Spring 2024

Splash Biography

ANASTASIYA SAKKOS, A biochemist, painter, and writer.

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: Not available.

Picture of Anastasiya Sakkos

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I was born in Ukraine and emigrated to the United States with my family in 2000. My formal training is in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with a doctorate earned at Michigan State University in 2019. Before my science training ever began, I explored the natural world by playing outside, drawing, and later painting. Cultivating a creative practice in my life has given me a broader capacity to relate to nature and the exploration of its mechanisms through science and art.

Past Classes

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A1176: Abstract Painting with Watercolors in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 18, 2023)
Join this class to learn some basics of watercolor painting and try an easy abstract design yourself. This class is perfect if you have never painted with watercolors before and want to try. Any level artists welcome! During the first hour of the session, we will explore how watercolor pigments behave and how to apply them to paper. Both wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry methods will be demonstrated. In the last hour of the session, we will focus on creating some simple shapes using wet on dry method and layering additional shapes. This exercise will allow us to have fun with transparency and tinting, both of which are such a beautiful aspect of the watercolor medium. Paint, paper, and brushes will be provided!