sfai news

December 19, 2013

SFAI Public Education: New Courses for Spring 2014

San Francisco Art Institute’s newly transformed Public Education program, inviting artists and creative individuals to join noncredit evening and weekend classes ranging from skill-based courses to advanced conceptual exercises and artist-driven experiences, is now open for Spring 2014 registration.

Formerly known as Adult Continuing Education (ACE), the Public Education program provides unique opportunities for artists of all levels to study with professional artists in the legendary studio environment of the San Francisco Art Institute.

Barbara Garber, Director of Public Education at SFAI, described the recent programming shift:

“Reflecting on the mission of SFAI to support the ‘intrinsic value of art and its vital role in shaping and enriching society and the individual’ we have worked to transform the former ACE program into something that is truly unique to this dynamic and historic setting.”

Though the Institute has offered courses that develop technical skills in the past, the new Public Education program offers areas of study that span the breadth of contemporary art—from traditional techniques in drawing, painting, photography, film, printmaking, and sculpture to adventurous pedagogical ideas encompassing radical experiences, off-kilter journeys, collaborative public projects, and educational experiments. The number of course offerings have also expanded—from 15–18 courses per semester to 25 courses for Spring 2014.

Those interested in registering for Spring 2014 have the option to browse courses by learning approach in addition to browsing by medium. Course highlights include:

For more information about the new SFAI Public Education program and to view the full list of course offerings, visit sfai.edu/public-education.