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Paintings by Ari Targownik - Art Show


Sung Eun Kim - Art Show

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.


Urban Watercolor Sketching (Adults, 14 y +)

This one-day class will introduce students to basic watercolor techniques. Learn wet-on-wet technique, using a limited palette, monochromatic painting, watercolor pencils, plein air watercolor practices, underpainting, using a pen with watercolor, and how to organize your art materials for an outdoor painting. An urban sketching adventure on Alameda’s historical Webster street will be included. All levels are welcome, the class is designed for both experienced watercolor artists and interested beginners.

Instructor: Emily Weil 
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Emily Weil is a painter who works in watercolor and acrylic. Her work has been shown at the Slate Gallery in Oakland and she is represented by Jco’s Place Gallery in Los Gatos. She was born in Marin County and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She obtained a BFA in graphic design from the California College of Arts and Crafts. She operates a freelance design business, Red Eye Design, from her home in Alameda where she lives on a floating home. She has two grown children, five grandkids, and one great grandbaby! Emily loves to roam around and paint outside at Alameda point, Mare Island, Treasure Island, and various sites in San Diego trying to capture the feeling of a particular place.


Creating Fantasy Characters

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.  In addition, each student will take a turn briefly painting digitally on the computer - this would not be the focus of the class, but rather a quick exposure to digital art making.

Instructor: Ari Targownik
Ages 9 - 17 y

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. 
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Art Show - Kayley Ryan, 13 y

Open studio series: Cartoon Style Drawings by Kayley Ryan

Enjoy an imaginary world, both on earth and in a different dimension, filled with characters with magical powers, by our student Kayley Ryan. Kayley, age 13, has been taking art lessons with Studio 1.6 since 2016. She will show a small selection of her realistic artwork that she had created during those classes to show the importance of drawing practice in developing her own unique, highly skilled, style of drawing. However, the most enjoyable part of her show will be her meticulously drawn, imaginative and colorful characters. Kayley is also a writer and all of the characters belong to one of her stories, that we hope will inspire you to create your own art!