Beginning Drawing: Drawing a Blank

Lisa Crallé

Lisa Crallé 
6 Sessions » Thursdays, October 16–November 20
7:30–10:30 pm | $250

No prerequisite.

This introductory studio course focuses on the fundamentals of drawing. Beginning with mark-making and direct observation, we will explore a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter both in and out of the classroom. Using a blend of traditional and experimental approaches to rendering, we will address the rudimentary properties of drawing: lines, form, texture, shape, value, and gesture, and how they relate to the three-dimensional world around us. In addition to drawing from the figure, landscape, and still life arrangements, we will expand the drawing conversation to consider Land Art, cartography, performance, and conversation as potential drawing instruments. Students are encouraged to develop their own idiosyncratic methods of exploring an idea while gaining familiarity and confidence with materials. Through class discussion, critique, and presentations, we will hone the verbal and analytical skills necessary to critically examine your work and the work of your peers. 

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Lisa Rybovich Crallé lives and works in the Bay Area. Her sculptures, collages, and paintings explore the theatricality of everyday life. Crallé received an MFA from the University of California, Davis; holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College; and has also studied at San Francisco Art Institute and the New York Studio School. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad, including at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Weekend, Los Angeles; Field Projects, New York; Roots & Culture, Chicago; and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. She has been an artist-in-residence at Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland; Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, Michigan; ART342 Foundation, Fort Collins, Colorado; the Studios of Key West, Florida; and the People’s Gallery, San Francisco. She is the recipient of the 2011 Robert Arneson Award. 
Lisa R. Crallé
Poseidon (Zeus?), 2014
18 x 26 inches
Courtesy of the artist