Amy Berk

Liberal Arts Faculty

Amy Berk directs City Studio, the San Francisco Art lnstitute's program offering underserved youth high-quality arts education in their own neighborhoods. She has taught at SFAI since 2006, serving as Chair for the Contemporary Practice program from 2011 to 2013 and has taught "City as Studio Practicum," offering practical teaching experience to the SFAI student body since 2010. She also teaches adults in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Studio Arts Program at the University of California at Berkeley extension. In 1996, she co-founded the innovative Meridian Interns Program serving inner-city teens and has recently taught a mural course at Urban High. Amy recently launched REAP (ReEnergize.Activate.Process) to provide inventive art-related experiences to promote individual and community development. She remains committed to giving teens (and adults) a much needed voice, a safe place in which to speak, and helping them find the proper tools to do so. 


MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
BA, Wesleyan University


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