Watercolor & Pen Fundamentals

Learn the basics of watercolor and pen drawing in this intermediate class. Topics explored will include pen textures, hatching and cross hatching, inventive line quality, gradation in ink, and expression in individual style. We will experiment with watercolor as a simple way to enhance a drawing and use it as a viable painting medium for any subject. By the end of the class, you’ll feel comfortable drawing anything under the sun!

Summer Session Dates:

Day Dates Times Instructor Location
 Wednesday 6/22—8/3 6–8pm Danny Neece Tilden



Community: $275
Faculty, staff & alumni: $250
Current Students: $175


Materials List: 

  • Strathmore 400 series, Cold Press Watercolor Paper 9×12 or 11×15
  • 10 Well Plastic palette
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 2 General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil – HB
  • Sharpener – Double-Hole
  • Synthetic Watercolor Brush- Round 2 ,6,10 Princeton
  • M.Graham colors- Ultramarine Blue, Napthol Red, Azo Hansa Yellow, Sap Green, Chinese White, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna 
  • Drawing Board 14×17 or smaller
  • Drafting Tape 1 inch
  • Jar For Water
  • Micron Pens Sizes 01, 03, 05
The Inkstone on Telegraph near the UC Berkeley campus will have some materials available. Please contact them directly to inquire about in-store pick-up.


Watercolor & Pen Fundamentals
Course Information
Danny Neece

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