Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts Light, Line, and Color
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
Light, Line, and Color
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA), located in the Diamond Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, is a four-year public high school serving students who excel in visual, performing, and creative arts. SOTA is one of San Francisco’s premier public high schools, providing professional training in numerous arts disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, media and filmmaking, voice and world music, theater technology, and visual arts.
At SOTA, students attend academic classes each morning on a rotating block schedule. Each afternoon, at least two hours are devoted to their art discipline, where they are taught and mentored by their arts directors and a team of artists-in-residence from the broader arts community.
Students majoring in visual arts complete an intensive four-year course of study that includes drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and design. The graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil drawings on display in this gallery are the result of drawing courses taken by students currently in their sophomore year. Drawing from direct observation, students use the foundational visual elements of light, line, and color to create the illusion of depth within a two-dimensional surface.
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