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Drawing for Teens- Still Life, The Figure, and The Landscape

Practice different drawing techniques and methods using various materials in a fun, studio environment. Learn about line quality, form, color, negative space and composition while drawing from observation and reference. Participants will have a chance to improve technical and representational skills through a variety of subjects such as still life, the human figure (with a live model), natural/urban landscape and each other. We will look at local and contemporary artists and consider how representation can also be a means of expression. Materials may include dry media such as charcoal, graphite, pastels, color pencil, and wet media such as ink, ink wash and/or  watercolor.

Join this class and explore your own drawing voice!

All levels welcome. Instruction provided to meet each student’s individual interests, needs, and strengths.

Schedule: Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm (1.5 hrs)
Session Dates:  through May 31, 2022 (4 Sessions)
Grades: 6-12th

10% multi-session / sibling discount. Tuition assistance available.

  • Tuition: $180
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Yael Levy
  • 4 Classes
  • Tuesday, — May 31, 2022
  • 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM
  • Materials fee included with tuition


About the Instructor:

Yael Levy is a mixed media artist, storyteller, printmaker and art teacher based in Berkeley, CA. She draws, paints, collages and writes. She often self publishes her work, and sometimes prints and binds it by hand. She loves playing with forms and format and mixing digital and tactile techniques. Most of Yael’s work is based on her own experience as a brown, bi-racial, bilingual and bisexual woman. She also enjoys telling others’ stories, making up imaginary creatures and just painting images of beautiful nature. She believes the creative process to be its own reward and the act of making an incredible tool for healing and growing. Yael likes to remind people of the artist in them, or at the very least make them smile. Although once in a while the work makes people cry too.

Born and raised in Israel, Yael  first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, later completing a BFA of Illustration from Parsons The New School for Design(2011). After four years doing design and illustrations for The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, she moved to California to pursue an MFA in Comics at CCA (2017). In recent years she’s been a Teaching Artist with Kala Art Institute, Richmond Art Center and JCC of the East Bay and ran workshops for various Zine Fests. Her work has been published by The Nib (2018), Birdy Magazine(2019), Forward Comix(2017 & 2020), The Baylies(2021) and SAW(2021). www.leahyaellevy.com