DRAWING FROM OBSERVATIONAnnie Albagli10 sessions >> Tuesdays, January 30–March 206:30–9:30pm, Studio 14, $480No prerequisite.
This course will cover basic techniques, materials, theory, vocabulary, and overall practice of observational drawing. We will investigate composition, spatial relationships, and the importance of light as it relates to the illusion of three-dimensional space. You will complete several drawings from life, including still lifes, portraits, and more. These drawings will be executed using a variety of traditional drawing materials such as charcoal, graphite, and ink as well as allow for experimentation with nontraditional media. You will develop an understanding of technical variety in mark-making using perspective, proportion, scale, volume, texture, contrast, value, line, and shading. Lectures, discussions, and group critiques will aid students in challenging their work and supplement weekly drawing projects.
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, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, 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.anniealbagli.com
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 (unless otherwise noted), 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 9pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7pm.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 9am to 5pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: [email protected]