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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. 

Upcoming workshop:
August 2023 to Jan 2024
Applications closed!


Be supported as you develop your creativity, forge

relationships with your ancestors, and build community

with other Queer and Trans artists!


Meets Mondays, 6-9:30pm

August 2023 to January 2024

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


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Kaleidoscope Writing Workshop!

Queer Ancestors Project and Still Here SF


Kaleidoscope is a creative space 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 8 weeks, we’ll build community in workshops led by Still Here SF queer/trans BIPOC artists, express ourselves in multiple writing genres, support each other’s creative processes, and connect to those who came before.


The workshop will culminate in a public reading and participants will receive a $1000 stipend upon completion! 

Kaleidoscope Teaching Artists:

Tina Bartolome,  Mason J,  tanea lunsford lynx,

Tina Valentin Aguirre,  Vero Majano, and Natalia Vigil.

Meets SATURDAYS 10AM-1PM :: MAY 6-JUNE 24, 2023
SF Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (BART/MUNI & wheelchair accessible)
Final reading & celebration on JUNE 29, 2023


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

No previous creative writing experience is necessary.  

Questions? Contact Lead Artist Tina Bartolome

Applications Closed!


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