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ART 22 — Beginning Drawing

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Apr 3—May 29
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 16
Units: 2
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $600
Instructor(s): Trevor Tubelle
Limit: 17
6:30—9:30 pm
Apr 3—May 29
9 weeks
Drop By
Apr 16
2 Units
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Trevor Tubelle
In this course, we will use pencil and charcoal to 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, drapery, and abstraction, as well as cover the fundamentals of composition, contrast, and shading. 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 within a convivial and relaxed community that encourages creativity.

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.

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.