Fall 2019 – Allegory and Still Life Painting

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ALLEGORY AND STILL LIFE PAINTING
Ben Cornish
10 Sessions >> Mondays, September 23- December 9
(No class October 14 + November 11)
10:00am-1:00pm, FMC Studio 26, $480

Still life painting involves deep observation. We will be creating traditional still lives, painting with the objects right in front of us. For the first few sessions we will attempt to make one painting per session, those willing can share the story they’ve created at the end of each class. We will analyze and reflect on how stories can be constructed, how they can contain a position, and then we will build and tell our own stories for a final project to be completed by the end of the course. The instructor will provide various objects to examine and the students are encouraged to bring their own to paint from. Together we will display the power and joy of stories through objects.
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Ben Cornish is an artist living in San Francisco. His paintings, prints and drawings recall tensioned narratives that governed his early childhood. Cornish’s images act as unsure timelines of mistakes and anomalies. He received his MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute in 2019 and his BA from The Evergreen State College in 2015. He was awarded the Edwin Anthony & Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan scholarship in 2018 and was selected to show in MFA Now 2019 at Root Division. Upon graduating from SFAI he received the Jack Schafer prize.

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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, unless otherwise noted, 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, #45 Union, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: publiceducation@sfai.edu

What is the refund policy?
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.

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