PHOTOGRAPHY INTENSIVE: IDEA-GENERATION + IMAGE-MAKINGDaniel Melo4 sessions >> Tuesdays, February 20–March 136:30–9:30pm, $195Prerequisite: Beginner experience in making photographs - students should bring their own working camera either digital or film.
In this photography class, students will shake up their current approaches to make new photographs. With an emphasis on process and the act of looking, we’ll explore each person’s unique vision and perspective while exploring how we can arrive with new photographic work. From the outset, we will be making images and prints during class and becoming immersed in how we can each continue to expand our photographic sensibilities through new ways of making, lively discussions, sharing and lecture. You will walk away with ideas for photographs that will inform future bodies of work as well as with new ways to invigorate your practice.
Daniel Melo is an artist and musician whose practice engages photographs, sound recordings, and site-responsive arrangements guided by the unfamiliar and improvisation. Melo earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in English Literature from Kenyon College. Upon completion of the MFA, he received the 2015 New Genres Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the San Francisco Art Institute returning shortly thereafter to Buenos Aires to participate in a residency and two exhibitions. Melo has shown in New York, San Francisco’s SF Camerawork, and Buenos Aires spaces Mite, Big Sur, and La Ira de Díos. Melo has curated exhibitions for the Paul Sack Gallery and his San Francisco apartment. He’s currently in his second year as an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County, California.danielmelo.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]