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SUMMER 2017 — Figure Drawing
Thu, Jun 8, 2017, 6:30 PM – Thu, Aug 10, 2017, 9:30 PM PDT
10 Sessions >> Thursdays, June 8-August 10
6:30-9:30 pm, Studio 13, $480
Through focused observation of live studio models, light, and shadow, students will establish or build upon their existing figure drawing foundations. This ten-week drawing intensive will highlight the body’s anatomy as a strategy for representing the figure grounded in realism. Featuring dry media including: graphite, conté and charcoal, in-class demonstrations will SHOW how to construct the body from mere line and tone through a range of mark making dynamics.
Current issues in contemporary figurative art will also be introduced in the form of a slide presentation. Through an engagement with observing, the body, materials, and with new perspectives, students will formulate or fortify an individual approach to the figure.
Daniel Samaniego’s hyper-detailed drawing installations are a meditation on queer persona. He received his BFA in Painting and Drawing in 2007 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and an MFA in Painting in 2011 from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center (2014).
Samaniego has shown his work in a solo and group context nationally in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Peoria (IL), and most recently in Los Angeles, as a part of the exhibition, Tight Ass: Labor Intensive Drawing and Realism, curated by Brett Reichman (CB1 Gallery, 2016). A solo exhibition of new drawings is forthcoming in Fall 2017 (San Francisco).
PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined two business days prior to a class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change.
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.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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What is the refund policy?
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