2019 Cohort Welcome Page

Congratulations on becoming a part of IWL 2019. On behalf of Kearny Street Workshop and the Asian Art Museum, we’d like to welcome you to the cohort. You were chosen based on the strength of your submission and our belief that you would be able to add a necessary dynamic to this group that would serve to benefit your mutual development over the course of the program.

Your instructors for IWL 2019 will be Tongo Eisen-Martin, Elaine Castillo, and Marga Gomez. Jason Bayani from Kearny Street Workshop will be overseeing the program. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program, administration, attendance, or anything that’s not attached to the weekly lesson plans, please address those to Jason and not the instructors. His contact information will be attached to this packet.

Please take note of the attached class schedule. We request that you attend all class sessions, and miss no more than one class (two in case of emergency) as your participation is integral to the cohort’s experience. We do understand that life happens so please let Jason Bayani know if anything comes up.

Lastly, please fill out the very brief form at the bottom of the page, indicating your review of and agreement with the information. 

On behalf of the KSW team, we’re very excited to have you as part of IWL. We hope this will be a challenging and fruitful experience for all of you. Know that we are here to support you throughout the process and we look forward to the work you will be creating.


Jason Bayani | KSW 

Asian Art Museum Direction & Hours

LOCATION: 200 Larkin Street, between McAllister and Fulton.

HOURS: Public hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10-5 PM. Thursdays open until 9 PM through September 26, 2019.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: AAM is near Civic Center BART stop; the 14, 49, and 12 bus lines; and the Market & South Van Ness and Civic Center MUNI Lines.


DRIVING AND PARKING: Civic Center Parking Garage and UC Hastings Parking Garage.

AAM CAFE & FOOD: The museum café is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11-3:30 PM. There are a variety of local restaurants nearby.

AAM LIBRARY: Located on the 4th floor and available by appointment, Monday through Friday 9 AM-5 PM.

SECURITY ENTRANCE: Located at 149 McAllister Street, between Larkin and Hyde. This is the entrance for students and instructors to use and must show AAM badge to enter.

Safety & Harassment Policy

Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) and the Asian Art Museum (AAM) are committed to creating and maintaining a community in which all persons who participate in programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation, including sexual harassment. While there is an atmosphere at KSW and CIIS for freedom of expression, it must always be in conjunction with a responsibility to observe the rights of one another. In such a setting, there is no place for conduct that diminishes, uses, or abuses another person. Policy prohibits sexual harassment and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. All such harassment is unlawful.

Specific examples of behaviors that could result in immediate termination from the IWL program include: behavior that is disruptive and detrimental to the group learning process; conduct that damages or destroys property of another person, institution, or organization; alcohol misuse; physical or sexual assault; harassment; possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs; possession of a weapon; theft; repeated inappropriate behavior. Should you experience actions or behaviors that constitute harassment, or if you need assistance in resolving interpersonal conflicts that might arise in the classroom, please contact KSW artistic director, Jason Bayani, as soon as possible.

Memorandum of Understanding

As a member of the IWL 2019 cohort, I understand that

  • I will be responsible for bringing my own supplies to class

  • failure to pay tuition before May 17th may lead to dismissal from the program

  • Any received scholarships will be awarded after tuition is received and will be given as a reimbursement

  • more than one unexcused or two total absences may lead to dismissal from the program

  • tuition comes with a one year membership to the Asian Art Museum

Name *
Phone *
I have read the contents of this statement and agree to adhere to KSW and AAM’s policies and procedures. *

Tuition (Deadline 5/17)

Pay online with an additional processing fee of $9

- OR (no processing fee)-

Mail (make checks payable to Kearny Street Workshop): PO Box 14545 San Francisco, CA 94114
In-person: W or TH 1-6pm (or by appt) at 1246 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Scholarships (Deadline 5/17) 

(We will only be offering partial scholarships this year to cover more people. Applicants are still required to pay full tuition by deadline. Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed their award when classes start.)

Open partial scholarship ($150)

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