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WET ON WET: SHORT FORM FIGURATIVE PAINTING
12 Sessions >> Thursdays, September 15–December 8
7:30–10:30pm, Studio 117, $530
This course will center on painting from live models in order to start and finish whole paintings within each three hour class period. Emphasis will be placed on developing narrative through strategic manipulation of composition and material in time-sensitive, intuitive, and playful ways: in short, learning how to make an interesting painting with very little time, preparation, and resources. Students will learn how to balance the use of traditional and non-traditional techniques in order to create dynamic content within the work in open ended ways. Discourses on ‘figuration vs. abstraction’ will be dismantled and students will be asked to leave such distinctions at the door. We will finish the session with a class-wide critique of the works completed over the duration of the course.
Johnny Bicos received his BFA in painting from SFAI in 2014. Working in narrative and figurative modes, Bicos’ paintings stem from a practice deeply rooted in improvisation and intuition. His work has been reviewed in Art Forum and recent group exhibitions include “Den,” at Et Al Etc (San Francisco), “Imagine,” at Brand New Gallery (Milan), “Let’s Get Figurative,” at Nicelle Beauchene (New York), and “Nacht und Träume,” at Altman Siegel (San Francisco).
Image Credit: Courtesy of Johnny Bicos
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.