Fall 2019 – Photographic Explosion
5 Sessions>> Tuesdays, October 22- November 19
5:00-8:00pm, 20B, $245
Feeling stale in your photographic practice? Looking to spark something new and fresh? This course will lead you into making photographs in new ways while also exploring contemporary artists from around the world. Whether using your phone’s camera, DSLR, or film camera, this course will stimulate students into new areas. With an emphasis on process and the act of looking, we’ll explore each person’s unique vision and perspective while exploring how we can arrive with new photographic work.
Daniel Melo (Headlands Affiliate Artist ’16–’19) is a latinx artist and multi-instrumentalist based in San Francisco. Melo earned a New Genres MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in English Literature from Kenyon College. In 2019 he was selected by the J. Paul Getty Museum Senior Curator of Photography James A. Ganz for a group exhibition in upstate New York. His work in images and textile will be included at the South African Visual Arts Historians lectures in November 2019. He has shown in Buenos Aires, New York, and San Francisco and his work is held in various private collections including in Colombia and the United States. In the summer of 2019, he’ll attend the SOMA Artist Program in Mexico City.
PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined two business days prior to a class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change.
What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?
Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available approximately two weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the SFAI website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.
What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?
All classes, unless otherwise noted, meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.
SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and free two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. The two-hour restriction cuts off at 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.
SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, #45 Union, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
SFAI Public Education Staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Public Education program, or our courses. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the refund policy?
Refund requests must be made in writing to email@example.com.
For courses that meet for ten sessions or more, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given if written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the third class. No refund is given after the class has met three times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.
For courses that meet for six sessions or fewer, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the second class. No refund is given after the class has met two times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.