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Archive for August, 2012

2013 Live Oak Music Festival Seeks Artwork Submissions

KCBX is now accepting applications for the official artwork for the 25th annual Live Oaks Music Festival in June 2013. The artwork will adorn t-shirts and other merchandise sold at the outdoor concert and camping event that benefit the local radio station. Interested artists can send sample photos of their work (in .jped format) along with a one-page bio about themselves, their style of art, and their vision for the festival itself via email to kreynolds@kcbx.org. Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 14th and the selected artist will be notified no later than Sept. 28th, with a final approval due by Nov. 1st. The final artist will recieve a comission, tickets to the festival and complimentary t-shirts, PLUS a signing session at the festival. For more information on artist submission, please contact Kelli Reynolds at kreynolds@kcbx.org

Fall Classes and Workshops at Art Central – What a line-up!!!

Note – Most of these courses are aimed towards adults, although mature teenagers are invited to sign up for most of the classes. Please discuss with the instructor if you have any questions.    Also – our classroom is available to rent as studio space by the hour or by the day – give us a call!    We will continue to offer demonstrations … please keep an eye on our blog!  www.artcentralslo.wordpress.com

CLASSES:

JASON MAYR:   “Understanding Oils – Overview”   Begins Sept. 11th.    Tuesdays, 2-5pm (8 weeks).

Fee:  $240 + materials.

Ever feel like something is lacking in your oil paintings but you’re not sure what it is? This class lays all of the pieces of oil painting out and we learn how they fit together. From conception through execution to judging the results of your effort, the goal of the class is to increase awareness, sensitivity and appreciation by understanding the process of oil painting as a whole. Each week we will discuss a piece of the process and see how it fits into the overall picture. We will paint the majority of every class.  Lots of demos, examples and individual attention, this is a great class for beginners as well as more advanced painters.

Contact Jason Mayr at jkmayr@aol.com or call at  805-234-6941 to register and receive materials list.

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LARRY LE BRANE: “Drawing Foundation Series”: 4 Mini-Classes, each one is 2 sessions and focuses on specific fundamental drawing skills. You can take these classes in any order, too! For any or all of these classes, please contact Larry at Larron4@charter.net or 805-528-8791 to register.

DRAWING FOUNDATION SERIES-THE MAGIC OF LINE: 2 Tuesdays, September 11 & 18, 10-1:00. Fee: $40/2 classes + materials not to exceed $10/student. Students will apply LINE to achieve the illusion of 3-Dimensional space in drawing. Lecture, demonstration & practice includes contour line overlap and compositional alternatives. Students will get Material List in the 1st session, not to exceed $10.

DRAWING FOUNDATION SERIES-THE ELEMENT OF SHAPE: 2 Tuesdays, September 25 & October 2, 10-1:00. Fee: $40/2 classes + materials not to exceed $10/student. Students will apply SHAPE to achieve the illusion of 3-Dimensional space in drawing. Lecture, demonstration & practice includes 1, 2 & 3-point perspective and structure of forms. Students will get Material List in the 1st session, not to exceed $10.

DRAWING FOUNDATION SERIES-VALUE: THE ART OF SHADING: 2 Tuesdays, October 9 & 16, 10-1:00. Fee: $40/2 classes + materials not to exceed $10/student. Students will apply SHADING to achieve realistic & mood lighting in drawing. Lecture, demonstration & practice includes exercises to construct a Value Scale & shading a sphere. Students will get Material List in the 1st session, not to exceed $10.

DRAWING FOUNDATION SERIES-COMPOSITION & CRITIQUE: 2 Tuesdays, October 23 & 30, 10-1:00. Fee: $40/2 classes + materials not to exceed $10/student. Lecture, demonstration & projects focus on COMPOSITION in drawing. Assignments are designed to achieve composition objectives, such as controlled eye movement & use of a focal point in drawing. Students will get Material List in the 1st session, not to exceed $10.

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Workshops

Aug 30-Sept 1st    Tricia Reichert:  “Pastel Workshop”   8/30- 9/1  10-5pm Class is FULL

Fee:  $175.00 + materials
This workshop is suitable for beginning to intermediate students and we will be painting a variety of still life and landscape subjects.

Contact Tricia at tricia@portraitsandprints.com if you’d like to be contacted in case of space availability.

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Sept. 7-8  Lorri Trogdon  “Liquid Acrylics”   1 day workshop  1-4pm

Fee:  $120 + materials

Explore painting with Liquid Acrylic by Golden.  Our theme will be “A Salute to the Vine”.  This will be a fun class painting vineyards and vistas of the central coast.  Liquid acrylic is a water-based paint which can take on the properties of watercolor.  Beautiful color and transparency.  It can be applied to canvas, paper and claybord.

Contact: Lorri Trogdon at lorripaints@msn.com  or call 805-481-7545 to register.

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Sept 21-22nd   Jeanne Miller:  “Wild At Art”  2 day workshop   1-4pm both days

Fee:   $145, all materials included.

This monotype/collage workshop is a time to play, explore, and have fun while using nontoxic, water-based materials to create abstract art. For participants of all experience levels; there is no prerequisite except a willingness to nurture the creative spirit within you. This approach will elicit your creativity and curiosity; it is not a formal presentation of traditional art techniques. You will create gorgeous and unique abstract monotypes and may choose to create abstract collages as well.

Contact Jeanne at westernartist@gmail.com or call 602-7817 to register.

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Sept 27-29th Ardella Swanberg:  “Beginning Watercolor”  3 day workshop, 10-4pm.

Fee:  $150, ($125 earlybird)

This is an introduction to the wonderful, unpredictable media of watercolor.  Learn the basics of how to apply washes and techniques for interesting texture.

Contact Jo Swanberg at ardellajo@wildblue.net, or call 995-3181 to register and receive materials list.

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Oct 6 Shirley Horacek:  “Watercolor Monoprint”   4 hour workshop   11-3pm

Fee:  $40 + some materials

Expand your watercolor horizons and learn two fun and simple monoprint processes that reward you with one-of-a-kind artistic results. One process creates monoprints using only watercolors and a printing plate. The other process combines watercolor, ink lines, and collaged rice paper for a textured print.  Demonstrations of materials and techniques.  Some materials provided.

Contact Shirley at bnshoracek@att.net  or call 805-929-1614 to register and receive materials list.

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Oct 27th Meryl Perloff:  “Creative Boxes”    4 hour workshop   10–2pm

$40 + materials if registered by Monday, 10/22 .  $45 + materials after 10/22

A guided approach to learning the basic techniques for making decorative and functional boxes is the focus of this workshop. After learning the basics, adding variations, additional elements and other creative possibilities are available to explore. Unique handmade structures can be fun to make and may be functional or just inventive. Exercise your imagination with us!

Skill level: proficiency with cutting tools (utility and craft knives) and a patient temperament.

Contact Meryl  at mgp816@gmail.com or call 805-544-4554 to register.

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Nov 1-3rd  Ardella Swanberg:  “Continuing Watercolor”   3 day workshop   10-4pm.

Fee:  $150, ($125 earlybird)

Color theory and design will be explored in landscape and still lifes.  Learn to make the paint work for you. Lots of splashing paint around. Wear old clothes.

Contact Ardella at ardellajo@wildblue.net, or call 995-3181 to register and receive materials list.

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Nov 9-10th  Flo Bartell:   “Beginning Encaustic”  2 day workshop,   1-4:30pm both days.

Fee:  $120, all materials included.

Description: A two session class for those who want an introduction to the tools, techniques, and safety precautions of encaustic (wax) painting.  Students may expect to learn several approaches and techniques to encaustic art and complete one painting each day.

Contact Flo at flo.bartell@gmail.com or call 805-528-7983 to register.

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Nov 17th  Shirley Horacek:  “Watercolor on Masa Paper”   4 hour workshop,  11-3pm

Fee  $40 + materials.

Try a new approach using watercolors painted on Masa Paper to create the look of a batik painting. This process uses both wet into wet and wet into dry brushwork and any preferred subject matter.

Contact Shirley at bnshoracek@att.net  or call 805-929-1614 to register.

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Dec 1st  Meryl Perloff:  “Creative Boxes”  4 hour workshop   10–2pm

$40 + materials if registered by Monday, 11/26 .  $45 + materials after 11/26

A guided approach to learning the basic techniques for making decorative and functional boxes is the focus of this workshop. After learning the basics, adding variations, additional elements and other creative possibilities are available to explore. Unique handmade structures can be fun to make and may be functional or just inventive. Exercise your imagination with us!

Skill level: proficiency with cutting tools (utility and craft knives) and a patient temperament.

Contact Meryl  at mgp816@gmail.com or call 805-544-4554 to register.

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Dec 8th  JEANNE MILLER:  “Silk Painting EXPLORATIONS”  3-hour Workshop.   1-4pm

Fee:   $40, all materials included.

Silk painting is fun and challenging, and yields beautiful results even for those inexperienced in any kind of painting or drawing. Geometric or abstract shapes, repeated patterns, and simplified leaf and flower shapes can result in gorgeous and colorful finished pieces. Previous art training isn’t necessary! This method uses water-based French dyes and water-based resists. You will learn about fabrics, dyes, resists, and special effects, and will complete a handmade art piece, ready to frame, wear, or give as a gift!

Contact Jeanne at westernartist@gmail.com or call 805-602-7817 to register.

ART CENTRAL is located at 1329 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo  805 747-4200 

Hours 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday  – Closed Sundays.

artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Special Exhibits, including (of course) Art After Dark! THIS WEEKEND!

Please join us here for “The Vine and The Wine” at Art Central this Friday evening, August 3rd, for Art After Dark from 6-8pm.  Lots of beautiful paintings and photographs in our exhibit depicting the nectar of the Central Coast.

On Saturday, August 4th, meet Jason Mayr at Salisbury Fine Art Gallery for an artist reception and complimentary wine tasting from 6 – 8 p.m.  Jason’s show will run though September. SALISBURY FINE ART at the Schoolhouse in Avila Valley  – 6985 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, tel. 805-595-9463.

On Sunday, August 5th, visit the Morro Bay Art Association for the opening reception of “Chasing the Dragon”, from 2-4pm.  This show features different aspects of the ancient art of Chinese brush painting.   Exhibit will hang from August 2nd through September 5th.  The gallery at 835 Main Street is open daily 12- 4, for information 772-2504.