About the Course
"Things that crawl, creep, swim, and fly"
Develop and grow your drawing skills using a variet of media, in this engaging course from established fine artist and educator, Jeff Bramschreiber. Gain community and level up your skills from the comfort of your own home! Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this theme-based course is perfect for all artistic levels!
Course Outline and Materials
Week One (9.8.23) : Lizards great and small (Colored Pencil and Pen & Ink)
Week Two (9.15.23) : Bees and Wasps (Felt Pen & Pastel Pencils)
Week Three (9.22.23) : Rock Crabs (Watercolor Pencil and Pen & Ink)
Week Four (9.29.23) : Arachnids (Graphite & Charcoal)
Week Five (10.6.23) : Toothy Fish (Wax Resist Felt Pen & Crayola Crayon)
Week Six (10.13.23) : Bats, Cats, Rats (Soft Pastel & Pastel Pencil)
11 x14 Drawing Pad (You may work larger 14x17 or 18x24)
11”x14” Vellum Bristol Pad
11”x14” Tinted Pastel or Charcoal Paper Pad (Optional)
#1 and #4 round synthetic watercolor brush
5mm Mechanical Pencil with HB Lead or Regular (pencils ranged from HB-2B)
1pk Vine Charcoal extra soft (or charcoal pencils HB, 2B, 4B or 6B)
Sand Paper Block
Small canister style pencil sharpener or small brass pencil sharpener
White Vinyl Eraser (any)
Large or Extra Large Kneaded Eraser
Soft Pastels Set ( At least 12 colors, more is better)
Assortment pastel pencils, color pencils and watercolor pencils. (At least 12 colors each, more is better)
Fine Line Black Pens at least two sizes ( Hybrid 03, 04, 05, or Micron 005. 03, 05).
Tombow or Arteza brush tip watercolor markers (Set of 12 min)
Jeff Bramschreiber has been drawing and painting for over forty years, and while he is primarily a pastelist, he also frequently works in acrylic, watercolor, silverpoint most dry media and even airbrush. His artworks hang in private collections throughout the United States and Europe and have received many awards. A local art advocate, he has served as an art club president, (East Valley Artists and Santa Clara Art Association), as a juror with nearly fifty shows to his credit, as treasurer and lecturer for Silicon Valley Open Studios, as a demonstrator and lecturer for many of the Bay Areas’ art clubs, colleges and museums. Jeff also worked at University Art San Jose for 21 years before its closing in 2018 as an assistant Manager, Frame Designer, and Community Art Liaison. Mr. Bramschreiber has also helped coordinate, organize, and participate in numerous local art shows, group shows and events throughout his career. Currently he is President of the Board of Trustees for the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, an exhibiting and “live paint” artist at Kaleid Gallery in Downtown San Jose; Jeff is also an art instructor for the Triton Museum of Art , The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, The Pacific Art League and The Villages Arts and Crafts Association.