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ART 64 — Beginning Drawing: Mixed Media

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Apr 6—Jun 1
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 19
Units: 2
Tuition: $580
Addtl. Fee: $10 (non-refundable)
Limit: 17
Instructor(s): Trevor Tubelle
On-campus course
6:30—9:30 pm
Apr 6—Jun 1
9 weeks
Drop By
Apr 19
2 Units
Addtl. Fee: $10 (non-refundable)
Trevor Tubelle
In this course, we will learn to use and combine three elemental drawing tools: pen, pencil, and sumi ink with brush. With these tools, we will explore a variety of basic techniques such as linear perspective, chiaroscuro, crosshatching, and gradation. We will also explore various kinds of subject matter, including drapery, exterior architecture, abstraction, and the human form, and cover the fundamentals of mixing media, composition, and collage. One-on-one and group discussions will touch upon concepts crucial to the creative process, including synthesis, play, and the balance between structure and spontaneity. Technical demonstrations, slide lectures, and short writing projects will complement our studio work. The goal of this course is to give students the basic tools and ideas necessary to begin their own drawing practice in a convivial and comfortable atmosphere that supports creativity.

This course includes a non-refundable model fee of $10 to be paid at the time of registration.

This course is designed for beginners and those with minimal drawing experience. Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $45–$65 on these materials. The instructor will supply a materials list before the course begins.

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.