Colorspace Arts is a community art space. We foster a friendly and supportive environment for art-making by offering figure drawing and painting from the live model, as well as art classes and workshops for adults and children.
The studio organizes several uninstructed long pose and short pose sessions on a weekly basis. We also host workshops from visiting artists.
The space can be rented on an hourly basis to individuals or groups for working with the model, workshops, or other art projects.
We are excited to share our space with Liv and Chiu Art Studio ↗. Their program offers an expanded repertoire of classes, workshops and figure drawing. By maximizing the use of the studio, we make art accessible to our community.
Figure Drawing/Painting Groups
We are currently offering short and long pose sessions. These are uninstructed and any medium is welcome. Easels, tables and chairs are provided.
The address is 10512 San Pablo Ave (located in the back of the building behind Ah-Lan Dance). Enter the studio from Waldo Ave.
COVID policy: Mask is optional
Please be sure to visit Liv and Chiu Art Studio to see additional workshops available in our space!
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Melon Basketry Workshop
with Michele Hament
Sunday, October 16th, 10 – 3:30
$125 (check or cash, please)
Held at: Colorspace Arts, 10512 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito
Learn to construct and weave a unique, colorful and sturdy Appalachian-style ribbed basket using rattan, natural and hand-dyed reed, and sea grass. This basket, with a rattan handle, can be made in a variety of shapes, sizes and patterns. After making a ribbed frame, we will weave with colored reed on the sides and finish the body with pale green sea grass. At the end of the workshop you will have completed a basket approximately 10” wide by 5” deep (not counting the handle.)
I will also cover the use of other materials, including grapevine and wisteria for the handle. Feel free to bring anything you might want to incorporate into your basket, such as strips of fabric, thick yarns or any other flexible material. Please bring a lunch.
Please contact me directly to sign up or with questions: email@example.com
How do I sign up for figure drawing and painting sessions?
You can register on the website [here]. You reservation is confirmed once payment is completed.
How old do I have to be to attend figure drawing group?
You must be 18 years or older to attend the figure drawing group.
How do I rent the space?
Please contact Susan Chuang at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries concerning rental.
Can I rent the space regularly for a figure drawing group not associated with Colorspace Arts?
Yes, if the time slot is available.
Can I rent the studio for an individual project?
Yes, we have a calendar showing when the studio is available for rental.
We are following CDC guidelines. For now, mask wearing is optional.
If you are unable to honor your reservation, we offer refunds if you alert us early enough. We rely on registrations to pay our live models and upkeep our space.
Need a place to work on a project? Shoot some photos? Hold a drawing session? The studio can be rented on an hourly basis to individuals or groups!
Please reach out to email@example.com to book.