EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING: BEYOND TRADITIONAL TOOLS
6 sessions >> Tuesdays, October 3–November 7
7:30–10:30 pm, Studio 14, $275
Previous drawing experience recommended.
This course will focus heavily on challenging what drawing is perceived to be and the forms it can become. Through experimenting, combining, and using alternative tools and techniques, you will focus on an interdisciplinary approach to the production, process, and critique of drawing practices and work. With the word “process” being the key word, the student will engage with non-traditional approaches to drawing, to focus not on the finished product, but allow themselves to collaborate with the process itself as a way of making. Students will be challenged to engage with a broader set of mixed media processes including collage, digital processes, and sculptural dialogues to pursue conceptually driven ideas and series in order to produce works.
Francis Calimlim’s work explores feelings of displacement bred from experiences of traveling from one home to another—between the United States and the Philippines. The physical and mental shock of feeling like an outsider in both homes is partnered with anxiety, intrusion, and curiosity. This duality has led Francis into alleys of interrogating the hyphen between Filipino-American, negotiating with its history that only further reveals the blurriness and complexity of identity.
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 to [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]