W*AH (Womxn* Art Handlers) WorkshopsKat Trataris, Marcela Pardo Ariza4 sessions >> Wednesdays Feb 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 16:00–9:00pm, FMC Woodshop, FREENo Prerequisite
W*AH would like to propose a series of workshops based in basic tool and woodworking techniques with a special focus on preparator and fabricator skills sets. In collaboration with SFAI, W*AH proposes four classes during the school semester beginning with very basic material studies to fill travel frame build outs. With a balance of instructional and hands on learning students will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to handle tools, hardware and woodshop machinery.
Marcela Pardo Ariza (b. 1991 Bogotá, Colombia) lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Ariza is the recipient of the Tosa Studio Award 2017, a Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and a finalist for the 2017 San Francisco Artist Award. She received her BA from Earlham College, Richmond, IN in 2013 and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) in 2016. Her work has been recently exhibited at CULT exhibitions (San Francisco, CA), Slide Space (Oakland, CA), R/SF Projects (San Francisco), Minnesota Street Project (San Francisco, CA); De:Formal Gallery (New York, NY); Alter Space (San Francisco, CA); Guerrero Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and ProArts (Oakland, CA). Ariza works in the Civic Engagement department at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and is a current member of the Curatorial Council at Southern Exposure.
Kaitlin Trataris (b. 1990) is a multi-media artist living and working in San Francisco. She co-founded and ran R/SF projects, a curatorial project space in downtown San Francisco for raw contemporary work, alternative projects, and offbeat programming from the Bay Area’s emerging talent. Trataris is involved in a number of collaborative projects including, The Dead Alleys (a conceptual punk rock band) and A.I.R. (a traveling residency program). In her practice, Kaitlin creates installations and performances that reflect on institutional and personal boundaries that perpetuate our communal traumas. Trataris received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from San Diego State University. In 2015 she was a recipient of the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award. She has shown work at CCA Hubbell Street Galleries (San Francisco, CA), SOMArts (San Francisco, CA), and Noroof Gallery (San Francisco, CA).
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