Drawing with Color

Learn the basics of rendering in colored pencils, pastels, and more, while drawing from life and  photographs. We will cover basic color theory, layering, and blending techniques with the drawing media of your choice. We will also practice the fundamentals of drawing, including form, value, space, and composition. Students of all levels are welcome! 


Required Materials: 

  • 1 Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper Pad, 11” x 14” (24 Sheets)
  • 1 Graphite Pencil, H or 2H 
  • 1 Pencil Sharpener 
  • 1 Roll Artist/Drafting/Masking Tape

Color Media Choices:

Choose one (or more) of the color media below, along with the required supplies above. Feel free to bring in other drawing-related materials you are interested in exploring! (Please avoid solvents or other fume-producing materials, such as Sharpies or Prismacolor illustration markers.)

  • Colored Pencils 
    • Recommended brands: Faber-Castell, Prismacolor, Derwent 
  • Watercolor Pencils
    • Recommended brands: Derwent, Caran d’Ache
    • Related supplies: 
      • cup/jar for water 
      • a few watercolor brushes (different shapes/sizes) 
      • a few clean cloth rags 
  • Pastels: So many options! (Check with store clerk for recommendations on good starter sets.) 
    • Soft Pastels 
    • Hard Pastels 
    • Oil Pastels 
    • Pastel Pencils 
    • Related supplies: 
      • Blending stumps



Community: $240
Faculty, staff & alumni: $215
Current Students: $150


Summer Session Dates

Day Dates Times Instructor Location
Thursday  6/30–8/4 10am–12pm  Amber Keig  Berkeley Art Studio


Drawing with Color
Course Information
Amber Fawn Keig

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