ACCI Cooperative Gallery is a member-based community of artisans, artists and art supporters. As the oldest Arts & Crafts co-op west of the Mississippi, celebrating 55 years in 2014, we have established ourselves as a premier destination for purchasing fine arts, crafts and one of kind gifts items. ACCI is host to approximately 100 unique artist members who regularly participate in events and exhibitions held in our brick architectural gem located in the heart of downtown Berkeley’s gourmet ghetto adjacent to UC Berkeley.
Guide To Oil Painting by Bill Martin
Free online oil painting lessons, tips and instruction to guide artists in learning oil painting techniques and the purchasing of painting supplies. Bill Martin is an established artist who has taught his oil painting techniques at the University of California, The San Francisco Art Institute and San Jose State University, as well as various art centers around the country.
Steven Noble Illustrations
This website specializes in woodcut, pen and ink, traditional engraving and steel engraving styles, as well as a variety of stylized scratchboard techniques. His highly disciplined and complex line work is based on over 15 years of experience using X-Acto precision knives carved into pre-inked clay boards which generate very fine line strokes which allow a versatility in the detail from bold woodcuts to very fine traditional 19 century steel engravings.
Watercolor Painting and Projects
Watercolor painting instruction, techniques, lessons, tips and advice on how to paint watercolors. Learn basic skills; how to load your brush, make a puddle of color, and how to mix watercolors. Learn basic techniques; how to paint a wash, charge colors, and soften watercolor edges. All this with the help of free step-by-step visual tutorials and hand painted examples by Dawn McLeod Heim, author of the book Step-by-Step Guide to Painting Realistic Watercolors. You can also learn how to paint various subjects in watercolor through the help of a Watercolor Project. Projects are available for all levels of experience; beginner, intermediate, and advanced.