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ART 25 W — Abstract Drawing

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Feb 1—Mar 19
Drop Deadline: Feb 4
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $365
Instructor(s): Trevor Tubelle
Limit: 55
Status: Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Winter
Flex Online(About Formats)
Date(s)
Feb 1—Mar 19
7 weeks
Drop By
Feb 4
1 Unit
Fees
$365
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Trevor Tubelle
Limit
55
Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
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, and sumi ink and brush, among others), techniques, and strategies including gesture drawing, collage, mixed media, and chance. 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 within a supportive and sociable atmosphere. This course is designed to energize your creative process and give you the confidence and skills necessary to pursue your own abstract drawing practice.

Motivated beginners are welcome, although it is helpful for students to have completed an introductory course in drawing, painting, or mixed media (or to have similar experience). Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $55–$75 on these materials.

Trevor Tubelle, Artist

Trevor Tubelle is an interdisciplinary artist working with hybrid forms of drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and performance. He has taught at the 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.