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Past Workshops & Classes

Belly Dancing Workshop

Instructor: Rasa Vitalia

Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 15 - June 14

Cost: $12 per class or $120 for full 12 days.

WHO WANTS TO BE FABULOUS? Learn to shake and shimmy the Rasa way! Time to let loose, sweat, and smile! Every night will be a surprise party! This 60 minute high-energy class taught by the famous, international performer Rasa Vitalia, is designed to inspire all to express diversity and peace though dance and music and feel the world beat in their feet. This physical workout will take you on a mesmerizing and seductive world dance trip from Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Brazilian Samba, Salsa, Indian Bollywood, and Club Dance and Music and many surprises. You will receive a well rounded, focused, disciplined, and fun approach as this format helps the dancer become versatile, learn more about world music and dance, and have fun at same time!

This class includes warm-ups, drills, rhythms, world dance & music education, combos, drums, and happy social party as well as a great cool-down for a complete dance experience! All ages and all levels welcome. Please wear stretchy dance gear or comfortable exercise wear, athletic shoes, ballet slippers, yoga mats as well as your positive vibes, smiles, and awesome self! United we dance in solidarity as a community of people who care, support the arts, and celebrate life! Pride. Power. Positivity. Peace of mind. Live the dream. Join the movement.


Senior Printmaking Workshop 55-plus

Instructor: Marsha Shaw

Feb. 7 through April 11

Cost: This workshop is free and limited to 10 students There is a $25 materials fee to be paid on the first day of class

A new 10-week printmaking workshop for seniors age 55-plus kicks off on Feb. 7 and runs through April 11, Wednesdays 1 to 4pm. Whether you have some experience or none, it’s a great opportunity to learn how to make monotypes, collographs screen and relief prints. This session will have a bookmaking componant to it and by the end of the workshop students will learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches.

Students are encouraged to attend regularly as each session will build on the last.

Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio is on the 4th floor and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information and to sign up call Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio at 415-643-2786 or email

Teacher Bio

Marsha Shaw lives and works in San Francisco, California where she maintains an active art and teaching practice. She received an MFA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts in San Francisco and a B.A. and M.A. from California State University Northridge. Shaw is currently an adjunct faculty member at De Anza College in Cupertino where she teaches drawing and design. She is the manager of Mission Grafica, a print studio at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, where she teaches printmaking workshops. She has lectured and taught courses in bookmaking and printmaking at California College of the Arts, San Francisco Center for the Book, Richmond Art Center, Museum of Children Art and Mendocino Art Center. Shaw’s work is in several collections and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.