Lift Off Art-The Artrepreneur’s Mindset : The Fully Fed Artist

$55

Register for this class: http://www.liftoff-art.com/product/the-artrepreneurs-mindset-the-fully-fed-artist_sept14/

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 (please be sure you’re signing up for the correct date!)
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm, 3 hrs
Class size: 3-12

Location:
Big Umbrella Studios
906 1/2 Divisadero Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

In this powerful three-hour session, let SF-based artist Rick Kitagawa guide you over, around, and through the most common psychological and emotional barriers that hamper artists from realizing a career as an artist.  Rick will debunk common art career myths and teach you the surprising secret on how to figure out what career advice you should really be following.  Additionally, in a safe space, you’ll be learn a fast and simple technique to conquer your fears, how a true artist-entrepreneur (artrepreneur) works smarter, and how to stay sustainable in a frantic, stressful world.

You’ll leave this workshop inspired, energized, and with the foundation needed to really set out on the path to fulfilling your creative dreams.

To register, please click on the link above. We’ll see you soon!
Registration closes Sunday, Sept. 21th  at 11:59 pm, so sign up now!

Rick Kitagawa is an award-winning San Francisco based visual artist, storyteller, and arts educator.  He currently is a sponsored artist for Crescent, Savoir-Faire, and KRINK.  He also teaches business classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.


Lift Off Art-The Art of Selling Art: Marketing + Selling for Artists

$110

Register for this class: http://www.liftoff-art.com/product/marketing-for-artists/

Wednesdays, October 1 + 8, 2014 (please be sure you’re signing up for the correct date!)
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm, 3 hrs each day
Class size: 3-12

Location:
Big Umbrella Studios
906 1/2 Divisadero Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

When you first think of “marketing and selling,” most people think of the world of Mad Men, or of sleazy car salesmen with greasy hair and cigars.  However, in this two-week class, let Lift Off founder Rick Kitagawa show you a happier, friendly side to marketing and selling your art (that works even for introverts).

The first session will set the stage for all your marketing work by first explaining what marketing is and is not, then by participating in a lots of hands-on activities, you’ll be focusing on the basis of all your marketing: you and Your Narrative.  We’ll then get into the basics of creating an online base of operations and touch upon social media marketing.  When you leave you’ll have lots of great ideas that you can immediately implement to create buzz and start finding the right audience to sell to.

The second week we’ll focus on networking the non-creepy way and leveraging the connections you don’t know you already have.  We’ll then dive into the psychology behind successful salespeople, public speaking, and creating various income streams from your art that you already have.  You’ll close out the class knowing how to monetize your art, create and test products, and ways of making sure that your art gets its way into the hands of the right buyers.

To register, please click on the link above!  We’ll see you soon!
Registration closes Sunday, Sept. 28th  at 11:59 pm, so sign up now!

Rick Kitagawa is an award-winning San Francisco based visual artist, storyteller, and arts educator.  He currently is a sponsored artist for Crescent, Savoir-Faire, and KRINK.  He also teaches business classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.


Lift Off Art-Advanced Color and Lighting for Painters

$110

Register for this class: http://www.liftoff-art.com/product/adv-color/

Dates: Tuesdays, October 7th & 14th
Meeting Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm, 3hrs

Place: Big Umbrella Studios
906 1/2 Divisadero Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

Class Size: 4-10

COURSE DETAILS:

Through lectures and live-painting demos, the 2-class sessions will cover:

Advance Color Theories:

  • The 4 Properties of Color: Hue, Value, Saturation, & Temperatures
  • “The 80-20 Rule” : Designing Color Harmony and Color Compositions in your paintings
  • The 6-Value Form Principle: How to paint realistic color and lighting conditions in your paintings
  • 3-Step Lighting Theory:  How to simplify a typical lighting scheme: key light, rim light, and global illumination that naturally occurs in interior still life, exterior landscapes, and portraitures.
  • Complex Lighting Schemes:  How to combine and push dramatic lighting effects : backlit (sunset), ¾ front lighting (typical portrait), top lighting, underlighting, and side lighting

Advance Lighting:

  • Lambertian Lighting: how to paint lambertian deep textures and specular highlights found on different materials, such as tree barks, moss, animal fur/feathers, hair, granite rocks, metals, and corrosion effects
  • Global Illumination: how sky colors (sunrise, noon, sunset) or season colors (spring, summer, fall, winter) affects your landscapes
  • how to paint translucent and transparent objects with subsurface scattering as seen in the transmitted sunlight through leaves, hair, or fur
  • Reflective Light: how to paint reflections found in metals (chrome, brass, aluminum), mirrors, tiles, and water surfaces
  • Moods: how different colors affect moods
  • How to choose specific color schemes and design with dynamic color and lighting

*Though this class is taught with lecture and teacher demos using a combination of different paint mediums, these principles apply to any medium. Students are encouraged to do their homework, take notes, and follow along the demos with their preferred mediums. After registration, students will be sent a suggested materials list depending on their preferred mediums.

**Cancellation policy: If the required minimum of students is not made 24 hours prior to the start of class, all course fees will be refunded.  If something happens and you cannot make the class, you MUST email the instructor at eve@eveskylar.net  24 hours prior to the start of class in order to get a full refund.   After 24 hours prior to the start of class, no refunds will be offered, however if you cannot make the class, you may transfer your registration to another student.


Lift Off Art-The Artrepreneur’s Mindset : The Fully Fed Artist

$110

Register for this class: http://www.liftoff-art.com/product/the-artrepreneurs-mindset-the-fully-fed-artist-nov14/

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (please be sure you’re signing up for the correct date!)
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm, 3 hrs
Class size: 3-12

Location:
Big Umbrella Studios
906 1/2 Divisadero Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

In this powerful three-hour session, let SF-based artist Rick Kitagawa guide you over, around, and through the most common psychological and emotional barriers that hamper artists from realizing a career as an artist.  Rick will debunk common art career myths and teach you the surprising secret on how to figure out what career advice you should really be following.  Additionally, in a safe space, you’ll be learn a fast and simple technique to conquer your fears, how a true artist-entrepreneur (artrepreneur) works smarter, and how to stay sustainable in a frantic, stressful world.

You’ll leave this workshop inspired, energized, and with the foundation needed to really set out on the path to fulfilling your creative dreams.

To register, please add this workshop to your cart and check out!  We’ll see you soon!
Registration closes Sunday, Nov. 9th  at 11:59 pm, so sign up now!

Rick Kitagawa is an award-winning San Francisco based visual artist, storyteller, and arts educator.  He currently is a sponsored artist for Crescent, Savoir-Faire, and KRINK.  He also teaches business classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.