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JOIN US – Artists reception for Art After Dark, Friday Feb 5th!

This February, Art Central Presents:

“The Elements”

-An exhibition of artwork themed to represent the different elements of our world-

Come out for the Artists reception during Art After Dark on February 5th from 6-8pm

Show runs through February 29th 2016

Bob Canepa El Capitan Clearing

Bob Canepa “El Capitan Clearing”

Ronn Harsh

Ronn Harsh “Climate Math”

The Wave - Shades of Blue - Judy Chapel 14 x 20

Judith Chapel “The Wave”

Sandra Ronda - Mineral Spirits

Sandra Ronda “Mineral Spirits”

Charlotte D'Aigle Berney - Hidden Falls

Charlotte D’Aigle “Hidden Falls”

Lynee Sapere Hope 16x12

Lynee Sapere “Hope”

see you there!

don’t forget, free Oil Painting Demo this Saturday!

 “A Rooster in Oil – Oil Painting Demonstration”

Lorraine Marie Cote 
Saturday January, 30 11-2pm
 FREE !
Come enjoy watching Lorraine capture one of our local roosters in oils.  She will focus on oil painting principles and techniques as she talks you through a complete painting from start to finish.  There will be time for questions and answers along the way.  
We have room, so please join us!
(We do ask those that would not find it a hardship to park 1/2 block up on Pepper Street.)
Thanks!
 

save the date… Saturday, Feb 20th!

Can you believe that Art Central is about to celebrate its

5th anniversary?

(I can’t believe how fast time goes!)

Please join us Sat, February 20th 

ALL DAY, 10 – 5pm!

We’ll have gift bags for our first 50 customers…

Demonstrations, play-stations, informal workshops thru-out the day…

AMAZING sales on so many products…  and LOTS more!

Save the date!

 

“Wild at Art”

Our Spring line-up of Workshops and Demonstrations – starting with Jeanne Miller’s…

Wild at Art – Experiments in Monotype and Collage
This workshop is held as two separate sessions. It’s a time to play, explore, and have fun while using nontoxic, water-based materials to create abstract art. For participants of all experience levels; there is no prerequisite except a willingness to nurture the creative spirit within you. This approach will elicit your creativity and curiosity; it is not a formal presentation of traditional art techniques. You will create gorgeous and unique abstract monotypes and may choose to create abstract collages as well. Contact Jeanne at westernartist@gmail.com or call 602-7817 to register.

Session 1 – Exploring Water-Based Monotypes  

Monday, January 18, 11am – 2pm Fee: $48

This workshop is a time to play, ex​periment, and have fun while using nontoxic, water-based materials to create abstract monotypes (single prints taken from an acrylic plate). For all experience levels; ​no previous art experience is needed. Just bring a willingness to nurture the creative spirit within you! This approach will ​call forth your creativity and curiosity; the workshop ​does not use ‘traditional’ art techniques​.​ You will create unique abstract monotypes ​which you can frame or ​use for cards​.  And if you like, you can attend Session 2 on January 25 to develop beautiful abstracted collage from the pieces you create in this session!  Some materials and supplies provided. Materials list on hand at Art Central (plan on about $12-15).    Materials list (Session 1 Monotype) small tube watercolors – alizarin crimson, ultramarine, and yellow (choose from aureolin, new gamboge,  transparent yellow​, or ​lemon yellow​ – no cadmiums please​)

Session 2 – Creating Abstract Collage from Your Water-Based Monotypes 

Monday, January 25, 11am – 2pm. ​ Fee:  $48

Prerequisite: Participation in the January 18 workshop. 
Use the monotypes you created in the January 18 workshop to make unique, delicate and beautiful abstracted collage art pieces. 
​Some materials and supplies provided. Materials list on hand at Art Central (plan on about $1​0-1​2). 
Materials list (Session 2 Collage) one or two sheets of handmade papers, small container of matte medium. 

And …. the rest of our upcoming workshop line-up…!

 

 “A Rooster in Oil – Oil Painting Demonstration” Lorraine Marie Cote 
Saturday January, 30 11-2pm
Fee – FREE
Come enjoy watching Lorraine capture one of our local roosters in oils.  She will focus on oil painting principles and techniques as she talks you through a complete painting from start to finish.  There will be time for questions and answers along the way.  PLEASE let us know you are coming by contacting Art Central by phone (805)747-4200 or email artcentralslo@yahoo.com.
 
Silk Painting Explorations with Jeanne Miller
Monday, February 8th, 11am – 3pm
Fee – $88. 
Some materials provided.

Silk painting yields beautiful results even for those inexperienced in any kind of painting or drawing. No previous art experience is needed. This method uses water-based French dyes, water-based resists, and chemical dyesetting. Assorted geometric designs, as well as designs from nature, will be provided. You will learn about fabrics, dyes, resists, and special effects. You’ll complete a handmade art piece, ready to frame, mount or wear.  This is a great session to share with friends, as you will share in each other’s energy and enthusiasm!  Contact Jeanne Miller at westernartist@gmail.com or call 602-7817 to register.  To see more of Jeanne’s work, go to http://www.pinedancestudio.com


Jason Mayr – “Painting Mysteries – The Unresolved”

Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 11, 12 and 13   1pm – 4pm
Fee – $150
In this oil painting workshop we will be approaching painting from a little different angle. All levels are welcome, from beginner to professional. The first half will be spent doing exercises exploring ways to manipulate paint. The second half we will do a painting together using what we have learned. The workshop is open to anyone willing to look at painting from a different perspective.  To register contact Jason Mayr at jkmayr@aol.com or 805-234-6941

Juliana Welch: “Unfold: 2D Mixed Media Development”
Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th, 12pm – 3pm
Fee – $30 for each day.
This explorative mixed media workshop uses unexpected items in partnership with traditional 2 dimensional media in order to create unique works of art. All levels of experience are welcome! Students will be taught various techniques and encouraged to think outside of the box, break the rules, and enhance their overall creativity. This workshop is aimed toward the creative process rather than product. Students should bring an object or reference photographs which inspire them, as well as the additional listed materials. Some materials will be provided. For signups please contact me by email at: Juliana.charity@gmail.com or phone: (858) 829-8463
Materials students must bring:
Micron pen or equivalent archival ink pen- fine tip (i.e. .001-.005)
Sharpie pen – standard size-black
Pencils – preferably one HB and one 6B
2-3 sheets acid-free paper (either bristol or watercolor/mixed media paper) at any comfortable working size

paintbrushes: at least 1 flat brush (any size), and 1 round brush (any size)
Optional
Higgins Drawing Inks (Yellow, Red, Blue, Black).

Flo Bartell’s Encaustic Workshop for Beginning and Intermediate Students
March 12th, 12am-4pm
Fee – $80 plus materials fees.
This class will include beginning and some advanced encaustic techniques, safety precautions and studio requirements. If you wish to participate, please contact Flo Bartell at flo.bartell@gmail.com or 805-528-7983.  Space is limited, so reserve your spot early!

Call For Artists!

We want your artwork for our February show:
“THE ELEMENTS”

This show is open to all! We are looking to create an exhibition of artwork depicting the elements of our world. What is your interpretation? Accepting all mediums.

Art take in will be on Wednesday, February 3rd from 10am-4pm

Show opening and Artist’s reception will be held during Art After Dark on February 5th from 6-8pm. Show runs through February 29th 2016.

Please print, fill out and bring in attached contract with your artwork:
2016 The Elements

200341092-001

Please email us a jpeg of the piece(s) you plan on entering into our show to artcentral93401@gmail.com.

“Two Viewpoints” reception was incredible!

Thanks to Laure Carlisle and Pat Cairns, two extremely talented artists who came together for an engaging group show here at Art Central!

The Show will be up through February 1st, 2016. If you haven’t already, come down and check out their amazing works!

 

SILK PAINTING EXPLORATIONS – This Monday!

There is still room in our workshop this coming Monday…

SILK PAINTING EXPLORATIONS at Art Central with Jeanne Miller!

 January 11th   –   11am- 3pm, $88

 

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Some materials provided. Class materials list on hand at Art Central (you should budget about $10-12 for materials). 

Silk painting yields beautiful results even for those inexperienced in any kind of painting or drawing. No previous art experience is needed. This method uses water-based French dyes, water-based resists, and chemical dyesetting.  Assorted geometric designs, as well as designs from nature, will be provided. You will learn about fabrics, dyes, resists, and special effects. You’ll complete a handmade art piece, ready to frame, mount or wear.

This is a great session to share with friends, as you will share in each other’s energy and enthusiasm!  Contact  Jeanne Miller at westernartist@gmail.com or call 602-7817 to register. To see more of Jeanne’s work, go to www.pinedancestudio.com