ROOT DIVISION'S ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM - SUMMER/FALL 2014

All sessions meet at Root Division (1059 Market Street between 6th & 7th Street) unless otherwise noted.  We strongly encourage students to REGISTER AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE of the 1st class to ensure placement.
 

REGISTRATION
Enrolling in any of our classes is easy. These are your options:

1. VIA OUR WEBSITE (credit card/check): Find the class you want to take and click the 'Register' icon next to that class.
2. BY CHECK: Please mail a check, the name of the class, and your name/address/phone # to: Root Division, 3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
3. BY CASH: Visit us in person, Monday-Friday from 10-6. Please call us prior to your visit so that we can better assist you.
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PRIVATE CLASSES WITH ROOT DIVISION RESIDENT ARTISTS
If you prefer to have an individual tutorial, you can choose from...

DRAWING, PAINTING (Acrylics, Oils, Water-Based Media), SCREEN PRINTING AND STENCILS, COLLAGE AND IMAGE TRANSFER, SCULPTURE/INSTALLATION, VIDEO AND VIDEO EDITING
PHOTOGRAPHY (Digital, Film, Holga, and Alternative Process), CRITIQUES AND/OR PORTFOLIO REVIEWS, CHILDREN'S ART AND/OR TEACHER TRAINING
3 hours for $100
Private classes are available for all levels and ages.

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  When you purchase a private tutorial with this button our Adult Education Coordinator
  is automatically notified. Email education@rootdivision.org to arrange a time, teacher,
  and medium.
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GIFT CERTIFICATES
Give the gift of Art!
Gift certificates can be used for any adult education class or private tutorial.
Certificates are valid for one year after purchase date.
Private adult classes are $100 for 3 hours, group classes vary: see tuition amounts for specific classes below.  We will send you an email with a printable gift certificate.

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DRAWING 101
In this class you will learn the fundamentals of drawing. Key areas of contrast, form, composition, and process will be presented and explored. Some basic supplies are included in the materials fee, however there will be an additional supply list provided upon registration.

Section A - CLOSED
Instructor: Brooke Westfall (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Thursdays, July 31, August 7, 14, 21, September 4, 11 (No class August 28)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $185

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Section B - CLOSED
Instructor: Evan Barbour (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $185

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Section C - CLOSED
Instructor: Julia Sacket (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Saturdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Tuition: $185

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Section D
Instructor: Julia Sacket (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Saturdays, November 8, 15, 22, December 6, 13, 20 (No class Saturday, November 29th)
Time: 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Tuition: $185

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting - Section B
Instructor: Josh Highter (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Mondays, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Through this course artists and beginners will work with acrylic paint to understand its properties, mediums, paint applications, and to unleash its full range of possibilities. We will begin to explore some of the options, and to give students the groundwork and understanding to develop their skills beyond this course. Some basic supplies are included in the course fee, however there will be an additional materials list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $195

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Ex-votos: Painting Your Story - CLOSED
Instructor: Raphael Noz (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm

Transform a significant, personal story into a narrative painting in the Mexican tradition of the ex-voto. No formal training necessary; just a desire to tell your story in a visual way. We will look at historical examples of ex-votos, then be guided through a process of story development including story choice, organizing, drawing, and painting. Some basic supplies are included in the course fee, however there will be an additional materials list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $150

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Water Based Media - Section B
Instructor: Brooke Westfall (MFA)
Dates: 5 class meetings / Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, December 10, 17 (No class November 26th or December 3rd)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

This class will introduce students to painting with watercolor, gouache, and inks. Using these versatile media, students will produce representational images of landscape, still life, and figures, as well as abstract studies, all while learning a variety of techniques. Through group demonstrations and individual direction, the instructor will help students to gain a basic command of these expressive media. Some basic supplies are included in the course fee, however there will be an additional materials list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $170

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Collage
Instructor: Jennie Lennick (MFA)
Dates: 5 class meetings / Wednesdays, September 10, 17, 24, October 8, 15 (No class October 1)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Explore the world of collage through exposure to its history, practice, techniques, and materials. Students will create unique collages based on personal interests and incorporate the processes introduced. Some basic supplies are included in the course fee, however there will be an additional materials list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $135

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Sewing 101 - CLOSED
Instructor: Jennie Lennick (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Tuesdays, August 12, 19, September 2, 9, 16, 23 (No class August 26)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Got that new sewing machine but don't know how to use it? After this class, students will have the basic fundamentals needed to create their own one of a kind pieces. We will create tote bags & repurpose old garments to create new pieces, while learning how to sew zippers, buttons, appliqués, & more. Root Division has a limited number of sewing machines available, so students are strongly encouraged to bring their own. Some basic supplies are included in the course fee, however there will be an additional materials list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $190

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Sewing Workshop
Instructor: Jennie Lennick (MFA)
Dates: 3 class meetings / Thursdays, December 4, 11, 18
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

This course offers time to improve already established sewing skills, get assistance with specific projects, work on turning patterns into pieces, or venture into new sewing territory with veteran sewing instructor and Root Division Studio Artist, Jennie Lennick. Additionally, the first class session will cover a basic chevron quilting technique so all students can go home with a new pillow!
Tuition: $85

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
 

InDesign For Artists - CLOSED
Instructor: Evan Barbour
Dates: 4 class meeting / Thursdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

This introductory course in InDesign, Adobe’s graphic design software, is intended for anyone seeking a general understanding of the program’s myriad of tools. We will cover how to use InDesign in tandem with Photoshop and Illustrator, with a particular emphasis on handy functions for visual artists. This course requires students to bring a laptop with the necessary Adobe programs already purchased or trial versions downloaded.
Tuition: $100

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Portfolio Review - CLOSED
Reviewers: Amy Ellingson - Nationally exhibited Painter and Educator
Conrad M. Meyers II - Co-Director of Aggregate Space
Donna Napper - Curator of San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Mel Prest - Internationally exhibited Painter and Educator
Andre Nicholas Sung - Director and Curator of n/a Gallery
Dates: 1 class meeting / Sunday, September 21
Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

Are you preparing your portfolio for graduate school, residency, or grant application? A panel of arts professionals will review your portfolio in this workshop. Emphasis will be placed on your work, image quality, organization, and your statement of intent or proposal. You will meet individually with seasoned experts who will give feedback on your materials. Bring your own laptop, and USB Flash drive, or Mac-compatible CD with all files. Please arrive ten minutes early in order to sign up for review times.
Tuition: $40

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