Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

Hello Everyone,

Ho Ho Ho ...
A happy and prosperous New Year to all of you.
May we all be seven times better off at this time next year !

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis

Charles Hu
Amy Yung

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Winter 2011 schedule


3Kicks wants to start with saying we hope everyone had a great 2010.

With 2010 almost coming to the end, new year is just around the corner = Winter term for 3Kicks is starting soon. Our Winter term will start on Jan. 10th and our registration has started already.

For information on classes and registration, please visit our website at

3Kicks wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Joseph Todorovitch 12/4 &12/5 2010

On the first day of workshop, Joseph started off with introduction, questions and lecture.

Above are some of the images of the demo Joseph did on the first day of the workshop. Students get to paint along with him after the demo.

Joseph continued on his painting on the next day. A fun two days workshop.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

James Gurney Lecture

Back in October, James Gurney, creator of and the creator of the best art blog on the internet was at 3Kicks doing 3 of his lectures. Students learned a lot and gained some insight into James's world of art thanks to the founder of Atelier Marchant, Matt Marchant.
These were what he covered:
-Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist
-Color and light
-Pioneers of Plein Air

Friday, October 1, 2010

Richard Morris Tonal Drawing Workshop - FREE !!!

Good news !!!

3Kicks Fine Art Studio is hosting a free Tonal Drawing workshop by Richard Morris for people who would like to learn more about figurative drawing.

Workshop description: Fundamental concepts such as construction, anatomy, and accuracy will be stressed. However, the main focus will be on understanding light, manipulation of value for the sake of composition, and the editing of visual information to express an overall concept. The goal will be for students to take their life drawings to a higher level of finish, but more importantly develop a method which suits their personal vision.

Date: Dec. 18th 11am - 6pm
Space is limited, sign up early!!!

Please contact us at 626. 466. 5043 or

Joseph Todorovitch Painting Workshop

Joseph Todorovitch will be doing a workshop for 3Kicks on Dec. 4th & 5th. It will be a great opportunity for students to learn from this highly sought after artist.

Space is limited, sign up early !!!
For more information, please visit

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Head Drawing by Glen Orbik

This head drawing class is for all level of students. It is a class that focuses on draftsmanship, designing both 2D and 3D elements together, with special emphasis on idealization. The tonal approach stressing shapes, values, and edges is excellent training to help students make the transition from drawing to painting as well sharpening the skills of those who already paint and draw.

There are only a few spots open for this class, to sign up, please contact us at or 626. 466. 5043.

Glen Orbik, a student of Fred Fixler and the Reilly method, continues to follow Fred's precepts and has been drawing, painting, and illustration for over 20 years, Known for his dramatic paintings often emphasizing chiaroscuro, his subjects include everything from Film-Noir to super heroes, pin-ups to Rockwell style situations. His clients include Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., DC and Marvel Comics, Subway Restaurants, Clampett Studios and TSR. Among his book covers for Avon, Berkley, Random House, Tor, Del Rey, and Hard Case Crime and images for Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and Star Wars.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Charles Hu Gesture Drawing

Charles Hu's Gesture Drawing class is starting this Saturday Sept. 18th. This class is still open for enrollment. Don't miss this great class!

In this Gesture class, we will be focusing on gesture, rhythm, action, and the harmony within the pose to give drawing a more “rhythmical” instead of a stiff look. The class also will stress on using line weight to show tension, weight, and balance using model as reference to exaggerate the action within your drawing to have a more expressive and energetic look. Poses in this class range from 3 minutes to 10 minutes.

Please email us at or reach us at 626. 466. 5043.

Still Life class by Tim Tien

Our Still Life class by Tim Tien has been postponed to Sept. 20th. Don't miss this chance to sign up for this class. It is an excellent class for any level of artists. It is a great class to learn about composition, colors and proportion. It is a class which will help students to understand light and color, relationship of form and space and the elements of composition. For more information on the class, please visit us at

Tim Tien's bio - Tim decided to be an artist late in life and studied the art of oil painting intensively for over 5 years with many renowned artists that can be traced back to the lineage of the old master and the Russian impressionist. Although Tim's training is strongly grounded in the representational and figurative style, he said he takes inspiration more from artists such as Van Gogh; Cezzane; Matisse, Picasso and Michaelangelo - the sculptor, as well as being influenced by the spirit of Chinese brush painting.
Tim has participated at numerous national exhibitions and plein air events across the US, and he had been hornored with 1st place awards and Best of show from them. Tim has been invited or juried into exhibitions such as the International Fine Art Fair; the Biannual Show of the California Art Club; the annual Gold Medal Exhibition; the Annual Salon International Exhibition; the Carmel Art Festival: the San Luis Obispo plein air event and many others. Tim was invited to serve as Juror for the 16th biannual Blinn House show of the CAC. He is also an Artist member of California Art Club.

Sunday, August 29, 2010