Tue, Oct 5, 2021 - Nov 9, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
The Bay Area is home to hundreds of beautiful bird species and many of them can be seen visiting your very own backyard. What better way to capture the moment than to learn how to draw a few of them using colored pencil! Let’s draw an American Pelican, Bufflehead Duck, Double Crested Cormorant, Snowy Egret, Canada Goose, and Black Crowned Night Heron.
Experience Level: All Levels
**This Class is In-person at the Richmond Art Center**
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What To Bring
- Colored Pencils (I use Prismacolor Premier brand, wax based) 36 ct. soft core set is a great starter kit
- Colorless blender (Prismacolor brand)
- Graphite pencils (I use Staedtler brand Mars Lumograph) 2H for initial sketch
- Drafter’s brush or paintbrush with stiff bristles to wipe away pencil “crumbs”
- Pencil sharpener with rotating center core to sharpen colored pencils (not electric)!
- Magnifying glass (preferably frameless)
- Stylus or embossing pen for making “impressed lines” to add texture
- Divider (measuring tool)
- Eraser: Mono Zero click eraser ultra fine
- PAPER: Strathmore Bristol brand vellum surface 100 lb, 9x12”
- Canson brand Vellum tracing paper 9x12”, 55 lb
Reviews for Backyard Birds of the East Bay in Colored Pencil
5.0 out of 5
Based on 3 activity ratings
Oct 28, 2021
This was my second drawing class with Jennifer Linderman at RAC, but my first in-person one. She is absolutely excellent at what she does, and revived my confidence, skills, and love of art!!!
All art classes should be in-person from now on compared to on Zoom. There’s just no denying the benefit of being right there to see, touch, learn about the products, tips and tricks of the trade, and be with people. comparison in
Oct 27, 2021
I loved having class back in person!
Can’t think of anything
Oct 26, 2021
Jennifer is a wonderful and talented teacher. She provides a relaxed and detailed class. She is really cool and is responsive to individual interests and needs. I am really enjoying having an in person class!!
More offerings of in person classes!!
Reviews for Richmond Art Center
4.8 out of 5
Based on 241 provider ratings
Nov 24, 2021
It felt like we learned all the steps to make something cool on our own. I'm super excited about it. I was impressed with how much she was able to get in.
I think there was a handout that was sent out through the Sawyer system that I didn't get initially I think because I must have signed up after the message went out. The teacher was able to send it over after the class though.
Location: Online | Instructor: Julia Beery
Nov 21, 2021
I enjoyed meeting in person. The instructor provided basis information about water colors that covered a range of topics. Particularly helpful were the resources provided on-line after each class.
I think the class could have been more creative in terms of what we worked on and a syllabus or an outline of what each class would be about would have been helpful.
Location: Hybrid | Instructor: Ilah Jarvis
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About Richmond Art Center
Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering exciting arts experiences to people of all ages who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through onsite Studio classes and Exhibitions, and offsite Art in the Community programs.The Richmond Art Center originated in 1936, when local artist Hazel Salmi, who worked for the WPA, traversed the streets of Richmond with a suitcase packed with art supplies, eager to teach art to anyone interested. Today, everything we do at the Center continues to breathe life into Salmi’s original vision: That within every person lives an artist.