DIY Art School

Collectively reimagining arts education without life altering debt.

DIY Art School Essential Reading
 
BFAMFAPHD
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! 
http://bfamfaphd.com/
 
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.
https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/syllabus
 
Meeting Facilitation: The No Magic Method
Great tips on how to how to facilitate  meetings. Basic and useful.
https://www.trainingforchange.org/sites/default/files/Meeting%20Facilitation-No%20Magic%20Method.pdf

Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process   
Nurtures the development of artistic works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue.
http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/files/downloads/Critical_Response_Process.pdf

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!
http://guides.aclibrary.org/discover

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
Redistributed discarded goods,  low cost art and craft supplies and random things.
http://creativereuse.org/

California College of Art Events Calendar
https://www.cca.edu/calendar/daily/2016-02-03/all
 
Mills College Art Museum Events Calendar
http://mcam.mills.edu/events/
 
San Francisco Art Institute Events Calendar
http://www.sfai.edu/events-calendar
 
UC Berkeley Arts Lectures Schedule
http://art.berkeley.edu/events/category/lecture/

Studio One
Low cost art classes and studio time in Oakland, Run by City parks and recs.
http://www.studiooneartcenter.net/


Learning   

-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
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Kadenze
Free online arts and technology courses from universities worldwide.  
https://www.kadenze.com

Coursera
Free general subject online courses from universities and institutions worldwide.  
https://www.coursera.org/



*This is a list in progress! If you have a resource to recommend, send it to us!  diyartschool@gmail.com*