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WSP 289 — Drawing in the City: The Presidio

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: Off campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Oct 1—Oct 8
Time: 10:30 am—1:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Sep 24
Unit(s): 0 Units
Tuition: $215
Limit: 17
Off campus
10:30 am—1:00 pm
Oct 1—Oct 8
2 days
Drop By
Sep 24
0 Units
Come to San Francisco for two Saturdays of drawing and sketching in the Presidio. This course will introduce you to a wonderful Bay Area resource and give you a chance to practice your drawing skills. The 1,500 acres of wooded hills and countless buildings, some dating to before the Civil War, make this a remarkable place to explore with your art. All you need is a pencil, a pen, and a sketchbook.

Each morning will begin with an introduction and a demonstration. Topics will include the relevance of proportion, a brief look at perspective, and some thoughts about composition and finish. Although architecture will be the main focus, the landscape of the Presidio will find its way into many of the drawings. Students will work independently, and instruction will be on an individual basis. At the end of the drawing period, we will meet to share our work and to provide supportive comments.

Bring all your materials. These include sketchbook (easily portable size), pencil(s) HB and 2B wood cased or mechanical, eraser(s) white vinyl, pen(s) Micron or similar type 005, 01 and 05, a folding stool or similar seating and sun protection. It may be chilly in San Francisco, too. You may add or substitute your own materials, if you wish, but I will concentrate on those listed.

Due to its short format, this workshop may not be taken for Credit or a Letter Grade.

Larry Lippold, Artist

Larry Lippold was the preparator for artworks on paper at the Cantor Arts Center from 1980 through 2001. He has also developed a popular travel-drawing series with recent journeys to Paris, Venice, Bath, Florence, and Prague. He has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and he has exhibited his work locally and nationally.

Textbooks for this course:

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