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TRANSLATING DRAWING INTO SCULPTURE: CERAMIC HANDBUILDING
12 sessions >> Thursdays, February 2-April 27
No session on March 23 due to spring break
7:30-10:30 pm, 106, $530
Taking 2-D designs and turning them into realized 3-D projects is an exciting and accessible way to start a sculptural practice. Beginning as a drawing lesson—including tips on how to avoid problematic designs and how to factor in gravity and drying times, our sculptures will start with an organized strategy. Elements such as color and scale will be addressed in the drawing stage where changes can be made easily. One goal of this class is to develop the best plan of action before we even touch clay, which provides a foundation to create work with consistency and efficiency. Clay demos will include coil and slab building, how to defy gravity, storing work, glazing, and alternative surface treatments. The conversations between the drawing and the sculpture-in-progress will be addressed, with an emphasis to let the sculpture live separate but in relation to the drawing.
Matt Goldberg is an artist living and working in San Francisco. His work is primarily sculptural and stems from a background in ceramics as well as reclaimed objects and materials. Matt received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado. His work has been shown around the Bay Area and he has participated in residencies at Recology and the Palo Alto Art Center. Matt currently works as a ceramics instructor at SOMArts and is a resident art teacher at Town School.
Image courtesy of Matt Goldberg
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 is the refund policy?
You can view the SFAI Public Education refund policy on the SFAI website here.
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.
I have a question that isn't on this list. Who can I contact?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org