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Instructor Doug Wittnebel's work is on exhibit until Dec. 31, 2015, at our San Francisco Center, 160 Spear St., 7th Floor.
Wittnebel on his exhibit: "Outside and inside of my work life at Gensler and my teaching life at UC Berkeley Extension, I try to find those valuable moments to draw and paint and sketch the events, spaces, environments and unique moments from my travels and journeys.
Nineteen illustrations created using an iPad Air device. Software for drawing and painting: Adobe ideas, Adobe draw, Brushes Redux, Autodesk Sketchbook, Procreate, Inspire Pro.
Items 1–7: illustrations from travel to Mexico and Hawaii
Items 8–12: illustrations of buildings and scenes of Oakland
Items 13 and 14: travel illustrations of Lake Tahoe area
Items 15–19: a mixture of imagined cityscapes and the Tokyo Sky Tree
Doug Wittnebel, M.Arch., is a principal and design director at Gensler Oakland. As an architect, he has more than 30 years of experience working in multiple countries across a number of practice areas. His time overseas helped fine-tune his abilities to quickly understand new points of view and alternate ways of expression. He is currently teaching Sketching for Interiors. Follow Wittnebel at his blog.
View examples of student and instructor artwork and class projects in Extension's Art and Design program areas.
In this new series, we profile our professional instructors, who talk about why they're excited to teach you and what they bring to the classroom. Look for a new instructor every few weeks.
Stephen Wong, AutoCAD
An instructor with Extension since 2001, Stephen Wong keeps coming back to teach each term because of the amazing energy our students bring to the classroom. “My students demand excellence, he says. “They come to the Interior Design and Interior Architecture certificate for two reasons: to earn a certificate and to find their career in design. With such lofty goals, my students are passionate about learning and ask insightful questions about the coursework and the profession.
“Every student in each of my classes learns the practical aspects of the design profession, from interviewing secrets to actual construction scenarios,” he continues. “They leave ready to join the profession.”
Stephen Wong, M.Arch., is an architect and staff project manager with Kaiser Permanente, overseeing the planning, design and construction of a variety of capital projects. With almost 30 years of experience, he has worked on all phases of building projects, specializing in project management, construction documentation and contract administration. Wong has taught and lectured throughout the West Coast and Asia, including the Academy of Art Masters Program and AutoDesk.