ART & THE SYMBOLIC PROCESS
12 sessions >> Wednesdays, February 1-April 26
No session March 22 due to Spring Break
7:30-10:30 pm, Studio 14, $530
Art & the Symbolic Process is a system for practicing creative engagement with the archetypal world through personal symbols, with the goal of accessing deeper levels of meaning and knowledge, beyond the conscious understanding of the everyday mind.
In this course, we will study the function, nature, and power of symbols, as they appear specifically in daily material reality, which we dialogue through art. Through personal art process, in-class group art practices, examination of symbolic images throughout history, lecture, and group discussion, we will develop an understanding of the depth and meaning of symbols in art--personally, collectively, and historically. This process can be very freeing for practicing artists, but being artistic is not a prerequisite for this course. The only requirement is curiosity and a willingness for self-discovery.
Eugenia-alana Mitsanas MA, MFA, is a visual artist and educator of Greek descent. Her artwork explores the subtle, sensual, and powerful aspects of the Feminine Divine.
She paints, draws, and sculpts, often creating interactive spaces involving scent, sound, and animation that inspire pause, reflection, exploration, play. Her work has been exhibited in the USA and in Europe. Eugenia-alana is a lecturer at SFAI and CCA.
Image courtesy of Eugenia-alana Mitsanas
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.
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, 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 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.
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?
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