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ART 83 — Beginning Painting

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Sep 25—Nov 27
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 8
Units: 2
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $600
Instructor(s): Trevor Tubelle
Limit: 17
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 20
6:30—9:30 pm
Sep 25—Nov 27
9 weeks
Drop By
Oct 8
2 Units
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Trevor Tubelle
Please Note: No class on November 20
This course is designed for beginners and those who have minimal painting experience. Students will learn the basics of handling acrylic paints and brushes and explore a variety of techniques (washes, layering, impasto, wet-on-wet, and others) and subject matter (such as landscape, portrait, and abstraction). We will cover the fundamentals of composition, gradation, and mixing colors. One-on-one and group discussions will also touch upon concepts crucial to the creative process, including synthesis, play, and the balance between structure and spontaneity. Technical demonstrations, slide talks, 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 painting practice in a convivial and comfortable atmosphere that supports creativity.

Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $80–$100 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.