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Make Art Here All Levels | Ages 17+

UNPARALLELED ARTISTIC COMMUNITY / LEGENDARY STUDIO ENVIRONMENT / ARTIST-DRIVEN EXPERIENCES DRAWING 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 noncredit evening and weekend courses offer flexibility for you to pursue your aspirations. No matter your experience level, there’s a unique class to suit your skills and interests.

Introduction to Figure Drawing Ignacio Rojas 8 sessions Gain a heightened understanding of the relationships between the body’s various parts through focused observation and practice with the live model.

Drawing Dynamic Still Life Jacob Kincheloe

Experimental Drawing: Beyond Traditional Tools

6 sessions

Francis Calimlim

Drawing on still life’s history as a vehicle for symbolism, allegory, and social and political critique, we will investigate its potential as a vital contemporary genre, drawing scenes from a range of rich tableaux of plant, animal, and manufactured materials.

8 sessions

Wednesdays, Jun 6–Jul 18 6:30–9:30pm | $295

Not Your Standard Plein Air Drawing Class Eric Martin

Challenge your perception of what drawing is and can be by utilizing interdisciplinary methods and non-traditional approaches to create conceptually-driven drawings.

Thursdays, Jun 7–Jul 26 7–10pm | $385

PRINTMAKING Introduction to Silkscreen Printmaking

6 sessions

Savanna Snow 8 sessions

The Inner Eye: Explorations on Identity + Artistic Expression

Spend six Saturday mornings drawing en plein air in a variety of unexpected locations around the Bay Area including the Sutro Baths ruin, Presidio Batteries, or Mountain View Cemetery. Class will conclude with an informal exhibition at SFAI.

10 sessions

Saturdays, Jun 16–Jul 28 10am–1pm | $385

Thursdays, Jun 7–Jul 26 7–10pm | $385

Alice Gould

Explore art that brings the personal into public view, with projects designed to create new confidence with materials, larger formats, individual mark-making, and the use of signature.

Tuesdays, Jun 5–Aug 7 7–10pm | $480

Large-Scale Drawing Katherine Boxall 6 sessions

Learn the basics of silkscreen printmaking as you create your own fine art prints, graphic posters, or promotional items.

Saturdays, Jun 9–Jul 28 10am–2pm | $480

Weekend Intensive: Print, Pattern + Textiles Kaitlin Trataris 4 sessions

Explore scale and its impact on your imagery as you create your own monumental work.

Learn to print on textiles using silkscreen printing methods while transforming your imagery into sculptural forms.

Wednesdays, Jul 11–Aug 15 6:30–9:30pm | $295

Saturday–Sunday, Aug 4–5 + 11–12 11am–3pm | $295

PAINTING* Introduction to Painting Kathy Sirico 10 sessions Cultivate an understanding of acrylic painting materials and techniques in this fundamental course as we work from still life, live models, landscape, and personal imagery.

Thursdays, Jun 7–Aug 16 7–10pm | $480


SFAI.EDU/PUBLICEDUCATION Tom Colcord Quiet As A Mouse 2017 Acrylic on canvas 72 x 72 inches

The Magic of Painting

Personal Mythology in Painting: Weekend Painting Workshop

10 sessions

3 sessions

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 nothing short of magical.

Discover, shape, and express your personal mythology as you complete three projects in this themed painting course.

Ingrid V. Wells

Wednesdays, Jun 6–Aug 15 6:30–9:30pm | $480

Painting in Time Tom Colcord 6 sessions

Soraya Sharghi

Friday—Sunday, Aug 3–5 10am–4pm | $295

The Exploded Figure Felicita Norris 10 sessions

Contemplate the 4th dimension in this painting course focused on how to convey duration, immediacy, and the element of time in your work as you complete a series of short exercises and an individual final painting.

Working primarily from the live model, you will record the human form using intense cropping to make thoughtful compositional selections while creating narratives based on portions of the body.

Tuesdays, Jul 3–Aug 7 6:30–9:30pm | $295

Thursdays, Jun 14–Aug 16 6:30–9:30pm | $480



The Secret Liquid State of All Things: Abstraction in Clay


Matt Goldberg 8 sessions

Kathy Sirico Portal II (detail) 2017 Mixed media 29.5 x 20 inches

Explore artistic responses to the ceramic process in this class focused on working demonstrations, lectures of canonical and contemporary ceramic artists, collaborative exercises, and medium experimentation.


Saturdays, Jun 9–Jul 28 10am–1pm | $385

Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Documenting Your Work

More, More, More: Mold-Making + Slip-Casting in Ceramics

Alex Arzt

4 sessions Learn how to accurately and professionally photograph your work in a variety of settings for use in online portfolios, applications, and personal archives.

Tuesdays, Jun 5–26 6:30–9:30pm | $195

Photography Intensive: IdeaGeneration + Image-Making

Cathy Lu

10 sessions

The Book, The Web + The Wall: Exhibition Strategies Ward Long

10 sessions


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.

Tuesdays, Jun 5–Aug 7 7–10pm | $480

Tree to Object: Simplified Woodworking for Sculpture

Diana Li

Learn and experiment with HTML, CSS, and a bit of Javascript code to make a collective online zine with the class and one of your own in this art and tech course that will explore the basics of web design and online compilations of videos, pics, gifs, and more.

Marshall Elliott

Reinvigorate your current photographic approach with exposure to new assignments, artists, ideas, and approaches; each designed to get you making and thinking about photography differently.

Want your pictures to look great whether they’re on the wall, in a book, or on your phone? In this class we’ll survey contemporary presentation practices, discuss how the sensory experience of an artwork guides our thinking about that work, and give you the practical and critical tools to present your work at its best.

Tuesdays, Jul 17–Aug 7 6:30–9:30pm | $195

Wednesdays, Jun 6–Aug 15 6:30–9:30pm | $480

Thursdays, June 7–July 26 6:30–9:30pm | $385

Wednesdays, Jul 18–Aug 15 6:30–9:30pm | $245

Daniel Melo 4 sessions

8 sessions

5 sessions 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.

Alex Arzt, Touch-me-not/sensitive plant/shame plant/prayer plant/humble plant/Mimosa pudica, 2015 Film still; 1:50 minutes



INTERDISCIPLINARY Memory Narratives: Transdisciplinary Critique Seminar Izidora Leber 5 sessions Refine your aesthetic vision and visual literacy in this critique seminar open to all mediums of artistic practice, as we focus on the key role memory plays in the development of our work.

Tuesdays, Jun 5–Jul 3 6:30–9:30pm | $245

The Vault: Open-Genre Writing Studio Genine Lentine

Up to 6 sessions Cultivate your writing through generative exercises, feedback, readings, and guided discussions in this course focused on sustaining a resilient writing practice and tapping into your receptive creative process.

Saturdays, Jun 16, 23, 30, Jul 14, 21, 28 | 10am–1pm $60/session or $295 for all 6

NEW GENRES The Mind + Body in Space Amy M. Ho 6 sessions 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.

Wednesdays, Jun 6–Jul 18 6:30–9:30pm | $295

Sculptural Installation Carrie Hott 6 sessions Using scale model building techniques you will make a sculptural installation to fully immerse your viewer in an art experience while learning about the history of installation to inspire and ground your work.

Tuesdays, Jun 19–Jul 24 6:30–9:30pm | $295

FILM Camp Video-Making Kate Rhoades 4 sessions In this short video intensive you will plan, shoot, edit, and do postproduction on the wildest videos your imagination allows, while also learning the ropes of melodrama and consumer grade special effects.

Tuesdays, Jun 19–Jul 10 6:30–9:30pm | $195

Midnight Theatre: Producing a Live Variety Show Kenneth Thomas 3 sessions Learn the ins and outs of producing a multi-camera production in this interactive workshop that culminates in a live internet webcast.

Friday–Sunday, Aug 3–5 11am–3pm | $195


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COVER: Katherine Rhoades Karen’s Junk Cuts (still) 2016 Digital video 1080p; 14:56

SFAI Public Education // Summer 2018  

Join SFAI’s diverse community of artists + scholars! Our noncredit evening and weekend courses offer flexibility for you to pursue your aspi...

SFAI Public Education // Summer 2018  

Join SFAI’s diverse community of artists + scholars! Our noncredit evening and weekend courses offer flexibility for you to pursue your aspi...