Youth Education Spaceship (Y.E.S.) Burner Family Days

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Art Studio of Dana Albany

1310 Griffith St

San Francisco, CA 94124

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What: Youth Education Spacecraft (Y.E.S.) Burner Family Days

When: Four dates to choose from! Come for a few hours or participate for the whole day.
Sat, April 13, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun, April 14, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat, April 20, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun, April 21, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Who: Burning Man families and friends with children ages 7 - 15. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.

Where: Art Studio of Dana Albany, 1310 Griffith Street, San Francisco in Bayview

Additional Information:

  • Bring a brown bag lunch and snacks with you.
  • Please RSVP via Eventbrite.
  • Questions? Please contact

About the Youth Education Spaceship (Y.E.S.)

The Youth Education Spaceship (Y.E.S.) is being prepared for takeoff under the watchful eye of San Francisco artist Dana Albany, and Burner families can participate.

Dana is guiding the creation of a complex spaceship that will be 12’ in diameter and stand 8’ tall, made entirely by kids with repurposed and found objects from Recology put together in artistic ways, primarily for children ages 7-15 at the Tenderloin and Hunters Point Boys and Girls Clubs. Along with many art techniques, an accompanying creative curriculum will teach about robotics, solar energy, environmentalism, space travel, astronomy and much more.

Supported by The Crucible, Exploratorium, Maker Faire, Burning Man Project, Black Rock Arts Foundation and Black Rock City, LLC, as well as private donors, Burner families have the opportunity to work on the spaceship themselves at Dana's studio April 13, 14, 20 or 21 from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The studio is located at 1310 Griffith Street in Bayview. Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch.

Children will be able to mosaic the exterior of the spaceship with a vast array of materials following a beautiful geometric design, and then their work willl be transfered to the spaceship.

When the spaceship is ready, it will fly to Maker’s Faire for its maiden voyage and then will be exhibited by other sponsors in the San Francisco Bay Area, such as The Crucible and Exploratorium. The spaceship will ultimately land at Burning Man, where we hope to engage the children in testing the spaceship for themselves and creating curriculum to study the humanoids which are found in Black Rock City. This is especially relevant given the event's Cargo Cult theme. RSVPs are requested.

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