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Solarfast Playdate – Forgot to mention…

Hi!  I forgot to mention that your T-shirt or fabric must be a natural material… cotton, linen, etc – no polyester!

We still have room for a couple more folks, so if you would like to join us, please let us know ASAP!

We practiced with it today, so we’d know what we were doing on Saturday – none of us wanted to stop!  You can do so much with this stuff! 

Hope to see you SATURDAY!

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Attention Animal Lovers – Fundraising workshop!!!

Animal drawing workshop at Art Central!



This workshop is geared toward the ‘animal lover’ with proceeds benefitting Second Chance at Love animal rescue in Templeton.

Artist and animal lover Deborah Kyle Hintergardt will be the mentor in this pencil drawing workshop.

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Participants (all levels are welcome!) can expect to have their creative side wakened, their seeing abilities sharpened, and their drawing skills honed in this fun informative workshop.

 $50 fee includes instruction, materials, refreshments and fun!  Limited to 10 participants.

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ALL proceeds will benefit 2nd Chance at Love – Help us to support this amazing organization!

Saturday, July 26th, from 1pm to 4pm

 Let us know you are coming…   Sign up & payment in advance, please!
Phone: 805-747-4200

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And – this workshop is for everybody!  Even if you don’t know which end of a pencil is up, you’ll learn, and have a great time doing it! 

STILL don’t think you are up to the challenge?   Want to support 2nd Chance anyway?  Our amazing exhibit:  “Fur, Feathers, and Fins” will be up through the end of July!  Stop by and see the incredible animal art of some of our finest local artists!  50% of all sales of this exhibit will go to 2nd Chance!

Come in and see what’s new!

I have been a busy girl…  Went to a trade show in May, and then another one last week – and like any other artist, I was totally entranced by all kinds of new, cool products!  Read on to see what kind of awesome stuff we’ve brought in to Art Central, and  **CHECK OUT THESE DEALS!**

Gamblin’s 1980 line of oil paints!

The 1980 line is a great quality and value student paint.  Paint with vibrant oils without breaking the bank!
Series 1: $6.95  Series 2: $7.95  Series 3: $9.95
For the whole month of July, we’ll be offering a great member’s discount!  Usually 25% off, try them for 40% off!  (members only!)

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FW Acrylic Ink!

We have E X P A N D E D our line of FW Ink!  Pigmented and water-resistant, these colorful inks can be used on glass, leather, ceramic and wood as well as paper and board.
For July, buy 3 bottles and get a FREE bottle of FW Pearlescent color!

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Americana Multi-Surface Satin paints!

These bright satin finish acrylic paints are ideal for any craft application.  Great as exterior or interior paints, they bond to glass, wood, plastic, canvas… you name it!  2 oz bottles:  $2.30 each!
Special intro price of $1.95 each, just for the month of July!

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Solar Fast light activated printing ink!

An exciting NEW product that allows you to print on fabric or paper… just by using the sun!  A simpler alternative to screen printing, these inks have limitless possibilities!  4 oz bottle: $9.95 …  our July price is $7 a bottle!

This stuff is very cool!  Easier & faster than screen-printing! 
 Join us on June 28th & bring a t-shirt & $15 material fee – we’ll do a demo & you can design your own t-shirt! 

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16x20 Gessoed Cradled Boards
 Richeson’s Pre-Primed 16×20 Deep Cradle Boards!

What a value!  These large sized, ready to paint boards are usually $41.95 but we are letting them go at only $25 each!  Limited quantity, get them while supplies last!

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Clear Carve Lino
New product… Clear Carve Lino in assorted sizes!

Now you can “trace” designs when you carve your linoleum block!  These clear, linoleum-like sheets are great for creating linocuts from drawings and other printed images.  What a range of  sizes!
3×4: $2.25      4×6: $3.95            5×7: $4.95         6×8: $5.95        8×10: $9.95           12×12: $15.95
Buy 2, get 1 free for the month of July!

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Decorative Metal Sheeting
Decorative Metal Sheets!

A versatile new tool for your studio!  these 12×12″ aluminum sheets work wonderfully as stencils, are great for architectural models and any other crafty ideas you have in mind!  Easy to cut, too!   Try them for only $8.25 each

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Jack Richeson Pastels
3 new Color Pastel Sets!

These BIG sets come with 36 sticks of artist grade pastels and a multitude of other tools and materials!  Regular price is $69.95, we got a deal and are passing it on…   $50.00 per set … only while supplies last!  Great for early Christmas shopping!   Three perfect varieties: Basic, Landscape, and Portrait!

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Gesso Boards
Richeson Gesso Boards in 3 great colors and lots of fun sizes!

A GREAT deal!  Primed and ready to paint these boards come in a wide range of sizes:
4×4: $2.25       5×5: $2.65       6×6: $2.95       5×7: $2.95       8×8: $4.15       8×10: $4.95       10×10: $5.65       9×12: $5.95
Three tones available:  White, Mid-tone Grey and White
Throughout the month of July:  buy 3, get 3 free!

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AND….. To make room for new toys, some of our old products have to go!
Come in for a great deal on Winton Student Oils!   Buy 2 tubes and get the third free, while supplies last!!!

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So much good stuff!  Come on in and find new ways to create art!


“8×8” Deals!

Are you an Open Studios Art Tour participant this year?

Stop by Art Central and pick up an 8×8 canvas or panel for the Preview Show, which we’re hosting this year!


For the month of July, our 8×8 cradled panels will be 40% off!

1.5” deep cradled panel (reg. $9.49)Now $5.70!

3/4” deep cradled panel (reg. $7.95) Now $4.75!



Our Gallery Wrap 1.5” canvas is usually 40% off­ –

for the month of July, it will be 60% off… only $5.60 each!


(Sorry, no additional student or member discounts!)



Print with the power of the sun!
Our Solarfast Play-Date is Saturday, June 28th!


Solarfast is an exciting new product that allows you to print on fabric simply and quickly using sunlight! 

Join us for this fun Play-Date on Saturday, June 28th, from 11am to 1pm! 

Experience this exciting product for yourself…  Design your own T-shirt and learn about Solarfast!

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All you need to bring is a $15 material fee, a light colored shirt and a good attitude!  Space is limited so make sure to reserve your place by:
phone: 805-747-4200

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Check out this VIDEO, to give
your creativity a head-start!

Don’t Forget … our June 14th Play Date is coming up quick!

Magnificent Masks!


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Be creative in the fun and social setting of Art Central!  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!

We limit the size of our Play Dates.  Register now to guarantee your space!
Please e-mail us at
or call us at 805-747-4200 to sign up!

And … what a coincidence!  The Santa Lucia chapter of the Sierra Club will be holding a nature themed mask sale and fundraiser in mid July!  You can make a mask, then donate it for a great cause!
For more information about the fundraiser, please email:


You’re Invited to Join Us…

Riley-for-Aquarius-Sharon Boyajian  Riley-Sharon Boyajian

“Fur, Feathers and Fins”

Benefitting 2nd Chance at Love Humane Society-

a wonderful organization that rehabilitates and finds homes for neglected, abused and abandoned dogs.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Beach Dog – by Anita Keegan

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Pooh & the Butterfly -Sharon Boyajian

Animal Lovers JAS Rosey Rosenthal

Animal Lovers- Rosey Rosenthal   

Betty Scanlan- Three Quail Three Quail- Betty Scanlan

cat bird feeder-Edie Schneider Cat Bird Feeder- Edie Schneider

Kelp Forest Dalna Mills Kelp Forest- Dalna Mills

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You Missed a Spot JPEG-Midori Feldman You Missed a Spot- Midori Feldman

Art After Dark, June 6th, 6-8pm  The great gals from 2nd Chance will be here with us, and Dave & Dave will delight you with their musical talent!

Show will run thru July 29th during our regular store hours.

50% of the proceeds will be donated to this great cause.

2nd chance at love   Every Dog Deserves a Second Chance 
In a world where animal “shelters” are often just stopovers on the way to euthanasia—where abandoned, neglected, abused, and troubled pets are condemned for the carelessness of humans—there is a place where dogs get a second chance at life, love, and happiness.

Second Chance at Love Humane Society
We are a no-kill animal welfare organization, was founded in 1994 for our society’s dog outcasts: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and other strong-willed breeds; “widowed” senior citizen dogs; dogs without leaders or advocates; dogs trained to fear and fight. Few humans have a heart for sick, old, troubled or intimidating dogs. Few dare to take on the challenge these animals present. Few realize that, if given the chance, there is certain hope for these tragically misunderstood animals.

Second Chance at Love Humane Society dares to care
These mutt misfits and condemned canines are the voiceless, helpless souls for which our hearts break. But to truly save them takes more than just compassion and shelter. With each rescue comes the challenge to turn around a lost-cause dog and make it adoptable and balanced so that its next home will be its forever home. The process takes patience, fierce determination, constant leadership, lots of exercise, and diligent discipline. Since many Second Chance dogs never received this sort of stability and security, this is often their first chance at being a dog.

Please help us to support this amazing organization!   Join us on June 6th for Art After Dark, or visit the gallery during the months of June and July! 

(This is a special 2month exhibit …  no Art After Dark in July).