Public Education invites artists of all skill levels to study with professional artists in the legendary studio environment of the San Francisco Art Institute. Areas of study span the breadth of contemporary art from traditional techniques in drawing, painting, photography, film, printmaking, and sculpture through adventurous pedagogical ideas — radical experiences, off-kilter journeys, collaborative public projects, and educational experiments that upend traditional relationships between teacher and student. Ages 17+.
The Young Artist Program offers a three-week immersive summer session filled with fun and experimental artistic explorations. Ages 13-15. Register beginning January 15, 2014.
The PreCollege Program is a five-week, six-college-credit course of study offered in the summer and designed for artists who have completed the tenth grade, but who have yet to begin college. The program uniquely prepares young artists who intend to pursue fine arts as a major. Apply beginning January 2, 2014.
Here is my story: I started at San Diego State as a freshman and did not very well in my classes. I was more interested in partying and not at all interested in the major I had chosen. I ended up dropping out after a year and completing my GE at a community college, which took me three years.
I have always wanted to be a teacher and have worked in the education system all four years of college. I decided to major in Art Education and completed the classes necessary to transfer to San Francisco State University in hopes of finishing my BA and credential there, and becoming an Art teacher