6 sessions >> Saturdays, February 4-March 11
11 am-2 pm, Studio 115, $275
This course provides a thorough understanding of acrylic painting materials and techniques for beginning painters. You will learn all aspects of making a painting from supports, grounds, mediums, and color mixing to inspiration and idea generation and studio safety. Assignments will allow you to develop your ideas through discussions of source material, art history, aesthetics, and criticism.
Tom Colcord was born on May 15, 1990 in Indianapolis Indiana. After completing his BFA in Painting from Indiana University Bloomington he studied abroad in Florence Italy. Inspired by works from the old masters he set out to become a full time artist and moved to San Francisco where he is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute. Tom considers his art practice primarily related to painting but heavily reliant on drawing, collage, sculpture, and digital art as well.
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 are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?
YAP courses 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.
SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.
Are materials included in the cost of the course?
Materials are not included in the cost of the course. We make every effort to keep materials costs low for participants. Please plan to budget $50-$150 for materials. Materials lists for each class will be distributed to students and parents/guardians via e-mail in advance of the course start date. Please contact Public Education staff if you are concerned about the cost of materials.
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 Young Artist 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: email@example.com
What is the refund policy?
View the SFAI Public Education refund policy on the SFAI website here.