UC Berkeley hosts hundreds of lectures, workshops, performances, tours, and exhibitions featuring talented students, faculty, and visiting artists, designer and scholars each week. Events are open to the campus community and general public. Explore our arts and design feed from the main UC Berkeley Campus Events calendar.
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Lean the basics of watercolor painting in these fun and unique workshops. Watercolor is loose and expressive, perfect for capturing unique styles and a variety of expressions. In these workshops you will learn a variety of watercolor techniques from mixing, color matching, brush control, light and dark contrast, and basic anatomy. These workshop is open to all levels. This workshop is offered...
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This selection from the Festival of (In)appropriation—an annual showcase for experimental, found-media film and video—features an array of moving-image formats while probing the limits of audiovisual remix.
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
Join Abigail De Kosnik as she explains how new media create the need for archives, and how archives are creative works in their own right and form a foundation for collective action and social innovation.
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Mary Kathryn Nagle will discuss the connection between addressing the systemic erasure of Native voices in the arts, the fight to restore tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction in the courts, and safety for Native women.
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bechtel Engineering Center
Get acquainted with craftivism, learn to embroider, stitch something brilliant, and make friends—all in just 2 hours! Open to UC Berkeley undergraduates only. Pre-registration required.
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online via Zoom
If poetry is eternal, why shouldn't it also be zoom-friendly? Please join us Thursday, September 23rd at 6:30PM (PT) for a reading by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon. Please note that Zooms hosted by UC Berkeley require that you be signed into a zoom account in order to join the meeting. It’s free and open to the public but it does require registration. Zoom registration is available by following...
Fri Sep 24, 2021
Virtual Screening
Directed by Xavi Sala (Mexico, 2019) We provide the film; you provide the popcorn! Join CLAS for a virtual film screening. Guie’dani is dragged to Mexico City by her mother to help her work as a housekeeper for an upper-middle-class family. There, the subtle psychological subjugation inflicted by the white family functions as a metaphor for the oppression of the old world by the new. Yet,...
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Begin your drawing practice in graphite! The most common tool for drawing, the graphite pencil, will be the defined medium of this 4 week course. Learn the basics of drawing, understand the effectiveness of drawing techniques, and receive a formal introduction into the process of creating imagery all on your own. Subjects discussed will include line quality, shading and gradation, cross hatching,...
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Jacobs
Join the Jacobs Institute for our first Design Conversations guest speaker of the fall 2021 semester, with Dr. Liz Gerber. This series is a continuation of the theme, 'For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging' which investigates the historical exclusionary practices within design and technology, and invites distinguished guests to share how their work considers these ideas. Design...