Painting Media Experimentations
Instructor: Savanna Snow
6 Sessions / Thursdays, July 11–August 15
Time: 6:30–9:30 pm
Location: Studio 117
This course fosters painting students’ artistic development through experimentation with media and unique painting techniques. Students will be encouraged to find and utilize materials that are overlooked or discarded, reclaiming their environment as a matrix for artwork. Students will then explore these surfaces using a variety of materials, from ink, gouache, and acrylic to craft materials such as sand paper, modeling paste, and rubber cement. They will produce a minimum of five different paintings, with at least one per technique learned in the class. The final works will be assembled and presented to the whole class at the last session. Discussion and in-class sharing of resources, inspiration, and materials will be fostered and strongly encouraged. Time will be allotted before each in-class demonstration to share information gathered during the previous week.
Savanna Snow is a California artist, illustrator, and designer working in acrylic media, silkscreen, and reclaimed materials. She completed her BFA in Advertising at Art Center College of Design in 2004 and received her MFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012. She has been commissioned to design and install permanent civic works by the City of Fremont, CA. Additionally, she has exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum and in galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Ireland, and is privately collected.