Studio Landscape Oil Painting Workshop

(Adults, ages 14 y and up)

In this workshop, students will learn foundation skills and various techniques of landscape painting from master artist Sung Eun Kim. Classes will cover the principal stage of building up a landscape including proportion, composition, value variation, and color temperature. Technical instruction will be presented with a demonstration and brief lecture and critique. The class is open to all levels and Sung will assist students individually during the class.  Students will work from photo reference - bring your own photos of your favorite landscape or choose from our beautiful collection.

Tuition: $70 per class or $280 for 4 weeks (includes canvas and some art materials, please see more info below)

Location: Studio 1.6

Instructor: Sung Eun Kim, MFA

Time: 4 Saturdays, Aug 4, 11, 18 and 25, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Sung Eun Kim completed his BFA in Painting & Drawing in 2010 at the California College of the Arts, and graduated in 2015 with an MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Based in the Bay Area, Kim has exhibited and earned acclaim both nationally and internationally. Sung Eun Kim’s paintings capture and re-state the urban landscape by finding moments of beauty in everyday city life through his devoted consideration of light and color. From early morning fog to the hazy darkness of night, the varied characteristics of light provide fuel for Kim’s interpretation as both observer and artist. To Kim, illumination is the catalyst that lends the city its character, adding emotion and warmth where there would otherwise be none. He lives and maintains a studio practice in Alameda.

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Materials provided at the studio:

Oil Medium


Painting canvas

Oil painting brushes

Palette knife

Paper palettes

Containers and small jars

Materials to bring:

Students can bring their own oil paints. Examples of appropriate combination of colors::Burnt umber, Ultramarine deep, Sap green, Arizon Crimson, Cad red light, cad yellow medium, Cerian blue, winsor lemon, Flake white (replacement) or titanium white. However any oil paint set that contains primary colors + white would work.

Pallete (if you do not want to use paper one that we provide).

You can also purchase the oil paintings at the studio on the first day of your class, cost is $50 including tax.

Creating Fantasy Characters (Ages 9 - 17 y)

This workshop is back by popular demand! Are you interested in creating fantasy/sci-fi characters for video games, movies, or comic books? This 3 hour workshop will cover the steps and ideas that go into creating a fantasy character concept. These will include choosing and exploring a character theme, making silhouettes/thumbnails, choosing from different body types, costume design, and iterating (trying several variations). Students will sketch their own characters as the instructor goes through these steps. This class is designed for beginners and intermediates curious about the field of concept art. New and returning students are encouraged to enroll. Returning students may either continue exploring their previous character or begin a new one - the new character might be an ally or enemy of the first one, building on the story of both. 

Tuition: $65 (All materials are included, but feel free to bring your own markers or sketchbook if you prefer)

Location: Studio 1.6

Instructor: Ari Targownik

Date and Time: TBA

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Ari Targownik has worked in the video game industry for over a decade. Having worked primarily at the company S2 Games, but also occasionally doing freelance on the side, he has contributed work to every aspect of bringing a video game character to life; this includes concept art, 3D modeling, texturing, rigging, and animation. Though he originally went to school for, and currently practices, fine art (oil painting), he attended the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood to learn the technical aspects of character creation and game industry in general. He currently has a studio in Berkeley where he paints both with traditional oils and digitally with the computer. Ari holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art (painting) from the Pratt Institute.

More about Ari’s Fine Art

Video Game Art  ​