Once Upon 2010

in San Francisco

 

8 Creative kids

Had a DREAM

And Above All,

Creativity could run wild

Welcome to ARTifact®

The kind of Dream where square people and  wellrounded people sit together at the same table

ARTifact, "Atlas and the PEACE of Cake" Sharjah Children Biennial, UAE, 2016

" It's about more than painting and making crafty things

ARTifact is about meeting our world

through ART and anthropology.

It's about sharing our ideas. Celebrating our unique selves. Finding versatile ways to communicate with friends. Making discoveries. And heart connections. Being active learners, explorers, and teachers. At every age. Using ART as a catalyst for math, science, literacy. Coloring outside the box. Inventing. Innovating. Collaborating. Celebrating and creating the world we share.

--AND LOVING IT-- 

That's what ARTifact is all about." 

Lauren

Founder | ARTifact

iARTyou

Author

TIFFAN-Board of Directors

Perpich | USF | Harvard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah

Parties and Events

Artful Correspondence

iARTyou

Kelli

Studio Manager

Teacher

Corte Madera

ALANA

Teacher

Cow Hollow

AMY

Teacher

Cow Hollow

PHOEBE

Teacher

Corte Madera

Stephanie

Advisor

M.S., MSW

Children's Council of San Francisco

 

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Praise for ARTifact®

ARTifact is committed to art and our community. All our curriculum is original and created in-house, inspired by the world around us. We are inspired by things like: Superhero colors, Shakespeare's First Folio, flowers made of glass, biomimicry, ancient Egypt, a silent symphony, the smell of pizza, Pointillism, time travel, astrophysics, cottage industry, and tape. Most of all, we are inspired by each other and the artists who have changed the world in all the ways above...and beyond... through their art.

 

 

"When it comes to children, Lauren is one of the most innovative thinkers in the Bay Area. Whether it's through exploration in fantasy, materials, or expression, children who spend their days with Lauren learn their strengths and are challenged to go beyond what they ever imagined they could do..."

-Alyce Desrosiers

LCSW, Childcare Specialist

 

"ARTifact's creativity inspires children and adults to see the world with limitless potential. Their unique approach to using everyday objects and combining structure with FUN makes their art classes something not-to-be missed!"

 

-Stephanie Haren, M.S., MSW

Children's Council of San Francisco

 

 

ARTifact Chirp

"Lauren is the most imaginative teacher my daughter has ever had.  She is whimsical, warm, intelligent and bursting with energy.  Kids gravitate to her like bees to honey. I think they instinctively know her love for and interest in them is genuine."

 

-Parent

 

-Ted DeGrazia Foundation

Tucson, Arizona

"...what you're doing with the children is wonderful. It's part of our challenge to introduce the next generation to art. If we fail in doing this, DeGrazia will just slowly fade from memory. That would be a crime."

 

 

CBS SF Bay Area

"I can't begin to tell you how much (my daughter) is enjoying her art classes. She is so proud of the work she brings home. I might have mentioned to you already some months ago, in the course of conversation over lunch, (my daughter) informed me that our wood dining table is opaque. What a great little word for her to know at 4 :) What she explained to me today however trumps everything, using big words like sarcophagus, shabti, hieroglyphs, and canopic. She remembered all these words and so much detail of what you have been covering in class. What interesting material and what a fantastic experience you give our children, thank you."

-Parent

 

-Visiting Guest at the deYoung 

 

"This was one of the most thoughtful events to see children's art displayed!"

 

 

(Our Daughter) had such an incredible two weeks.

...Holy cow-she LOVE LOVE LOVED both camps. Your teaching, facilitating love, respect for individuality in art and genuine enthusiasm is so felt by our little girl. She adores you and Anna. We got the play-by play each day at pick up and again at the supper table. She looked forward to every part of each week. Thank you. Really. really.

When I picked her up on Friday, she began to cry as we were pulling away. "I'm gonna miss them, Mama."

"Who, Honey, the girls in camp?"

"NOOOO-Teacher Lauren and Teacher Anna! When can I come back?!"

What else does a Mama want?

 

-Parent

 

 

"There is just no other program like ARTifact. Anywhere. This is how ART and academics are meant to dance. "

 

-Parent

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(Our son) loved his time with Meridith and Anna on Tuesday afternoons. He quickly decided it was the best day of the week and came home with bright eyes, a happy heart and singing himself to sleep. Thank you. It's the first after school activity that he has truly loved and has helped him further explore his passions in art with an entwined bonus of history!

Anna and Meridith were amazing instructors! Full of knowledge, energy, kindness and encouragement. Top notch.

Thank you for creating an amazing art studio and programs for the children. We are the fortunate beneficiaries!

-Parent

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