School of Inattention

“Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing…”

– Robert Bresson

School of Inattention is run by artist Anne Colvin.

Artists at any stage of their career often work in isolation, School of Inattention offers expert mentorship, peer support and the sharing of ideas around works-in-progress (all disciplines welcome).

Anne draws on her international profile as an artist and her experience as Visiting Faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute.

IMG_4335Tutorials: One-on-one or group sessions – dates available throughout February 2017 in San Francisco.

“Anne is a very thoughtful and helpful tutor, as she is able to listen and observe carefully, and provide insightful questions that prompt new ideas and relevant questions.”


IMG_5293Residency & Grant Application Guidance Workshop
This option was proposed by a School of Inattention participant who felt the need for a support system for applications. Bring whatever you are currently working on or are planning to apply for. We will also share resources.

Small group session (4 people) – dates available throughout February  2017 in San Francisco.

real.artistTutorials continue throughout February and March. For more information and to schedule a tutorial or workshop, please contact me directly.


laddieCoinciding with the Laddie John Dill show– a key figure in the California Light and Space movement– at 106 Gallery at Minnesota Street Projects, I will be running research workshops throughout March. His use of materials such as neon, sand and glass to create trippy, immersive installations are awe-inspiring. Join me in discovering more about this fantastic artist who has been active since the 1960’s. This image was taken at his show at Nye+Brown, LA a few years ago – my introduction to his work. DM if interested, skype participants welcomed.


beuysMay, last month of tutorials before my upcoming residency with Demarco/Beuys Archive in Edinburgh. School of Inattention will resume after summer, new offerings include channeling sound through meditation.