Ericka Scott, owner and founder of Honey Art Studio, has been a business development instructor and business consultant for over fifteen years.
She has led many classes and program development with the following agencies:
• The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
• Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
• Urban Solutions
• San Francisco Department of Children Youth and Families
As the current Executive Administrator and Youth Program Director of the African American Art & Culture Complex, Ericka was responsible for managing grant contracts, building relationships with partnering organizations, procuring talent, budget management and program development.
Ericka grew up in the Fillmore, attended UC Berkeley right out of high school. Determined to help change the poverty-driven lifestyles of her childhood neighbors and friends, she pursued Urban Development and later worked at the African American Art & Culture Complex as a grants manager, administrator and youth program director. This is where her appreciation for the arts was awakened. Years later, just for fun with some friends, she took a one-day acrylic painting class. Working in business development most of her career, the idea of trying something creative was really scary. But once her brush touched the canvas, it was truly life changing!
Unofficially, Honey Art Studio was born. She began to create art experiences for non-artists. Afterward, most of them felt the same exhilarating feeling she had. She decided to combine her business background and her new passion for art, thus Honey Art Studio was established.
In July 2019, Honey partnered with San Francisco Parks Alliance where Honey offers weekly art experiences to Bayview and Fillmore residents. Families paint together, children get excited when they see the arts & crafts activities outside! Adults say time and time again, "we haven't engaged in art since we were kids." They love the experience. Partnership with San Francisco Parks Alliance has been incredible for communities truly bringing the residents, visitors, and businesses together!
YBCA Fellows Program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF 2019-20 • Ericka, will create an art documentary and showcase of art work of current people of color who are incarcerated who use art to heal and restore.
The Healing Arts Learning Laboratory | Artistic Engagement programs for Cal Shakes/ UC Berkeley • Ericka will participate in art-based healing sessions and later share tools & techniques with communities.