ADVANCED PAINTING LAB & SEMINAR
12 sessions >> Saturdays, September 16–December 9
No session November 25 due to Thanksgiving holiday
10 am–1 pm, Fort Mason Pier 2, Studio 217, $530
Prerequisite: Students should have completed at least one intermediate-level painting course.
In this advanced painting course, students will expand on or develop a new body of work while familiarizing themselves with the practical, historical and conceptual implications of contemporary art. Using a series of prompts as a guide, students will begin to define their authentic voice, pushing beyond comfort zones and experimenting with new concepts in painting. Class time will be primarily devoted to working on individual projects, and as large-scale painting is highly recommended, students should be prepared to work outside of class time. Even though students are expected to have some prior experience drawing and painting, demonstrations and discussions about materials and techniques will be given as needed. Regular class critiques will encourage students to examine how formal and conceptual approaches can shape each student’s artistic goals. Short weekly discussions, readings and visits to selected museums or galleries will supplement critiques. ___
Felicita Norris received her MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University and a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work is inspired by dreams, pop culture, and personal experiences, using interiors to re-create claustrophobic and psychologically disturbing motifs. Norris was recently long-listed for the Aesthetica Magazine Art Prize and featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, Future Now. She has exhibited her work at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, Leeds College of Art, United Kingdom, Los Angeles and San Francisco. She currently lives and works in San Jose, California.
Image courtesy of the artist
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.
Refund requests must be made in writing [email protected]
For courses that meet for ten sessions or more , a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given if written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the third class. No refund is given after the class has met three times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.
For courses that meet for six sessions or fewer, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the second class. No refund is given after the class has met two times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.
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]