adult continuing education
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Registration for Summer 2013 classes is now open!
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Through its Adult Continuing Education (ACE) program, SFAI offers a range of non-credit evening and weekend classes for creative thinkers of all ages—from introductory classes to experimental and advanced. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in hands-on techniques, discuss contemporary issues in art with a diverse student population, and become a part of the open and experimental community that SFAI fosters.
Our talented faculty members are committed to supporting student’s technical and conceptual growth through individual and group instruction, engaging in the historic and contemporary contexts, and fostering the development of coherent and quality art practices.
All Adult Continuing Education students have the opportunity to exhibit their work publicly at the conclusion of the semester in our campus’ historic Diego Rivera Gallery.
Many of our students are working full-time, managing career transitions, or supporting families. All of our courses take place in the evenings and the weekends with varying lengths on our beautiful and historic Chestnut Street campus. This unique campus has inspired artists such as Mark Rothko, Ansel Adams, and Ed Hardy to find their voice. Now it’s your turn.
Meet the ACE Team
Director of Continuing Education
Barbara Garber joined SFAI in 2002, and oversees the PreCollege, Adult Continuing Education, and Young Artist programs. She has worked in a leadership capacity with artists, designers, foundations, and non-profit organizations for the past 15 years. Barbara is a Doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Mills College where her research focuses on democratizing art education through the Open Education and pedagogical aesthetics movements. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her sculptural installations have been exhibited throughout the Bay Area and internationally.
Continuing Education Coordinator
Emily Shallman has a BA in Elementary Art Education with a Washington State Teaching Certificate and Reading Endorsement from Western Washington University, and an MA in Urban Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute. Emily has experience as an Art Specialist, teaching visual art to grades K-5. Her MA thesis researched the history of arts education in public schools, and she is committed to providing quality arts education to youth and adults. Currently, she serves as a Board Fellow for the California Alliance for Arts Education.
ACE contact information:
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm