Sketching Outdoors on Campus (Summer)

Explore the outdoors! Join us for a chance to observe and draw outside on the UC Berkeley campus. This workshop will allow students of all abilities to develop their drawing skills, exploring and deepening their experience with materials and drawing the natural environment. Drawing warm-ups and technical strategies will be introduced. This 4 week class is open to all levels.

Materials List: Coming soon!

Cyanotype Workshop (Summer)

Have fun with the sun! In this one-day introductory workshop, students will learn the
basics of working with cyanotype, one of the earliest photographic processes. We will
be using both pre-coated papers and working with light sensitive solution to prepare
your own papers in the darkroom. Experimenting with various materials, make beautiful
blue contact prints from objects like plants, fabric, hand-cut stencils, hand-drawn films,
and more.

Students are encouraged to bring an assortment of somewhat flat (or flattenable) items
for exposure. Some suggestions include different kinds of flowers, leaves, feathers,
textured fabrics, jewelry with interesting silhouettes, and other small items. Do a quick
online image search of cyanotype for inspiration!

Paper sets and solution provided in the course of the class. Additional paper, films, and opaque markers available for purchase in studio.

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

Basics of Sewing, Mending, and Alterations (Summer)

This class covers basic hand sewing and garment construction (and deconstruction) techniques through a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on activities. By the end of the session, students will learn basic hand sewing techniques for mending, alterations and garment customization. These skills help extend the life of favorite garments, alter them to fit better, or customize/repurpose items according to your own design. We begin with hand sewing and will conclude with machine sewing in the final weeks of class. Machines will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own working machine to learn on.

No class 7/7/2023

Materials List:
Sewing shears (or new, sharp scissors)
Your own garments
Fabric

Provided materials:
Embroidery needles
Zippers
Thread
Thimbles
Measuring tape

Textile Arts Open Studio – Summer

Sign up to use the Berkeley Art Studio’s fiber arts facility during open hours. All materials must be provided by the user. You can store materials and fabric at the Art Studio for the duration of the session. Hours will be posted on the classroom door.

Prerequisite: You MUST have taken a sewing class at the Berkeley Art Studio and be able to work without assistance (no instruction).

Open Studio Hours: Advanced sign-up for specific time slots will be required. More details for how to sign up will be shared upon registration.

Studio closed 6/19 & 7/4

Cyanotype Workshop (Summer)

Have fun with the sun! In this one-day introductory workshop, students will learn the
basics of working with cyanotype, one of the earliest photographic processes. We will
be using both pre-coated papers and working with light sensitive solution to prepare
your own papers in the darkroom. Experimenting with various materials, make beautiful
blue contact prints from objects like plants, fabric, hand-cut stencils, hand-drawn films,
and more.

Students are encouraged to bring an assortment of somewhat flat (or flattenable) items
for exposure. Some suggestions include different kinds of flowers, leaves, feathers,
textured fabrics, jewelry with interesting silhouettes, and other small items. Do a quick
online image search of cyanotype for inspiration!

Paper sets and solution provided in the course of the class. Additional paper, films, and opaque markers available for purchase in studio.

Basics of Sewing, Mending, and Alterations (Spring)

This class covers basic hand sewing and garment construction (and deconstruction) techniques through a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on activities. By the end of the session, students will learn basic hand sewing techniques for mending, alterations and garment customization. These skills help extend the life of favorite garments, alter them to fit better, or customize/repurpose items according to your own design. We begin with hand sewing and will conclude with machine sewing in the final weeks of class. Machines will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own working machine to learn on.

No class 3/29/2023

Materials List:
Sewing shears (or new, sharp scissors)
Your own garments
Fabric

Provided materials:
Embroidery needles
Zippers
Thread
Thimbles
Measuring tape