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C- Spring 2018 – Frame It Yourself

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FRAME IT YOURSELF
Tom Betthauser

6 sessions >> Tuesdays, February 20–March 27
6:30–9:30pm, Studio 105, $295
Experienced woodworkers welcome but no prior woodshop experience required.

Framing your own work is an important component of the artistic process--the frame affects the perception and interaction with your work, as well as prevents damage and deterioration. Plus, the development of power tools and easy-to-procure woodworking materials put artists in a key position to frame their own work in a way that complements and enhances it for your audience. As an artist building your own frames, you will take into consideration the quintessential visual aspects of your work and make frames that engage these components. We will spend class-time learning and applying introductory and intermediate techniques for framing two-dimensional works from basic rabbet and staining work to fabric wrapping mats, marbling, incorporating sculptural moulding, non-traditional material use and experimental design. Demonstrative tutorials given during each class session will guide your technical understanding as you work independently or in small groups to produce frames. By the end of this course, you will walk away fully confident in your abilities to make traditional and experimental frames for your own work with common materials and universally accessible woodshop tools.

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Tom Betthauser received his BFA at SFAI (2010) and MFA at the Yale School of Art (2012). Tom has been continuously teaching painting, figure drawing, sculpture, and art history courses at colleges in southern California while maintaining his studio practice in the Mojave desert, and acting as the director of a non-profit campus gallery. He has exhibited work throughout California, including The Luggage Store, the former Fecal Face Dot Gallery, and CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2016, Tom was granted a subsidized studio space as part of SFAI’s 3rd Street Studios Program and returned to his native San Francisco.
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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.



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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 publiceducation@sfai.edu.

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: publiceducation@sfai.edu

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