Abstract Drawing: Level 1
This is not your grandmother's drawing class. Get loose in this unconventional drawing class using a variety of drawing tools and materials on paper.
You may not realize it, but you draw all the time. When you sign your name, when you draw a map, cross something out, or doodle on scrap paper. Drawing is a powerful and wonderful language, capable of expressing things not easily conveyed in other mediums.
Drawing can also be very expressive: communicating the intangible and invisible. It is one of the most accessible and portable activities you can undertake. The Modernism movement expanded the definition of what drawing can be and do; freeing it from being equated to only realistic renderings.
In this course, we will produce a broad range of expressive and gestural drawings that will be personal and meaningful. We will explore and experiment with materials beyond the familiar pencil and eraser duo. We will learn to loosen up, trust ourselves, and expand on what we know we can do to create rich, satisfying abstract drawings.
You'll likely never look at drawing the same way again…
Optional Drawing Boards:
We will provide large 1/2" Foam Board Supports for pinning papers during class but students may wish to purchase their own for $20 to take home and use.
• Cost $99 (3 classes)
• Wednesdays, 10:30am-1:30pm
• Level 1 for beginners
• Max 6 students
• Student parking available in back lot
Students who want to continue may want to investigate our Abstract Drawing Level 2 class, which will start the week after Level 1 finishes.
Be sure to pick up a Student Parking Pass at the front desk when you arrive.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who want to learn about contemporary methods
• those who want to learn to be expressive and loose
• those who enjoy using drawing materials
• adults who want to learn to be gestural and abstract
About the guest instructor
Kristen is a full-time, award-winning abstract expressionism artist and certified art instructor in San Diego, California. She studied Art Education at Middle Tennessee State University because it seemed to be the most natural path: she loved art and she loved helping others. Currently, Kristen works out of her studio at Art on 30th. She started creating ever since she could hold a pencil in her hand and has been painting since 2002, from oils to watercolors to acrylics.
Her work is on display at Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA. Kristen’s abstracts have been selected and featured on the homepage of online galleries Saatchi, Artfinder, and Zatista, including "Ones to Watch 2020" on Artfinder. She has been juried into prestigious local, regional, and national exhibits in California, Washington, and Washington D.C.