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SAVE THE DATE- OCTOBER 1st!

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Art Central is kicking off InkTober with a FREE hands-on demonstration!

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES!  Come on in October 1st between 1pm and 3pm to see Ferrari and William demonstrate the uses of some our Inktober sales items.

We’ll demonstrate drawing and lettering techniques with a variety of Inktober related products, and invite you to try them too!

(Psssst…. October 1st…1-day-only SUPER deals!  They won’t be listed on our blog!)

SAVE THE DATE … You don’t want to miss out on all the fun!

 HAPPY INKTOBER!!!

Art Central is excited to promote Inktober this year with great discounts on artist’s inky essentials.

**  For the 1st week of October  **
come in and stock up on the everything you need to make your Inktober great!

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All Higgins Inks

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FW Acrylic Inks

Sakura micron

Micron Technical Markers

Pocket brush

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

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Kuretake Bimoji Brush Pens

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Pilot Parallel Caligraphy Pens

And MUCH, MUCH more!
Come in and get everything you need for your InkTober!

  • 12×12 cradled panel w/1.5″ gallery profile  

  • 40% off til Sept 30th!

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    Just in time for the Open Studios Art Tour “12x12x12 Preview Show!”

    Please note … May not be combined with student or member discounts!

Get Ready for Inktober!

– Inktober is coming!!! –

Make sure you have all the pens, inks, brushes and paper you need to be a part of this fun and creative month long event.

What is Inktober?

InkTober is the brain child of comic, concept, and fine artist Jake Parker who challenged himself to complete a finished ink work each day in October.  Parker posted his daily results on social media and invited other artists to do the same.  Inktober caught on like wildfire and has since become an annual event that promotes personal challenge, discovery and community.

http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober

Stay tuned to our blog,
to see how Art Central
is celebrating InkTober…
And how you can participate!

Tools of the Trade

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Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
Brush pens are a versatile tool capable of creating lines that are thick to thin and everything in-between just by altering pressure.  Pentel’s version is cartridge fed and refillable with waterproof and archival ink.

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Micron Pens
These disposable technical pens create a consistent line perfect for sharp, detailed line work.  Waterproof and fadeproof these pens are an affordable alternative to Rapidograph technical pens.

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Sumi, India, Acrylic and Other Inks
The life blood and mainstay of InkTober.  Inks differ widely in their properties.  Whatever the application, whatever the tool, there will be an ink that is better suited to the task than others.  If you have questions about which ink to choose, Art Central’s knowledgeable staff is happy to help.

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Paper and Pads
An obvious necessity for working in ink.  Much like ink, paper comes in a plethora of types all with different strengths and weaknesses.  Pads, blocks or loose leaves, whatever your needs, Art Central has your paper.

Upcoming Workshops!

Art Central wants to tip you off to all the amazing workshops that are coming up!

Sign up quickly so you don’t miss out!!!

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Collage Play-Date
Sat. September 17th, 11am-2pm
Fee: $15 includes all materials.
Come by Art Central for a collage play day! We supply paper and materials, but you can also bring any other images/mixed media you choose. If you have never collaged before, don’t worry, this group event will spark your creativity and imagination!  PLEASE register in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com.  (if we don’t get enough sign-ups, we cancel.)

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Introduction to oils for TEENS (painting the Grisaille) with Jonathan Gaetke
Saturdays, October 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 11am-1pm
Fee: $95 for 3 classes.
This class is geared toward students ages 12 to 18 years of age. Artist Jonathan Gaetke believes painting is a skill anyone can learn. Working from direct observation, students will be introduced to basic oil painting skills while learning the grisaille method. Emphasis will be placed on representational painting elements such as drawing, values, edges and composition. Demonstration, exercises and individual instruction at your easel in a fun and supportive environment will provide a solid foundation to create believable works of art in oil. Class size is limited to no more than 10 students.
For registration and supply list see class link at www.jonathanfineart.com or call 805-470-9627

Introduction to oils for adults (painting the Grisaille) With Jonathan Gaetke
Saturdays, October 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2pm-4pm
Fee: $95 for 3 classes.
This class is geared towards adult students. Artist Jonathan Gaetke believes painting is a skill anyone can learn. Working from direct observation, students will be introduced to basic oil painting skills while learning the grisaille method. Emphasis will be placed on representational painting elements such as drawing, values, edges and composition. Demonstration, exercises and individual instruction at your easel in a fun and supportive environment will provide a solid foundation to create believable works of art in oil. Class size is limited to no more than 10 students.
For registration and supply list see class link at www.jonathanfineart.com or call 805-470-9627

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Judy Gittlesohn Golden Acrylic Demonstration
Sat. October 29th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: Free!
The Golden lecture/demo is a 1.5 hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated.
The possibilities will blow your mind.
You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints will be shown. The lecture also covers lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns. Register in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Judy Gittlesohn Acrylic Painting Workshop
Sat. October 29th, 1:30-4:30pm
Fee: $50
Participants will begin the workshop by creating Golden color wheels and studies using Golden Gel Mediums. This creates a deeper understanding of color mixing and the best uses and choices of Gels.  After developing ideas from these exercises, artists will continue to experiment, enjoying simple prompts from the instructor.  Workshop participants will enjoy playing with color mixing and incorporating use of a wide range of gels. Lastly, artists will create symbolic interpretations of water, landscape and clouds. To register for this workshop, please contact Judy Gittlesohn by email: me@judyg.com or phone: 650-248-5381

 

Cradled Panel Sale!

12 x 12 cradled wood panel w/ 1.5″ gallery profile thickness…  reg $15.95 … now on sale

$9.50!

that’s 40% off!

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Just in time for the Open Studios Art Tour “12x12x12 Preview Show!”

Of course, everyone is welcome to this awesome deal.

We are offering this only ‘til the end of September so don’t miss out!

 

Please note … May not be combined with student or member discounts!

Upcoming workshop reminders!

We wanted to remind you of some fun and exciting workshops that are coming up this weekend and next week.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

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Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Date: Sun. September 11th, 1-3pm
Fee: $25 per class
Learn how to draw mandalas, an ancient art of symmetrical patterning used to calm and center the mind. We will incorporate your own personal intention and a guided meditation to add depth to our practice. All levels are welcome, no prior experience needed. Some materials provided. Class materials list on hand at Art Central. Contact Lynn Bacigalupo for questions or registration by phone: 805-242-6802 or email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com

 

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Collage Play-Date
Date: Sat. September 17th, 11am-2pm
Fee: $15 includes all materials.
Come by Art Central for a collage play day! We will supply paper and materials, but you can also bring any other images/mixed media you choose. If you have never collaged before, don’t worry, this group event will spark your creativity and imagination!  Register in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

MANDALAS * FOR TEENS ONLY *

Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas

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Dates and Time:  Wednesdays: Sept 14th, 21st, 28th,  3:15-5pm
Ages:  12-18
Fee:  $15 per class or 3 class series $36
Learn how to draw mandalas, an ancient art of symmetrical patterning used to calm and center the mind. Each class will focus on a particular subject as we explore the corresponding shapes and symbols. A short guided meditation (non-denominational) will be used to add depth to our practice. All levels are welcome, no prior experience needed. Some materials provided. Class materials list on hand at Art Central. Contact Lynn Bacigalupo for questions or registration by phone: 805-242-6802 or email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com

Hey Art Central Fans!

We will be closed Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th!!!

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Have a safe and creative Labor Day!

We know you were planning on bringing in your work!

Can’t wait to see you!

And we look forward to our reception this Friday – JOIN US!

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