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ART 25 — Abstract Drawing

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Dec 5
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Units: 2
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $610
Instructor(s): Trevor Tubelle
Limit: 17
Status: Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 9 Thursdays, September 26 - December 5, with no class on October 17 and November 28.
Fall
On-campus
Thursdays
6:30—9:30 pm
Date(s)
Sep 26—Dec 5
9 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
2 Units
Fees
$610
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Trevor Tubelle
Limit
17
Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 9 Thursdays, September 26 - December 5, with no class on October 17 and November 28.
Break free from realism by delving into the imaginative and conceptual world of abstraction. In this course, we will use a variety of strategies—from highly structured plans to wildly spontaneous accidents— 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. Through 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 abstractdrawing 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.

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. His work can be viewed at tubelle.com and @trevortubelle on Instagram.

Textbooks for this course:

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