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Alcohol Ink Workshop with Sonomi Kobayashi
August 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alcohol Ink: Fluid Abstract Paintings
Explore this unique material called alcohol ink, that lets you create transparent, fluid, and abstract imagery with distinct qualities. The way the ink spreads on paper is so calming and healing – almost meditative. This workshop is great for new painters as well as experienced artists looking for new material to try out and explore their abstract side with colors. Participants will be guided through everything they need to know about the material, its characteristics, tools, and basic techniques to get started with alcohol ink painting. Some additional methods and techniques will also be presented to create your own unique artwork.
【About the Instructor】
A Japanese native, Sonomi Kobayashi is a New York-based artist, art educator, and independent curator. She received a Four-Year Certificate from The Art Students League in Painting, where she also studied printmaking and sculpture, and was awarded a Merit Scholarship and the Will Barnet Grant in Printmaking. She has served as an artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA, Vermont Studio Center, The Art Students League’s Vytlacil Campus, and Cat’Art Contemporary Art Centre in France. Her work has been exhibited frequently in the US, Japan, and Europe, including the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (NYC), Lesley Heller Workspace (NYC), Flinn Gallery (CT), Galerie ARTAe, (Germany), The National Art Center (Tokyo), and Gallery Heptagon (Kyoto). She currently teaches Children’s Art Class at The Art Students League, as well as with Seeds of the League; The League’s community program. Since 2013, she has been teaching art to children enrolled in NYC Parks Learning Labs and adults in Arts, Culture and Fun workshops in community parks throughout Manhattan. In 2019, the Mayoral Service Recognition Program awarded her a Certificate of Appreciation for her outstanding efforts.