Class Tours & Presentations

Stanford class, Clarion Alley, 2016



CAMP provides tours and presentations for classes that range from elementary school through graduate and post doctoral programs. We tailor our presentations to fit the appropriate educational levels and interests.

The following are examples of the material that CAMP covers with our tours and discussions:

K – 12:  Introduction to murals as large public works of art that are created using a range of styles and approaches – e.g. very detailed brushwork murals, spray can works, stencils, painting on walls, and painting on the ground. Discussion of style – figurative, abstract, decorative, lettering. Considerations of content – e.g. Visual storytelling, memorials to people who have died, social and political commentary, pride of place, tributes etc. Q & A.

Stanford class at Roxie Theater, 2016

College, Graduate and Post Graduate: Tailored to the specific area of study and interest for each class.

For example, CAMP worked with senior Stanford students to provide a workshop specifically designed for their course in Socioeconomic Inequality in the Bay Area under Stanford’s Alternative Spring Break program.

For this course CAMP started the workshop at the Roxie Theater where Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) has murals in the Little Roxie’s lobby and bathrooms and introduced the students to the project via a brief movie (15 min) in the big theater that was made the first year of CAMP in 1992/93 by Fiona O’Connor with voice over by Rigo 23 that was recorded in 2010, discussing the intentions of the CAMP and what the neighborhood was like in the early nineties. We followed with a brief film (10 min) – “Art Strikes Back” that was made during the first dotcom boom in response to the unprecedented development and evictions in the Mission District during the late nineties/ early 00s. The film documents a series of various performances by over 70 artists that took place along the Valencia corridor between 16th and 24th streets over 6 weeks every Friday and Saturday night in July/August 2000 – with many taking place on Clarion Alley.

Stanford class on Clarion Alley, 2016

We then walked over to Clarion Alley (a block away), starting at Valencia and Clarion and provided a context for how the current project is operating as a space that gives a voice to marginalized communities – and how it’s really one of the most noted spaces for collective free speech in the city for those who are disenfranchised. We focused on the murals that spoke most directly to issues of socioeconomic inequality.


Extracting SF’s Urban Ore from University of San Francisco on Vimeo.


CAMP also provides tours of our Redstone Labor Temple Project. For this, we follow-up the Clarion Alley tour with a walk over to the Redstone Labor Temple (a block away) – which is San Francisco’s historic labor temple that was the site of the 1934 General Strike by San Francisco’s longshoreman and maritime workers. CAMP has 12 murals in the building dedicated to the SF labor movement.