Required Friday Activities
Fridays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Through faculty-led workshops, you will experiment with new mediums, materials, and interdisciplinary methods of production and presentation. These sessions provide structured opportunities for you to work with the broader faculty team and learn about ideas and practices that will enhance your core class work.
Workshops topics include:
- Cyanotypes: Printing in Prussian Blue
- Pinhole Photography
- Photoshop for Painters
- Stop Motion Animation
- Real Life Comics
- Plaster Casting
- Comic Book Illustration
Required Art in Context
Fridays, 1:30-4:30 pm
Each Friday, PreCollege participants gather to collectively engage in an activity or discussion that relates to the professional practices and contemporary context of working artists. Sessions will include:
- A guided portfolio workshop led by SFAI’s Admissions team to assist you in developing a cohesive portfolio for application to SFAI or other college art programs
- A dynamic overview of critique strategies to help you move beyond quick judgments toward deep and meaningful conversations that push artists to grow
- Field trips to some of the Bay Area’s top museums
- Guest artist talks
Every course in the PreCollege Program will require you to commit time and effort to your creative practice outside class. ALL students are required to work on their projects on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 pm, on campus. In addition to these allotted times, many studios and campus resources will be accessible to students throughout the week.
In addition to arts-based programming, there will be opportunities to connect with your classmates and relax at weekly events such as a beach bonfire, a dance party, movie nights, and more.
A campus-wide final exhibition allows PreCollege students to show the work they have produced during the program and share their accomplishments with family, friends, and the public. A closing reception will be held on Friday, July 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm., with a screening of Digital Animation and Experimental Cinema projects beginning at 3 pm.