There was a student in a college watercolor class who was in a discussion with his professor about various techniques and styles. The professor pointed to an example and commented on the use of gouache to achieve opaque layers. Upon seeing this, the student remarked "Oh, so that's not actually watercolor." There still seems to be a notable… Continue reading Gouache: What is it?
Just a reminder of a great upcoming acrylic painting workshop! Lorri Trogdon: Let’s throw some paint around. Let it go! Date: Saturday, May 7th, 12-3:30pm Fee: $ 55 My workshop is designed to express freedom with paint, color and expression. All levels welcome. “Summer in the Vineyards” is a fun painting. We will paint together, using… Continue reading Work Shop Reminder
Just a reminder that Art Central's Mommy & Me collage play date is coming up soon! Mother’s Day Collage Play-Date Date: Sun. May 8th, 11am-2pm Fee: $15 - $25 Mothers and your “children” (ages 8 – 98!) are invited to a Collage Play-Date on Sunday, May 8th, from 11am-2pm. Single participants pay $15 while mom and child pairs… Continue reading Up Coming Fun!
Art Central has been working hard to put together an outstanding schedule of workshops & demonstrations for this Spring. Check out what these AMAZING instructors are offering! Larry Le Brane: DRAWING FOUNDATION SERIES-THE MAGIC OF LINE Thursday, April 28, 2016, 5 - 8pm Fee: $45 3 hr. Students will apply LINE to achieve illusion of 3-Dimensional space in… Continue reading Workshops For Spring
Just a reminder... - Larry Le Brane's fun and informative drawing workshop is coming up - Larry Le Brane: DRAWING FOUNDATION SERIES-THE MAGIC OF LINE Thursday, April 28, 2016, 5-8pm. Fee: $45/3 hr. Students will apply LINE to achieve illusion of 3-Dimensional space in drawing. Lecture, demo & practice include contour line overlap & compositional alternatives. REGISTER &… Continue reading Upcoming Workshop!
"Sea Scapes" A COLLECTION OF OCEAN-RELATED ARTWORK IN A VARIETY OF MEDIUMS Mary Kopecky - "The Real Rock Stars of Morro Bay" Cheryl Strahl - "Peggy's Cove Lighthouse" Sally Lamas - "Otter Bed of Kelp" Jay Bonestell - "Light Catcher" Larry LeBrane - "Blue Fish" Rosey Rosenthal - "Stormy Spooner's Cove" Laurie Moore - "Rocks… Continue reading You’re Invited!
Remember: the deadline to apply for the 2016 Open Studios Art Tour at the early bird rate is this Sunday, April 24th. Hurry--it will save you $50! Visit https://artsobispo.wufoo.com/forms/r9ic5a20bazw38/ to apply online. Please note... We're just helping Arts Obispo to spread the word - please contact them with any questions you might have… Continue reading Reminder – Open Studio Tour Earlybird sign-up ends Sunday!
Are you teaching a workshop or a class in San Luis Obispo, North County or South County? Send us a flyer by email (PDF format preferred) and we will put it up in our window! Art Central is dedicated to supporting the artistic community of the Central Coast and we are happy to help you advertise your exhibits, calls… Continue reading Keep Us Informed!
Need a change of setting while you work on your art? Come use Art Central's gallery space! A change of scenery can do wonders for creativity. When there are no workshops or demonstrations scheduled, Art Central is happy to offer our gallery to artists who need space to create during our regular store hours. Please call us to… Continue reading Use our Space!
Thank you, all you watercolorists, who were waiting for our shipment of Winsor Newton's Raw Sienna - it has FINALLY arrived, and we've got plenty! Come & get it!