Queer Ancestors Project Prints!

This workshop is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, queer, questioning, and intersex people, ages 18-26, who are interested in exploring their Queer and Trans ancestry. We’ll spend 6 fabulous months together studying linocut printmaking and Q/T history. The workshop is free and supplies are included. Throughout the workshop we’ll share our experiences, encourage exploration, support each other’s creativity, and honor one another’s visions. The workshop will culminate in a group exhibition!


Chrysalis Studio Director Katie Gilmartin will teach the workshop, along with a variety of guest speakers. Katie's goals for the workshop are for artists to develop artistically, build relationships with their ancestors and one another, and be well-supported as Queer and Trans artists. 

Next QAP Prints Workshop:
August 2023 to Jan 2024
(but watch for QAP RESISTS! in early 2023)


Be supported as you develop your creativity, forge

relationships with your ancestors, and build community

with other Queer and Trans artists!


Meets Wednesdays, 6-9:30pm

August 2022 to January 2023

at Chrysalis Studio in SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street, SF*

Regular attendance is required.


Workshop and events held at wheelchair-accessible locations.

*Masks will be required and other modifications may be in place for our collective good health.

Questions?  Contact Katie


Space is limited!  Please apply by June 28, 2022

Applications Closed

Kaleidoscope Writing Workshop!

Queer Ancestors Project and Still Here SF

present a FREE creative writing workshop for transgender, queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender nonconforming, questioning, and intersex people, ages 18-26, to explore the lives and stories of our queer/trans ancestors. Over 14 weeks, we’ll build community in workshops led by local queer/trans BIPOC artists, express ourselves in multiple writing genres, support each other’s creative processes, & connect to those who came before. 

Kaleidoscope Teaching Artists:

Tina Bartolome,  Mason J,  tanea lunsford lynx,

Tina Valentin Aguirre,  and Vero Majano.


The workshop will culminate in a public reading and

participants will receive a $1000 stipend upon completion! 

Meets Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

May 10 to August 9, 2022

at the San Francisco Main Library

Final reading & celebration August 18th, 2022


Workshop Requirements: regular attendance, commitment to write & create in community, COVID-19 vaccination & willingness to wear masks for mutual health.


Build Community

Write Across Genres

Connect with Ancestors

Perform Original Work 

No previous creative writing experience is necessary.  

Questions? Contact Lead Artist Tina Bartolome

Space is limited!  Please apply by April 1st, 2022

Applications Closed