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MAKE ART HERE All Levels Ages 17+ Spring 2017

UNPARALLELED ARTISTIC COMMUNITY / LEGENDARY STUDIO ENVIRONMENT / ARTIST-DRIVEN EXPERIENCES SFAI’s Public Education program offers areas of study that span the breadth of contemporary art, including traditional techniques in drawing, painting, photography, film, printmaking, and sculpture, as well as radical experiences, off-kilter journeys, collaborative public projects, and educational experiments.

Introduction to Oil Painting Robert Xavier Burden Oil painting fundamentals, such as drawing, brushwork, color theory, and the technical manipulation of paint will further your skills along with demonstrations and exercises designed to encourage new ideas. 12 sessions | Tuesdays, Jan 31–Apr 25 6:30–9:30pm | $530

Intermediate Oil Painting Techniques Ingrid V. Wells Experiment with a variety of painting mediums. Investigate glazing, alla prima, and pigment properties in oil painting. Become more fluent in the language of oil painting by working on a new skillset every class session.

Become part of SFAI’s diverse community of artists and scholars through noncredit evening and weekend classes. No matter your experience level, there's a unique class to expand your skills and interests. • Danielle Lawrence, Even In His Youth, 2016. Paper, clay, enamel and oil on canvas. 36” x 18 3/8” x 3 3/4”.

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PAINTING Intermediate + Advanced Painting Glenn Hirsch Explore content through the lens of irony, humor, narrative, and mood. Individual instruction, technical assignments, and the use of unusual materials will guide you through various styles to become more independent. 7 Sessions | Wednesdays, Jan 25–Mar 8 6:30–10pm | $380

The Feminist Painter Danielle Lawrence • Explore female artists and notions of femininity as you complete painting assignments aimed to deepen your material and conceptual interests.

6 sessions | Wednesdays, Mar 29–May 3 6:30–9:30pm | $275

12 sessions | Saturdays, Feb 4-Apr 22 10am–1pm | $530

Watercolor Portraits Felicita Norris Work from life and photo references as you create psychologically demanding and conceptually challenging watercolor portraits to make personal visual statements.

Advanced Color Exploration Mel Prest Expand your color language and personalize your color approaches with advanced color exercises, discussion, and readings.

12 sessions | Thursdays, Feb 2–Apr 27 6:30–9:30pm | $530

8 sessions | Tuesdays, Jan 31–Mar 21 6:30–9:30pm | $350

INTERDISCIPLINARY Meadow Mind Genine Lentine Cultivate your garden skills in SFAI’s historic meadow as you explore plant care, soil-building, seed starting, composting, pruning, and water conservation in this course focused on observation, generativity, empathy, and resilience. 6 sessions | Saturdays, Mar 25–Apr 29 10am–1pm | $275

A San Francisco Dérive: Defying the Urban Landscape Intensive Annie Albagli Using unplanned journeys, or dérives, as a starting point, explore your urban landscape and create experimental outdoor constructions to defy the logical route. 5 sessions | Monday–Friday, Mar 20–24 10am–4pm | $460

Art + The Symbolic Process Eugenia-alana Mitsanas Study the function, nature, and power of symbols in art, and respond through artdriven exercises aimed at deepening your personal understanding. 12 sessions | Wednesdays, Feb 1–Apr 26 7:30–10:30pm | $530

SCULPTURE Translating Drawing Into Sculpture: Ceramic Handbuilding Matthew Goldberg Beginning from drawing, create plans for—and realize—clay sculptures in order to work consistently and effectively, while learning ceramic handbuilding techniques. 12 sessions | Thursdays, Feb 2–Apr 27 7:30–10:30pm | $530

Tree to Object: Practical Woodworking For Sculpture Marshall Elliott Develop the skills to work with wood as a contemporary sculptural medium, focusing on the use of accessible hand tools and a range of wood types. 10 sessions | Wednesdays, Feb 8–Apr 19 7:30–10:30pm | $480

Sculptural Installation Carrie Hott Push your work to a larger scale as you make sculptural installations while learning about immersive art experiences and artists working in the medium. 6 sessions | Tuesdays, Mar 28–May 2 6:30–9:30pm | $275

ART & TECHNOLOGY Graphic Design: A Letter Never Stands Alone Elisabeth Ajtay Learn digital image software like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Flash to create practical and personal projects that broaden your perception of visual culture. 12 sessions | Thursdays, Feb 2–Apr 27 6:30–9:30pm | $530

Experiments in Moving Digital Images Victoria Scott • Experiment with shooting, collaging, and animating stills and video to create basic stop motion, GIFs, and short image loops for screen and site-specific projection. 6 sessions | Wednesdays, Mar 29–May 3 6:30–9:30pm | $275

• Victoria Scott, Primitives - Stars, 2014. Sculpture & digital prints. Various dimensions.

NEW GENRES Space, Site, Intervention Laura Boles Faw + Amy Berk Refuel and unlock your creativity in this one-day workshop as you explore and build a site-specific piece after taking a trip to the Presidio to view the work of Andy Goldsworthy. 1 session | Saturday, Mar 4 (rainy-day backup Mar 11) | 10am–4pm | $100

FILM Intermediate to Advanced Video Production Malic Amalya Write, film, and edit a short, transgressive film using extreme practices and techniques. 8 Sessions | Tuesdays, Feb 28–Apr 18 7:30–10:30pm | $350

DRAWING Introduction to Drawing Tana Quincy Focus on observational drawing, playful exploration with media, and mark-making. Short two minute to longer exercises will provide foundational understanding of both traditional and contemporary drawing approaches. 12 sessions | Wednesdays, Feb 1–Apr 26 6:30–9:30pm | $530


The Mind and Body in Space Amy M. Ho Examine the charged physiological and psychological relationships between architecture and installation art in this course as you complete readings, participate in discussions, and create your own spatially-charged work.

Etching Kathryn Kain Explore the basics of intaglio printmaking as you create images on copper plates using a variety of techniques.

6 sessions | Tuesdays, Feb 7–Mar 14 6:30–9:30pm | $275

6 sessions | Saturdays, Jan 28–Mar 4 12–3pm | $275

Installation Art: Interruptions, Interventions + Illusions Joanne Easton Transform your perception of the everyday as you create installations that interrupt, intervene, or create illusions for the viewer.

Artists’ Books: Intimate Technologies Ariel Hansen Strong Use the artist book form as a structure for the presentation of your artistic voice as you learn a variety of printmaking and bookbinding techniques.

6 sessions | Wednesdays, Mar 29–May 3 6:30–9:30pm | $275

6 sessions | Saturdays, Mar 18–Apr 22 1-4pm | $300 (includes a $25 materials fee)

Intermediate Drawing Terry Powers • Investigate conceptual aspects of drawing as you strengthen your technical skills, and gain insight into your personal artistic voice. 8 sessions | Saturdays, Mar 11–Apr 29 11am–2pm | $350

Drawing Games Beth Krebs Reconnect to the joy in making as you respond to a series of prompts designed to lower the stakes and encourage experiments. 4 sessions | Thursdays, Feb 23–Mar 16 6:30–9:30pm | $185

• Terry Powers, Untitled, 2016. Oil on Canvas, 36 x 32 inches.

Drawing in Space Intensive Lisa Rybovich Crallé Starting from drawing, transform your ideas on paper to a three-dimensional installation in this fast-paced, threesession workshop. 3 sessions | Saturdays, Apr 1–Apr 15 11am–2pm | $135

PHOTOGRAPHY Introduction to Digital Photography Brian Dean Get to know your digital camera and its various functions, learn basic editing skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Camera RAW, as well as the printing process in this introductory digital photography course. 12 Sessions | Tuesdays, Jan 31–Apr 25 6:30–9:30pm | $530

Learning to See Victoria Mara Heilweil Study camera functions, design elements and principles, and conceptual strategies to make compelling photographs through shooting assignments aimed to activate your personal vision and creativity. 6 sessions | Wednesdays, Apr 12–May 17 7:30–10:30pm | $275

Photoshop Workshop: Basic Photo Corrections + Retouching Elisabeth Ajtay Explore Adobe Photoshop’s tools to remove, correct, and manipulate flaws in images in order to successfully retouch analog images without leaving digital marks.

Documentary Photography: From Concept to Exhibition Judith Walgren • Create a personal documentary photography project and learn how to present your project as an exhibition, book, zine, and/or multimedia piece.

2 sessions | Tuesdays, Jan 31 + Feb 7 6:30–9:30pm | $100

6 sessions | Saturdays, Mar 25–Apr 29 11am–2pm | $275

Photographic Studio Lighting Tom Loughlin Manipulate light in your photographs to enhance, accent, or create a desired mood as you gain skills understanding light sources, modifiers, filters, and lighting practices.

Special Projects: A Photography Tutorial Chris Grunder Receive focused feedback on your personal photography projects in this course with an intensive tutorial structure aimed at substantive individual progress.

6 sessions | Thursdays, Feb 9–Mar 16 7:30–10:30pm | $275

Tuesdays, Jan 31, Feb 7, Apr 18, + three intensive small group meetings over the semester | 6:30–9:30pm | $530

From Traditional to Digital Photography Dana Morrison Learn how to scan, edit, and print highquality digital images from analog film in this course focused on technology and process.

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8 Sessions | Wednesdays, Feb 1–Mar 22 7:30–10:30pm | Studio 20A | $350 • Judith Walgren, Boy with Pidgeon, 2009. Archival Digital Print, 20 x 24 inches.

800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA 94133







REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING 2017 SFAI.EDU/PUBLICEDUCATION COVER: Lisa Rybovich Crallé featuring Ng Xi Jie, Sun Mirror, 2014. Installation with performance. Haukijärvi, Finland.

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Public Education // Spring 2017  
Public Education // Spring 2017