Sunday, November 23, 2008

Steve Huston Slide Presentation Dec. 12 '08

Steve Huston Slide Presentation and Painting Demo at 3Kicks Fine Art Studio


3Kicks Fine Art Studio is proud to present Steve Huston slide presentation and painting demo on Dec 12th. In this presentation, Huston will take you back in time to his earlier works and onto his most recent works explaining his approaches and inspiration for the first two hours. In the remaining hour and a half, Huston will take you step by step on how he approaches his gallery work using his photo reference during the painting demo.

Don't miss this great opportunity. Space is limited, sign up early!
For more information, please visit or contact us at 626. 466. 5043

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Gary Meyer Workshop Fall 08

It was a great honor to have one of the most influential instructor, Gary Meyer from Art Center, came and did a workshop for 3Kicks. It was a great workshop and a very informative one.

One the first day of the workshop, Gary Meyer started off with a head demo explaining the light and shadow, color theory and forms.

After the head demo for warm up, Gary went on to his demo on live model. Everyone was eager to paint after watching the demo. :)

On the second day of the workshop, Gary did painting demos on cityscape and ocean.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gary Meyer Workshop Nov 1 & 2 '08

3Kicks Fine Art Studio is proud to announce the well known Art Center professor, Gary Meyer is doing a painting workshop at 3Kicks. Gary Meyer has worked on the first Star War movie in his earlier years of career. His clients also include major motion picture studios, theme parks, aircraft companies, advertising agencies, Apple computer, and Levis. He is a special advisor to the Illustration department chair at Art Center College of Design.

The workshop is on Nov. 1st and Nov 2nd. For more information, please visit our website at or contact us at 626 466 5043 or

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bill Perkins Watercolor Painting workshop Oct. 12th, 2008

Bill Perkins, a well known artist did a two day costume and landscape watercolor workshop at 3Kicks on Oct. 11th and 12th. Bill has worked as a concept artist, production designer, layout artist, art director and storyboard artist for companies like Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, ILM, and 9th Ray Studio.

Bill started out the workshop with a slide presentation and explanation on values and contrast.

Time to do demo on live model.

On the second day, it was time to go out and do a landscape! Students met up at a park in Pasadena at 10am with all their gears.

Students gathering around Bill for a lecture under the sun.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Joseph Todorovitch Workshop Jun 20-22 '08

Joseph Todorovitch Workshop
June 20th - June 22nd

Joseph Todorovitch is a young contemporary painter who has developed a reputation for his highly representational figure paintings. Joseph has just received the First Honor Award and People's Choice Award at the 2008 Portrait Society of American International Portrait Competition.

His work is a culmination of these forces with a deep respect for the knowledge and sensitivities of the past. Joseph has been able to sift through the vast amount of information, be selective, and utilize what's necessary to achieve an impact that speaks about a personal experience with his subjects. His paintings emote, and convey a care and sensitivity that is reminiscent of the naturalist painters of the 19th century. Utilizing subtle value and temperature shifts, fine draftsmanship, and pure intuition, Joseph weaves a world of breathable air and psychological nuance in his work.

Description of workshop

Painting a figure from life and discuss choices for setting up the pose, composition, color harmony, lighting, pacing, and bringing the painting to a decent level of resolve. Joseph will explain his approach and demonstrate by painting along and illustrating his ideas about the approach. The workshop will consist of three six hour sessions in consecutive days. Previous drawing experience is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit or

Space is limited, please sign up early.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

3 Kicks Fine Art Studio Summer '08 Session Brochure

Hello Everyone,

I would like to announce the new fine art school, 3Kicks Fine Art Studio I opened in the center of Pasadena is going into our second semester. In this coming semester-summer (May 16th to August 10th), we have added more workshops and classes.

We are honored to have many great artists doing workshops at 3Kicks. Dan McCaw is doing a slide presentation on May 25th. Sean Cheetham will be doing a 3 day painting workshop on May 16th to 18th. We also have Joseph Todorovitch doing a 3 day painting workshop as well.
For our 10 week courses, I will be teaching a Figure Drawing class and a Head Drawing class. Edgar Silva will be teaching a Beginning Figure Painting class and an advanced Figure Painting Class.

For more information about our classes and registration, please visit us at or contact us at


Charles Hu
3Kicks Fine Art Studio