Upcoming Fine Art Classes
Fine Art Department
Instructor: Danielle Lawrence
“Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see…and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye.”
– Nicholaides, The Natural Way to Draw, 1941
This course focuses on developing student’s observational abilities and honing technical skills that are the foundational elements of drawing. The goal of this class 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 the two-dimensional format. Designed for all levels of experience, students are exposed to a variety of methods and techniques, as well as historical and contemporary artists. Through lectures, in-class exercises and critiques, students will expand and develop their unique hand in drawing. Topics include line, form, value, movement, composition, hand-eye coordination, spatial relationships and proportion among many others.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Lawrence received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2003) and a MFA from Mills College (2011). Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the Bay Area and most recently in Los Angeles, CA, and Brooklyn, NY. Notable exhibitions include About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA (2017); New Abstraction at Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, CA, (2015); Color As Space, As Sense (with Linda Geary) at
Lawrence is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Painting Department at the San Francisco Art Institute. She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at Galleri Urbane in Dallas, TX, and is the recipient of a fully funded artist in residence at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts in New Berlin, NY.
TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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