18. November 2020 - 20:30
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
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Fall 2020 – Animated GIF as a Medium (Online) | Wednesday, 18. November 2020

Learn to make animated GIFs and learn to use them to make web-based art installations.

About this Event

Animated GIF as a Medium

Tessa Siddle

6 sessions >> Wednesdays, November 18- December 9

5:30-7:30pm, Online, $195

In this course we will consider the animated GIF and how they’ve been deployed in various artistic contexts including web installations, video art, and digital novels and poetry. We will cover various techniques of making animated GIFs such as crafting animated collages, looping texts, and converting/combining video clips. We will also discuss some of the aesthetic peculiarities of GIFs and digital media more broadly including virality, infinite reproducibility, portability, and more.

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Tessa Siddle is a cross-disciplinary artist and curator whose work in video, film, installation, and performance focuses on themes of gender, sexuality, hybridity, mythology, magic, and the interplay between physical and digital worlds. They are the co-curator of the Artists’ Television Access Window Gallery, a co-curator of the GAZE Screening Series, and a co-founder of Almost-Public/Semi-Exposed - an annual showcase of installed performance.

http://www.othervixen.com/

PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined two business days prior to a class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change. 

What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available online on our  website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?SFAI Public Education Staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Public Education program, or our courses. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: email

What is the refund policy?Refund requests must be made in writing to email.

For courses that meet for ten sessions or more, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given if written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the third class. No refund is given after the class has met three times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.

For courses that meet for six sessions or fewer, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the second class. No refund is given after the class has met two times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.