Drawing Fundamentals

Begin your formal creative practice in the traditional method of charcoal drawing. Charcoal pencils and sticks are one of most commonly used tools to draw with.  Learn the basics of this fine medium, understand the effectiveness of drawing techniques, and get a formal introduction into the process of creating imagery all on your own. Subjects discussed will include line quality, shading and gradation, cross hatching, and contour drawing. This class is open to all levels.

 

Materials List:

  • Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Paper Drawing Pad – 18×24
  • Vine Charcoal-Soft
  • Compressed Charcoal Sticks (Charkoal)
  • Charcoal Pencils 2b 4b 6b 
  • White Charcoal Pencil
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • 18×24 drawing board

 

The Inkstone on Telegraph near the UC Berkeley campus will have some drawing materials available. Please contact them directly to inquire about in-store pick-up.

 

Early Fall Session:

 
Day Dates Times Instructor Location
Monday 8/29 – 10/17* 10am-12pm Amber Keig Berkeley Art Studio
Monday 8/29 – 10/17* 6-8pm Rebecca Rippon Berkeley Art Studio
Tuesday 8/30 – 10/11 6-8pm Danny Neece Berkeley Art Studio

*No class 9/5

 

Late Fall Session:

 
Day Dates Times Instructor Location
Monday 10/24 – 12/5 6-8pm Rebecca Rippon Berkeley Art Studio
Thursday 10/20 – 12/8* 2-4pm Danny Neece Berkeley Art Studio

*No class 11/24

 

Fall Pricing:

Community: $290
Faculty, staff & alumni: $260
Current Students: $185

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