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CITY STUDIO 2011 FALL CLASS SCHEDULE:

*MONDAYS*

4:30 6:30 pm
Mural painting and the Muralist Tradition in San Francisco
Excelsior Boys and Girls Club (EXCELSIOR neighborhood)
163 London Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
Teaching Artist Laura Boles Faw

Students will collaboratively conceive of and paint a mural on a wall of the art classroom of the Excelsior Boys and Girls Club.   Students will research the historical and social context of the muralist tradition in San Francisco while learning painting techniques, composition, and the art of collaboration.  Classes begins September 19

*WEDNESDAYS*

4:30 – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Sculpture – Creating with Clay
S
OMARTS (SOMA neighborhood)
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, 94103
Teaching Artists  Allison Taylor

Students will develop the skills needed to work with clay and the use of clay in fine art vs. high craft. This class will incorporate several different beginning hand building techniques such as: pinch, coil and slab construction. Student’s will also learn ho w to use a potter’s wheel and how to treat the surface of the clay; color, texture, functionality. Classes begin September 21

4:00 – 5:30 pm, plus two Saturdays TBA
3-D Collage: Sculpture as Mash-Up
SCRA
P (BAYVIEW neighborhood)
Toland Street, San Francisco, CA, 94124
Teaching Artist  Laura Boles Faw

This course offers students the opportunity to create sculpture from reused materials gathered from SCRAP.  Students will learn a variety of approaches to creating artwork from found objects and materials and in the process will learn to think critically about reuse.  Classes begin September 21

4:30-7:00
City Studio Press – Artists As Journalists
SOMARTS (SOMA neighborhood)
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, 94103
Teaching Artists  Sally Widdowson

The City Studio Press course will provide students with the skills to develop a critical understanding of communication, media, broadcasting, and digital culture through the lens of art. Students will learn how to create and self-publish a blog, a zine, and a segment for Public Access Television, plus learn the related skills of graphics, audio, video, photography, and more.  Classes begin September 21

4:30 – 6:30 pm
Sound and Light as Music
T
HE LAB (MISSION neighborhood)
2948 16 th Street, San Francisco, CA  94103
Teaching Artist  Erik Wilson

The gap between sound and video art is more slender than ever with new developments in multimedia software.  Once familiar with the sonic end of the spectrum, students will use similar editing and collage strategies with video to create installation, performance, and screening based work. Classes begin September 21

*THURSDAYS*

4:30 – 6:30 pm
The Moving Image – YouTube Video, Film, and Photography
BAYVIEW OPERA HOUSE
(BAYVIEW neighborhood)
4705 Third Street, San Francisco, CA, 94124
Teaching Artist  Meghann Riepenhoff

In this course, students will learn how to make video art pieces and short films that utilize basic camera operation, technical editing skills in iMovie, critical thinking and concept development. Final works will be showcased on a student’s YOUTube channel. Classes begin September 22

4:00 – 6:30 pm
Sound and Light As Music
EAST BAY ASIAN YOUTH CENTER
(EAST CENTRAL OAKLAND neighborhood
2025 East 12 th St. Oakland, California 94606
Teaching Artist  Erik Wilson

The gap between sound and video art is more slender than ever with new developments in multimedia software.  Once familiar with the sonic end of the spectrum, students will use similar editing and collage strategies with video to create installation, performance, and screening based work. Classes begin September 22

*FRIDAYS*

4:30 – 7:00 pm
Ceramic Sculpture – Creating with Clay
SOMARTS
(SOMA neighborhood)
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, 94103
Teaching Artists  Allison Taylor

Students will develop the skills needed to work with clay and the use of clay in fine art vs. high craft. This class will incorporate several different beginning hand building techniques such as: pinch, coil and slab construction. Student’s will also learn how to use a potter’s wheel and how to treat the surface of the clay; color, texture, functionality.  Classes begin September 23

4:00 – 7:00 pm
Adventures in Graphics
GALERIA DE LA RAZA
(MISSION neighborhood)
2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA  94103
Teaching Artist  Kim Silva

Graphic design is the creative planning and execution of visual communication.  Students will employ both analog media (drawing with pencil and paper,etc.) and digital media — using up-to-date computer tools like graphics hardware and software, for drawing, painting, layout, typography, scanning, and photography.   Classes begin September 23

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