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Horizons of the Metaverse for Teens (ONLINE)

Horizons of the Metaverse for Teens*

In this course students will alternate between working in virtual and non-virtual spaces, using knowledge and concepts from drawing, sculpture and performance art. Students will learn the basics of drawing in a VR space and reflect on the aesthetic, philosophical and social implications of such a practice. The course culminates with the creation of a social VR space (in Mozilla Hubs) by each student and gathering together in a critical Show & Tell, blending their productions and explorations in the virtual and embodied activities throughout the class.

No prior VR experience needed. Classes run with minimum 6, maximum 12 students.  Recommended for teens ages 13+.

Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24
Mondays, 4-6:00 pm:

Required Materials & Equipment:
– Bring 5 to 8 Images that each student wants to work with (PNG format)
– Bring 3 questions you are exploring in your current practice
– Bring a dedicated class notebook

– Computer or laptop (with a mouse)
– Mozilla Firefox for Mozilla Hubs
– Zoom access

Optional Course Materials (according to student’s interest):
– VR Headset
– Access to basic video editing tool that the student feels comfortable using (anything from iMovie, to browser based options like WeVideo, or softwares like After Effects)

*These classes are the teenage version of ‘Horizons of the Metaverse’ course that Judit developed and co-teaches together with Beatriz Escobar in the Public Education Program of San Francisco Art Institute. 

  • Tuition: $150
  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: Judit Navratil + Lia Sutton
  • 4 Classes
  • May 3, 2021 — May 24, 2021
  • 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM PDT
  • No material fees


About the Instructor:

Judit Navratil’s practice is multivalent, engaging performance, social practices, drawing, as well as video and VR. Navratil earned an MFA in Painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2008 and an MFA at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2019. She has been exhibiting in Hungary, Canada, France, Korea and the Bay Area. Her work has been recognized through awards and residencies including the Cadogan Art Award, a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), the Dennis Leon and Christin Nelson Scholarship and a Presidential Scholarship for Anderson Ranch. She is currently an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a resident artist at Kala Art Institute and teaches at the Public Education Program at San Francisco Art Institute. www.navratiljudit.com 

Lia Sutton is a New York City born artist, based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York. Sutton’s work is propelled by play, embodiment, and movement. Currently an artist in residence and instructor at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, she has exhibited her sculpture, drawing, printmaking, video and participatory art work nationally and internationally. She received her MFA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and her BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She also studied at the Escuela de Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Sutton is a member of the Public Education Faculty at San Francisco Art Institute.  www.liasutton.com