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or enroll for any individual workshop below

DATES: Mar 14 - Apr 4, 2018

TIME: 12:30 - 4:30pm


  • $280 series fee
  • $80 individual workshop fee

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Room 4720

INSTRUCTOR: Abby Belknap Steele

QUESTIONS: Contact instructor at

Individual Workshops

Gesture Drawing Marks on Paper

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DATE: March 14, 2018

  • How to begin a drawing,
  • Finding the basic movement and the basic shapes.
  • Learn how to separate the figure in front of you from the paper you are drawing on,
  • Decide what to take and what to leave.
  • Learn how to experiment
  • Learn how to begin to design.
  • Practice seeing, looking and feeling and expressing what is in front of you.

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DATE: March 21, 2018

  • Experimenting with mark making, 
  • Drawing with the opposite hand, 
  • Contour drawing,
  • Blind drawing,
  • Scribble drawing. 
  • Drawing with marker


Tonal Drawings Bringing it all Together

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DATE: March 28, 2018

  • Drawing large shapes
  • Looking for positive and negative shapes, 
  • Consider the entire page foreground and background
  • Drawing without line, only edges
  • Defining what is tone on tone


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DATE: Apr 4, 2018:

  • Discussing design, concept and meaning,
  • The importance of practice,
  • Understanding mistakes, and using them,
  • Developing ways to challenge yourself
  • Drawing with difficult materials,
  • Finding what the materials have to say.
  • Defining your practice, and becoming an artist