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…
Artists who have taken this class may want to explore our. Intro to Abstract or Intermediate Abstract classes.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who are brand new to abstract art
• those who want stronger composition skills
• those who love working with drawing materials
• those who want to get loose and expressive
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About the instructor
Kristen Guest is an award-winning and published full-time artist and art instructor in San Diego, California. She graduated from art school at Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Art Education, that focused on painting, book arts and printmaking, and has been teaching realism painting since 2004 and abstract painting since 2018.
Currently, Kristen is the Resident Artist at Bernardo Winery in San Diego, where her studio is located, and she is a Mentor and the Director of Education at Art on 30th, an arts community in San Diego's North Park historic arts district. Kristen recently became a Teaching Artist for R&F Paints and shares her love and knowledge of their Pigment Stick product line.
Her work is represented through Ashton Gallery in San Diego and Janssen Artspace in Palm Springs, and has been displayed on exhibit with The Athenaeum Arts & Music Library in California, Huntington Beach Art Center in California, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in Washington, Jen Tough Gallery on Artsy.com, Saatchi's The Other Art Fair Online Studios Los Angeles, and Guest House Staging in San Diego.