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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
A woman writing calligraphy with an inkbrush


Be inspired by 6,000 years of traditions across Asia. The Asian Art Museum offers classes and workshops where artists who specialize in traditional Asian art forms teach you techniques which have informed craftsmanship over the centuries.

Asia has a long, revered tradition of fine metalwork, woodwork, textiles, calligraphy and ceramics. Each culture’s unique interpretation of these materials offers multiple examples of how craft and art together can create beauty. The museum offers a range of hands-on workshops from ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) and bamboo weaving to calligraphy and bojagi (Korean wrapping cloths) and more. Please note that these workshops are recommended for ages 13+.

For any questions regarding our workshops, please contact


Interdisciplinary Writers Workshop

Kearny Street Workshop, in collaboration with Asian Art Museum, presents Interdisciplinary Writers Lab (IWL), a three-month, multi-genre master class for local writers of color scheduled for summer 2020. IWL is a unique program that challenges emerging writers to explore and develop their writing skills across multiple genres.

The goals of the IWL program include: providing local emerging writers/artists with the opportunity to challenge, develop, and expand their practice by working with established writers in a variety of genres; to contribute to the development of new literary forms and language that incorporate multiple forms of creative expression; to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to build community and connect with writers in the literary world; and to publish in a print anthology that highlights work by exciting new writers committed to exploring new forms and voices.

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