THE FEMINIST PAINTER
12 sessions >> Saturdays, February 4-April 22
10 am–1 pm | Studio 117 | $530
Prerequisite: Previous painting experience recommended, such as an introduction to painting course.
The role of the female artist and notions of femininity within painting span a long and complicated history. This course introduces students to the aesthetic, intellectual and political contributions of women working in paint and beyond. Students will explore conceptual, material-based and formal painting strategies that engage past and present politics and feminist theories. Whether you are working within an interdisciplinary practice, with representational or non-representational imagery, all are welcome. Open and guided assignments encourage and assist students to develop their own material and conceptual interests. This is a studio course that contains a strong art historical component with readings, field trips, guest artists and many discussions. Lectures illustrated by slideshows will examine the work of many contemporary and historical artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Kathleen Gilje, Sylvia Sleigh, Harmony Hammond, Mary Cassatt, Cecily Brown, Linda Besemer, Kiki Smith, Natalie Frank, Miwa Yanagi, Louise Bourgeois, and Alice Neel, among others.
Danielle Lawrence is a visual artist whose interdisciplinary practice is anchored to expanding painting’s formal elements and contextual languages. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the Bay Area. Selected exhibitions include Landfill/Bedrock at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA (2016); New Abstraction at Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, CA, (2015); Miami Project at Traywick Contemporary in Miami, FL (2015); Color As Space, As Sense (with Linda Geary) at [ 2nd floor projects ] San Francisco (2012). Public collections include the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA, C.H.O.M.P., Monterey Bay, CA and the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA. She has taught at Mills College and is currently Visiting Faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Image courtesy of Danielle Lawrence
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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 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.
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