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Summer 2020 – Contemporary Photography: Intersections in Landscape (Two-Day...

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Contemporary Photography: Intersections in Landscape (Two-Day Intensive)
Beth Davila Waldman

2 Session >> Saturday + Sunday,
Section 1- June 6-7
Section 2- July 18-19
10:00am-4:00pm, Studio 21, $195

This two-day intensive is designed to guide students to read the visual landscape. We will examine the private and the public, the domestic and the commercial, and will focus on the transformations of culture over time. This course will empower artists to take the leap in making connections to landscapes of past and present while taking into consideration the effects of politics, the economy, and culture. Time will be given for scouting, documenting, and engaging in dialogue surrounding their projects. Students will be encouraged to execute their ideas at each site and to be ready to experiment with intersections in chosen landscapes with their cameras on-site.

Please note: This is the same course being offered on two different date options.

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Beth Davila Waldman pursued her career in the arts initially at Wellesley College where she launched her current practice with a senior sculptural thesis entitled “Transposing Time and Culture: Personal and Abstract Interpretations of Inca and Pre-Incan Artwork”. She continued her commitment to exploring site as her conceptual focus at SFAI from 2003 to 2005. Her work was recognized early on by the San Francisco Art Institute community with the 2004 annual Harold E. Weiner Memorial Sculpture Award.

Since, her art practice has been influenced by borrowed symbols and landscapes from her maternal homeland Peru for over two decades. Beth uses image, material, and architecture to speak about transformations on culture over time on the individual and society. Through landscape, Beth examines how politics and economics create shift on culture on macro and micro levels. Her work excavates the conceived idea of sanctuary, using the colonized and converted cultures of her Peruvian ancestors as a gateway for those dialogues.

Most recently, Beth has been awarded residencies at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, at Playa Institute on the edge of Oregon's Great Basin, and at EditionBasel in Basel, Switzerland. This past year, Beth featured her work in a satellite art fair during the 2019 Hong Kong Art Basel Week and in partnership with San Francisco Art Institute was the opening Presenter for 18th Annual Photo Alliance Lecture Series in conjunction with David Maisel at the San Francisco Art Institute Osher Lecture Hall. Her work is now represented by the George Lawson Gallery.

www.bethwaldman.com


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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 online on our 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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