Wednesday, October 29, 2008

a workshop with Mau-Kun Yim

coming to Studio 2nd Street in Spring 2009!

Drawing and Oil Painting Workshop
at Studio 2nd Street
March 30-April 3, 2009
Tuition: $585 + $35 model fee

drawing © Mau-Kun Yim

About the workshop

This workshop covers the philosophy, principles and techniques of drawing and oil painting through lectures, demonstration and practice sessions. In the drawing sessions, students will practice observation skills. Yim will emphasize composition, moving from blocks to details, creating a drawing with the textured feeling of oil painting, and the relationship between drawing and oil painting. In the painting sessions, students will learn how to observe colors and light and capture the colors on the palette. Above all, students will learn how to create an oil painting that has the feel of an oil painting, not just a painting created with oil colors. Students will receive individual attention and are encouraged to bring their works in for critique. Students should have a minimum two years of experience in drawing and oil painting.

painting in oil © Mau-Kun Yim

About the artist

MAU-KUN YIM is a graduate of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China. He is the author of over 30 books on oil painting, pastel and drawing, and is a frequent lecturer at universities in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. His numerous awards include First place at Portrait Society of America’s International Competition, 2005, and Best of Show, Salon International 2006. His work has been featured in Southwest Art, International Artist Magazine, and a cover feature in The Artist’s Magazine. Website:

contact Studio 2nd Street to register for this workshop.

Art from the Russian Academy

a show coming to Encinitas in January & February 2009...

Russian Art Exhibition
hosted by Studio 2nd Street, sponsored by Synergy Art Foundation and the City of Encinitas, in collaboration with Leon Okun and his fellow students at the Academy.

From The Russian Academy Of Arts, St. Petersburg to the Community Room of the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, a Russian Art Exhibition of more than 45 artworks is a cultural exchange between Russia and Encinitas. Hosted by Studio 2nd Street and Synergy Art Foundation and funded by the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation both giving thanks to Ron and Vanessa Lemen who have worked for more than a year on this project. You are not too late to go to the reception on Sat, Jan 31, 4:00-7:00pm. With Art, Music and Refreshments and all free.

Click here to view more images of the work that will be at the show.

If you'd like to visit the show prior to or after the reception date, click here for the library website for their hours and contact info.

pics from the Change show!


^ Bob the poser...

and the crowd shuffles in...
^ admiring the artwork...

good peeps...

^ larger than life, in more ways than one...

fun times!

^ ...the tall people. hey look, Leon's back! ...literally.

^ and a face from the past! ..and bigger hair to boot! :)
Tommy & Faith catch up on ol times.

^ a view from the outside

^ congrats to the newlyweds, Brian and Lindsey. woohoo!

and we just want to say thanks for another great show...great friends, great conversation, great artwork!
a good time was had by all...
and congrats to everyone
for creating such incredible and insightful work.
the range of ideas from one word - change - was awesome!
(when we sift through the pics of the artwork,
we hope to post those here as well).