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Archive for September, 2015

Just a Reminder…

FREE Watercolor Pencil and
Watercolor Crayon Demonstration!

Oct 3rd Sat 1-3pm

Shirley Horacek Watercolor Flowers

With Shirley Horacek!

Come and watch this free demo using these
very versatile watercolor pencils & crayons.
After the demo portion, try out all the
different types and find the ones that suit
your style. They are the best traveling
companions for watercolor artists and art
journalists! Please come in to register, or
e-mail us! artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Creative Collage Play-Date

 

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Get ready for the holidays with
Art Central’s

– Creative Collage –
– Play-Date –

Need to get some holiday cards ready?  How about making some gift boxes that rival the gift inside?  Come in on Saturday, November 7th from 11am to 3pm for our play date.  For a $15 fee, all collage materials will be provided.

Please sign up in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or
email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Play-Dates are a chance for you to try new mediums, materials and techniques in our friendly space.  For a small fee, lots of materials are provided as you explore a new avenue of artistic expression!

Play Date: Pumpkin Painting

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“B. Y. O. P.”

(Bring your own pumpkin!)
Play-Date

Celebrate October & Halloween by painting a pumpkin…. No cutting, no carving, no scooping, no mess! 

Just bring in your own pumpkin on Saturday, October 17th, from 11am to 3pm, and Art Central will provide Montana Paint Markers to use… free of charge!  Ages 6 – 96 welcome … (6 to 12 year olds must bring mom or dad, please!)

Please sign up in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or
email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Play-Dates are a chance for you to try new mediums, materials and techniques in our friendly space.  Lots of materials are provided as you explore a new avenue of artistic expression!

One More Day of our BIG SALE!

Saturday is your last day to save BIG!!!

Check here to see our prior post and see what is marked down.

Come in and don’t miss out!

Open Studios Tour Preview Show is coming back and even bigger this time!

Come Join us For 

 Open Studios Art Tour 12 x 12 x 12 Preview Show”

Art Central is delighted and honored to be hosting this year’s Open Studios Tour Preview Show! Please join us and the fine artists that are participating in this year’s tour at our opening reception during Art After Dark!

The Open Studios Tour is an annual event organized by Arts Obispo. This is the second year Art Central is hosting the preview show where many participating artists will showcase one work each, no larger than 12” x 12” x 12”.

Artist reception on Friday October 2nd from 6-9pm during Art After Dark. Show runs through November 2nd 2015. ​

Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

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Wendy Daly

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Cynthia Meyer “Charlie Loves the Orange Bowl”

CleverLiLi Jewelry

Li Li Clever

 EmersonSharon

Sharon Emerson

BauerMike_PointsWest

Mike Bauer “Points West”

HarknessPatricia Jewelry

Pat Harkness

A BIG thanks to Arts Obispo for putting together this annual tour as well as the Preview Show!

HUGE SALE – This week!

BIG SALE!!!

Come in between today and Saturday, Sept 26th to save BIG!!!

Best Santa Fe III

40% Off
All “Best” Brand Easels

Testrite 500

40% Off
“Testrite” # 500 Aluminum Easel

Liquid Art Panel

30% Off
“Pebeo” Liquid Art Panels

CottenWood

40% Off
“Cottonwood Arts” Canvas Notebooks

AA 9x12 Sketch

50% Off
“Art Alternatives” 9×12 Spiral Hardbound Sketch Book

Mixed Media Pad

50% Off
“Strathmore” Mixed Media Pads

Mi Tientes Artboard

50% Off
“Mi-Teintes” Art Boards

PastelBord

40% Off
“Ampersand” Pastelbord

JR Hard Board

50% Off
“Richeson” Gessoed Hardboard

Zinc Etch Plate

30% Off
Zinc Etching Plates

ClearCarve

50% Off
Richeson “Clear Carve”

Wraped

40% Off
“Wrapped” Journals

Basics lq set

40% Off
Liquitex “Basics” 4oz 6 Acrylic Paint Set

Princetion 6150 Brushes

50% Off
“Princeton” Series 6150 Brushes

Artwin

50% Off
“Artwin” Markers

Clearance

An EXTRA 25% Off
All Assorted Clearance Items!

Come in and see what has been marked down!

Plus membership renewals are $5 off!

May not be combined with Member or Student Discounts.
Sale applies to in-stock items only.
No Rain checks.  All sales are Final.

Don’t miss out on this HUGE event!

Fall – Winter Workshops & Demos

Art Central’s Fall-Winter
Workshop & Demonstration schedule is here!

Check out all these exciting and educational offerings!

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Judy Gittelsohn:  “Golden Acrylic Products Demo”
Sep 19th Sat 10am-12pm

Fee: Free!
Come and watch this educational FREE demo on Golden acrylic paints and products.  If you plan on attending, please contact Art Central by phone: 747-4200 or email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Judy Gittelsohn:  “Understanding Heavy Body, High Flow & Fluid Acrylic”
Sep 19th Sat 1pm-4pm

Fee: $65 and materials
Three great acrylics, what is best for me and how do I achieve what I want?  If you are eager to discover the best materials for you, this is the workshop that you are looking for.   We will make several small paintings incorporating gels and mediums to explore your own approach.  This workshop is all about saving money and finding the most appropriate paint to achieve your desired results. Bring images of work you would like to emulate.  Some materials provided. If you would like, you may bring your own brushes. To register for workshop, contact Judy: 650 248 5381

Judy Gittelsohn:  “Understanding Heavy Body, High Flow & Fluid Acrylic”
Sep 20th Sun 12:30pm-3:30pm

Fee: $65 and materials
Three great acrylics, what is best for me and how do I achieve what I want?  If you are eager to discover the best materials for you, this is the workshop that you are looking for.   We will make several small paintings incorporating gels and mediums to explore your own approach.  This workshop is all about saving money and finding the most appropriate paint to achieve your desired results. Bring images of work you would like to emulate.  Some materials provided. If you would like, you may bring your own brushes. To register for workshop, contact Judy: 650 248 5381

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Larry LeBrane: Drawing Workshop “Composition & Critique”
Sep 24th Thursday 5-8pm

Fee: $45.00
Reduce your fear & have fun drawing in this 3 hour workshop featuring Larry Le Brane’s techniques to build skills & confidence. For very beginning skill level + artists who want to enhance drawing skills in other creative media. Includes lecture & demonstration with projects that focus on COMPOSITION in drawing. Activities are designed to achieve configuration objectives, such as controlled eye movement & use of a focal point in drawing. 4 Student minimum at Art Central Supply & Gallery in SLO. Students get Materials List when class is confirmed & will provide their own art supplies, not to exceed $10-$15/student. To register for workshop contact Larry by phone: 805-528-8791 or email: larron4@charter.net.

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Shirley Horacek: “Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Crayons Demo”
Oct 3rd Sat 1-3pm

Fee: FREE
Come and watch this free demo using these very versatile watercolor pencils and crayons. After the demo portion, try out all the different types and find the ones that suit your style. They are the best traveling companions for watercolor artists and art journalists! To register for demo, Please contact Art Central by email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

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Bob Simola: “Linoleum Cut Demonstration”
Oct 24th Sat 11am-1pm

Fee: FREE
Learn the basics of relief printing in this Free demonstration hosted by print maker Bob Simola. ADVANCE SIGN-UP PLEASE!!! If you plan on attending, please contact Art Central by phone: 805-747-4200 or email us at: artcentralslo@yahoo.com.

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Flo Bartell: “Encaustic Painting Demo”
Dec 5th Sat 1:00-3:00
Fee FREE
Learn the properties of encaustic materials and the techniques used in this versatile and beautiful medium from encaustic artist Flo Bartell. ADVANCE SIGN-UP PLEASE!!! If you plan on attending, please contact Art Central by phone: 805-747-4200 or email us at: artcentralslo@yahoo.com.

You can also open this
schedule as a PDF
HERE

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Art Central is proud to host such
wonderful instructors.
We hope to see you here!

Some Fun Product Information!

Art Central has some
!!! Fun & New !!!
information on several of our products

Gelli Plates

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Gelli Arts has made available a detailed walkthrough on how to use their Gelli plates to print on fabrics.  Use this technique to really make your wardrobe unique!

Click Here

Nitram Charcoal

Nitram
(creators of high quality artist charcoal)
wants to see how you use their product

Nitram Charcoals

Send in a video of you working with their product and you have a chance to win several prizes!
Details on the contest can be found:

Here

Multi-Surface Paints

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DecoArt has an online library of tutorials and project ideas
for this versatile, vibrant craft paint.  Check it out:

Here

Strathmore Papers

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Strathmore is offering FREE online workshops at their website.  Experienced artists share their insights and techniques through videos and instruction.  Strathmore’s workshops can be found:

Here

Exciting Drawing Workshop Coming Soon!

Drawing Composition & Critique Workshop
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Larry Lebrane’s fun and informative drawing workshop is on the horizon!

Larry LeBrane: Drawing Workshop “Composition & Critique”
Sep 24th Thursday 5-8pm
Fee: $45.00
Reduce your fear & have fun drawing in this 3 hour workshop featuring Larry Le Brane’s techniques to build skills & confidence. For very beginning skill level + artists who want to enhance drawing skills in other creative media. Includes lecture & demonstration with projects that focus on COMPOSITION in drawing. Activities are designed to achieve configuration objectives, such as controlled eye movement & use of a focal point in drawing. 4 Student minimum at Art Central Supply & Gallery in SLO. Students get Materials List when class is confirmed & will provide their own art supplies, not to exceed $10-$15/student. To register for the workshop, contact Larry by phone: 805-528-8791 or email: larron4@charter.net.

This workshop will be a must for those interested in expanding their drawing ability.

Stay tuned to our blog for more information on our
Fall & Winter workshop/demo schedule!

Don’t miss out!!!

Our First Fall/Winter Workshop is coming soon!

Starting off our upcoming workshop & demo schedule is:

Judy Gittelsohn’s
Golden products
demo and workshops

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Judy Gittelsohn:  “Golden Acrylic Products Demo”
Sep 19th Sat 10am-12pm
Fee: Free!
Come and watch this educational FREE demo on Golden acrylic paints and products.  ADVANCE SIGN-UP PLEASE!!!  If you plan on attending, please contact Art Central  by phone: 805 – 747-4200 or email us at: artcentralslo@yahoo.com.

Judy Gittelsohn:  “Understanding Heavy Body, High Flow & Fluid Acrylic”
Sep 19th Sat 1pm-4pm
Fee: $65 and materials
Three great acrylics, what is best for me and how do I achieve what I want?  If you are eager to discover the best materials for you, this is the workshop that you are looking for.   We will make several small paintings incorporating gels and mediums to explore your own approach.  This workshop is all about saving money and finding the most appropriate paint to achieve your desired results. Bring images of work you would like to emulate.  Some materials provided. If you would like, you may bring your own brushes.  To register for workshop, contact Judy: 650 – 248-5381

Judy Gittelsohn:  “Understanding Heavy Body, High Flow & Fluid Acrylic”
Sep 20th Sun 12:30pm-3:30pm
Fee: $65 and materials
Three great acrylics, what is best for me and how do I achieve what I want?  If you are eager to discover the best materials for you, this is the workshop that you are looking for.   We will make several small paintings incorporating gels and mediums to explore your own approach.  This workshop is all about saving money and finding the most appropriate paint to achieve your desired results. Bring images of work you would like to emulate.  Some materials provided. If you would like, you may bring your own brushes.  To register for workshop, contact Judy: 650 – 248-5381

—-  Our entire demo & workshop schedule for Fall/Winter is coming soon!  Stay tuned!  —