Jane Rosen Drawing Workshop



Kacey drawing shell
Kacey Ballard drawing the shell using the contour method.

To see assignments and exercises from Jane Rosen's classes at UC Berkeley, please visit http://www.janerosen.com/teaching. Some of these lessons will serve as a model for the two-day workshops and be adapted for each specific group of participants.

You will find examples of student work along with master drawings which help to illustrate some of the ideas. It is not necessary to understand the concepts prior to the workshop. They are offered as an example of the range of skills that can be acquired by beginning students.


x Checked materials are required, all others are optional.
   Please feel free to bring any materials you already own.

Paper and Supports
_x__ 18" x 24" newsprint pad (smooth)
_x__ 23" x 36" Masonite drawing clipboard
____ small sheets of drawing or printmaking paper (Arches cover, Rives BFK, Copperplate)

Dry Materials
_x__ 1 stick of jumbo willow charcoal or vine charcoal (medium)
_x__ 3 sticks of thin willow charcoal or vine charcoal (medium)
____ 1 stick of General's compressed charcoal (medium)
_x__ 1 General's compressed charcoal pencil (medium)
_x__ 1 Staedtler Mars plastic eraser

Wet Materials
_x__ 1 Higgins waterproof drawing ink 2 oz.
_x__ 1 Derwent sketching pencil for wash 4B
____ 1 Caran d'Ache water-soluble pencil or pastel pencil, any color
____ 1 stick of Conte crayon
____ 1 color ink (Pelikan or Higgins) or fabric dye (Rit)
____ 2 casein paint tubes (Shiva) or bottles (Plaka), white and yellow ochre
_x__ 1 bamboo calligraphy brush
_x__ Speedball imperial pen and nib
_x__ 2" chip brush (from any hardware store, usually says "Made in Indonesia" on handle)

Download this materials list in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.

Drawing by Kacey Ballard of the shell.

Yukari Lake drawing the figure using the cross-section contour method.

Drawing by Yukari Lake of the shell.