Illustration From Scratch with Eliza Ivanova ***CANCELED ***
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Illustration From Scratch with Eliza Ivanova ***CANCELED ***

***CANCELED ***

In this one day workshop, Eliza will specifically talk about how she developed her techniques and her art practice in the field of illustration using traditional media.  She will go over the tools of her trade, as well the processes of preplanning, researching, collecting references, thumbnailing, and finally executing the drawing.  Students will be introduced to the artist's method of developing a finished illustration with Eliza leading a demonstration of students' process from start to finish.  In this workshop, students will learn how to turn a written idea into an illustrative piece.  We'll start the workshop with a demonstration from Eliza for an hour, and then each student will proceed to create their own illustration from scratch.

This is not an intro to foundation drawing; it is recommended for artists and students who have some drawing experience.

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Figure Painting with Jacob Hankinson
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Figure Painting with Jacob Hankinson

Learn how to paint the human form in this 2-day workshop focusing on the fundamentals of figure painting. Students will learn how to effectively paint alla prima, or wet-on-wet, from initial block-in to final rendering. Color mixing, brush handling, and paint application will be covered. Instruction includes demos, lectures, and individual critiques.

All levels welcome!

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Where Light Meets Dark: Understanding Contrast and Transitions for Realistic Drawing with Emma Hirst
May
25
to May 26

Where Light Meets Dark: Understanding Contrast and Transitions for Realistic Drawing with Emma Hirst

This workshop will explore the roll of edges and transitions in drawing. We will address the following aspects of edges; the range of values, the rate of change in those values, and how the rate of change conveys depth/form. We will also address material dynamics, and developing skills that will allow you to create smooth and clean transitions from one value to the next. This will be an effective workshop because although there is a vast amount of conceptual information on realism, as well as an incredible time commitment to practice that ultimately allows someone to create realistic work, understanding how to keep edges soft, and transitions clean is something that can change a drawing from looking like a cartoon to looking very real. All levels welcome.

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Charcoal Portraits with Robert Kelley
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Charcoal Portraits with Robert Kelley

Join Robert in this two-day workshop where you will discover how to take your ordinary charcoal portraits to that next level of extraordinary.  Robert Kelley is a master at both portraits and the charcoal medium.  In this class, Robert will show you how to take your portraits to the next level. He will share his approach and thought process as he creates his charcoal portraits.  He will share techniques along with technical issues that you may run into when working with charcoal!  Class size is limited due to the one-on-one approach that Robert uses with his students.  If you are ready to be pushed to the next level in your art, Robert is the teacher to help you get there! 

This is not an intro to foundation drawing; it is recommended for artists and students who have some drawing experience.

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Inspire - Illustration Drawing and Observation Workshop with Viktor Kalvachev
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Inspire - Illustration Drawing and Observation Workshop with Viktor Kalvachev

The goal is for people to come out of this workshop understanding a new pencil cross-hatching technique and how to go about it + learning a new observation technique Viktor picked up from a professor of Criminology who used to teach  facial recognition techniques at the Bulgarian Police Academy at the time. 

Open to all level.

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Costume Figure Drawing with George Cwirko-Godycki
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Costume Figure Drawing with George Cwirko-Godycki

George Cwirko-Godycki is an illustrator and notable art instructor.  In this class, he will show you how to handle drapery and you will learn how to use the folds of the fabric to benefit the gesture of the pose.  Students will focus on the elements of quick sketch: gesture, rhythm, line of action, volume, stretch and pinch.  You will also learn to unify the action of the pose by creating shapes that give a dynamic read. You will benefit from George’s generous teaching style as he provides informative lectures and beautiful demonstrations. In-person participants will be working alongside George from live costumed models. 

All levels welcome.

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Figure Drawing - From Short Pose Studies to Long Pose with Henry Yan
Aug
23
to Aug 25

Figure Drawing - From Short Pose Studies to Long Pose with Henry Yan

Learn from the master!  The workshop will be focused on how to practice human anatomy in short poses, and draw with accurate proportions in longer poses.  Use most direct and effective approaches to draw the figure. 

Lots of demos and individual help will show students how to create beautiful line works, methods of placing different tones to render three dimensionally; design realistic works with supporting abstract elements; and the way to do drawings with painterly approach.  Techniques in Henry Yan's Figure Drawing book will be introduced and practiced.  

Open to all level.

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Sketchbook Workshop – Exploring Possibilities with Nicolas Uribe
Nov
1
to Nov 5

Sketchbook Workshop – Exploring Possibilities with Nicolas Uribe

The sketchbook can be understood as a space that can be utilized to promote the exploration and development of diverse possibilities that present themselves to us while reflecting upon the act of representation. In this workshop, we will work on the design and elaboration of both drawings and paintings, working from sketches to final paintings. We will work on the relationship between the figure and the space it occupies, together with portraits, emphasizing the ability to magnify the interconnection between shapes and color.

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Color Theory with Hadas Tal
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Color Theory with Hadas Tal

The two-day workshop students will learn the basic principles of color theory through painting a still life object from life.  Hadas will discuss local color vs. surrounding background color and how to mix colors correctly on your palette before applying to the canvas.  The majority of this workshop focuses on color temperature, shading, tinting, high-saturated colors and neutral colors.  By understanding the three components of color – hue, values, and chroma, efficiently and consistently, significant improvements in color rendering and paint handling are possible.   Learning theses basic principle will help you build awareness to use color more effectively. 

All levels and mediums welcome.

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Portrait Drawing with Oliver Sin
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Portrait Drawing with Oliver Sin

This two-day workshop will help you make competent drawings of portraits.  Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this class will further your skills.  Step by step demonstrations by artist/instructor Oliver Sin will help you look closely and understand structure of the face.  You will draw from live model on both days and learn the techniques of mastering expressive portraiture with vine charcoal.   All levels welcome!

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Blake Neubert + Benjamin Björklund - Demo + Workshop
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Blake Neubert + Benjamin Björklund - Demo + Workshop

This workshop course is about the exploration and understanding of color and edges using: watercolor, acrylic, and oil. The focus will be how to approach blending and edges through color choice and painting techniques that will offer students a new way to observe life and photo references. All skill levels welcome - although some previous experience in any of these mediums will be helpful. Students will have time to watch demos, and work on their own paintings (as well as, bringing any personal work they need help with).

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Contemporary Creative Methods
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Contemporary Creative Methods

This workshop course will be about the studio processes to creative critical thinking. The goal of the class is trying to open a path for students to embrace their unique points of view while still applying a technical standard in craftsmanship and execution. This will be geared towards artists who have a desire to refine their creative voice and broaden their visual understanding of subject matter, color, and texture. Over the two days Daniel Segrove will be going over ways to understand the approaches to creating a series or body of work that can then be applied on a professional level. These exercises will allow students to apply it towards any style they may be interested in; so they can have the creative freedom to personalize their own visual vocabulary.

 

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Storyboarding Workshop
Nov
3
to Nov 10

Storyboarding Workshop

Rare opportunity!!  Learn from Story Artist Yung-Han Chang!

Storyboarding is a powerful tool to visually convey an idea for telling a story.  It is an essential process for filmmakers, graphic novel artist, illustrators, animators, game design artist, graphic designer, business planners and more.  During this two-Saturday workshop, Yung-Han will discuss his role as a Story Artist at Pixar Animation Studios, what his day entails, what skill sets are needed for storyboarding and how he approach a story.  We will be analyzing films, break down scenes in detail and drawing from the film. This workshop is for anymore who is interested in learning how to storyboard, improving your storytelling, and have a stronger understanding of filmmaking.  All levels are welcome!

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Felicia Forte - Alla Prima Painting Still Life and Portrait - WAIT LIST
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Felicia Forte - Alla Prima Painting Still Life and Portrait - WAIT LIST

**WAIT LIST** - please email livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

Painting still life and portraits with focus on abstraction, 3-day oil painting workshop.

Alla Prima painting, or wet into wet, single session painting is a stimulating method which teaches you to be present in every brush stroke, focusing only on the essentials, ultimately giving you great dexterity and control. With demonstration and gentle critique, Felicia will challenge you to correctly observe and record the fundamentals: shapes, values, edges and color. 

In this workshop Felicia will combine portraiture, the subject that she was first interested in, and with which she gained her skill, with her current interests in still life, interiors and abstraction.

Felicia is an inspired and creative teacher with 9 years of teaching experience under her belt. She will interact with each student according to their experience and strengths. All levels welcome! 

Email to register: livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

About the instructor, Felicia Forte, please visit: http://www.feliciaforte.com/

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Storytelling Figure Drawing 2-Day Workshop with Terry Song
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Storytelling Figure Drawing 2-Day Workshop with Terry Song

Do you want to take your gesture drawing to the next level? Adding story elements to your work will create stronger ideas that is both entertaining and appealing. Learn to add storytelling in your gesture drawing with Pixar animator Terry Song. With his experience, you  will learn about line of action, pushing shapes, exaggeration, acting and the role of gesture in storytelling. You will learn techniques that will help your drawings communicate ideas much more effectively.  This workshop includes model fee and a 2 hour field sketching on Sunday morning, location TBD.

This workshop is open to all levels!

Email to register: livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

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Animation Demo Reel Workshop
Jun
9
to Jun 23

Animation Demo Reel Workshop

Are you interested in improving your animation and building a strong demo reel? This workshop is a once a week course for 3 sessions.  We will help you with your demo reel or any piece of animation by providing live critiques, along with lectures by two Pixar animators, John CC Lee and Allison Rutland, focusing on staging, acting, posing, timing and appeal. This course will strengthen your animation in your reel towards a professional level.  

Email to register: livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

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Oil Painting with Joevic Yeban
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Oil Painting with Joevic Yeban

The practice of still life painting develops and strengthens your ability of observation.  This workshop is for both beginners and intermediate artists.  Joevic will talk about how to dissect what we see, understanding light effects, organize our thinking process, and application.  There will be lectures and demos on color theory, color mixing, hue, value, modeling, edge control, brushwork, paint handling and palette management.  Students will then practice from a still life set up with a single light source.  vInstructor will assist each student and provide individual critiques.

All levels welcome, but some experience drawing or painting is recommended.  

 

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Figure Drawing with Charcoal with Henry Yan
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Figure Drawing with Charcoal with Henry Yan

Learn from the master!  The workshop will be focused on how to practice human anatomy in short poses, and draw with accurate proportions in longer poses.  Use most direct and effective approaches to draw the figure. 

Lots of demos and individual help will show students how to create beautiful line works, methods of placing different tones to render three dimensionally; design realistic works with supporting abstract elements; and the way to do drawings with painterly approach.  Techniques in Henry Yan's Figure Drawing book will be introduced and practiced.  

Email to register: livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

About the instructor, Henry Yan, please visit: http://www.henryyanart.com/

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Oil and Water with Nick Runge
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Oil and Water with Nick Runge

FIRST TIME EVER!!  Nick Runge will be teaching a 2-day workshop on watercolor and oil painting.  With the focus on portraits, the first day Nick will do two watercolor demos, then on the second day, using the stronger of the two watercolors, he will develop it into an oil painting.  Students will bring their own reference (or use one of Nick’s) and use watercolor and/or oil to develop a painting under Nick’s guidance.

Email to register: livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

About the instructor, Nick Runge, please visit: http://www.nickrungeart.com/

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Urban Landscape Painting Workshop with Hadas Tal
Jan
27
to Jan 28

Urban Landscape Painting Workshop with Hadas Tal

During this workshop, Hadas Tal will discuss color theory, color temperature & value with direct demos & hands on discussion.  She will talk about scale, composition, while interpreting & constructing an image from a photo reference of your choice that will result in an image that marries realism & abstraction.  She will go into detail with mark making, premixing your colors, shape, value, & scale & taking your work to the next level.

You will watch a short slideshow of her work & a number of important contemporary painters who have made big contributions in the Art World. 

 Learn how to paint beyond the photo reference with Hadas!

Email to register: livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

About the instructor, Hadas Tal, please visit: http://www.hadastal.org/index.html

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Donation Based Nude Figure Drawing
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Donation Based Nude Figure Drawing

Join us for an afternoon of fun gesture drawing!

Date: Sat. Jan. 20th
Time: 2-5pm
Location: 1355 4th Street, 2nd floor, Berkeley
***Please enter through gates on 5th Street, parking is available on 5th street***

This event operates on a sliding scale. We want to make drawing from a live model available to everyone as often as we can regardless of ability to pay. Please support the art community by paying at the highest level you can comfortably afford.

Male model: Sarena K.

Space is limited, please email to RSVP livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

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Raw Material with Eliza Ivanova
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Raw Material with Eliza Ivanova

In this one day workshop, Eliza will specifically talk about how she developed her techniques and her art practice.  She will go over the tools of her trade, how she control line work and shading.  Student will be introduced to the artist's unique method of developing a finished drawing with Eliza leading a demonstration of students' process from start to finish.  In this workshop, students will learn a more direct and intuitive approach to drawing and lots of demo.  We'll start the workshop with quick gesture drawings for an hour/hour and a half, and go into constructing amore complex piece after that.  

Space is limited, please email to register: livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

About the instructor, Eliza Ivanova, please visit: http://www.elizaivanova.com/

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Donation Based Clothed Figure Life Drawing/Painting
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Donation Based Clothed Figure Life Drawing/Painting

Costumes add an exciting dimension to a standard figure drawing session!  Join us for an evening of fun figure drawing/painting.  One 3-hour pose, oil painters welcome, odorless mineral spirits only.  


This event operates on a sliding scale. We want to make drawing from a live model available to everyone as often as we can regardless of ability to pay. Please support the art community by paying at the highest level you can comfortably afford.

Space is limited, please email to RSVP livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

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Floral Painting 2-Day Workshop with Sung Eun Kim
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Floral Painting 2-Day Workshop with Sung Eun Kim

This workshop is for all level of experiences.   During the two days, Sung Eun will go over basic oil painting techniques and his methods of painting flower.  Students will learn to make sense of the forms/structure of the flowers, learn how to simplify the shapes and paint from life (Sung Eun's choice of flower arrangement).  Sung Eun will provide step by step demo, show you how to design and plan several steps ahead of time due to the fleeting nature of the subject matter.

This workshop is open to all levels!

Space is limited, please email to register: livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

About the instructor, Sung Eun Kim, please visit: http://www.sungeunkimart.com/

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Donation Based Clothed Figure Life Drawing and Painting
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Donation Based Clothed Figure Life Drawing and Painting

Halloween theme!!  Costumes add an exciting dimension to a standard figure drawing session!  Join us for an evening of fun gesture drawing.


This event operates on a sliding scale. We want to make drawing from a live model available to everyone as often as we can regardless of ability to pay. Please support the art community by paying at the highest level you can comfortably afford.

Space is limited, please email to RSVP livandchiuartstudio@gmail.com

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