San Francisco Studio School of Drawing, Painting, Photography & Mixed Media

Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media Classes: Spring 2014


The SFSS Studio Program
"Forming the Figure"

6-weeks: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10AM to 4:30PM
May 13th to June 19th
Tuition: $1250 (includes model fees and 24/7 facility access)

Deposit (non-refundable): $350 due May 9th
Remaining tuition payable in 2 installments of $450.


The SFSS 6-week Figure Study class is an intensive exploration of drawing, painting and collaging the figure in a workshop format. Explore imagery, gesture, small to large scale and the expressive moment through wet and dry media. Experiment with materials, techniques, color, and mark-making. Presentations, single and group critiques offer context, inspiration and creative insight about the figure as both a subject of art and a form of art.
Models will be present at each session.


The structure for the spring semester creates a setting that has some of the best aspects of a regular semester and a workshop. The class content is primarily studio based but includes background related to the figure in the history of art, understanding the concept of the figure as symbol and image, and relating to the figure as a spatial genre. More specific topics are the use of color/value; form as proportion; scale and materials handling in relation to both drawing and painting.


In total we will be exploring the energy of gesture, mass and movement in terms of pictorial space. The role of perception, the picture plane, plus working from both the imagination and observation will be directed toward the creation of meaningful visual metaphor.


Studio Art Practice
"Forming the Figure"

6 weeks: Tuesdays OR Thursdays, 10AM to 4:30PM
May 13th to June 19th
Tuition: $625 (includes model fees)
Deposit (non-refundable): $325 due May 9th
Remaining tuition payable in 1 installment of $300.


Studio Art Practice at SFSS provides students with a more flexible schedule for once a week study. Participants can choose either a Tuesday or Thursday for the Spring semester and will work alongside students in the SFSS Studio Program for the "Forming the Figure" class.


This 6-week Figure Study class is an intensive exploration of drawing, painting or collaging the figure in a workshop format. Explore imagery, gesture, small to large scale and the expressive moment through wet and dry media. Experiment with materials, techniques, color, and mark-making. Presentations, single and group critiques offer context, inspiration and creative insight about the figure as both a subject of art and a form of art.
Models will be present at each session.


The structure for the spring semester creates a setting that has some of the best aspects of a regular semester and a workshop. The class content is primarily studio based but includes background related to the figure in the history of art, understanding the concept of the figure as symbol and image, and relating to the figure as a spatial genre. More specific topics are the use of color/value; form as proportion; scale and materials handling in relation to both drawing and painting.


In total we will be exploring the energy of gesture, mass and movement in terms of pictorial space. The role of perception, the picture plane, plus working from both the imagination and observation will be directed toward the creation of meaningful visual metaphor.


Independent Study
"Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media"

12 weeks
Online & Onsite
Tuition: $1500
Call 415-398-4300 or email info@sfstudioschool.org for more information.


Independent Study is comprised of previous students at the school. A unique joining of onsite and online frameworks provides both local and long-distance students an on-going dialogue about their work and the crucial issues regarding its development. Students in diverse locations such as San Francisco, New York and Israel have participated. Faculty approval required.




The teaching philosophy at the SF Studio School engages students on an individual basis allowing for all levels of experience.

Contact SFSS to register or to request more information.
info@sfstudioschool.org
415-398-4300

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SFSS students engage the potential of form, color and imagery in both painting, drawing and mixed media.




Painting and drawing classes combine hands-on studio work, lecture, discussion, and relevant theory and technique to further the student's involvement in the medium.




The SFSS curriculum includes working from the landscape within the Bay Area offering motifs from ocean views to mountain vistas.