ROOT DIVISION'S ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM - WINTER/SPRING 2014

All sessions meet at Root Division (3175 17th Street @ S. Van Ness) 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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THESE CLASSES ARE STILL OPEN FROM FALL 2013

Gift Making Workshop
Instructors: Jennie Lennick (MFA) & Amy Whittaker (MBA)
Dates: 2 class meetings / Saturdays, December 7, 14
Time: 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Want this years holiday gifts to be more unique than ever? Join our gift-making workshop and learn to craft handmade gifts for friends and loved ones through textiles, paper, sculpture, printing and more. Some supplies are included in the materials fee, however an additional materials list will be provided upon registration.
Tuition: $50/ Materials Fee: $10

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Photoshop Basics for Artists
Instructor: Tom Loughlin (MFA)
Dates: 2 class meetings / Wednesdays, December 11, 18
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

The class will cover basic post-production techniques such as cropping, resizing, color correction, sharpening, and other basic retouching techniques. No knowledge of Photoshop is required. If students already have images they wish to work with, they may bring them to the class.
Tuition: $40

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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
Instructor: Brooke Westfall (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $175 / Materials Fee: $10

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Section B
Instructor: Julia Sackett (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Saturdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8
Time: 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Tuition: $175 / Materials Fee: $10

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Section C
Instructor: Jon Gourley (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Mondays, April 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19 (No class April 21)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $175 / Materials Fee $10

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Section D
Instructor: Julia Sacket (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Saturdays, May 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuition: $175 / Materials Fee $10

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Intermediate Drawing
Instructor: Brooke Westfall (MFA)
Dates: 5 class meetings / Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 (No class April 21)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Intermediate Drawing students will continue to learn and refine fundamental drawing techniques and will proceed to develop skills through ongoing exploration of more advanced techniques, contemporary drawing formats, and their thematic interests. Some supplies are included in the materials fee, however students are asked to bring a pad of 18 x 24” paper, pencils, vine charcoal, and kneaded eraser to each session.
Tuition: $125 / Materials Fee: $10

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Intro to Acrylic Painting
Through this course artists and beginners will work with acrylic paint to understand its properties, mediums, and paint applications, unleashing 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 supplies are included in the materials fee, however there will be an additional supply list provided upon registration.

Section A
Instructor: Josh Highter (MFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Thursdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $175 / Materials Fee: $20

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Section B
Instructor: Julie Sutherland (BFA)
Dates: 6 class meetings / Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, May 1, 8, 15 (No class April 24)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $175 / Materials Fee: $20

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Water Based Media
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 supplies are included in the materials fee, however there will be an additional supply list provided upon registration.

Section A
Instructor: Lindsay Stripling (BFA)
Dates: 5 class meetings / Mondays, January 13, 27, February 3, 10, 24 (No class January 20 or February 17)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $150 / Materials Fee: $20

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Section B
Instructor: Brooke Westfall (MFA)
Dates: 5 class meetings / Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 9 (No class April 2)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $150 / Materials Fee: $20

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Screen Printing 101
Instructor: TBA
Dates: 6 class meetings / Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, May 1, 8, 15 (No class April 24)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $175 / Materials Fee: $25

Whether you’ve got a t-shirt design that you’re dying to print, looking to forge a Warhol, or just curious to find out how it’s done, this class is for you. The course starts with a quick introduction to the materials and the process of DIY-style silk-screening. After that, what you print is up to you. The instructor will discuss your project prior to starting and then guide you through to completion. Some supplies are included in the materials fee, however an additional materials list will be provided upon registration.
Tuition: $175 / Materials Fee: $25

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Screen Printing Workshop
Instructor: Jon Gourley (MFA)
Dates:3 class meetings / Mondays, March 10, 17, 24
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

This class will cover the basic history and processes of relief printing. Skills learned will include basic relief printing techniques, linocut, relief etching, monoprint/type techniques and more. Some supplies are included in the materials fee, however an additional materials list will be provided upon registration.
Tuition: $75 / Materials Fee: $20

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Collage
Instructor: Jennie Lennick (MFA)
Dates: 5 class meetings / Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
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 supplies are included in the materials fee, however there will be an additional supply list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $125 / Materials Fee: $10

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Sewing
Instructor: Jennie Lennick (MFA)
Dates: 5 class meetings / Tuesdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 15 (No class April 8)
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. Root Division has a limited number of sewing machines available, so students are strongly encouraged to bring their own. We will create tote bags & repurpose old garments to create new pieces while learning how to sew zippers, buttons, appliqués, & more. Some supplies are included in the materials fee, however there will be an additional supply list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $150 / Materials: $15

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Sewing Workshop for Intermediate Students
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.

Instructor: Jennie Lennick (MFA)
Dates: 4 class meetings / Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, April 3 (No class March 27)
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $100 / Materials: $10

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Section B
Instructor: Jennie Lennick (MFA)
Dates: 4 class meetings / Thursdays, May 29, June 5, 12, 19
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $100 / Materials: $10

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Calligraphy & Hand Lettering
Instructors:Meredith Leich (PB)
Dates: 4 class meetings / Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 29, May 6 (No class April 22)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you mourn the dwindling of the handwritten word as we rely more and more on computers and smartphones? This course will bring the art back into handwriting, as we learn scripts such as Copperplate and Half Uncial, create beautiful illuminated letters, and develop our own handwriting further. We will draw on examples ranging from medieval manuscripts to contemporary graphic design. Some supplies are included in the materials fee, however there will be an additional supply list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $100/ Materials Fee: $10 - THIS CLASS IS FULL W/ WAITING LIST

Calligraphy & Hand Lettering (NEW CLASS - SECTION B)
Instructors: Meredith Leich (PB)
Dates: 4 class meetings / Tuesdays, February 25, March 4, 11, 18
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you mourn the dwindling of the handwritten word as we rely more and more on computers and smartphones? This course will bring the art back into handwriting, as we learn scripts such as Copperplate and Half Uncial, create beautiful illuminated letters, and develop our own handwriting further. We will draw on examples ranging from medieval manuscripts to contemporary graphic design. Some supplies are included in the materials fee, however there will be an additional supply list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $100/ Materials Fee: $10

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Calligraphy & Hand Lettering (NEW CLASS - SECTION C)
Instructors: Meredith Leich (PB)
Dates: 4 class meetings / Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you mourn the dwindling of the handwritten word as we rely more and more on computers and smartphones? This course will bring the art back into handwriting, as we learn scripts such as Copperplate and Half Uncial, create beautiful illuminated letters, and develop our own handwriting further. We will draw on examples ranging from medieval manuscripts to contemporary graphic design. Some supplies are included in the materials fee, however there will be an additional supply list provided upon registration.
Tuition: $100/ Materials Fee: $10

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Introduction to Photography
Instructors: Tom Loughlin (MFA)
Dates: 4 class meetings / Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

This course will guide you through the basic steps of taking pictures and into the aesthetics of photography. This class starts by addressing materials and technical issues pertinent to either film or digital. You'll move to the artistic components such as light, composition, and subject matter. Finally, you will learn how to use your unique ideas and capture them through the medium of photography. Camera with manual aperture and shutter speed settings required.
Tuition: $100

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Comics & Graphic Novels
Instructors: Meredith Leich (PB)
Dates: 5 class meetings / Mondays, February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Did you grow up with a love for Calvin and Hobbes? Superman? The Watchmen? Fun Home? In the age of the emoji, we can see what comic artists have known for decades: Pictures and text can exist richly alongside each other. In this course, we will work on both our drawing and writing skills, as students create their own comics and short graphic stories. We will also address the principles of storytelling, text versus image, and the production and distribution of printed and online comics and graphic novels.
Tuition: $125 / Materials Fee $15

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
 

Youth Ed Best Teaching Practices
Instructor: Calcagno Cullen – Education Associate, SFMOMA
Dates: 1 class meeting / Monday, March 10
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Interested in teaching practices? Come listen to an interactive lecture by Cal Cullen, teaching artist for over ten years and current teacher programs coordinator at SFMOMA. Topics discussed will include curriculum writing, project formation, classroom management and more.
Tuition: $20

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Portfolio Review
Reviewers: Jamie Brunson, Artist and Professor; Jack Fischer, Jack Fischer Gallery; Charles Hespe, Hespe GalleryJackie Im & Aaron Harbour, Et al.; Donna Napper, Curator at SJICA; Mel Prest, Artist and Professor
Dates: 1 class meeting / Sunday, March 16
Time: 2:00-5:00 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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The Teaching Job
Instructors: Mel Prest (MFA) & Amy Ellingson (MFA)
Date: 1 class meeting / Wednesday, January 22
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
On the hunt for a teaching job but not sure your resume and CV are conducive to getting the job? Join us, for a lecture by prominent local bay area artist and art school professor and get tips, skills and suggestions for organizing your practice and past work to become a viable candidate for teaching positions. This is a great primer course before heading to the CAA Conference in February!
Tuition: $20

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