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ART 247 W — Powerful Drawing Techniques: Layering with Mixed Media

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Oct 5—Nov 20
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $365
Instructor(s): Trevor Tubelle
Limit: 55
Status: Closed
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Flex Online(About Formats)
Oct 5—Nov 20
7 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Trevor Tubelle
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
In this course, we will approach layering as a powerful method for making technically complex and conceptually nuanced drawings. In weekly projects using a variety of wet and dry media (pencil, pen, watercolor, gouache, collage, and others), we will explore the subtleties of color, pattern, saturation, and depth achieved through layering multiple media on paper. Students will share their work in weekly discussion forums, receive and give feedback, and inspire each other in a relaxed and supportive creative community. We will discuss technical aspects, such as how to sequence or alternate dry and wet media, as well as ways to express conceptual or metaphorical depth through physical layering techniques. Layering is both an additive and a subtractive process, so we will also experiment with excavating, erasing, and eliminating layers to give a sense of weathering, time, and disintegration. There will be demonstrations, with step-by-step images, as well as weekly live videoconferencing sessions where students can ask questions, get feedback, and participate in short drawing exercises. Students will have the opportunity to experiment and practice combining, mixing, and layering media, and will learn how to use layering as an effective method for creating meaningful and compelling drawings.

While this course is open to all levels, it assumes some experience with basic drawing. It is recommended that students have taken at least one course in drawing, mixed media, or painting (or have similar experience). Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $55-$75 on these materials.

Trevor Tubelle, Artist

Trevor Tubelle is an interdisciplinary artist working with hybrid forms of drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and performance. He has taught at the 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.