Berkeley Arts Council Offers Free “Mini-Lessons”


If you have ever thought about taking an art class or trying a different medium but didn’t really know what was involved, now is your chance to see for yourself what is involved – for free!

The Berkeley Arts Council’s instructors will be offering free mini-lessons in the art styles that they will be teaching in the fall. Come and see a demonstration of watercolor painting, color pencils, pastels and more.

Here is the schedule:

Colored Pencil – July 11, 2pm; August 14, 1pm
Oil Painting – July 14, 1pm; August 6, 6pm
Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media – July 14, 6pm; August 6, 1pm
Pastels – July 17, 1pm; August 8, 1pm
Watercolor Painting – July 18, 1pm; August 8, 3pm
Mixed Media on Watercolor or Acrylic Base – July 18, 3pm; August 15, 1pm
Acrylic Painting – August 1, 1pm
Drawing – August 15, 3pm

Walk-ins welcome.

The full schedule of fall classes and “Mini-lessons” is on the Berkeley Arts Council web site at