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Ages 13–15

P R O G R A M

Y O U N G

A R T I S T

July 27–August 14

SUMMER 2020


About the Program Join San Francisco Art Institute’s (SFAI) immersive three-week summer Young Artist Program (YAP) and connect with a creative community of peers who forge new ways of looking at and living in the world. YAP is the perfect place to get your hands dirty, learn new artistic techniques, and express yourself. Courses are led by dedicated artists and teachers during morning and afternoon sessions. Courses take place on our historic Chestnut Street campus in the heart of San Francisco—look out at Alcatraz and the Bay during lunch in the SFAI Café; take in the Diego Rivera mural during a painting lesson about public art and scale; see a constantly rotating display of inspiring student artwork on your break; spend time in the Anne Bremer Memorial library which houses over 20,000 art books, magazines, and videos; or participate in a YAP lunchtime social event.

Tuition $900 Full-Day, enrolled in both a morning and afternoon course $475 Half-Day, enrolled in either a morning or afternoon course

Registration Registration opens March 1, 2020. Space is limited; early registration is recommended.

REGISTER TODAY:

sfai.edu/yap Questions? Contact Us 415.749.4554 yap@sfai.edu M–F | 9am–5pm


Morning

M–F | 9:30am–12:30pm

Digital Animation

Create short, animated movies using Flash software and explore the basic concepts of drawing, sound, interactivity, symbols, and text. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge.

Expressive Painting

Develop creative and technical fluency in acrylic painting by exploring color and composition, surface preparation, and paint handling as you work from the live model, observation, and photographs.

Line to Life Drawing

Learn the fundamentals of composition and drawing, working from still lifes and live models to create traditional and nontraditional drawings using graphite, charcoal, ink, and other media. Models in the Young Artist Program are clothed or in bathing suit attire. No prerequisite.

Screenprinting

This course introduces you to screenprinting processes and techniques that utilize drawing skills, digital technology, and basic design principals that allow you to create prints on fabric, paper, plastic, and more.

Black-and-White Photography

Learn the basics of 35mm photography, black-and-white film processing, contact printing, and print enlarging, while experimenting with traditional and nontraditional photographic methods. Students must provide their own 35mm camera with shutter speed and aperture control. Images: (left) Line to Life Drawing class taught by Mara Ramirez, 2019. (above) Drawing by Chloe Marple, Line to Life Drawing class, 2019.


Afternoon

M–F | 1:30–4:30pm

Expressive Painting

Develop creative and technical fluency in acrylic painting by exploring color and composition, surface preparation, and paint handling as you work from the live model, observation, and photographs.

Line to Life Drawing

Learn the fundamentals of composition and drawing, working from still lifes and live models to create traditional and nontraditional drawings using graphite, charcoal, ink, and other media. Models in the Young Artist Program are clothed or in bathing suit attire. No prerequisite.

Digital Photography

Explore digital photography as a creative and expressive tool while you shoot images, learn camera operations, make digital prints, discuss photography with your classmates, and critique student work. Students must provide their own digital camera with manual settings.

Video Art

Explore the diverse uses of video in modern culture as you learn the basics of video camera operation, lighting, and editing to create innovative video work based on your personal interests. A personal video camera is helpful, but not necessary.

Sculptural Forms

Explore building in three-dimensions with a variety of materials, including clay, cardboard, found objects, fabric, and plaster while learning the importance of place, site, and scale in contemporary sculpture. Images: (above) YAP student works on a screenprinting project, 2019.


Course Schedule MORNING 9:30am–12:30pm

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Digital Animation Expressive Painting* Line To Life Drawing* Screenprinting Black-and-White Photography

AFTERNOON 1:30–4:30pm

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Expressive Painting* Line To Life Drawing* Digital Photography Video Art Sculptural Forms *Painting and drawing courses are offered both in the morning and afternoon.

Additional Program Details FRIDAY WORKSHOPS 12:30–1:30pm

In addition to studying in a studio environment, students participate in collaborative projects on Fridays. These sessions take place between classes from 12:30–1:30pm and will include technical workshops and conceptual exercises such as a collaborative mural project, exquisite corpse drawing exercises, or stop motion animations.

YAP EXHIBITION Friday, August 14 4:30–6pm

A required campus-wide exhibition and screening celebrates the extraordinary work of YAP participants. Join us Friday, August 14, from 4:30–6pm. Video and Animation screening will commence at 4:30pm in the Osher Lecture Hall, followed by program closing remarks and the campus-wide exhibition until 6pm.

LUNCH TIME

Students attending both AM and PM sections are encouraged to bring a packed lunch as food service will not be available. All students are also invited to join the YAP team for the Friday lunch hour, which includes technical workshops and conceptual exercises such as a collaborative mural project, exquisite corpse drawing exercises, or stop motion animations.


Cover Art + Brochure Design by Bojana Rankovic.

sfai.edu/yap

Enroll in Your Summer Art Adventure Today!

Image: (right) View of Zellerbach Quad, SFAI–Chestnut Street Campus.

Fort Mason Campus Pier 2, 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123

Chestnut Street Campus 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA 94133

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PERMIT NO. 6344

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Young Artist Program (YAP) // Summer 2020  

SFAI's Young Artist Program (YAP) is an immersive summer program for young artists ages 13–15. It’s the perfect place to get your hands dirt...

Young Artist Program (YAP) // Summer 2020  

SFAI's Young Artist Program (YAP) is an immersive summer program for young artists ages 13–15. It’s the perfect place to get your hands dirt...

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