Painting Expanded


Danielle Lawrence King Tut, 2016, paper clay, watercolor, flocking, wool, spray paint, enamel and oil on canvas, 29″ x 20 1/16″ x 3 1/2″ 



















Class Dates (8 weeks):  May 26 – July 14

Class Time: Saturdays 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Instructor: Danielle Lawrence

Tuition: $435


Course Description:

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary practice in relation and response to historical traditions and contemporary notions of painting. Mainstream history defines painting as a two-dimensional plane concerned with surface and image. This convention will be used as a jumping off point as we address painting’s surface, structure, material specificity, context and placement. The focus of this class is to consider what a painting is, what it can be and to imagine its future as recent developments point to ever-expanding spatial and material freedoms. Open assignments encourage students to explore their own material and conceptual interests and assist in sparking the imagination between painting and mixed media. Whether you are working within an interdisciplinary practice, with representational or nonrepresentational imagery, all are welcome.

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Instructor Bio:

Danielle Lawrence is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is anchored in expanding painting’s formal elements and contextual languages. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2003) and a MFA from Mills College (2011). Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the Bay Area and most recently in Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY, as well as internationally in Mexico and Italy. Public collections include the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA, C.H.O.M.P., Monterey Bay, CA and the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA. She is currently a Visiting Faculty member in the Painting Department at the San Francisco Art Institute.