PAINTING THE LIVE FIGURETana Quincy Arcega6 sessions >> Saturdays, January 27–March 310am–1pm, Fort Mason Campus, Suite 26, $295Prerequisite: Previous painting experience is recommended.
This course will focus on the human body, and how to capture and enhance dynamic forms while channeling your own concepts into water and oil-based paintings. We will create simple to more elaborate scenes with the live model, and you will be encouraged to work in both representational and abstract modes. Grounding our own paintings, we will spend time looking at historical and contemporary artists who work with figurative subject matter to serve as inspiration. Class-time will be split between lecture, demonstration, and plenty of studio time so that you walk away with two complete paintings.
____Tana Quincy Arcega’s work re-examines the use of utilitarian materials from the vantage point of a painter. Her unconventional approach is as much about acquiring new forms of media and reinventing process as it is about composition and mark-making. Her paintings explore the dialogue between substrate and surface. Tana has a BFA in painting and sculpture from the University of Nebraska and an MFA in figurative painting from the New York Academy of Art. She has had several solo exhibitions at midwest venues including the Foundry Art Center and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. She has shown locally at CounterPulse, Root Division, and Adobe Books Backroom Gallery amongst others. Her mouth paintings were featured in Her Living magazine. Tana has worked professionally as a children’s book illustrator, muralist, and educator.tanaquincyarcega.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?This painting class meets at SFAI's new Fort Mason Campus located at: Herbst Pavilion, 10 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is accessible by car, lyft/uber, or the #43 Muni bus line. Please note there is an hourly pay-to-park system (these spaces are closest to the entrance of the school), but immediately outside of this area is free parking along Marina Green. These hundreds of free spaces are where we recommend parking if you are looking to avoid the $2-3 hourly rate inside Fort Mason Center.
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]