Event has passed (Mon Mar 20, 2017 - Mon Mar 20, 2017)
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
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A SAN FRANCISCO DÉRIVE: DEFYING THE URBAN LANDSCAPE INTENSIVEAnnie Albagli5 sessions >> Monday-Friday, March 20-2410am-4pm, Studio 10 + offsite, $460Experience working in a studio or having taken a studio based class is required. Students should have access to reliable transportation.
This week-long intensive will take the dérive—or unplanned journey—as our starting point for exploring our urban landscape in a nonlinear fashion. This course will combine readings, lectures, walks, special site and archive visits, and experimental outdoor constructions and deconstructions to defy the logical route. By participating in this class, you will interact with your surroundings, it's history, and communities in order to expand your art practice and look at “process” and one’s relation to site in a new light. Students will dedicate the week to both intensive class time and a studio practice that will culminate in a site specific work, performance, or presentation.
Please bring a bag lunch with you, and wear comfortable clothes appropriate for walking outside.
Annie Albagli is a video and sound based installation artist whose work delves into personal narratives drawn from specific landscapes and communities. She has held residencies in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, including, most recently at, Djerassi, This Will Take Time, and A-Z West. Recent commissions include: a site specific performance and live stream for the exhibition InLight, Bridging the Light a site specific installation for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and This is My Love Letter to You... an interactive installation at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington D.C. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA from Boston University.
Image courtesy of Annie Albagli

PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined  up to 24 hours in advance of the class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change. 

What is the refund policy?You can view the SFAI Public Education refund policy on the SFAI website here.
What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available approximately two weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the SFAI website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?All classes meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.
SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and free two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. The two-hour restriction cuts off at 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.I have a question that isn't on this list. Who can I contact?SFAI Public Education Staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Public Education program, or our courses. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: [email protected] 


  1. San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA