Intro to Printmaking

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: $54.74 Your purchased supplies will include:

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

Screen Printing

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 Fee: $56.73
All materials will be available to purchase at the beginning of class right here at the art studio. 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

Screen Printing Open Studio – Winter

Sign up to use the Berkeley Art Studio’s screen printing facility during open hours. All materials may be purchased at the Berkeley Art Studio. You can store screens and materials at the Art Studio for the duration of the session. Hours will be posted on classroom door.

Prerequisite: You must have taken a screen printing 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 2/20

Beginning Darkroom Photo

Learn the increasingly rare art of black and white darkroom photography! This course will teach you how to properly expose your film, process negatives, and print black and white photographs. No prior darkroom experience required. During the session, you will have full access to the darkroom outside of class time.

All materials may be purchased at the Art Studio on the first day of class. We rent 35mm film cameras on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beginning Darkroom Photography

Learn the increasingly rare art of black and white darkroom photography! This course will teach you how to properly expose your film, process negatives, and print black and white photographs. No prior darkroom experience required. During the session, you will have full access to the darkroom outside of class time.

All materials may be purchased at the Art Studio on the first day of class. We rent 35mm film cameras on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beginning Darkroom Photo

Learn the increasingly rare art of black and white darkroom photography! This course will teach you how to properly expose your film, process negatives, and print black and white photographs. No prior darkroom experience required. During the session, you will have full access to the darkroom outside of class time.

No class 2/20/2023 (price adjusted accordingly)

All materials may be purchased at the Art Studio on the first day of class. We rent 35mm film cameras on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photo Editing

Learn how to take your digital photographs to the next level with an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, the industry standards for photo editing.  We will cover several techniques, including editing images and making your own personal post production workflow.

Portrait Photography Workshop

This course is designed for photographers who are interested in a deeper understanding of portrait photography. Class lectures will introduce students to different genres of portrait photography including street photography, documentary portrait, photojournalism, the environmental portrait and the photo essay. Through instruction and assignments you will develop strategies for getting the pictures you want. This includes learning techniques for working with subjects, controlling lighting to create mood and using location to elaborate the story you’re investigating. Students should already be familiar with the fundamentals of photography.

Materials List:
Digital SLR or digital point & shoot with the ability to change shutter speed and aperture.

Street Photography Workshop(Winter)

Expand your skills and knowledge with this special course on street photography. During this class you will learn more techniques in capturing action-filled portraits. You will be spending the class listening to lectures on lighting, observing demonstrations on posing and participating in hands-on activities and on location shoots around the campus. Use different gear and tools to help you get the perfect shot!

Camera Requirement:
A DSLR or prosumer/mirrorless digital camera that has a manual exposure mode/
Camera manuals
Computer/ laptop/ notebook
Tripod

Beginning Digital Photography

Move beyond the automatic settings of your digital SLR camera and start creating works of art. During this class, you will explore basic photographic concepts of exposure, composition, lighting, and subject matter. Each week, you will learn a new aspect of the photographic process and share your work with the class.

This course includes weekly photo shoots in the field (@UC Berkeley campus) and live demonstrations.

Materials List: Digital SLR or digital point & shoot with the ability to change shutter speed and aperture.

Watercolor: Color Theory

Are you obsessed with color? This class is designed for color fanatics and watercolor enthusiasts! We will explore the relationship of colors through a series of exercises designed to sharpen your eye to the subtleties of hue and saturation. You will learn how to match colors, mix colors, and make educated color choices in your art and life. Both beginners and experienced watercolorists are encouraged to join!

Materials List:
watercolor block 9″x12″, Fluid or Arches brand, cold press *must be a block*
paint brushes: 1/2″ flat wash, 4 round, 2 round
2H pencil (mechanical works)
scissors
ruler
paper towels
cup for water
masking tape (artists tape preferred)
glue stick
sketchbook
palette with at least 8 wells and room to mix colors
paints: ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium red hue, lemon yellow, new gamboge, titanium white, lamp black *It is essential to have these specific colors for our mixing exercises*

Watercolor Fundamentals

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:
Fluid Watercolor Block 9×12, Cold Press
10 Well Plastic Tray
Kneaded eraser
2 General’s Kimberly Drawing Pencil – HB
Pencil Sharpener
Synthetic Watercolor Brush- Round 2 ,6,10
Cotman Brand Tubes- Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Raw Sienna, Chinese White, Burnt Umber
13×17 drawing board
Drafting Tape 1 inch
Jar For Water