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
About the instructor
Kristen Guest is an award-winning and published full-time artist as well as a certified art instructor in San Diego, California who works in a variety of mediums and genres. She graduated from 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, where her studio is located, and she is a Mentor and the Director of Education at Art on 30th. Her work is represented through Ashton Gallery in San Diego, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Jen Tough Gallery / Artist Alliance on Artsy, Guest House Staging, and Manzanita Roasting Company. Kristen is best known for using muted and earthy hues that comes out of her love for nature, expressive gestural line work, natural textures, and a simplistic approach to composition.
"I highly recommend Art on 30th. Very friendly environment and I’ve learned so much—even on my first day in class!"