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MAKE ART HERE All Levels Ages 17+ Summer 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.

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.

NEW GENRES The Body in Motion

Creating Miniature Spaces

Dana Morrison Delve into the significance of the human figure in performance art, and how to collaborate performance with other mediums, as you produce multiple performance pieces that are both live and documented. 6 sessions | $275 Tuesdays, Jun 6–Jul 18 6:30–9:30pm

Amy M. Ho Experiment working in miniature and create your own diorama or miniature space while learning the importance of scale. 5 sessions | $230 Tuesdays, Jul 18–Aug 15 | 6:30–9:30 pm

Dana Morrison, Breathe, 2015 Wood and copper wire; live performance 120 x 8 x 11 inches

Chance Drawing + Sculpture: The Cracks And Dice Joanne Easton Through drawing and sculpture explore methods of chance, randomness, and indeterminacy as a means of discovery. 4 sessions | $185 Wednesdays, Jun 7–Jun 28 | 6:30–9:30pm



Radical Methodologies for Performance Art Melissa Koziebrocki Participate in a series of performance workshops and jams as you explore the boundless possibilities of creating performative artwork on SFAI’s historic campus. 6 sessions | $275 Saturdays, Jul 15–Aug 19 | 12–3pm

Sheila Ghidini, Conversation 5, 2013. Materials. 34x 22 inches

DRAWING Introductory Drawing Workshop

Meditation + Movement In Drawing

Sheila Ghidini Practice recording what you see in this three-session workshop focused on completing a series of exercises to hone your representational drawing skills. 3 sessions | $135 Tuesdays, Jul 11–Jul 25 | 6:30–9:30pm

Sarah Ammons Drawing and yoga go hand-in-hand as you complete a series of exercises where time falls away and the mind is free to wander—leading to profound realizations and self-discovery. 10 sessions | $480 Saturdays, Jun 10–Aug 12 | 10am–1pm

Intuitive Drawing: Seeing, Thinking, Dreaming

Mixed-Media Experimental Drawing

Alexis Amann Explore intuitive drawing as a daily practice, using drawing as a way to see, think, dream, and process. 10 sessions | $480 Wednesdays, Jun 7–Aug 9 6:30–9:30pm

Figure Drawing Daniel Samaniego Build or refine your figure drawing skills through an anatomical approach to life drawing. This intensive foregrounds the explosive potential of observation, as well as the surprising power of graphite, conté, and charcoal. 10 Sessions | $480 Thursdays, Jun 8–Aug 10 | 6:30–9:30pm

Carrie Hott Experiment with a variety of wet, dry, and collage media on paper through project prompts that expand your approach to drawing by using sound, ideas, narrative, and memory. 8 sessions | $350 Tuesdays, Jun 6–Aug 15 | 6:30–9:30pm

FILM Video Essay Izidora Leber Using a piece of text as a starting point, you will conceptualize, film, and edit your own personal video essay. This class culminates in a public screening on the historic SFAI campus. 6 sessions | $275 Tuesdays, Jul 11–Aug 15 | 6:30–9:30pm



Escape, With Landscape & Soundscape

More, More, More: Moldmaking + Slipcasting In Ceramics

Hugh Livingston Explore sound and music as elements for creating personal and shared space in the environment, through off-site field trips and team projects. You will be introduced to soundscape creation, using accessible tools for personal devices and outdoor spaces. 6 sessions | $275 Saturdays, Jul 15–Aug 19 | 10am–1pm

Cathy Lu Learn how to make plaster molds and cast them in clay in this course focused on the multiple and how to make more of your sculptural practice. 10 sessions | $480 Thursdays, Jun 8–Aug 10 6:30–9:30pm

PRINTMAKING Screenprinting: DIY Aesthetics Kaitlin Trataris Learn how to adopt images, original drawings, and phrases into prints as well as wearable and sculptural forms through screenprinting techniques with a focus on textile printing. 8 sessions | $350 Saturdays, Jun 17–Aug 12 | 12–3pm

Kaitlin Trataris Cosmic Chicken Nuggets 2016 Screenprint on bristol 10 in x 14 in

PAINTING Introduction to Oil Painting on Canvas Alice Gould Learn how to prepare a canvas, create a palette, plan, and execute simple oil paintings through a series of approaches in this class for beginners. 10 sessions | $480 Wednesdays, Jun 7–Aug 9 | 6:30–9:30pm

An Encyclopedia of Brushstrokes Mel Prest Focus on the language of painting through brushstrokes as you complete in-class exercises designed to invigorate your practice. 3 sessions | $275 Saturdays, Jul 8–Jul 22 | 10am–4pm

The Magic of Painting Ingrid V. Wells Master the tricks of trade in this technically focused painting course as you learn about glazing, lighting, edging, and more while completing three painting projects, which are nothing short of magical. 10 sessions | $480 Wednesdays, Jun 7–Aug 9 6:30–9:30pm

The Structured Accident: Five-Day Painting Intensive Allison Miller This intensive course provides students the opportunity to open up their practice, push to experiment, and approach painting in new ways using risk-taking and chance within a rigorous conceptual structure. 5 sessions | $750 Monday–Friday, Jun 5–Jun 9 | 9am–5pm

Personal Mythology in Painting Soraya Sharghi Discover, shape, and express your personal mythology as you complete three projects in this themed painting course. 4 sessions | $185 Saturdays, Jul 15–Aug 5 | 10am–1pm

PHOTOGRAPHY Introduction to Digital Photography Tom Loughlin Get the most out of your digital camera in this introductory course focused on camera operations, basic editing skills in Adobe Photoshop, as well as cultivating your personal photographic voice. 8 sessions | $350 Tuesdays, Jun 6–Aug 1 | 6:30–9:30pm

Altered Reality: Digital Collage Workshop Elisabeth Ajtay Using your own imagery as a starting point, learn Adobe Photoshop tools as you create a unique digital collage and leave with a print of your work in this two-session workshop. 3 sessions | $135 Thursdays, Jun 8–Jun 22 | 6:30–9:30pm



Analog To Digital: Getting the Most Out of Your Old Photos Brian Dean Preserve, protect, and revive your old photographs as you learn how to properly digitize and restore physical film, negatives, and photos. 4 Sessions | $215 Wednesdays, Jun 7–Jun 28 | 6:30–10pm

Live From The Shark Cage: Conceptual Image-Making Daniel Melo Bring a fresh perspective to your image-making process through exercises and group explorations with the aim of also expanding the notion of what an image can do, does, and is doing. 6 sessions | $275 Tuesdays, Jun 6–Jul 18 | 6:30–9:30pm

From Concept To Presentation: Advanced Photography Critique Elisabeth Ajtay Develop individual photographic projects based on personal interests and conceptual concerns. Define your own aesthetic in an atmosphere of cooperative learning, divided between discussion and critique. 10 sessions | $480 Wednesdays, Jun 7–Aug 9 | 6:30–9:30pm

Public Education students engage in a photography critique. By Tim Hyde, 2014

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COVER: Alexis Amann Protect What You Love 2013 16 x 23 inches acrylic gouache on paper

Public Education / Summer 2017  
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