SFAI is now offering PreCollege non-credit classes year-round.
Please see our current course listing below for Fall 2020!
Drawing: Personal Mythology (High School Non-credit)
6 Sessions >> Saturdays, October 17- December 5
No class October 31+ November 28
10:00am-12:00pm, Online, $200
We are living through unprecedented times, where most of us have been isolated en masse, forced to sit with ourselves in a way capitalism of the past denies us. Here we are, the same individuals: minus the repetitions of the day to day, and plus the looming existential dread of living through economic collapse, a mass extinction, the decline of American democracy, and now in the midst of a global pandemic and an uprising with the potential to reformat justice as we know it. Our inner worlds are louder than ever in the silence of our homes, and we have a choice between avoidance and radicalization. Through meditation on the objects and spaces around us, and exercises that conjure our subconscious, we will seek our personal mythologies. The fabric of our lives can be made of invisible threads, but by impulsive drawing and daily mindfulness, we can begin to see the characters and backdrops that contain us. Through self-portraiture, still life, visual journaling, and sequential art we will be exploring a method of storytelling that focuses on the relationship between the hand, the brain, and spontaneous images. In doing this we will begin to meditate on our relationship with ourselves and the world, at a time when our interconnectedness is more evident than ever.
Exploring Installation Art (High School Non-credit)
Amy M. Ho
6 Sessions >> Saturdays, September 12 - October 17
In this installation art focused course, students will be introduced to a variety of artists that address the surrounding environment in the design and creation of their artwork. We will explore and discuss the work of installation artists experimenting in a wide range of mediums. Weekly readings combined with brief lectures will serve as the basis for class discussion. In addition to two assignments, students will be asked to develop one final installation to be finished at the end of the semester. Scope and scale of the projects can vary based on each student's individual goals. Class time will be split between lecture, discussion, and critique. There will be opportunity for one-on-one feedback from the instructor.
Gallery: Student Work
Check out this video made from footage shot by PreCollege students!