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Drawing for Teens (Spring)

This 10-week drawing course will balance traditional methods of drawing with contemporary techniques, exposing students to the full range of possibilities within contemporary drawing today. Students will learn about different contemporary artists, and explore drawing through topics like comics and zines, collage drawing, perspective, geometric drawing, portraiture, line, and gesture, to name a few. While students will build their traditional rendering skills, they will also pick up techniques and perspectives that allow them to generate new ideas in drawing and approach the medium creatively.

All levels are welcome. Differentiated instruction is provided to meet each student’s individual interests, needs, and strengths.

Schedule: Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm (1.5 hrs)
Session Dates:  Original dates are March 21 — May 30, 2023 (10 weeks); Ongoing registration until full
Grades: 6-12th

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

  • Tuition: $405
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Ali Vaughan
  • 9 Classes
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023 — May 30, 2023
  • 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM
  • Materials fee included with tuition


About the Instructor:

Ali Vaughan is a multidisciplinary artist based in the Bay Area who works between sculpture and drawing. Her work investigates the confluence of geology and the body, and the complicated intersections of memory and family history. She has  exhibited work at  the de Young Museum, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, the Coulter Gallery, West Magazine, and the Stanford Art Gallery. She was a metal arts residence at the Steel Yard in Providence, RI, and most recently a resident at Radio28 Creative Studios in Mexico City.  Ali received was a dual major and received her BA in Art Practice (with honors) and Art History at Stanford University.  In her teaching, she believes that artmaking can foster resilience, focus, investigation, and self reflection, and is  interested in allowing students to explore various mediums as means of self expression, including drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. As an educator and artist, she works with students to understand the different possibilities and challenges of different mediums, and feel that they have the freedom and confidence to move between them to express personally meaningful narratives. www.alivaughan.com