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SUMMER 2017 — Meditation + Movement in Drawing
Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 1:00 PM – Sat, Aug 12, 2017, 4:00 PM PDT
MEDITATION + MOVEMENT IN DRAWING
10 sessions >> Saturdays, June 10-August 12
1-4pm, Studio 14, $480
Meditation and Movement in Drawing is a course designed to help you turn off your oh-so-controlling Left Brain, and employ and nourish your creative Right Brain. Led by artist and yogi, Sarah Ammons, you will engage in a series of drawing and yoga exercises to help you to shift away from the logical, and embrace the creative. We will seek to achieve an altered state of consciousness while working, where time melts away, and where the mind is free to wander—leading to profound realizations and self-discovery. Drawing exercises aim to help you achieve this shift in consciousness, while the paired yoga sequences help you feel strong, and more open in your body. This combination will take you to new levels of creativity, self-awareness and relaxation, which may be just the break you need from a technology-dominated, logic-driven life.
Sarah Ammons studied drawing and painting at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and also completed coursework in art history and philosophy. After receiving her BFA with honors from Queen’s, she completed her MFA at SFAI. Ammons was the recipient of a Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and scholarship, in addition to merit-based graduate grants from SFAI. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Graduate Fellowship Award at the Headlands Center for the Arts. As she currently enjoys this year-long residency, Ammons continues to explore themes of psychoanalysis, love/loss, and the struggle of relationships in her work through various techniques in contemplative drawing and painting.
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?
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: email@example.com
What is the refund policy?
You can view the SFAI Public Education refund policy on the SFAI website here.