WEEKEND PAINTING INTENSIVE
3 sessions >> Friday, September 22–Sunday, September 24
9 am–5pm, $450, Fort Mason Pier 2, Studio 215
Painters often describe their work as existing between abstraction and representation, and for each painter this relationship is unique. Through readings, studio experiments, and class discussions, we will investigate the perceptual, material and philosophical aspects of abstraction in painting and 2-dimensional works. Students are encouraged to bring their own work and interests to this workshop, and explore the power of abstract imagery to amplify or complicate meaning and open up a sense of possibility and psychological space within their paintings.
Leslie Shows uses diverse materials such as aluminum, plexiglass, rust, ink, sand, mylar, and sulfur, in addition to paint and collage, in layered, primarily 2-dimensional works that address landscape, scale, and the illusionistic and representational capacities of materials . She has exhibited at the 2011 Mercosul Biennial, the 2006 California Biennial, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and is a recipient of the SFMOMA SECA Award, the Artadia Award, and the Tournesol Award from Headlands Center for the Arts.
MFA, California College of the Arts
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute
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]