Your Talent – Our Supplies!

Art Central is excited to have
Charmaine Martinez Teach Brush Lettering!
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Charmaine Martinez: Brush Lettering Workshop
Sat. September 9th, 1-4pm
Fee: $25
This 3-hour workshop will introduce basic brush lettering techniques. Learn how to transform your handwriting into Instagram-able works of art! We will practice the basic strokes that make up the building blocks of beautiful, fluid letterforms. We will also explore different drawing tools and media for lettering. Anyone who has an interest in lettering is welcome. No previous experience necessary. The instructor is right-handed, so the class will be taught from a right-handed perspective. Materials will be available for purchase at Art Central.
Contact Charmaine for questions or to register for the workshop: charmainemartinez@gmail.com

Don’t miss out on a chance to learn this beautiful (and useful) technique from a supremely knowledgeable teacher.
Sign up today!

Upcoming Acrylic Workshop!

Art Central is Proud to Host
Hilda Vandergriff’s
Acrylic Painting Workshop

Hilda Vandergriff Acrylic Pumpkin

Hilda Vandergriff: Acrylic Painting Workshop
Sat. September 2nd, 1-3pm
Fee: $30.  Materials list on hand at Art Central
Join Artist, Hilda Vandergriff, for a fall inspired acrylic art lesson. You will learn brush strokes, layering, details and background. You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the demo step by step. This art lesson is great for a group of friends, teenagers, and parent with child.  Open to anyone, lesson for all levels. You will go home with a beautiful pumpkin painting. Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn about Acrylics. Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.

To sign up contact:  Hilda Vandergriff at 559-322-6557 or email at Hvandergri@aol.com

The following materials will be needed and maybe purchased at Art Central Art Supply.
Acrylic brushes (Flat size ¾”, Flat 1” and Round size 4) Royal Soft Grip are good
Pre-stretched Canvas – Size 11” x 14”
Liquitex Acrylic brand paint is good. Instructor will be using Ultra Marine Blue, Manganese Blue, Magenta, Perm Rose, Medium Yellow, Light Yellow, and Titanium White
Acrylic paper sheets to mix colors on or acrylic palette
Water container for washing brushes of colors
Pen and Pencil
Paper Towels

If you have ever wanted to learn about the acrylic painting process, this is a great chance to learn the basics…And have fun to boot!  Sign up today!

ART CENTRAL’S NEXT COLLAGE PLAY-DATE IS COMING AUGUST 26TH!!!

Come in on Saturday, August 26th from 11am to 2pm for our play date.  For a $15 fee, all collage materials will be provided!

Please sign up in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or
email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Play-Dates are a chance for you to try new mediums, materials and techniques in our friendly space.  For a small fee, lots of materials are provided as you explore a new avenue of artistic expression!  And you get to meet other great creative folks, too!

Upcoming Drawing Workshop!

Art Central is Happy to Host
the Next Installment of
Larry Le Brane’s

Drawing Workshop Series!

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Larry Le Brane: Drawing Foundation Series “Perspective”
Thurs. August 31st, 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
Learn how to use 1, 2 & 3-point perspective & apply to drawing forms. A popular class & skill that many students like to re-visit. These 4 Drawing Foundation mini-classes focus on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons. For ALL skill levels, very beginning to practicing painters & artists.
To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791

Don’t miss out on this chance to expand your perspective know-how.
Sign-up today!

Art Central is excited to host
5 great workshops featuring
the Tibetan monks as they visit San Luis Obispo.

Make sure you mark your calendar so you won’t miss out on these unique and inspiring opportunities!

 

Joseph R Areno monk painting

Art credit to Joseph R. Areno

Buddhist Monks: Life-Drawing Beginners Class
Tuesday August 15th, 1-4pm
Fee: $20 per person
Instructor Kate Moldauer will lead participants through this 3-hour life drawing workshop.  Monks will take multiple simple poses of varied lengths of time.  All materials included.  Bring your enthusiasm!  Beginners are welcome, no life drawing experience needed. For adults and mature older children.
Additional donations to monks are greatly appreciated.*
Contact Art Central to reserve your place by phone: 805-747-4200 or email us: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

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Buddhist Monks:  Mani Stones for Children
Wednesday August 16th, 11am-1pm
Fee: $10 per child (or adult)
Geared towards children, this workshop explores the practice of bringing beauty and hopefulness to the world by creating a vibrant Mani Stone.  Participants will create their own painted stone.  Children 8 years old and up welcome.  Parents are welcome to stay and participate.  Materials are included!
Additional donations to monks are greatly appreciated.*
Contact Art Central to reserve your place by phone: 805-747-4200 or email us: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

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Buddhist Monks: Prayer Flags for Children
Wednesday August 16th, 2-4pm
Fee: $10 per child (or adult)
Geared towards children, this workshop explores the practice of bringing beauty and hopefulness to the world by creating a colorful Prayer Flag.  Participants will create their own vibrant flag to brighten the day of others.  Children 8 years old and up welcome.  Parents are welcome to stay and participate.  Materials are included!
Additional donations to monks are greatly appreciated.*
Contact Art Central to reserve your place by phone: 805-747-4200 or email us: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

 

Joseph R Areno monk painting

Art credit to Joseph R. Areno

Buddhist Monks: Life Drawing and Meditation for Adults
Wednesday August 16th, 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $20 per person
This 3-hour, non-instructional, life drawing workshop will feature the monks taking multiple poses of varied lengths of time.  Please bring your own materials.  Workshop may open with short meditation.
Additional donations to monks are greatly appreciated.*
Contact Art Central to reserve your place by phone: 747-4200 or email us: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Mani Stones n Prayer Flags 2

Buddhist Monks: Mani Stones
Thursday August 17th, 2-4pm
Fee: $10
Geared towards adults, this workshop explores the practice of bringing beauty and hopefulness to the world by creating a vibrant Mani Stone.  Participants will create their own painted stone.  Mature older children are welcome.  Materials are included!
Additional donations to monks are greatly appreciated.*
Contact Art Central to reserve your place by phone: 805-747-4200 or email us: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

*These events are fundraisers for the monks.  Come, support them, and enjoy these wonderful opportunities!

Space is limited, please reserve your space early!

Reminder for daytime workshops:  Our parking lot is fairly small, and we ask participants if it is not a physical hardship to do so, to please park on the street.  Pepper Street, 1/2 block north, has free parking.

Work Shop Reminders!

Mary Lou Johnson is Teaching
Two Great Lettering Workshops
Next Week!

Don’t miss out on this chance
to learn from this accomplished master
of the art of lettering!

Italic Sampler

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to the Basics of Italic Script Calligraphy
Saturday August 12th 10:30am to 3:30pm with 1 hour lunch break
Fee: $40 for 3 hour class
Suitable for beginners or tune up for Italic hand lettering.
Class members will learn basics of using a broad edge pen to produce the beautiful thick and thin patterns of the Italic Script or Italic Calligraphy. Several brands of ink will be available for use as well as 3 styles of broad edge pen; Speedball C-2, Felt tip 2.5mm and Pilot Parallel pen 2.4. Pen patterns, stroke families and the Italic “recipe” for letter height and angle will be introduced. Paper suitable for lettering will be on hand as well as tools to make future lettering projects much easier. Resources are listed on my website for future references.
Class materials list will be on hand at Art Central.
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.
Class limited to 8.

 

Mary Lou Johnson: Funky Letters with Pilot Parallel Pens
Sunday August 13th 1 to 3pm
Fee: $30 for 2 hour class
Suitable for beginners or anyone who would like to add an informal lettering style to their art.
Class members will learn basics of using a broad edge Pilot Parallel pen to produce the bouncy, flourished strokes of the Funky Lettering style. This pen can skip, lift and roll to create amazing strokes. Any water-soluble ink, water color or walnut ink works with this pen in a continual stroke suitable for letters, drawing, pen patterns. I will be using Lisa Englebrecht’s Funky letters featured in her book, Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering. Additional resources are listed on my website for future references.
Class materials list: Pilot Parallel Pen in size 2.4 mm or 3.8 mm, plus lots of copy paper for practice. Arches Text wove will be available for purchase and try outs. Leave the rules at the door and prepare to create your own alphabet!
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.
Class limited to 8.

“Wild, Wild West”

past & present


 


Art After Dark this Friday, August 4th between 6 – 8 pm!

Join us for our Artists’ Reception of this exhibit, celebrating landscapes, history and culture of the Wild West! 

Show runs through August 28th!


visit http://artsobispo.org/art-after-dark/what-is-art-after-dark for more information on all the art receptions this Friday evening!

Want to learn how to take your
watercolors to the next level?

Don’t miss out on Ardella’s watercolor workshop series…
– It’s just a week away! –

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Ardella Swanberg: Advancing in Watercolor
August 7, 14, 21, 28 and September 11, 18, 25 and October 9, 2017
1PM to 4PM
$180 for 8 weeks.  Enrollment deadline by July 31, 2017
After learning the basics of painting, you need to learn more about how to make an outstanding composition.  This class leads you beyond copying photos and paintings into your own vision with unusual color schemes, design, and abstraction in easy to understand steps. Use your own photographs and drawings for originality.  The classes will cover planning a painting, elements and principles of art, color theory, lively whites, designing with collage, value patterns, and how to save a painting. These principles will help to have your paintings accepted into competitions.
To register, contact Ardella by email: ardellajo@yahoo.com
or phone: 805-234-1754

Lesson 1: Materials and planning a painting
Assignment:  In class plan a painting using these steps. Bring it to the next class for critique. Also bring your own photo of a landscape.

Lesson 2: The Elements and Principles of Art.
Assignment:  You will use negative painting to enhance a painting.  Bring that painting and your own photo of any subject to the next class.

Lesson 3: Apply color theory.
Assignment: design a painting that uses a color scheme that you would never have tried before.  Bring the painting to the next class.

Lesson 4: Lively whites in a still life.
Assignment:  Plan and paint a painting of a white still life in class. Finish and bring it for critique the next week.  Also bring your own photo and some textures that you find in magazines, origami, or textiles.

Lesson 5:  Using collage to work out design concepts.
Assignment: Make your own painting using your collage as inspiration. Bring your own photo of shadows of plants or trees to the next class.

Lesson 6: Finding interesting value patterns
Assignment: Use one of your value sketches to make a painting. Look at paintings by Cezanne.

Lesson 7: Abstraction
Assignment: Make a painting in the style of Cezanne.  Bring a painting to the next class that you think is so bad that you want to throw it away.

Lesson 8: Saving a poor painting. Assignment: Fix a bad painting.

Looking for a SIZZLING deal for your summer art fun?

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We just got in some great closeouts!  Something for everyone!

Paint brushes, paints, calligraphy brushes and markers….

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We’ve put some other items into clearance, as well, such as SolarFast

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Hope to see you soon!!!

 

 

Art Central is proud to host two great workshops
by Mary Lou Johnson!

Italic Sampler

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to the Basics of Italic Script Calligraphy
Saturday August 12th 10:30am to 3:30pm with 1 hour lunch break
Fee: $40 for 3 hour class
Suitable for beginners or tune up for Italic hand lettering.
Class members will learn basics of using a broad edge pen to produce the beautiful thick and thin patterns of the Italic Script or Italic Calligraphy. Several brands of ink will be available for use as well as 3 styles of broad edge pen; Speedball C-2, Felt tip 2.5mm and Pilot Parallel pen 2.4. Pen patterns, stroke families and the Italic “recipe” for letter height and angle will be introduced. Paper suitable for lettering will be on hand as well as tools to make future lettering projects much easier. Resources are listed on my website for future references.
Class materials list will be on hand at Art Central.
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.
Class limited to 8.

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Mary Lou Johnson: Funky Letters with Pilot Parallel Pens
Sunday August 13th 1 to 3pm
Fee: $30 for 2 hour class
Suitable for beginners or anyone who would like to add an informal lettering style to their art.
Class members will learn basics of using a broad edge Pilot Parallel pen to produce the bouncy, flourished strokes of the Funky Lettering style. This pen can skip, lift and roll to create amazing strokes. Any water-soluble ink, water color or walnut ink works with this pen in a continual stroke suitable for letters, drawing, pen patterns. I will be using Lisa Englebrecht’s Funky letters featured in her book, Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering. Additional resources are listed on my website for future references.
Class materials list: Pilot Parallel Pen in size 2.4 mm or 3.8 mm, plus lots of copy paper for practice. Arches Text wove will be available for purchase and try outs. Leave the rules at the door and prepare to create your own alphabet!
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.
Class limited to 8.

And don’t forget Mary Lou
is giving a Calligraphy Demonstration

this weekend…for FREE!

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to Italic Calligraphy Demonstration
Sat. July 22nd, 1:30-2:30pm
Fee: FREE!
Mary Lou Johnson will letter free name tags for book marks using a broad edge pen with several different inks as well as water colors.  She will also demo Pilot Parallel pens with color blending.  Pen patterns with the broad edged pen (Speedball Nibs and Pilot Parallel pens will also be demonstrated.
To enroll, contact Art Central by email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com or phone:805-747-4200