Pre-recorded Workshop: Typography & Layout – Spring

The art of arranging type

A two-hour video recording available to watch at a time that is convenient to you.

Explore the fascinating world of typography and learn how to pick the right fonts for your next design project. In addition to covering the basics of typography as a design discipline, we’ll look at the layout tools available in both Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to leverage great typography so that your work stands out and makes a bigger impact. In this course we’ll design a concert poster that incorporates both type and graphics, and we’ll also lay out a short book in Adobe InDesign.

Video will be sent via email once the session starts.

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

Graphic Design Fundamentals: Illustrator Focus(Spring)

Learn how to create beautiful vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator, an essential tool for both graphic designers and digital artists. Use Illustrator’s drawing tools to bring your creativity to life, and work with shapes, text, color, patterns, and textures. In this class you’ll create logos, icons, and posters. You’ll also learn how to translate your designs for web, social media, packaging, or print.

Required materials:
Adobe Illustrator Software

We have 4 desktop computers in our lab with the Adobe Suite downloaded. These computers are reserved for community members, but if you want to work on your own laptop you must purchase the software.
UCB students may access Adobe software using these instructions: software.berkeley.edu/adobe-creative-cloud

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

Graphic Design Fundamentals: Illustrator Focus

Learn how to create beautiful vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator, an essential tool for both graphic designers and digital artists. Use Illustrator’s drawing tools to bring your creativity to life, and work with shapes, text, color, patterns, and textures. In this class you’ll create logos, icons, and posters. You’ll also learn how to translate your designs for web, social media, packaging, or print.

Required materials:
Adobe Illustrator Software

We have 4 desktop computers in our lab with the Adobe Suite downloaded. These computers are reserved for community members, but if you want to work on your own laptop you must purchase the software.
UCB students may access Adobe software using these instructions: software.berkeley.edu/adobe-creative-cloud

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