fullscreen background
Skip to main content

Fall Quarter

Fall Quarter Underway
Late-Start Classes
Still Available
shopping cart icon0


« Back to Liberal Arts & Sciences

ART 22 — Beginning Drawing

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On campus
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Sep 29—Dec 1
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 12
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $580
Addtl. Fee: $10 (non-refundable)
Limit: 17
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 24.
On campus
6:30—9:30 pm
Sep 29—Dec 1
9 weeks
Drop By
Oct 12
2 Units
Addtl. Fee: $10 (non-refundable)
Please Note: No class on November 24.
In this course, we will learn about basic drawing tools (pencil, charcoal, and sumi ink and brush), and explore a variety of techniques such as cross-hatching, gesture, gradation, and blending. We will also explore various kinds of subject matter, including still life, landscape, abstraction, and the human form; and cover the fundamentals of composition, contrast, and shading. One-on-one and group discussions will touch upon concepts crucial to the creative process, including critical thinking, discipline, spontaneity, and repetition. 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.

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. Please review the materials list in the preliminary syllabus.

This course may not be taken for a Letter Grade.

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

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) and UC Santa Cruz, among other places. His work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Tubelle received an MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Textbooks for this course:

No required textbooks