FALL 2020 CLASSES UC Berkeley Extension:
Approaches to Abstract Painting
Collage: The Art of Sustainability
Be Well and Stay Safe! Francesca
My classes are designed to take your painting to the next level by asking you to consider what it means to be an artist. Organized like a laboratory, they encourage an exploration of art practices and art making specific to artistic maturation. You will explore a variety of approaches to painting, hone your technical painting skills, and look closer at contemporary painting practices. You will increase your familiarity with art history and concepts of contemporary art specific to painting through in-class lectures, local museum and gallery visits and image presentations. My goal is to aid you to make painting a valuable part of your life that leads to personal expression as well as a foundation to build upon in your future artistic/academic pursuits.
Collage: The Art of Sustainability ART X423.1
The relevance and importance of sustainable artistic practices grows clearer with the planet on the edge of a global calamity after a century of unchecked production and consumption. Collage offers a way to promote socially responsible art by reusing the already-existing ephemera all around us. Illustrated lectures introduce the use of collage by artists of historic movements such as Dada, Surrealism, Outsider Art, Assemblage and Land Art. Course projects encourage you to explore the vast potential of using recycled and found discarded materials such as wood, used books, newspapers, cardboard and fabric to investigate new conceptual possibilities through juxtaposing images, materials and ideas.
Live Online Access classroom-style interactive learning from anywhere in the world! Attend scheduled online sessions with your instructor and classmates in addition to completing your coursework. Live Online format allows you to take classes from anywhere with an internet connection. Classroom sections will be taught in this format through Fall 2020.
Many schools are now awarding transfer credit for online coursework, including health and sciences programs. Check with your institution before enrolling.
Time 6:30PM to 9:30PM Pacific Time
Dates Sep 17, 2020 to Nov 19, 2020
Approaches to Abstraction in Painting X412.1
Understand the many options possible for making an abstract painting. Explore a variety of approaches, such as improvisational abstraction, geometric abstraction, process-based painting and abstraction based on mark making. The instructor offers demonstrations of painting techniques and image-illustrated lectures on the history of abstract painting and its current trends. Group discussions and critiques help familiarize you with the vocabulary and concepts involved in analyzing and evaluating abstraction.
Type Live Online Access classroom-style interactive learning from anywhere in the world! Attend scheduled online sessions with your instructor and classmates in addition to completing your coursework. Live Online format allows you to take classes from anywhere with an internet connection. Classroom sections will be taught in this format through Fall 2020.
Time 6:30PM to 9:30PM Pacific Time
Dates Sep 15, 2020 to Dec 01, 2020 S
Francesca Pastine, M.F.A., is a visual artist, curator and art educator who has taught at California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, City College of San Francisco and Dominican University. She was the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Grant in 2009, a Kala Fellowship in 2011, and the Eureka Fellowship from the The Fleishhacker Foundation in 2014 . Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.