Fariba Sasson is the founder of Color Bundles. She is a creative artist who loves to teach. One can attribute Fariba’s unique and special art creations to her creativity and experience. Over seven years, she shared and taught her art techniques at local schools as a volunteer.
She brings this teaching experience to her art classes at Color Bundles. She isn’t just a painter, but also a floral designer, a jewelry maker, and a clay sculptor. For the multidisciplinary artist and owner of Clay Bundles, mixing media is what it’s all about. This approach helps her and others discover designs they might not otherwise have created, such as clay art adhered toanacrylic painting or3D colorful mosaics.
She and her instructors teach this approach during hands-on classes, step by step. Both techniques are very interesting and easy to work with. It gives everyone, at any age the opportunity to create beautiful and quality art pieces tobe proud of and enjoy.
They also host parties for corporate team building events, kids’ birthdays, private painting events and art workshops where participants can unearth their artistic skills in a supportive environment. She strongly believes that art helps the development of children and others will relax and enjoy its therapeutic benefits.
“Most of people think they are not creative enough to paint or create anything. But I believe with easy instructions and encouragement, You can help them to start !” Says Fariba.
“That is what we are promoting at Color Bundles”
“Easy and fun techniques for both kids and adults!”
Dijana’s career began as an art historian, working in a London gallery, but she has always painted for pleasure. During her time in London, she studied sculpture at Harrow College and took figure drawing classes. She was part of the Holland Park Artist Group and exhibited her Paintings and sculpture through private exhibitions and at The Old Church Gallery in Chelsea.
She moved to California in 1998 where she studied anatomical drawing, print making and sculpture metal casting at Las Positas College and DVC in San Ramon and Pleasant Hill. She joined the workshop of well-known artist and teacher Oneida Stowe in 1999.
Visit Dijana’s website at www.dijanaharding.com
Her studio is situated in the Arsenal building which is a part of historical Benicia. Her paintings are regularly exhibited in the galleries and museums in Oakland, Sacramento, Benicia, London and Rovinj(Croatia). Dijana paints and draws in variety of media to boost her inspiration. She often works with photography as the first stage of the creative process, using digital photographs as preliminary studies and combining these with her own life drawings.
She grew up in Oakland and Alameda, and earned a B.A. in Art with Honors from Cal State East Bay. then she continued her art education at Diablo Valley College (DVC). “My environment still influences me and my art, as do childhood and family memories”. Painting with acrylic, watercolor, or collage, she creates landscapes and figurative works based on her memories and environment.
Pam loves teaching children about art, and have volunteered and assisted in art classes at local grammar schools, have created art lessons and projects for home-schooled children. Her art studio is in the historic arsenal in Benicia and she is a member of Arts Benicia, participating in their member shows at the Arts Benicia Gallery.
In 2004 she received an Award of Excellence for her watercolor in the Fine Art Exhibition at the California State Fair, and received the President’s Award for Painting in 2010 at the DVC student show. DVC purchased her painting for their permanent collection. She also exhibited in the juried show “Local Voice” at the Bedford Gallery in the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek.