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Make Art Here All Levels Ages 17+

UNPA R A L L EL ED A RT IST IC C OM M U NIT Y LEGEN DARY STUD I O E N V IR O NM ENT ART IST-DR IVE N EXPERIEN CES 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.

Join SFAI’s diverse community of artists and scholars. Our non-credit evening and weekend class offerings present flexibility for you to pursue your aspirations. No matter your experience level, there’s a unique class to expand your skills and interests.



ART & TECHNOLOGY Re-Present: Digital Collage, Montage + Photomontage Joanne Easton Re-imagine, re-see and re-present images through digital collage in this course while learning Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. 8 sessions // Wednesdays, Sep 13–Nov 1 7:30pm–10:30pm | $350 Public Education student in the painting studio during Intermediate + Advanced Painting; Photo by Stephanie Smith

DRAWING Introduction to Figure Drawing Daniel Samaniego Gain a heightened understanding of the relationships between the body’s various parts through focused observations and drawing practices with a life model. 12 sessions // Thursdays, Sep 14–Dec 7 7:30pm–10:30pm | $530

Judith Walgren, Below the Line, 2010 Archival digital print; 20 x 24 inches

SCULPTURE Prototyping, Down-Selecting + Iteration Eric Martin Expedite the creation of meaningful sculptural projects by building prototypes, evaluating, and downselecting work before making iterations of a single piece. 6 sessions // Saturdays, Sep 16–Oct 28 10am–1pm | $275

PHOTOGRAPHY The Ordinary, the Mundane + the Banal in Photography Victoria Heilweil Monumentalize the ordinary as you look closely to transform the mundane using the photographic image. 4 sessions // Thursdays, Oct 5–26 7:30–10:30pm | $185

Intermediate Photographic Light Welding 101: Trusting Your Hands

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 in this intermediate-level lighting course. 12 sessions // Wednesdays, Sep 13–Nov 29 7:30–10:30pm | $530

PRINTMAKING Advanced Photography Tutorial

Documentary Photography Judith Walgren Create a personal documentary photography project, and learn how to present your project as an exhibition, book, zine, and/or multimedia piece. 12 Sessions // Thursdays, Sep 14–Dec 7 7:30–10:30pm | $530

Chris Grunder Receive focused feedback on your personal photography projects. This course is designed with an intensive tutorial structure aimed at substantive individual progress. 12 sessions // Tuesdays, Sep 12–Dec 7 7:30–10:30pm | $530

Tim Kopra Develop your basic metal skills to create a personal project with mild steel while gaining in-depth safety training and confidence in the metal shop. 8 sessions // Thursdays, Oct 5–Nov 30 7:30–10:30pm | $350

Navigating the Page: Letterpress Broadsides

Your Eccentricities Become Things

Ariel Hansen Strong Explore printmaking techniques and materials that incorporate the use of letterpress typography and design as you physically create and position them on the page. 8 sessions // Saturdays, Sep 30–Nov 18 1–4pm | $400

Marshall Elliott Explore aspects of yourself that make you unique and use those beautiful eccentricities to make 3D artworks. 8 sessions // Wednesdays, Sep 27–Nov 29 7:30–10:30pm | $350


PAINTING Introduction to Oil Painting Robert Xavier Burden Oil painting fundamentals—such as drawing, brushwork, color theory, and technical manipulation of paint—along with demonstrations, and exercises will further your skills as you complete three paintings. 12 sessions // Tuesdays, Sep 12–Nov 28 7:30–10:30pm | $530

Siana Smith, Mischievous, 2017, Watercolor on paper, 21 x 24”

Figurative Painting + Traditional Techniques Tana Quincy Use time-tested approaches to figure painting in oil in this foundational methods class focused on engaging with underpainting, pigments, glazes, and mediums. 12 sessions // Wednesdays, Sep 13–Nov 29 7–10pm | $530

30 Paintings in 30 Days

Advanced Painting Lab + Seminar

Ingrid V. Wells Complete one small painting each day for a month in this immersive painting course aimed at expanding your painting and professional practice. 12 sessions // Wednesdays, Sep 13–Nov 29 7:30–10:30pm | $530

Felicita Norris Develop an individual aesthetic based on conceptual prompts that will be used to enhance critical and conceptual thinking and to help you be able to defend your ideas in a critique setting. 12 sessions // Saturdays, Sep 16–Dec 9 10am–1pm | $530

Weekend Painting Intensive



Leslie Shows Explore approaches and possibilities for combining abstraction and representational imagery in painting, and further develop the role of abstraction within your own painting language. 3 sessions // Friday, Sep 22—Sunday, Sep 24 9am–5pm | $450 Siana Smith, Mischievous, YEAR, MEDIUM, DIMENSIONS

Minoosh Zomorodinia, Sensation III, 2016 Photograph, 20 x 30 inches

Contemplative Drawing Sarah Ammons Sync your hands with your eyes and practice contemplative drawing in this course focused on working from life, pattern, figure, and concept. 10 sessions // Saturdays, Sep 9–Nov 11 7:30–10:30pm | $480

David Bayus Still Life with Props #9 2016 Archival Pigment Print 31 x 39 inches

NEW GENRES Lost + Found: Recreating a Remembered Object Beth Krebs Identify a meaningful object that you’ve lost, and recreate it from memory. The inevitable gap between the lost object and its approximation can open a space to consider the object’s personal importance. 5 sessions // Thursdays, Sep 7–Oct 5 7:30–10:30pm | $245

Exploring Installation Art Amy M. Ho Discuss, explore, and create your own installation art as you learn how artists address their surrounding environments through design and creation. 8 sessions // Wednesdays, Sep 13–Nov 29 7:30–10:30pm | $350

Narrative Drawing Alexis Amann Explore storytelling and picture-making in your practice as you mine narrative through quick writing prompts, which become the catalysts for drawing projects. 12 Sessions // Wednesdays, Sep 13–Nov 29 7:30–10:30pm | $530



Virtual Still-Life Painting

Video as an Expression of Self in the Environment

David Bayus Create digital renderings using 3D modeling software as a jumpoff point for a series of paintings that use the renderings as inspiration. 8 sessions // Tuesdays, Oct 3–Nov 21 7:30–10:30pm | $350

Minoosh Zomorodinia Investigate the relationship between the “self” and the environment in this video installation course focused on personal identity. 6 sessions // Tuesdays, Oct 3–Nov 7 7:30–10:30pm | $350

Experimental Drawing: Beyond Traditional Tools Francis Calimlim Challenge your perception of what drawing is and can be by utilizing interdisciplinary methods and nontraditional approaches to create conceptually-driven drawings. 6 sessions // Tuesdays, Oct 3–Nov 7 7:30–10:30pm | $275

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COVER: Minoosh Zomorodinia Sensation III 2016 Photo 20 x 30 inches

SFAI Public Education // Fall 2017  

Register Now for Fall 2017

SFAI Public Education // Fall 2017  

Register Now for Fall 2017