Ideation Part 2: Refining Visual Communication Skills

Following Ideation Part 1, this pop-up dives deeper into refining your visual communication skills. We will briefly recap Ideation 1, and move forward with learning how to use markers for shading. We will explore how to make new shapes and try different techniques to make your drawings more realistic.

Since the Makers Lab is closed, we are unable to provide supplies for the pop-up. The materials you will need are: a straight-edge, a pencil or ball-point pen, some paper (letter size, any kind), and a set of at least 6 grey-scale markers with 1 black marker (recommended Prismacolor Cool Grey 12-Count). More affordable marker options (not tested by Makers Lab staff) - Shuttle Art Grey Tones. Grey marker sets can also be found at Dick Blick or Utrecht throughout the Bay Area and online.

To facilitate the learning experience, you are encouraged to share your work during the session.

Recommended prerequisite: Ideation Part 1


Have questions about the Makers Lab? Visit the Makers Lab website or email us at with questions. All Makers Lab pop-ups are open to the UCSF community.

Dial-In Information

A link to a Zoom session will be sent to you after registering.

Wednesday, April 21 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff




Makers Lab, arts & crafts, online, drawing, Visual Communication




UCSF Library


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