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ART 25 — Abstract Drawing

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jun 29—Jul 27
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 12
Unit: 1
Tuition: $395
Instructor(s): Trevor Tubelle
Limit: 17
On-campus course
6:30—9:30 pm
Jun 29—Jul 27
5 weeks
Drop By
Jul 12
1 Unit
Trevor Tubelle
Break free from realism by delving into the imaginative and conceptual world of abstraction. In this course, students will use a variety of strategies—from highly structured plans to wildly spontaneous accidents—in order to examine what it means to create abstract art. In weekly projects, we will experiment with various drawing materials (pens, pencils, charcoal, sumi ink, and nontraditional materials) and techniques and strategies including gesture drawing, collage, mixed media, chance, and others. In these projects, we will explore a variety of ideas and subject matter through the lens of abstraction, including nonrepresentational geometry, repetition, pattern, ambiguity, and metaphor. Brief technical demonstrations as well as one-on-one and group discussions will support and guide our process of inquiry. This course is designed to energize your creative process and give you the confidence and skills necessary to pursue your own abstract-drawing practice.

This course is designed for students who have completed at least one course in introductory drawing or mixed media (or who have similar experience).

Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $45–$65 on these materials.

This course may not be taken for a Letter Grade.

Trevor Tubelle, Artist

Trevor Tubelle is a San Francisco–based interdisciplinary artist working with hybrid forms of drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and performance. He has taught at Stanford Arts Institute (Honors in the Arts program), UC Santa Cruz, and elsewhere. His work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tubelle received an MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.