:: Kid’s Art Workshops & Camp ::
Art has been Sarah’s passion for as long as she can remember. Hailing from the Midwest, Sarah majored in the Media Arts with a minor in Art from Ohio University. Moving to California has been an exciting change. Sarah is a self-taught artist, and draws inspiration from the colors and textures around her. Chalk and pastels are her materials of choice. Regional Folk Art has also had a major influence in her works. Sarah enjoys encouraging others to express themselves creatively, and is a firm believer that enjoying the process, that freedom of creativity is what makes art wonderful.
:: Portrait Painting, Landscape Painting, Plein Air Painting ::
Terry has been in the art industry for the last 20 years, his accomplishments have ranged from painting large-scale theatrical murals, working as a commercial and editorial illustrator, college art professor, award-winning animated short director, to a lighting technical director on animated feature films. He earned his illustration degree at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and his graduate degree in Computer Animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
While Terry is familiar with a variety of media, his most recent personal work has focused on plein air landscapes, contemporary studio-based landscapes, and more traditional alla prima figurative work in oils. Strictly defined, an alla prima painting would be started and finished in one painting session, but the term is also more loosely applied to any painting done in a direct, expressive style, with minimal preparation.
Famous painters who worked in an alla prima style are as diverse as Paul Cezanne, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Caravaggio, Hieronymus Bosch, and Frans Hals.
:: Kid’s Art Workshops & Camp ::
Art has always been an important part of Julia’s life. Born and raised in Illinois, Julia attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a degree in Art History and Studio Arts. Throughout her college career she worked as an art teacher for a local art center, where she found her passion to teach the arts. Drawing, design and printmaking are her favorite ways to create, but she loves trying new materials and techniques. Over the years she has taught everything from sculpture and ceramics to watercolors and charcoal drawing. Julia encourages her students to have fun, explore their imaginations and always be proud of what they accomplish.
:: Photo Transfers ::
Multi-media artist Lisa Baker-Miccio is originally from Kent, England. She studied art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and graduated Kent with a BTEC National Diploma in Art, her major study was in ceramics. She then went on to achieve a BA Honors Degree in Ceramics at Prifysgol Cymru/The University of Wales in 1996. Lisa Has exhibited her work internationally including the “Cardiff Bay development Corp” in Wales, “St. Martins in the Field” in London and Maidstone in Kent. In the United States, her work has been exhibited in Easton PA, Bethlehem, PA and in Los Angeles. Lisa’s work is influenced by her extensive world travel, drawing inspiration from the diverse riches of design and architecture from each culture. Lisa currently resides with her family in Venice, CA. In addition to teaching and working at PAINT:LAB, she also manages the Happy Trailers HD Production Company Studio.
Ewald (Ed) Klautky was an illustrator turned designer before working on “Gargoyles” the animated series for Disney TV. When the series ended, he learned to design layouts, characters, and storyboards while pitching new show ideas to Disney executives in the visual development department. After leaving on his own terms, he was hired to storyboard the animated feature “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within” in Hawaii for a year. Klautky continued in animation on TV series and Direct-to DVD features as a freelance designer/storyboard artist for WB, Hanna-Barbera, Film Roman, Sony Adelaide, Universal, Nickelodeon and others while boarding “live-action” television commercials and video game art for advertising companies.
Currently teaching part-time at Santa Monica Community College on the AET (Arts & Entertainment Technology) campus, he draws upon his storyboard experience to teach entry level film and animation students. His most notable animated shows since Hawaii include “Starship Troopers: The Roughneck Chronicles”, “X-Men Evolution”, “Spawn: The Animated Movie”, “Iron Man”, and “Wolverine & the X-Men” among others.
By Appointment :: Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting ::
Lance Miccio is a Brooklyn born painter. He studied editorial Illustration at Parsons School of Design in NYC before receiving an art scholarship to the College of Charleston NC. There he studied under abstract expressionist Michael Tyzack, who eventually recommended Lance to participate in the “International Student Exchange” program. This led to Lance’s studies abroad at the University of Wales, the School of the Arts in Nantes, France and eventually the prestigious Slade School of Art where he studied under Tess Jaray.
Lance has had many exhibits and one man shows spanning the globe, and his paintings are much sought after by collectors. He presently resides in Venice, CA where he has a production studio.
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