Queer Ancestors Project Prints!

This workshop is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonbinary, genderqueer, queer, questioning, and intersex people, ages 18-26, who are interested in exploring their Queer and Trans ancestry. We’ll spend 5 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 and empowered as Queer and Trans artists. 

QAP Prints! 2020-2021 Cohort
Is Currently Underway


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 26th 2020 to January 18th 2021

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

Workshop and events held at wheelchair-accessible locations.

*During COVID-19, workshop will be via Zoom 

OR a combination of Zoom plus in-studio meetings

Regular attendance is required

Questions?  Contact Katie


Space is limited!  Please apply by July 15th 2020:

Apply here

Queer Ancestors Project Writes!

Queer Ancestors Project Writes is a free writing workshop for LGBTQQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, queer, questioning, and intersex) people ages 18-26. In this workshop, led by the amazing Celeste Chan, we will explore queer/trans histories, write across multiple genres, create a mini-zine, and publish original creative work in QAP’s anthology. While there are no grades and minimal homework, regular attendance is required. The workshop will culminate in our anthology publication, and final readings/ celebrations.

QAP Writes welcomes writers at any level of experience - we will be building art muscles together and generating new work for publication. Come learn, come experiment, come join our supportive and creative community.

QAP Writes! in 2021

Our 10-week workshop takes place on Zoom, with a culminating online community reading.  Come join our supportive, creative community. 

APPLY BY Dec 15th, 2020
Spring session runs Feb 1 - April 5, 2021
Monday nights 7:30-9pm


Questions? Contact Celeste

The next QAP Writes Workshop will take place in Spring 2021.  Please check back in September 2020 for application.