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Art Central
has an updated Calendar of
exciting work-shops,
demonstrations,
and play-dates!

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Check it out!
Remember, we hold our events based on interest and sign-ups.
If you see an event you want to take part in,
sign up early to avoid canceled events!

 

David Limrite: Oil Stick Demonstration   THIS DEMO IS FULL.   (You may add your name to waiting list.  Please e-mail us.)
Dates: Sun. June 12th, 1-3pm
Fee: Free Demo!
Oil Paint Sticks are versatile, direct, immediate, expressive and, at times, unpredictable. Working with them allows the artist to both draw and paint at the same time. This demonstration will explore basic drawing and painting techniques, as well as, a wide range of advanced techniques such as blending, washes, wiping, scraping, scratching back into, and Alla Prima. Please contact Art Central to reserve your place: (805) 747-4200, artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Shirley Horacek – “Gelli Plate Printing Workshop”
Dates: June 18, Saturday, 11am – 2pm
Fee: $25
Experience instant gratification with this introduction to “Gelli Plate Printing”. Create multilayered, colorful, textured prints for printmaking artists.  Quickly create rich, colorful backgrounds for acrylic painters. Effortlessly create layered and textured backgrounds or collage papers for collage artists. The variety of techniques is endless and the techniques are simple to master. The results are stunning! Spend a few hours becoming acquainted with this diverse product and you will wonder how you ever created art without it. Some materials will be provided.  Class materials list is available at Art Central. Contact Shirley Horacek for questions or registration, 805 929-1614, or email bnshoracek@gmail.com.   

Larry Le Brane: DRAWING FOUNDATION SERIES-VALUE: THE ART OF SHADING
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 5 – 8pm.
Fee: $45/3 hr.
Students will apply SHADING to achieve realistic & mood lighting in drawing. Lecture, demo & practice include exercises to construct a Value Scale & shading a sphere. REGISTER & QUESTIONS: Larron4@charter.net or 805-528-8791

Collage Play-Date
Date: Sat. July 9th 11am – 1pm
Fee: $15
Come by Art Central for a collage play day! We will supply paper and materials, but you can also bring any other images/mixed media you choose. If you have never collaged before, don’t worry, this group event will spark your creativity and imagination!  Register in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

 

Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Dates: Sun. July 10th, Sun. 1 – 3pm
Fee: $25 per class
Learn how to draw mandalas, an ancient art of symmetrical patterning used to calm and center the mind. We will incorporate your own personal intention and a guided meditation to add depth to our practice. All levels are welcome, no prior experience needed. Some materials provided. Class materials list on hand at Art Central. Contact Lynn Bacigalupo for questions or registration by phone: 805-242-6802 or email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com

Larry Le Brane: DRAWING FOUNDATION SERIES-COMPOSITION & CRITIQUE
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5 – 8pm.
Fee: $45/3 hr.
Students will apply COMPOSITION skills to achieve objectives, such as controlled eye movement & use of a focal point in drawing. Lecture, demo & practice include exercises & group CRITIQUE feedback about use of skills. REGISTER & QUESTIONS: Larron4@charter.net or 805-528-8791

Ardella Swanberg: Beginning Watercolor Eight lessons Series
August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, Sept 12th, 19th, and 26th
Fee: $160 for 8 session series Times: 1:00 to 4PM
This class is for the person who wants to learn the basics.  A list of needed supplies will be provided before the class starts. To enroll, contact Ardella: 771-0281 or by email at ardellajo@yahoo.com
Topics to be covered are: Lesson 1 — You will learn how to select and use tools and materials.  There will plenty of time to practice using wet on wet, dry on wet and interesting additions to the paint such as salt and glycerin.

Lesson 2 – You will learn how to mix paint to get the color you want.  You will make your own color wheel and learn how to use it.  You will try out several color schemes.
Lesson 3 — You will learn how to plan your painting and how the elements of design (line, shape, value, color, and shape) are used in art.  You will paint a painting from your own photo or sketch.
Lesson 4 – We will paint a still life from a display we make.
Lesson 5 — After a demonstration of how to paint water, you will try painting a wave or a waterfall using techniques.
Lesson 6 – You will learn about the principles of design and apply them to a painting from your own photo or sketch.
Lesson 7 – After a demonstration of how to paint a portrait in watercolor, you will paint a picture from your own photo or sketch.
Lesson 8 – You will learn how to save a bad painting by using the elements and principles of art and more paint.

Collage Play-Date
Date: Sat. August 13th, 11am – 2pm
Fee: $15
Come by Art Central for a collage play day! We will supply paper and materials, but you can also bring any other images/mixed media you choose. If you have never collaged before, don’t worry, this group event will spark your creativity and imagination!  Register in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Dates: Sun. August 14th, Sun. 1 – 3pm
Fee: $25 per class
Learn how to draw mandalas, an ancient art of symmetrical patterning used to calm and center the mind. We will incorporate your own personal intention and a guided meditation to add depth to our practice. All levels are welcome, no prior experience needed. Some materials provided. Class materials list on hand at Art Central. Contact Lynn Bacigalupo for questions or registration by phone: 805-242-6802 or email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com

Larry Le Brane: NEW-DRAWING FOUNDATION SERIES-DRAWING CRITIQUE LAB
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5 – 8:30 pm.

Fee: $50/3 ½ hr.
Beyond ‘Beginning Drawing,’ students in this NEW Drawing Lab will apply Composition, Perspective & Shading for in-class exercises. Guests will participate in group CRITIQUE of in-class drawings, plus sample drawings they bring to class. Includes coaching & individualized student attention, based on class size. REGISTER & QUESTIONS: Larron4@charter.net or 805-528-8791

Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Dates: Sun. Sep 11th, Sun. 1 – 3pm
Fee: $25 per class
Learn how to draw mandalas, an ancient art of symmetrical patterning used to calm and center the mind. We will incorporate your own personal intention and a guided meditation to add depth to our practice. All levels are welcome, no prior experience needed. Some materials provided. Class materials list on hand at Art Central. Contact Lynn Bacigalupo for questions or registration by phone: 805-242-6802 or email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com

Collage Play-Date
Date: Sat. Sep 17th, 11am – 2pm
Fee: $15
Come by Art Central for a collage play day! We will supply paper and materials, but you can also bring any other images/mixed media you choose. If you have never collaged before, don’t worry, this group event will spark your creativity and imagination!  Register in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com

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