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San Francisco, California

Human Organ Painting Night

An evening of wine, painting, science, hearts, and brains.

Would you like to handle a genuine human brain? A heart? And paint a portrait of them? You're in luck - you'll soon be able to hang your very own "Still Life with Organs" over your mantle!

ArtSocial let's you spend an evening enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail while learning to paint under a professional artist. But for this special event, we've also partnered with the Bay Area Science Festival to add a twist: Instead of painting your own Van Gogh, we'll be illustrating hearts and brains! There will be real human organs from UCSF for you to examine, a professional artist to instruct you in the process of creating your own painting, and scientists on hand to answer all your neuroanatomy and heart-related questions.

All your supplies (canvas, paints, brushes and apron) are provided for you. No experience is necessary. At the end of the evening, you can take your creation home.

Additional Information

  • Feel free to arrive earlier to enjoy dinner at the Hotel Majestic (menu).
  • The event will be held in the main restaurant and offers specials on food and wine.
  • The Butterfly Lounge is connected to the restaurant and offers a full bar. (Please no outside food or beverage).
  • Street parking is available near the hotel. Valet service of $10.
  • Ages 21+.

Artist Instructor: Kathryn Yost, ArtSocial