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San Francisco Art Institute

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800 Chestnut Street
San FranciscoCA 94133
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The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is one of the oldest and most respected contemporary art schools in the country. Famous alumni include Annie Leibovitz, Rigo23 (you’ve seen his murals across town), Jerry Garcia (yes, him!), and many, many others. The school is proud to share its esteemed faculty and inspiring facilities through its Community Education Program. SFAI's City Studio program provides an opportunity for high school students in selected schools to gain practical, social, and research experience in urban sites and community facilities.Classes:SFAI's PreCollege and Young Artist programs offer evening and Saturday classes in the spring. Classes are non-credit but are a college-preparatory supplement to most high school curricula. High school students can sign up for art courses that are not available in their schools, such as painting, drawing, photography, and portfolio development. Classes meet for 6 sessions and cost $250.SFAI’s City Studio program runs arts programs at community centers such as the Bayview Opera House, SCRAP, Excelsior Boys and Girls Club, Galeria De La Raza, The Lab, SOMArts, and several studios in the East Bay. Students who come from underserved neighborhoods learn skills in fine arts and are assisted in putting together portfolios for art programs. Classes include photography, filmmaking and video, electronic music and sound composition, graphic arts and design, sculpture and installation, ceramic sculpture, youth journalism, and authoring video games. City Studio also offers students a chance to apply for a scholarship to SFAI’s PreCollege program.Camps:PreCollege ProgramFor high school students who have completed 10th grade, SFAI offers a five-week program for learning what life in art school is all about. Students enroll in two core studio courses plus a required art history seminar. The course list includes painting, drawing, screenprinting, ceramics, animation, film, photography, film/video, printmaking, and more.2013 Summer Session:
Dates: June 17–July 19Ages: 16 to 18Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 9:30am–12:30pm and 1:30pm–4:30pmCost:- Two studio courses, art history seminar, and workshops $3,000
- Art supplies: $250
- Optional Housing: $2,000; does not include dinner and weekend mealsYoung Artist Program
Talented and experienced artists teach students in a fun learning environment for three intensive weeks in the summer. Courses include animation, painting, drawing, photography, film/video, silkscreen, sculpture, and more. Enrollment in both morning and afternoon classes is encouraged.2013 Dates: July 22–August 9Ages: 13 to 15Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 9:30am–12:30pm and 1:30pm–4:30pmCost: $450 for part-time enrollment, $800 for full-time enrollment

North Beach
Telegraph Hill
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Phone Number: 
(415) 749-4554
Organization and Program Categories: 
Academics & Tutoring
Photography & Film
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Getting There: 
SFAI is located in the hills above North Beach. Difficult street parking.Muni: Powell-Mason cable car, 30
Contact Name: 
Barbara Garber
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