The Art of Blending: A Hands-On Class About Painting and Wine
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The last date listed for The Art of Blending was Sunday September 20, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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We had a delightful time at this well-organized Sunday afternoon event. Ian, the host, is very knowledgeable and personable which made learning about wine a pleasure. The class concept was clever and it worked -- blending wine or painting on...continued
Looking for something unique to do with your friends, your significant other or a great date?
Take a class where you can learn about wine, fine art and make a keepsake of your time together.
First, you will taste and discuss several varietal wines: Cab/CabFranc/Merlot/Malbec/Syrah and others. Second, you will blend a wine to your liking, using different beakers. Third, you will hear from a local artist as she discusses her background, talents, education, and ideas on art. Fourth, you will be provided with everything you need to make a master work of art… all students can paint take home piece of work. If you wish, you can work with the artist to express your ideas.
Art, like wine, is based on several basic principles: raw ingredients, materials, wisdom, vision, and talent.
Note that while you will be allowed to take your artwork with you, unfortunately, due to legal limitations, you cannot take home the wine you make in this class.
About the Guest Artist
Kiyomi is a native Southern Californian of Japanese descent. She graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She also took life drawing classes at the Animation Institute in Hollywood, California and at Associates in Art in Sherman Oaks, California, where she studied under master instructors from Disney, Warner Brothers and DreamWorks corporations.
Kiyomi considers herself a flow artist and describes her art as “areflection of herself, a glimpse into her psyche, and a source for others todiscover something new about themselves.” Themes have included nature,ritual, spirituality, love, energy and dreams. Regardless of the medium orseries, all pieces incorporate rhythmic movement, color & organic forms.Using various types of media, she uses layers of rich colors, combining lines,shapes, shadows and textures for a multi-dimensional effect.
Her influences include nature and indigenous art from various cultures as wellas surreal art from past & present. In 2005, Kiyomi added performance artto her résumé. She interpreted the energy from live music through movement& transferred it into live painting. Live and pre-recorded video projectionis usually added to the mix. All three entities perform improvisationally.
Kiyomi is creating on a full time basis, and is exhibiting art on a domesticand international level. Her art has been displayed in New York City, LosAngeles, England and Italy. She is currently working on a new series that fusesher Multimedia Mood Plaques (printmaking & paint on acrylic sheets) withelectronic media (video, lights & sound).