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Archive for May, 2014

We added a class, but you gotta sign up TODAY!

sorry for the short notice, but we have added another beginning encaustic class with Flo THIS FRIDAY!  If you’re interested, you MUST contact FLO tonight!!!

She’ll get back to you tomorrow morning – (if she doesn’t, it means your e-mail got lost in Cyber Space – call us, and we’ll get your info to her right away.)

The best e-mail to reach her at is



Come join Flo Bartell and learn the hot” encaustic technique!


Beginners classes May 30th, May 31st  (2 separate classes)


Advanced class (including 3 Dimensional!) – June 21st!  

This is a hot new old technique! 

If you think you’d enjoy this class, but need a bit of a “refresher” course on basic technique, Flo will be doing a review before the class starts!  Please contact her for details.


Each workshop runs 12-4pm

$65 plus materials


Register and Sign-up thru Flo Bartell at, and be sure to check out her website at!

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National Juried Encaustic Exhibit

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Cash and product awards

Juror:  Eileen Goldenberg

New submission deadline:  JUNE 15th!

CD’s containing artwork  must be submitted to Art Central by 6/15/14

Please view the attached prospectus for details:  2014-8 Wax Effects

Sponsored in part by RF Paints  RF Logo

Art Central Gallery & Art Supply    

1329 Monterey Street     San Luis Obispo, CA  93401


Care to join us on Mondays?

Quite a few folks have come in and lamented that they either don’t have a good place to work, or that they miss interacting with other artists, and so we hope we have come up with a good solution!  We hope you love the idea – & please pass the information on to your friends if you feel they would benefit! 


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Keep in mind that we can’t supply easels, but we do have tables & chairs.

PLEASE RSVP to OUR e-mail –,  not the wordpress e-mail address.  Thanks!

Come See Us at the EXPO May 21st


San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce EXPO at the Expo-2014 …


Come by our booth…. We’re bringing Montana Markers & other cool pens and markers!

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Say Hi & and make your mark on our Cool Graffiti Wall! 

Wednesday, May 21st at the Madonna Expo Center   5 – 8pm

Do you want an “ART CENTRAL” T-shirt?!

This Saturday, May 17th, from 11am to 1pm, we’ll be silk-screening Art Central T-shirts for our staff! 

We’d love to silk-screen YOUR T-shirt, or sweatshirt, or canvas bag – pretty much anything with a flat cloth surface!  (must be at least 8×8!)

If you’re adventurous, join in!   Just get here sometime between 11 and 12pm…


… no charge, no advance sign-up – easy, easy, easy!

Call for Artists!


Get your animal creations going for our show-

“Fur, Feathers & Fins”

Benefitting 2nd Chance at Love Humane Society- a wonderful cause that rehabilitates and finds homes for abused, neglected and abandoned dogs!

Drop off Wednesday, June 4th, 10-4pm
Opening Reception/Art After Dark will be June 6th 6-8pm


Show will run until July 29

*Don’t forget to send us jpegs so that we can use them in our advertising for the blog and Face Book.

Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creatures…

Download Contract details-   2014-6,7 Fur, Fins, Feathers


We had an awesome Opening for Art After Dark last week.

The gallery was packed with these amazing young proud artists and their families.

AAD Carin n Director Fearless Leaders…

A few of the artists….



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Fun was had by all!
Thanks for coming and showing your support for these fabulous artists.

The show will be up for your viewing until June 3rd.  If you haven’t seen it yet, come by and check it out!

Play Date – June 14th: Magnificent Masks!

Magnificent Masks!


          Play-Dates are a chance for you to try new mediums, materials and techniques in the friendly environment of Art Central.  For a small fee, materials and instruction will be provided as you explore a new avenue of artistic expression!

Our next Play-Date is Magnificent Masks!  Using a variety of collage, painting and craft techniques, participants can create masks for any occasion.  From elegant to eerie, your imagination is the limit!

Join us for some mask-making fun on Saturday, June 14th from 11am to 4pm.  A $20 fee will include all the materials you desire!

To keep our Play Dates small and intimate, we limit the size of the group.  Register now to guarantee your space!  Please e-mail us at or call us at 805-747-4200 to sign up!

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Sketching & Perspective Classes Still Have Room!


Umut Toker’s Saturday sketching & Perspective classes are going strong!

Learn the most indispensable drawing skills for a representational artist while having fun.  Sign up for one class or take the whole series to really broaden your skills! 



Class 2 – Intermediate Sketching with Pencil 

May 3  –  11AM-3PM

Morning Session: Sketch Rendering  –  Tone, texture, shade and shadow, details and patterns

Afternoon Session: Field Sketching –  Selecting the scene, framing the scene, observation, finishing

Class 3 – Perspective Drawing

May 10  –  11AM-3PM

Morning Session: Perspective Drawing I  –  One and two point perspective views, horizon line, vantage points, setup

Afternoon Session: Perspective Drawing II –  Perspective drawing in the studio – selecting the scene, framing the scene, finishing

Class 4 – Sketching and Perspective with Ink

May 17  – 11AM-3PM

Morning Session: Ink Sketching & Drawing Basics –  Ink media and materials, size, basics in ink drawing

Afternoon Session: Ink Sketching & Perspective Drawing in the field –  Selecting the scene, framing the scene, observation, finishing

Materials list for classes 1, 2, 3

– Pencils – 2H, HB and 2B

– Pencil sharpener

– Kneaded Eraser

– Medium surface drawing pad, 6”x8”

Materials list for class 4

– Ink pigment liners (black) – 0.1, 0.3, 0.5mm.

– Pen / ink sketch pad, 6”x8

Fee: $50 per class. PLEASE e-mail Umut at to register.

Classes will be held here at Art Central!