drawing in color

Drawing In Color – Spring

Take the next step in your creative practice and learn the basics of color pencil drawing. In this course let color take your drawings to new and exciting heights. This course will teach you the basic color theory, introduce color harmony, interesting techniques, and improve your skill at sketching and drawing. Some drawing experience is encouraged but not required.

No class 3/28/2024

Materials List:
Prismacolor or Faber Castell color pencil set 12 colors or 24 colors
Pencil sharpener
9×12 strathmore drawing paper 400 series
Optional: different toned papers
White plastic eraser
Hb graphite pencil

watercolor

Watercolor: Expressive Techniques – Spring

In this course we will explore the intuitive expression of watercolor painting. This class 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 3/29/2024

Materials List:
Daniel Smith (high quality) or Cotman (affordable) watercolors
Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Indigo, Burnt umber
Synthetic watercolor color brushes size 12, 8, 4, 2 round
1 inch wide Flat watercolor brush
9×12 Fluid watercolor paper, cold press
Hb pencils(2)
Pencil sharpener
Kneaded eraser
10 well paint palette (ceramic or plastic)

tree

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 3/27/2024

Materials List:
Daniel Smith (high quality) or Cotman (affordable) watercolors
Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Indigo, Burnt umber
Synthetic watercolor color brushes size 12, 8, 4, 2 round
1 inch wide Flat watercolor brush
9×12 Fluid watercolor paper, cold press
Hb pencils(2)
Pencil sharpener
Kneaded eraser
10 well paint palette (ceramic or plastic)

Art Kits are available to purchase at the Inkstone, on Telegraph Ave.

bear drawing

Nature in Pen and Ink – Spring

During this 7 week course students will gain an appreciation for the natural world while learning the basics of the pen and ink drawing medium. Topics discussed will include pen textures, hatching and cross hatching, inventive line quality, gradation in ink, and expression in individual style. By the end of the class, students will feel comfortable in their ability to draw flora, fauna and confident in drawing anything under the sun.

No class 3/26/2024

Materials:
Microns 05, 03, 01
Hb graphite pencil
White plastic eraser
Pencil sharpener
9×12 strathmore drawing paper 400 series
Winsor Newton india ink
Synthetic watercolor brushes size 4,10
Optional: Pentel pocket brush pen, black

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.

Screen Printing Open Studio

Screen Printing – Winter

Discover the fun and flexible medium of screen printing! In this course, you will learn how to turn your designs into stencils, experiment with layering and aligning, and how to reclaim and reuse screens. This class is open to everyone! Beginners will learn the fundamentals, while more experienced printmakers will have time to print and learn more advanced tricks.

Materials List:

Required Materials from Students:
Speedball Fabric Screen Printing Ink, Water Soluble only!
Tag Board Papaer 9×12
Opaque Paint markers (recommend One4All or DeccoColor)
Transparent drawing film such as Duralar, Acetate, or Tracing paper (9×12” pad)
Additional containers for mixing and storing ink (plastic food tubs work great).
Pencils/Pens and sketch paper

 

Available for purchase (at the Art Studio):
1 Screen 20×24 160 mesh – either USED or NEW
19×24 Acetate
Paper
Inkjet transparencies

 

Pen & Ink Illustration

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 List:
Microns 05, 03, 01
Hb graphite pencil
White plastic eraser
Pencil sharpener
9×12 strathmore drawing paper 400 series
Winsor Newton india ink
Synthetic watercolor brushes size 4,10
Optional: Pentel pocket brush pen, black

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.

illustrated portraits

Illustrated Portraits – Winter

Ready for a fresh take on portrait drawing? Illustrative Portraits will introduce a new approach to sketching the human form that will emphasize style, expression, and technique. This class will be designed to improve your understanding of facial, head, and body proportions and give you more confidence with your drawing practice. Some drawing experience is encouraged but not required.

Materials List:
9×12 strathmore drawing paper 400 series, or strathmore bristol vellum paper
2b,4b,6b graphite pencils
kneaded eraser
Pentel pocket Brush Pen
Windsor Newton India ink jar
Synthetic watercolor brush round size 10 & 4
Micron Pens size 05, 01
Optional: Watercolor travel pan set Cotman brand 12 colors

Watercolor Fundamentals

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:
Daniel Smith (high quality) or Cotman (affordable) watercolors
Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Indigo, Burnt umber
Synthetic watercolor color brushes size 12, 8, 4, 2 round
9×12 Fluid watercolor paper, cold press
Hb pencils(2)
Pencil sharpener
Kneaded eraser
10 well paint palette (ceramic or plastic)

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.