Taught by Rob Sato
Sunday, October 29th, 12-5pm
In this 1-day workshop, participants will work with artist and educator, Rob Sato, to explore painting with watercolors.
Watercolor makes tangible and records the interaction between water, pigment, paper, and you. Watercolors can be at once incredibly loose and highly technical, intensely planned or wildly improvisational, and they help foster and deepen a relationship with physical reality and the unexpected. Participants will be introduced to fundamental techniques, provided with the tools to play with the medium, and to have a focused experience with the behavior of that miracle element—water.
No experience necessary! This is not a results-oriented workshop and participants are welcome to make anything they would like and are encouraged to see where the medium takes them. The emphasis will be on providing space and time to nurture a partnership with these simple, fun materials in a communal setting. Rob will be available to answer questions and discuss any aspect of the process.
This workshop will begin with a short artist talk in which Rob will share his approach, inspiration and process in making his own work.
All tools and materials are included, participants can expect to leave with their paintings. This workshop will take place at Sooki Studio, located in East Los Angeles, 15 minutes east of Downtown. The studio address will be sent out to registered participants.
Rob Sato has been living, drawing and painting in Los Angeles for over 20 years, juggling a personal art practice with work in illustration and animation. Pursuing drawing as an act of communing with life, his work layers personal observation and fantastical imagery into a vibrant and complex visual language.
His work has been exhibited internationally, and he has designed backgrounds and characters for animated shows such as The Midnight Gospel and Beavis and Butthead, and his illustrations have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Juxtapoz Magazine.
Sliding Scale Pricing
Sliding scale pricing is a tool for social equity. We use sliding scale pricing to make ceramics education accessible and affordable to all.
There are three tiers for pricing, when signing up for a workshop, please pay on the scale what feels right to you and your current finances. This is a trust based system, only you will know what feels comfortable and possible.
The high end of the scale is the true cost. If you are someone who can afford to pay this, please do, as this offsets the price for others, allowing us to create more affordable offerings.
Workshops take place in the studio garden. There are two sets of stairs, 3 steps each, leading to the workshop area. A bathroom is available for workshop participants. For any additional questions on accessibility, please reach out.
Workshops are non-refundable, if you do need to cancel I will try my best to fill the spot, in which case I can offer a refund, however this is not guaranteed. If you are unable to attend the workshop you may transfer your spot to another person.
Participants are encouraged to take at home Covid tests prior to the workshop to ensure collective safety. As we're working in a very well ventilated environment, masks are optional. If you are experiencing any Covid like symptoms or have been exposed to someone with Covid, please stay home and get in touch so that we can schedule a make-up session.