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Join us for an art-making workshop!

Looking to schedule a one-time workshop at the Berkeley Art Studio for you and your friends or colleagues? Host your next team building or birthday party right here at the art studio! We offer 2-hour painting, ceramics, and screen printing, and craft activities for small groups of 14 people or less.

To schedule a workshop please fill out our inquiry form. 

Ceramics Workshop

The 2 hour activity includes a full demonstration by our instructor on how to hand-build your own cup from slabs of clay and then plenty of time to make your own ceramic piece. It’s a fun, relaxing workshop that’s also great for beginners!

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Maximum # of participants: 14
  • UCB Group Affiliated Price: $400 flat fee
  • Non-UCB Affiliated Price: $500 flat fee, and an additional $50/person over a group of 10.

Additional notes:

  • Because we want you to take home a fully finished piece of artwork, the ceramics will need to be fired twice and glazed by our technicians. This process can take 3-4 weeks.

Screenprinting Workshop

The 2 hour workshop includes a complete tutorial of how the print-making process works, then you and your party will get to screen print your own posters & tote bags. Send us an image of what you would like to print and then print your own custom piece!

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Maximum # of participants: 14
  • UCB Group Affiliated Price: $400 flat fee
  • Non-UCB Affiliated Price: $500 flat fee

Additional notes:

  • Please send us a 300 dpi black & white file, preferably a transparent png of the image you would like printed.
  • Your group is welcome to print on T-shirts! Your party is responsible for providing them.

Watercolor Workshop

The 2 hour watercolor painting activity is great for beginners looking for an engaging art-making session. Painting themes include landscapes, succulents, flowers, animals, still-lives with everyday objects, and more.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Maximum # of participants: 14
  • UCB Group Affiliated Price: $400 flat fee
  • Non-UCB Affiliated Price: $500 flat fee

Additional notes:

  • We will send you 3 image themes to choose from. Please let us know if you have a specific image or theme you would like to paint.

Crafting Kits

Choose from a selection of fun crafting activities and enjoy pre-assembled art kits with your team! We’ll provide all the materials and directions and arrange for pick up so all participants can craft at their leisure.

  • Minimum # of kits per order: 15
  • Maximum # of kits per order: 100
  • Price (UCB Groups Only): Available upon request

Craft Kit Options & Costs (minimum of 15 per order):

  • Mini Canvas Painting: $8/kit
  • Watercolor Postcards: $8/kit
  • Stamping Tote Bag: $10/kit
  • Succulent Pot Decorating: $10/kit

Off-site Crafting Workshops

Choose from a selection of fun crafting activities and enjoy a 2 hour art-making session for your event! We’ll provide all the materials, come to your on-campus location, and set up the activity for participants to enjoy.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Maximum # of participants: 100
  • For UCB Groups Only: Price available upon request

Craft Options:

  • Tie-Dye Bandanas
  • Tote Bag Decorating
  • Mini Canvas Painting
  • Watercolor Cards/Card-making

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I schedule a workshop?
Please submit a request by filling out our inquiry form

Are materials provided? 
Every workshop  includes enough tools and materials for each person

How do I pay for a workshop?
Payment is due one-week in advance of the workshop date. You may pay via credit card, check, or your UC department’s chartstring

When can I schedule a workshop?
We custom schedule group activities based on instructor availability and your date & time preferences. Scheduling requests must be sent at least 2 weeks in advance of the desired date.

Can I bring food and drinks?
You may bring food and beverages for your party to share, but you must also bring your own plates, cups, and cutlery.

I participated in a ceramics workshop, how soon will I get my piece back? 
We will email you when your pieces are ready for pick-up. It usually takes 3-4 weeks for your group’s work to be full fired and ready to take home.