Our Story

Studio 1.6* offers art classes and private lessons with academic value. We teach studio art disciplines – drawing, painting, and sculpture. All classes are held in an active artist’s studio. Personalized attention from a professional artist and a curriculum that is individually crafted to each student’s interests and goals enhances learning in many ways. Immersing yourself in a creative environment helps you succeed in your artistic endeavors. We provide instruction that is skill-based through historically-proven training methods. 

We offer various art classes for young children, youth, and adults, as well as special programs such as art camps, art workshops, open studio time and private tutoring and portfolio preparation. Beginners to advanced students are welcome, we provide differentiated classroom environment. Art History is an integral part of our curriculum. We also offer classes for homeschooled children that combine studio art and art history. 

* One point six (1.6 or more precisely 1.618…) is a special number, also known as the Golden Ratio. It is a proportion that often appears in art, geometry and architecture. The Golden Ratio is also found in the design and beauty of nature, and has been used by many artists to achieve the same aesthetics in art.

Our Studio

Studio 1.6 is based in a lovely space with a skylight, on Alameda’s historical Webster St. Our studio is a great environment in which to develop your artistic skills - a working artist's studio with all the materials you could need!

We are only a stone’s throw away from the Alameda Farmers Market, Pacific Pinball Museum and some of Alameda’s best cafes and restaurants. We are just a short ride away from Oakland and Berkeley.

 


Our Founder & Lead Instructor

Anita Sulimanovic is an award winning artist and educator with 20+ years experience in the field. Her experience includes teaching at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and delivering art programs at various schools including the art school that she had established in US after moving from Europe in 2008. Anita received her degree of Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Edinburgh College of Art . She also received classical European training in drawing, painting, applied arts, design, art education, art history and a BA in Sculpture from  The Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb. Anita is the creator and designer of “The Planet” award for “ BBC World Music Awards ”. She has been exhibiting internationally since 1994. Anita lives and works in Alameda, CA. Major inspiration for teaching are her two creative children. She is one of the providers for the Alameda Education Foundation art enrichment program in Alameda Schools (Bay Farm, Edison, Franklin, Lum, Nea and Otis). 

To view Anita's artwork, please visit her website

Our Curriculum

Our most popular class is the "Studio Art" class which is designed for all ability levels to keep students engaged and give them opportunity to experiment with all areas of visual arts. We also offer specialized classes in drawing, painting and sculpture as well as private lessons and portfolio preparation for children, youth, and adults.

In our "Studio Art" program our lesson plans include, and our monthly curriculum offers projects in these three areas of visual arts:

Drawing”, along with pencil on paper, also includes graphite pencils, pen and ink, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, and Sgraffito. Our drawing projects could also include printmaking techniques. 

Painting” includes various painting techniques on paper, cardboard, canvas, or wood but also painting sculpture or other 3-D objects. Includes water color, gouache, tempera, acrylic, oil painting and projects such as paper-pulp painting. 

Sculpture” includes all 3-D art projects such as clay modeling, papier-mâché sculpture, plaster casting, cement casting, wax carving, wire sculpture, wood sculpture, and sculpture made of recycled materials and nature collected materials. Relief is also a sculptural technique.
"My older's child drawing (and handwriting!) improved so much over the several months of attending the drawing class that he gained new confidence and deepened his love of expressing his ideas visually."