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Watercolor: Landscapes(Spring)

This 7-week course will introduce the basics of watercolor painting as we capture the beauty of natural landscapes. You will gain first hand experience in color mixing & matching, brush technique & control, and expressive color contrast. If you are looking to jumpstart your creativity or explore a new technique, this workshop is for you. All levels are welcome.

No class 3/29/2023

Materials List:

  • Fluid, Cold Press Watercolor Paper block  9×12
  • 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 Watercolors- Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Chinese White, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Indigo
  • Drawing Board 13×17 or smaller
  • Drafting Tape 1 inch
  • Jar For Water

The Inkstone on 2424 Telegraph near the UC Berkeley campus will have supplies available. Please contact them directly to inquire about in-store pick-up.

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals(Spring)

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.

No class 3/29/2023

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.

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Abstract Watercolor Workshop(Spring)

In this course we will explore the intuitive expression of watercolor painting. This workshop will offer a formal demonstration into this practice, yet encourage the unpredictable qualities watercolor painting can exhibit. If you are looking to jumpstart your creativity or explore a new technique, this workshop is for you. All levels are welcome.

No class 3/31/2023

Materials List:

  • Fluid, Cold Press Watercolor Paper block  9×12
  • 10 Well Plastic palette
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 2 General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil – HB
  •  Pencil Sharpener
  • Synthetic Watercolor Brush- Round 2 ,6,10 Princeton
  • Drawing Board 13×17
  • Drafting Tape 1inch width
  • Cotman Brand Tubes- Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Paynes Grey
  • Jar For Water

The Inkstone on 2424 Telegraph near the UC Berkeley campus will have supplies available. Please contact them directly to inquire about in-store pick-up.

Plants & Animals in Pen & Ink (Spring)

Learn the tricks and techniques of Pen & Ink! We’ll explore the in’s and out’s of working with ink and applying it effectively with brush and pen. Topics will include drawing animals in their natural environments, botany and anatomy, texturing, composition, and illustration. This course will offer insight on a variety of styles and encourage individual art enrichment. All levels are welcome.

No class 3/28/2023

Materials:

  • Strathmore 400 Series Bristol Paper – 14” x 11”
  • General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil – 2H 2
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pens 01,03 & 05
  • Winsor Newton Black Waterproof India Ink
  • Synthetic Watercolor Brush size 2, 8
  • Sharpener – Double-Hole
  • Kneaded Eraser

The Inkstone on 2424 Telegraph near the UC Berkeley campus will have some supply kits available. Please contact them directly to inquire about in-store pick-up.

illustration of a bear with flowers and a banner with words California within the banner to color in

Pen & Ink Illustration(Winter)

Learn the tricks and techniques of Pen & Ink! We’ll explore the in’s and out’s of working with pen and applying it effectively with brush and inks. Subjects will range from still life to working from photos. Topics such as loose sketching, contrast, texturing, hatching techniques, composition, and illustration will be covered. All skill levels welcome.

Materials:

  • Strathmore 400 Series Bristol Paper – 14” x 11”
  • General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil – 2H 2
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pens 01,03 & 05
  • Winsor Newton Black Waterproof India Ink
  • Synthetic Watercolor Brush size 2, 8
  • Sharpener – Double-Hole
  • Kneaded Eraser

The Inkstone on 2424 Telegraph near the UC Berkeley campus will have some supply kits available. Please contact them directly to inquire about in-store pick-up.

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Drawing Fundamentals(Winter)

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.

sketch drawings

Graphite Drawing(Winter)

Begin your drawing practice in graphite! The most common tool for drawing, the graphite pencil, will be the defined medium of this 7 week course. Learn the basics of sketching, understand the effectiveness of drawing techniques, and receive 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 11×14 Recycled Drawing Paper
  • Kimberly’s General Graphite pencils hb, 2b, 4b,6b 8b
  • Graphite Sticks
  • 2 hole pencil sharpener
  • Steadlier White plastic erasure

The Inkstone on 2424 Telegraph near the UC Berkeley campus will have some supply kits available. Please contact them directly to inquire about in-store pick-up.

sketchbook

Sketchbook Drawing & Creative Play(Winter)

Sketch out your ideas, strengthen your personal voice, draw on location, and most importantly– express yourself freely! In this 4 week workshop you will be using traditional drawing media to capture images and emotions, all while fine tuning your drawing skills. Whether you like sketching with pen or pencil, or drawing from life or from memory, this course can offer lessons that will encourage positive creative development. No experience is necessary, all students are welcome!

Materials:
Sketchbook of any size and shape
Drawing Materials:  Micron Pens, Brush Pens, Fountain Pens, Pencils, Color Pencils, eraser, Sharpener.
Optional: India Ink with a watercolor brush size 6, Pan Set of Watercolors, Markers.

The Inkstone on 2424 Telegraph near the UC Berkeley campus will have supplies available. Please contact them directly to inquire about in-store pick-up.

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Watercolor Fundamentals(Winter)

Learn the basics of watercolor in this beginner course. We will cover the principles of color theory, color mixing, paint layering, and texture through still life, landscapes, wildlife, and more. You will be able to freely express yourself with a new painting every class or take your time with a passion project. Whether you are a practicing artist or would just like to get your feet wet, you’ll leave the class with a new outlook on watercolor painting.

Materials List:

  • Fluid Watercolor Block 9×12, Cold Press
  • 10 Well Plastic Tray
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 2 General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil – HB
  •  Pencil Sharpener
  • Synthetic Watercolor Brush- Round 2 ,6,10
  • M. GrahamBrand Tubes- Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Raw Sienna, Chinese White, Burnt Umber, Indigo
  • 13×17 drawing board
  • Drafting Tape 1 inch
  •  Jar For Water

The Inkstone on 2424 Telegraph near the UC Berkeley campus will have supplies available. Please contact them directly to inquire about in-store pick-up.