Drawing Fundamentals

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.

No class 6/19/23

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.

Intro to Printmaking

Intro to Printmaking (Summer)

This course will cover DIY printing techniques, linoleum block printing, and monoprinting using gelli plates. Linoleum plates allow you to create multiple prints from the same image. The use of gelli plates results in unique, one-off prints created by layered compositions using found objects and painting and drawing techniques. This class is open to anyone interested in learning new printmaking techniques and for those with little to no printmaking experience.

Required Materials from Students:

The full Blick Art Supply list can be found here: www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/0xu4tpguyy175

Art Studio Supplies:

  • Gelli Plates
  • Brayers & Rollers 
  • Stands
  • Paper (available for purchase)
Introduction to Procreate: iPad Drawing

Introduction to Procreate: iPad Drawing (Summer)

Learn to use Procreate to take a whole new approach to digital drawing and painting, and learn to create the digital illustrations you’ve always wanted to make. Whether you’re new to digital art or curious about Procreate, you’ll gain an arsenal of techniques, tricks and tools you can use to start creating right away. Key lessons include:

Getting set up with sketching
Using brushes, erasers, and masks
Creating and organizing layers
Adding color, texture, and final details

Materials List:
iPad & charger
Apple Pencil or stylus

Bookbinding Workshop

Bookbinding Workshop (Summer)

This workshop will demonstrate easy binding methods step-by-step to make your own blank book with hard or soft covers. You will learn techniques you can adapt to your own wishes, and make 3 books from a single 11×14” sketchpad. Several ideas for customizing your book are included.

Prepare pages and sew them together
Ensure your book won’t fall apart
Enjoy making a project that’s relaxing to create

Materials List: https://www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/hc0r5rl7pqixd/?st=CA&id=5022

• Paper sketchpad, 11” x 14”.  Any paper pad of your choice will work.• awl
• bookbinding needle (just a heavy/ large sewing needle)
• waxed thread
• bone folder
• ruler recommend 18”
• Xacto knife/ scissors/ paper cutter (for Xacto, make sure you have a cutting mat or some
cardboard as a cutting surface)
• glue
• a binder clip or paper clip