This class will focus on site-specific artwork. Students will be introduced to a variety of artists that address the surrounding environment in the design and creation of their artwork. We will explore the work of artists experimenting in a wide range of mediums and discuss the documentation of these works. Weekly readings combined with brief lectures will serve as the basis for class discussion. In addition to weekly assignments, students will be asked to develop one final site-specific installation to be finished at the end of the semester. Class time will be split between lecture, discussion, critique and studio time. The class will include two off-campus field trips.
Sample class assignments: 1) Create a work that reacts to the architecture of the classroom, 2) Create a work that reflects the usage of a specific space, and 3) Create a site specific work and bring in documentation of the work.
Amy M. Ho builds video and spatial installations that bring attention to our existence as both physical and psychological beings. She is currently working on a body of work in collaboration with inmates from San Quentin State Prison. Amy completed her undergraduate degree in Art Practice at UC Berkeley and her MFA at Mills College. In 2017, she was selected as a KQED Woman to Watch. Amy received a Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant in 2016, a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artists Grant in 2013 and was included in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' Bay Area Now 7 in 2014. Amy was a 2013 fellowship artist at the Kala Art Institute and has had shows at the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland and at the Walter and McBean Galleries at SFAI in San Francisco. She is currently the studio director at Real Time and Space, an art instructor at San Quentin State Prison and a public education instructor at San Francisco Art Institute. Amy is represented by Chandra Cerrito Contemporary.amymho.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]