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Drawing for Teens (Winter)

Join this class and improve your drawing skills while exploring your creative voice!

In this 10-week drawing course, teens will learn and build upon the fundamentals of drawing using both traditional and contemporary techniques. We will work with the definition of drawing as a method of mark-making on a surface and learn together all of the things drawing has meant and can mean. This course will cover the tenets of drawing in a variety of materials and mediums where teens will hone their skills such as observation, linear perspective, contour line, reductive drawing, and drawing from memory, among others. By the end of the course, teens will have key drawing skills and techniques in their pockets and will be able to appreciate a wide range of drawing styles in contemporary art.  All levels are welcome.  Differentiated instruction is provided to meet each student’s individual interests, needs, and strengths.

Schedule: Tuesdays, 4-5:30 pm
Session Dates:  Jan 10- Mar 14 (10 weeks)
Grades: 6-12th

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

  • Tuition: $450
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Ali Vaughan
  • 10 Classes
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 — March 14, 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