Ronald Chase is a transversal artist: painter, photographer, director … a life would not suffice.

Twenty-six years ago, inspired by a few bored students in their art school, he decided to pass on all these passions and youth education became central to his work. He founds the non-profit organization. “SF Art and Film for Teenagers” which offers weekly auteur film, museum visit, exit to the opera, the concert or ballet, all with a fabulous critical analysis to which students are invited. 700 teens already participated in the past year.

Cineclub teenagers San FranciscoHis other Trojan Horse is his SF film workshop. Each Sunday his enrolled students meet in front of a film, which they dissect and appropriate, both for content and techniques, with 3 professionnel mentors. They must also make a “short” every 15 days as well as 2 films, more refined, per year. Many land in festivals, sometimes with awards. Ronald explains that his teaching works because of his students time. A full day a week allows you to focus on the subject and get a quality result.

Funded by donations, the cultural program is totally free. The cinema workshop has a nominal fee (with scholarship opportunities)
If this program tempts you, do not wait any longer: sign up at artandfilm.org to get all the details.

Isabella Demeulenaere