Your Creativity – Our Supplies!


The next three weeks at Art Central are filled with lots of fun & interesting workshops!

• Thursday, October 18 – 1st of 5 – Watercolor Painting Class with Woody Benton
• Saturday, October 20 – Oil Painting Workshop with Sydney Hall
• Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 – ARTS Obispo’s 2nd weekend of the 20th Anniversary Open Studios Art Tour! Catalogs are still available at Art Central
• Sunday, October 21 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Wednesday, October 24 & Thursday, October 25 – Clay Sculpting with Rochelle Niemerow
• Friday, October 26 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, October 27 – Mixed Media Workshop with Spencer Poulter
• Sunday, October 28 – Zentangle Art with Debbie Gedayloo
• Tuesday, October 30 – Pick-up art for “Personal Best”
• Wednesday, October 31 – Taking in art for our Holiday exhibit: “LITTLE TREASURES”

• Friday, November 2 – Art After Dark Reception for our Holiday exhibit: “LITTLE TREASURES”
• Saturday, November 3 – Life Drawing with Jose Lemus

To get all of the details and information on how to register: Read the rest of this entry »


The next three weeks at Art Central are filled with lots of fun & interesting workshops!

• Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14 – Art Central Paper Mache Play Date
• Thursday, October 18 – 1st of 5 – Watercolor Painting Class with Woody Benton
• Saturday, October 20 – Oil Painting Workshop with Sydney Hall
• Sunday, October 21 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Wednesday, October 24 & Thursday, October 25 – Clay Sculpting with Rochelle Niemerow
• Friday, October 26 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, October 27 – Mixed Media Workshop with Spencer Poulter
• Sunday, October 28 – Zentangle Art with Debbie Gedayloo
• Wed, Oct 31 – Taking in art for our Holiday exhibit: “LITTLE TREASURES” 

To get all of the details and information on how to register: Read the rest of this entry »

new parking lot!

The final part of our plumbing was to re-pave our parking lot!  It was done this morning, and is completely roped off thru tomorrow.  You’ll have to park on the street today, but please visit us anyway!

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Tomorrow we’ll have it striped – can’t wait!

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Introducing our October show

“Personal Best” 

Join us for our exciting October show highlighting our local artists’ best work! From paintings to sculptures to drawings, this show has it all. Meet the artists and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres.

Art opening and reception October 5th during Art After Dark, Friday from 6-8pm
Show runs thru October 29th


Check out what is happening in the next three weeks at Art Central!

• Tuesday, Oct 2 and Wed, October 3 – Take-in of artwork 10am-4pm for “Personal Best” exhibit 
• Friday, October 5 – Art After Dark Art Exhibit Opening – “Personal Best”
• Sunday, October 7 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14 – Art Central Paper Mache Play Date
• Thursday, October 18 – 1st of 5 – Watercolor Painting Class with Woody Benton
• Saturday, October 20 – Oil Painting Workshop with Sydney Hall
• Sunday, October 21 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis

AND… Start thinking about creating art for our Holiday exhibit “Little Treasures”   2018-11 and 12 Little Treasures

To get all of the details and information on how to register: Read the rest of this entry »

News on distribution!

The Open Studios Art Tour catalogs are out at locations throughout the county, but hoping to expand to more this weekend.

Catalogs are at the following locations…

  • Paso Robles – Hotel Cheval, Paso Robles Inn, Allegretto, Viva Paso, General Store, Studios on the Park, Park Street Gallery, Chamber
  • Atascadero – Mudflat Mercantile [more pending – The Artery, Chamber/Visitors Center, Carlton]
  • Cambria – Patricia Griffin, Fermentations, Cambria Drug and Gift, REK, Visitors’ Center-Chamber, Teresa Belle [more pending – including Amphora]
  • Cayucos – [two pending]
  • Morro Bay – Art Center, Gallery at Marina Square, [more pending]
  • Los Osos – Back Bay Inn, Blue Heron, Baywood Tavern, Volumes of Pleasure
  • San Luis Obispo – The Hub, SLOMA, SLO Provisions, Anam Cre, Scout Coffee on Garden, Linneas, SLO Chamber, Junkgirls, Art Central, Phantom Pop-up, Granada Hotel and Bistro, Cuesta College [more pending]
  • Avila – [pending]
  • Arroyo Grande – Re/max del Oro [more pending confirmation of locations]
  • Pismo – Seaside Gallery [more pending confirmation of locations]
  • Nipomo – [pending confirmation of locations]

In addition to the above locations, ARTS Obispo will be distributing catalogs at several major FARMERS MARKETS throughout the county!

 


Look at what is coming up in the next three weeks at Art Central!

• Saturday, September 29 – Mixed Media Workshop with Lynn Bacigalupo
• Sunday, September 30 – Landscape Oil Painting and Watercolor Pencil Workshop with Spencer Poulter
• Wednesday, October 3 – Take-in of artwork 10am-4pm for “Personal Best” exhibit 
• Friday, October 5 – Art After Dark Art Exhibit Opening – “Personal Best”
• Saturday, October 6 – Art Business Workshop with Sydney Hall
• Sunday, October 7 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14 – Art Central Paper Mache Play Date

?? start thinking about creating work for our Holiday exhibit “Little Treasures”   2018-11 and 12 Little Treasures

To get all of the details and information on how to register: Read the rest of this entry »

Creative Wine Glass Painting

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We had a blast recently at The Villages, painting wine glasses! This painting class was organized through Art Central’s Outreach program for these art and wine lovers.  

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Using Marabu Porcelain Paint and Paint Markers.  What FUN!

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These lovely ladies had a great time learning to paint on glass.  The wine glasses were their canvases, and the party was enhanced by a nice white wine (using other wine glasses!)  They practiced first on little ceramic tiles to get used to the paint and paint pens – then they dove into painting the glasses with much laughter and more confidence.  All had a great time, enjoying each other’s company and experimenting with this great medium.  

Does your organization or business want to enjoy our Outreach program?  Send us an e-mail, at artcentralslo@yahoo.com.  You’ll be glad you did!

Every year, manufacturers of art supplies have sponsored artists demonstrating art materials at trade shows.  We were delighted to see that one of our distributors decided to record this year’s event!  Click on the images below to see cool videos where experts showcase each of these products, and explain their uses and techniques.  This is a great way to learn from artists who know these products inside and out!

Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink

Hand lettering with Winsor Newton Drawing Inks

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground

Watercolor Your World beyond paper with Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground

Yupo Paper

Legions Yupo Paper and Jacquard Pinata Alcohlol Ink

Pebeo’s 4 Artist Markers

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Pentel Solarpop, Popcolor, and Milky Gel Pens

Pentel Adds a POP of Color With Milky, Sparkle and Solar Pop Gel Pens

There are some great tricks and techniques in these videos.  And if you haven’t seen these products yet, get ready to

get inspired!

Those of you who have been coming to our workshops and classes have heard me repeat (ad nauseum) about our plumbing issues here at the store.  We are getting the problem fixed next week!  (SNOOPY DANCE!)

What that means is that while our store will be open, our gallery  and parking lot will be closed most of next week.   (Please park on the street, not in the 7-11 lot, next door.)

We expect the work to begin early Monday morning, and to be completed sometime on Thursday.

So sorry for the inconvenience!

Thanks, etty