Expanded Line Drawing

Danielle Lawrence
Monday–Thursday, June 18–July 13

1:30–4:30 pm 

Materials List

Develop observational abilities and technical skills that are the foundational elements of drawing. The goal is to give you the necessary tools to understand how you see and perceive visual information in the world, and how to translate these experiences onto a two-dimensional format. While upholding traditional drawing methods, this class also looks to drawing as an experimental process and as a gateway to explore broader thematic and conceptual frameworks. During this course, there will be several extended drawing projects that provide opportunities for you to further investigate your creative responses to material, scale and subject matter.

Models in this class are nude.


Danielle Lawrence is a visual artist whose interdisciplinary practice is anchored to expanding painting’s formal elements and contextual languages. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the Bay Area. Selected exhibitions include Landfill/Bedrock at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA (2016); New Abstraction at Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, CA, (2015); Miami Project at Traywick Contemporary in Miami, FL (2015); Color As Space, As Sense (with Linda Geary) at [ 2nd floor projects ] San Francisco (2012). Public collections include the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA, C.H.O.M.P., Monterey Bay, CA and the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA. She has taught at Mills College and is currently Visiting Faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute.


  • M.F.A., Mills College, 2011
  • B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, 2003

Links and Press

  • https://beautifuldecay.com/2015/01/15/danielle-lawrences-abstract-paintings-erupt-frame-commenting-patriarchal-structures-restraints/
  • https://www.traywick.com/2015/01
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