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Artist Reception at Art Central Friday!

‘Mythological Mischief’

Legends, Gods, Myths, and Fantasy…

Check out the explosion of imaginary creatures and mythological figures by local fine artists.

crowacrylicpainting-Ben Bridger

“Crow” -Ben Bridger

Killing an Abominable Snowman-Dan

“Killing the Abominable Snowman”- Dan O’Connor

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“Fertile Bed” – Rosey Rosenthal

Sirens_Survivors-Nico Vandenheuvel

“Sirens & Survivors”- Nico Vandenheuvel

MY Leda and the Swan oil 40 x 30 Patricia Robins

“My Leda and the Swan”- Patricia Robbins

Unicorn A -Dianne Burke

“Unicorn A”- Dianne Burke

photo-Hilary Saner

“From the Pantheon of Lesser Gods:  ASPIRA – The Goddess of Hope in Unpromising Situations” – Hilary Saner  

Mother Nature-Betty Scanlan

“Mother Nature”- Betty Scanlan

Come support the Artists!

 Art After Dark here at Art Central

This Friday, Sept. 6th 6-8pm

Show runs Sept.5- Oct. 1

Hope to see you!

Oops! One more workshop!

SUSAN JENKINS:  OIL PAINTING  

Oct. 25 & 26  2 day Workshop 10-4pm

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 Fee: $75 per day $150 total

This Oil painting workshop is for intermediate and advanced painters.  Students will participate in a paint-along teaching method with a lesson in drawing and measuring.  Participants will study values in painting and minimal use of color, using bristle brushes, oil paint & thinner on canvas, and will complete a 24″x30″ painting by the end of the second day to take home! Visit Susan’s blog to see her paintings:  http://susanjenkinsmorningpaintings.blogspot.com.  She is also the author of “Copper, Silver, Glass and Brass” and “In Full Bloom” (how to paint a still life).  Good quality canvas and good quality paints are very important for a good painting!   

 Contact Susan at susanjenkinsart@msn.com to register and to receive material list.

Fall Workshop Schedule Is Here!

Are you looking to increase your art skills?  Need to express your creative energy?  We have an exciting line-up of classes and teachers scheduled for the Fall here at Art Central.   Check them out!  Class sizes are limited so, sign-up early.  

BILL ECKERT:  THE MECHANICS OF PAINTING  

Mechanics graphic 01 WEBsmSept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8,  & 15   6 session Workshop,

5 hours per day   10-4pm  

Fee: $85 (per class) + materials. 

Description:  A hands-on overview of the basic elements of painting for beginners to intermediate painters offered in six class sessions. The classes are designed to build on one another, but each one can be taken as a single stand-alone class if you are interested in one subject. These are excellent classes for anyone who hasn’t been able to paint for a while and is interested in getting back into it.  We use acrylics in the classes because of ease of use and cleanup, but the exercises and information is applicable to any painting medium. Class 1: Mixing the Color you want.  Class 2: Dimensional Shapes with Light and Shadow. Class 3: The Mysteries of Perspective. Class 4: Creating Depth with Cool & Warm color. Class 5: Brush Techniques for Painting.  Class6: Giving you inner Critic a day off (Painting with time limits). Each session has a one hour lunch break and one or two short breaks. These are hands-on classes, so wear appropriate clothes or bring an apron. Brushes, pencils, rulers, compass, and erasers, water containers, and cloths are supplied, all other materials are not. Please check each class description for a materials list. Classes are limited to 6 students each. For your convenience, any needed materials can be purchased at Art Central.  Sign up for 1 class, all 6, or anything in between!  Visit Bill’s blog at http://WBEckertStudio.blogspot.com and/or his website at http://WBEckertStudio.com for more insights.

Contact Bill Eckert at wbeckertstudio@gmail.com to register and receive material list.

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 JO SWANBERG:  ARTIST TRADING CARDS       

Sept 14    1 day Workshop 1-4pm     02abstractcollage-Jo Swanberg Trading Cards 04Treeandcows-Jo Swanberg Trading Cards

Fee: $15+ materials.  

Description:  Artist Trading Cards were first invented by Zurich artist M. Vanci Stimemann who thought that artists spend too much time in their studios and didn’t meet and exchange ideas with other artists enough.  To solve that problem he called meetings for artists to trade art.  Since then, trading groups have popped up all over the world.   Artist Trading cards are 2 1/2”x 3 ½ inches, the size of a standard playing or trading card.   They must be traded, not sold.  Any media that works is acceptable.  Besides trading in person, there are sites on the internet that offer trading by mail. There will be an introduction to trading cards.  Some materials will be provided such as; watercolor paper cut to the proper size, collage materials, stamps etc.  Bring your favorite media and lots of ideas.

Contact Ardella at ardellajo@wildblue.net or call 805-995-3181 to register and receive materials list.

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FLO BARTELL & MERYL PERLOFF:  ENCAUSTIC TREASURE BOX         Sept 20 & 21    2 day Workshop  11-4pm    

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Fee: $145 + materials. 

Description:  Participants will be guided through Book Arts methods for the creation of functional lidded box.  To add interest and creativity, we’ll explore basic and advanced techniques of encaustic.  Using wax and collage in creative ways, we’ll make elements to enhance our boxes.  Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, we’ll provide ideas for exploration and inspiration for your creativity.  Come exercise your imagination with us!

Contact Flo Bartell at flo.bartell@gmail.com or call  805-528-7983 to register and receive materials list.

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UMUT TOKER:  SKETCHING/PERSPECTIVE TECHINIQUES 

Sept 28, Oct 5, 12, & 19   utoker_sample

4 session Workshop, 5 hours per day 10-4pm

Fee: $45 (per class) + materials. 

Description: Four mini classes, each with two sessions. Students can choose to attend one, multiple, or all classes based on their interest and availability. Class 1: Basic Sketching with Pencil -Sketch Rendering – Tone, texture, shade and shadow, details and patterns Session One: Sketching Basics I – Sketch Media, Negative Space, Contour Drawing, Tone and Detail Session Two: Sketching Basics II – Sketch construction, using grids, defining frames. Class 2: Intermediate Sketching with Pencil – Session One: Sketch Rendering – Tone, texture, shade and shadow, details and patterns Session Two: Field Sketching – selecting the scene, framing the scene, observation, finishing. Class 3: Perspective Drawing – Session One: Perspective Drawing I – one and two point perspective views, horizon line, vantage points, setup and perspective development.  Session Two: Perspective Drawing II – Perspective drawing in the studio – selecting the scene, framing the scene, setup, finishing.  Class 4: Sketching and Perspective Drawing with Ink – Session One: Ink Sketching and Drawing Basics – Ink media and materials, size, basics in ink drawing. Session Two: Ink Sketching and Perspective Drawing in the field – selecting the scene, framing the scene, observation, finishing.

Sign up for 1 class, all 4, or anything in between!

Contact Umut Toker at unocomp@me.com to register and receive material list.

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SUSAN JENKINS:  OIL PAINTING   Oct. 25 & 26  2 day Workshop 10-4pm

iron bed Oil- Susan JenkinsFee: $75 per day $150 total

This Oil painting workshop is for intermediate and advanced painters.  Students will participate in a paint-along teaching method with a lesson in drawing and measuring. Participants will study values in painting and minimal use of color, using bristle brushes, oil paint & thinner on canvas, and will complete a 24″x30″ painting by the end of the second day to take home! Visit Susan’s blog to see her paintings:  http://susanjenkinsmorningpaintings.blogspot.com.  She is also the author of “Copper, Silver, Glass and Brass” and “In Full Bloom” (how to paint a still life).  Good quality canvas and good quality paints are very important for a good painting!   

Contact Susan at susanjenkinsart@msn.com to register and to receive material list.

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 SHIRLEY HORACEK:  WATERCOLOR BATIK ON MASA PAPER               Nov 2nd   One 3-hour Workshop  11-2pm        OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fee: Earlybird registration (prior to 10/26) $30 + some materials.   After 10/26, $35 + some materials.

Description:  A lovely batik-look texture is created using watercolor on masa paper. A fun to learn process that can be used with any subject matter.  Some materials provided.

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

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SHIRLEY HORACEK:  WATERCOLOR MIXED MEDIA       

Nov 16TH   One 3-hour Workshop  11-2pm      OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fee: Earlybird registration (prior to 10/26) $30 + some materials.   After 11/9, $35 + some materials.

Description:  Enhance your watercolors with mixed media by creating lines using an Elegant Writer, adding collaged rice paper, spotlighting color with Neocolor II Aquarelle Crayons. This process creates strong value contrasts. Some materials provided.

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

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DEBBIE WHITNEY:  BLOCK PRINTING NOTE CARDS   

Dec 7th One 3-hour Workshop   1-4pm  block print cards -Debbie Whitney 1 block print cards-Debbie Whitney 3 block print cards-Debbie Whitney 

Fee: $30 + some materials

Description:  Create your own unique greeting cards for the holidays or anytime using a block printing technique.  Students will learn how to make a printing block using linoleum cutting tools and linoleum blocks.  Students will explore the design principles of positive and negative space.  Participants will create images on 5×7 cards, using printing ink as well as decorative papers.  Beginners welcome!

Contact Debbie at djwhitneydesigns@gmail.com or call 543-8513 to register.

ART CENTRAL ART SUPPLY & GALLERY

1329 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo    805 747-4200

artcentralslo@yahoo.com      www.artcentralslo.wordpress.com

STORE HOURS: Monday – Friday 10am-5:30pm,  Saturday 10-5pm

HOT Deals for students this month!

Hi!  

It’s that time of year – and we hope to make it a bit easier for you!   Below are some of the most popular items we see on teachers’ supply lists, and we’ve put them on sale for you! 

If you come in with your teacher’s supply list or your student I.D., we’ll give you the student discount IN ADDITION TO the sale price!

Sound good?  We hope to see you soon!  

Strathmore 9×12 100 sheet Sketchpad – reg. $12.85, on sale – $10!

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Liquitex Basics Acrylics 4 oz tubes – reg. $7.69, on sale – $6!

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23″x26″ Masonite drawing boards w/clips – reg. $18.49, on sale – $15!

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Prismacolor 12 set Premier Colored Pencils – reg. $20.45, on sale – $17.50!

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Sale prices valid through the end of August!

(PS …  Art Central members – you’ll get your discount off of the sale price! ♥)

A great time was had by all! Encaustic Workshop with Flo Bartell!

Sorry you missed the Encaustic Workshop!   

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Saturday we had a fun filled day, learning various techniques!

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She shared her knowledge and talent with us… and boy, does she have a lot of both! 

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It was a fabulous day of creating!

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ARTIST OPPORTUNITY!

Arroyo Grande  &  Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Stone Soup Music Festival and Street Faire

Dear Artists:

The Chamber of Commerce is creating an art show in connection with the 22nd Annual Stone Soup Music Festival on Sunday, August 25, 2013. The purpose of the art show is to demonstrate the diverse nature of artists and their work available here on the Central Coast.

Click here for application:  Stone Soup art application

For more information please call Hollie Wogan, Director of Sales at the Arroyo Grande Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce, (805) 489-1488.

Call for Artists! Our September exhibit is…

“Mythological Mischief”

Let us explore the world of myth and fantasy … do you have a painting of a legendary god?  A centaur?  A creature of your own imagination and musings?

Share it with Art Central for our September show!  

SEND US J-PEGS!  We never seem to have enough images for our advertising, and it’s free publicity for you!   TAKE ADVANTAGE!

Here is the entry form, with all the info –  Mythological Mischief Sept 2013

E-mail us at artcentral1329@yahoo.com and let us know what art you are putting in the exhibit. 

Please include size, medium and, if possible, an image!  

 

Art Central Gallery  1329 Monterey Street  SLO   805 747-4200