Portraits in Red Chalk

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 3/27/2023

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.

Screenprinting

Screen Printing(Spring)

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.

No class 3/30/2023

All materials will be available to purchase at the beginning of class right here at the art studio. Materials Fee: $70.42. Your purchased supplies will include:

18×24 200 mesh screen
2 8×11 transparencies (ink jet or for drawing)
1 jar of black ink or 1 primary color (nothing you have to mix)
Tag board 9×12 (100 sheets)
Paint pen
1 sheet of 18×24 acetate heavy .005

procreate drawing

Illustrating with Procreate: Stylized Drawing – Spring

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. In this class you will explore new techniques to achieve Screen printing & Risograph-style illustrations. 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

No class 3/29/2023

bookbinding

Bookbinding Workshop (Spring)

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: Blick U Complete List: Click here for material list

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

bookbinding

Bookbinding Workshop(Winter)

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: Blick U Complete 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

Drawing Fundamentals

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.

No class 2/20/2023

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.

screen print

Intro to Printmaking(Winter)

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.

All materials will be available to purchase at the beginning of class right here at the art studio. Materials Fee: $65.70. Your purchased supplies will include:

Gelli plate
Lino cutter
Jar of black akua intaglio ink
8×10 linoleum
Rice paper

bicycle drawing

Introduction to Procreate: iPad Drawing – Winter

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