DIY Art School

Collectively reimagining arts education without life altering debt.

DIY Art School Essential Reading
What is art in the age of  $120,000 art degrees? Media, research and organizing around the impact of debt, rent and precarity on the lives of creative people. Read the Supply Chain Report!
Syllabus by Lynda Barry
Exercises, activities, and creative advice from the brilliant comic artist Lynda Barry.  Amazing lesson plans and examples.  We use this all the time.
Meeting Facilitation: The No Magic Method
Great tips on how to how to facilitate  meetings. Basic and useful.

Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process   
Nurtures the development of artistic works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue.

Bay Area   
Libraries! Museums! Thrift Stores! Colleges! Community Centers! An Assortment.

Discover and Go!
Reserve free (limited) passes to local museums through your library card!

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
Redistributed discarded goods,  low cost art and craft supplies and random things.

California College of Art Events Calendar
Mills College Art Museum Events Calendar
San Francisco Art Institute Events Calendar
UC Berkeley Arts Lectures Schedule

Studio One
Low cost art classes and studio time in Oakland, Run by City parks and recs.


-Local colleges are universities are great places to hit up. Check out the events andlectures atyou local MFA programs for free and low cost opportunities.  

-Hit up artists and crafts people in your area for talks or inspiration.

-Look up or request the syllabi from  MFA programs you are interested in and then follow  them yourself

Free online arts and technology courses from universities worldwide.

Free general subject online courses from universities and institutions worldwide.

*This is a list in progress! If you have a resource to recommend, send it to us!*