The Public School: Announcements + Proposals + Schedule

1. New class proposals
2. Public: Adjective or Noun? has been scheduled
3. SELF HELP GRAPHICS: SILKSCREENING THEORY/PRACTICE WORKSHOP
4. We’re looking for teachers for these classes!
5. Scheduled classes
6. Proposals at other Public Schools

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1. New class proposals
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Chinatown Outdoor Summer Chess Club
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/1450
This class will feature tables, chairs, and chess boards on Chung King Road, warm nights and refreshments.

Objectophilia
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/1446
Theory & Practice.From WikipediaObjectum sexuality is a pronounced sexual and or emotional desire towards particular inanimate objects. Those individuals with this expressed preference may feel strong feelings of arousal, attraction, love and commitment to certain items or structur es of their fixation. For some, sexual or even close emotional relationships with humans are incomprehensible.

Economies of Attention: Media Technology and Biopolitics
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/1445
Interaction design and user experience, advanced neuroimaging technology, and modern psycho-stimulants are just three contemporary examples of the dispersed complex of knowledge and systems that contribute to what is known as the “attention economy,” the way in which human attention has introduced itself into all aspects social and political life.

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2. Public: Adjective or Noun? has been scheduled
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Hi all,
This course, which will be taught by Mia Locks, has been scheduled for Sunday evenings August 30th, September 6th and September 13th. Please join us!
All the best,
Sarah

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3. SELF HELP GRAPHICS: SILKSCREENING THEORY/PRACTICE WORKSHOP
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In collaboration with Self Help Graphics, a nationally recognized center for Latino art, The Public School will offer a class that introduces silkscreening (and printmaking in general) as a powerful political tool.
The first meeting will take place at The Public School in Chinatown. This meeting would be discussion based to introduce screen printing as an art/political tool within public space. The teacher will discuss their practice and provide a broader historical context. This session will conclude with a brainstorming session by the class participants to develop a screen-printing project/intervention to do in this city.
The second meeting will take place at SHG where the instructor will lead a silkscreening workshop. Students will be taught about silkscreening techniques, shown how to prepare artwork and then to burn a screen. Printing on paper (for posters?) will be the focus.
Just a reminder that this class will be taking place next Saturday. Space is limited so if you are planning on attending please be sure to reserve a spot by signing up in advance: http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/1393 < ../class/1393>

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4. We’re looking for teachers for these classes!
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Chinese Pop Music Crash Course

Vacuum Forming at Home

typography

Taxonomies & Classification

Theoretical Physics

Digital Textile Printing

openFrameworks

For more information, go to http://la.thepublicschool.org/looking/for/teachers

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5. Scheduled classes
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AUG 12: Chess Duchamp: Learning to be better at chess while talking about duchamp (1 meeting remaining)
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/263
This course teaches the basics of how to be better at chess aimed at the novice player. We’ll discuss the basics, common and classic openings, and common paths to checkmat e.

AUG 15: Self Help Graphics: Silkscreening Theory/Practice Workshop (2 meetings)
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/1393
In collaboration with Self Help Graphics, a nationally recognized center for Latino art, The Public School will offer a class that introduces silkscreening (and printmaking in general) as a powerful p

AUG 15: messianic time (1 meeting remaining)
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/25
this class would be about walter benjamin.Initial Reading List:Walter Benjamin – Theses on the Philosophy of HistoryHoward Caygill – Walter Benjamin.

AUG 15: Recording in Apple Logic 8 (2 meetings remaining)
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/1308
This class will teach recording in Apple Logic 8 for new users who are unfamiliar with Logic’s functions – which means everything that is essential to know about recording and finishing a project will

AUG 23: 8-bit Lab: Italians ! Do It Better
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/1342
Arduino has become a popular platform for learning electronics, but it is not magic. In this one-session workshop, students will learn how to make and program their own microprocessor circuits.

AUG 29: Gold Leafing
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/1363
In this class students will learn about the different metal leafs available: real gold leaf, silver leaf, composition gold leaf and variegated composition gold leaf and the tools used to gold leaf.

AUG 30: Public: Adjective or Noun? (3 meetings)
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/1372
What is “public” about The Public School? Is it “public” because it is open to “the public,” or is The Public School itself a public?

SEP 13: Urban Plein Air Society of Los Angeles (1 meeting remaining)
http://la.thepublicschool.org/class/245
A class of artists/people interpreting different pu! blic spaces in Los Angeles. Plein Air is a traditional method of pain ting/image making popular before the convenience of digital photography.

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6. Proposals at other Public Schools
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Perceptual devices – History / Effect / Design
http://nyc.thepublicschool.org/class/1456
As mainstream architectural projects focus on the production of specific effects, the building itself comes to be seen less as an object of utility or organization, but more and more as a perceptual medium. This class would examine the pre-history of architectural effects through the examination of perceptual devices in painting, photography, cinema, the circus, as well as its use in architectural projects from the baroque to the present. The course would culminate in an individual o