2727 California Street is an art & education initiative + an artist in residence program. We are located in Berkeley, CA.

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We offer free / pay what you can workshops for kids ages 7-17 every Sunday on a seasonal basis. All materials and a healthy lunch are included. Register for this week's program by emailing frank@2727.today.

Drawing from innovations in art pedagogy, traditional crafts, contemporary artistic practices, and art therapy, NO SCHOOL curriculum focuses on adventurous, process oriented group art making. We design projects that employ creative problem solving, mindful experimentation, collaboration and ecological sustainability to promote social-emotional skills as well as a broad sense of wonder, joy and possibility.

NO SCHOOL workshops are site-responsive, designed to meet the interests and needs of local communities, and often involve foraged materials. By engaging the local ecology and architecture of a child’s life, we hope to encourage a perspective beyond arts and crafts making to foster a truly creative and empowered worldview.

We work with contemporary artists, translating their studio practices into non-traditional art making experiences for elementary, middle and high school students. By inviting emerging artists to be the teachers, NO SCHOOL aims to facilitate a collaborative learning environment that blurs traditional pedagogical roles and exchanges.