Lauren Hartman teaches Creativity and Maritime Arts
Hartman's teaching reflects an interest in the creative process as a system for problem
solving and in-depth engagement with the subject matter through experiential learning.
Her own art practice investigates human interactions with the sea. Oceans are a platform
to discuss global issues, physically linking us all through international waters.
Hartman seeks to create an open dialogue around cultural shifts, natural phenomenons
and current events through her socially engaged practice. Hartman's project the Society
of Submerged Culture, is an on going investigation into the many facets of submerged
culture and forgotten layers of histories and folklore.
This course integrates film, literature, works of art as well as hands-on projects
in order to facilitate a better understanding of creativity as process and a way of
experiencing a subject. Learning to harness inspiration leads to innovation, implementation
of new strategies, and the ability to think creatively in a variety of circumstances.
Maritime Arts HUM-115
Maritime Arts analyzes the question, what role does art play in the recording and
forming of our view of the world around us. This course looks at a multiplicity of
maritime art forms used by sailors and various traditions of costal communities that
paint our understanding of maritime culture and history. The class will not only study
these art works but experiment with the various processes and mediums.
Lauren is an artist, educator, and community organizer living and working in Oakland,
California. She received an MFA in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2010
and a BFA in Printmaking from Columbus College of Art and Design. Her work has been
shown nationally and internationally and is held in several private collections.
One of her most recent projects, the Society of Submerged Culture, was in residence at StoreFrontLab in San Francisco.