focus on the work of past and current Latino artists working in the field.

Taller de Printmaking para estudiantes edad 10-12 / Marzo 7, 14, 21, and 28 / 1-5pm / $12 por sección o $40 por el mes/ Clase limitada a 10 estudiantes / 4* piso en Mission Grafica

Introducción de cuatro procesos distintos del grabado: monotipo, impresión linóleo alivio, Colografía y punta seca a través de la exploración de cada técnica. Se discutirán operación de prensa, impresión de mano, selección de papel, y la preparación. Estos talleres se centrarán en el trabajo de los artistas Latinos del pasado y actuales que trabajan en el campo.

Mask Making Workshop

TITLE Carnaval Masks
INSTRUCTOR Diego Marcial Rios
DATE April 4 & 11, 2015
DAYS Saturdays
TIME 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM  
15 participants
PRICE $10-$20 sliding scale fee.
TITLE Mexican Paper Mache Tradition
INSTRUCTOR Diego Marcial Rios
DATE May 2 & 9, 2015
DAYS Saturdays
TIME 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
15 participants
PRICE $25 for 2 hour session
or $50 for both days May 2 & May 9

DESCRIPTION Biography: Diego Marcial Rios lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and paints in acrylics. He graduated with honors with an M.A. /M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Fine Arts Graduate School and a B.F.A. from University of California at Berkeley. Diego has a C.L.P. from the University of San Francisco. He received a number of fellowships for his Academic study. His artwork illustrates many complex social-economic issues faced by contemporary society...More info

Artist’s Statement: My artwork illustrates many social-economic problems faced by contemporary society. My artwork has been labeled by many as "Chicano art". This label is true in that I am a Chicano doing art, but false when "Chicano art" is used as a restrictive term due to cultural misconceptions. The topics I chose are not specific Chicano problems, but rather complex macroeconomic and political phenomena that human beings encounter in life.

Note: Supplies provided by instructor for both workshops

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Drive By Press Woodcut Workshop

CLASS Drive By Press woodcut workshop
FACILITATORS Gregory Nanney and Joseph Velasquez
DATES April 4, 2015
DAY Saturday
TIME 10:00 am - 5:00pm
STUDIO Mission Grafica, 4th Floor

MORE INFO Drive by Press, a printmaking startup by artists Gregory Nanney and Joseph Velasquez will be hosting a woodcut printing intensive at Mission Gráfica. DBP’s mission is to share the love and enthusiasm for printing with audiences everywhere. The duo have now worked over 500 events and traveled over 250,00 miles spreading ink and their style of guerilla art-making at events across America.

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Supplies that students need to bring: Woodcut or linoleum tools, wood or linoleum (whatever you prefer to use), completed boards that you might want to print, extra paper or t-shirts. MDF will be available for the cost of the workshop.

Drive by Press, un duo de printmakers con artistas Gregory Nanney y José Velásquez estarán conduciendo un taller intensivo de xilografía en Mission Gráfica. La misión de la DBP es compartir el amor y entusiasmo por la impresión con públicos de todas edades. El dúo dinámico ha trabajado más de 500 eventos y viajado más de 250,00 kilómetros dando tinta y arte estilo guerrilla en eventos en todo Estados Unidos.

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