Our doors will open at 10am sharp, & the first 50 folks will get a great gift bag – all kinds of goodies!
And we’ll have other giveaways all day long, as well!
DEMO / PLAY-STATIONS – see the products, and try them!
MORNING: New Derwent XL BLOCKS – charcoal or graphite, chunky & solid in your hand – wait till you try these! And you can try them together with the Derwent Inktense Pencils– a watercolor-like pencil. From sensitive line work and subtle blending, to expressive marks and deep tonal work, the XL Blocks are both smooth and refined. Water can be added to the graphite blocks to create splashes and washes. The Inktense pencils are lightfast, water-soluble ink stick pencils that can be mixed with water to create colorful, fluid, ink-like effects. Once dry they will not dissolve! VERY cool stuff – and we’ll have a bunch out for you to play with!
NOON: Come see Libby Tolley demonstrate her incredible oil-painting skills on our new Cottonwood Panel Notebooks – ask questions, observe, and be awed! Plus, you will have the opportunity to try out these wonderful notebooks, too! They are PERFECT for plein-air painting. “Libby’s work is set apart from that of most other artists because her paintings convey a spiritual element that she finds in the landscape that surrounds her. This gives them a depth and appeal that transcends beauty. Like a good novel or great music, you can go back to them and enjoy them again and again. In other words, Libby is in love with the local landscape…and it shows.” — Mark Sarrow, Collector, Sonoma, California 2010 — American Art Collector Magazine 2010. (Libby is the author of “Oil Painter’s Solution Book”, of which we have a limited quantity in stock. If you’d like an autographed copy, this is your opportunity!)
EARLY AFTERNOON: Jacquard Silk Paints – try all kinds of different techniques – salt, alcohol, spatter, and blend, and make yourself a beautiful hand-painted silk handkerchief! These colors are true dyes, so that when the silk is decorated, it retains its natural luster and soft texture. These rich beautiful colors can be blended or thinned to obtain virtually any desired hue or shade. They are lightfast, odorless, non-toxic, contain no alcohol and can be hand washed or dry-cleaned.
AFTERNOON: Pebeo Fantasy Paints will satisfy the magpie in you! This craft paint allows for the creation of effects that mimic the appearance of precious metals, stones or marble. It’s great on nearly every surface, including glass, metal, ceramic, wood and more. Apply with a brush, dropper or pour directly from the bottle to obtain stone-like effects. Create contrasting effects ideal for the design of jewelry and other decorative art pieces. Dries shiny, hard and enameled in appearance. We’ll have a variety of surfaces that you can try the paint on – come prepared to play!
ALL DAY – different play-stations set up with R&F Oil Sticks, New Playcolor Tempera Sticks, Montana Paint Markers, and more!
And what deals will we have, you ask? DaVinci Watercolors, Galeria Brushes, Drafting Tables, Easels, R&F Sticks, Montana Spray & Markers, XL Blocks, Select Frames, Select Sketchbooks, Silk Paint, Fantasy Paints, and more! Plus, we’ll have a deal on new memberships & membership renewals! (and if you renew your membership and bring in a friend who gets a new membership, you get an even better deal!)
Make sure you also visit our gallery, where our Art Central Staff exhibit “Yeah, We’re Artists Too!” is still on display until next Tuesday. Also view the wonderful work of our gallery artists: Chet Amyx, Guyla Amyx, Flo Bartell, Eileen Braun, Dave Coronel, Deborah Hobbs, Carrie Meadows, Cheryl Rodgers, Paula Schroeder, Gail Sheley-Davenport, Hilda Vandergriff & myself – aka Etty Klinger.
We’re so proud of what we’ve accomplished in 3 years – please come and celebrate with us – 10am – 5pm THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st!
Etty, Eimi, Margaret, Debbie, Shauna, Will & Nicole