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Archive for July, 2016

You’re Invited!

“Visual Tales”

A creative journey of three photographers’ unique visions in story telling through the art of digital photography. This collaborative exhibit captures the timeless beauty of women and the strength of the feminine spirit.

Kabe Russell - Under the Waterfall

“Under the Waterfall” – Kabe Russell


Dennis Jackson - Pleasant Reverie

“Pleasant Reverie” – Dennis Jackson


Michael V. Messina - Channeling

“Channeling” – Michael V. Messina

Join us for the opening of this show!
Art After Dark, Friday, August 5th from 6-8pm. Show runs through August 29th.

Please visit to see all the great art receptions for Friday night!

Workshop Reminders

Two stupendous workshops are coming up.  Don’t miss out! 

1Larry Le Brane_BW Drawing_ pencil

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: or 805-528-8791

Push your drawing skills to the next level.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from a superb artist and draftsman!

968 Live Oake Life

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

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.

If you have ever wanted to learn the wonderful art of watercolor, this is your chance to learn from a skilled and knowledgeable artist!


Sennelier Introductory Price Extended!

Catch these fine oil paints for half price!


Offer valid through August 1st to Art Central members.

Colorful Collage

What a great Play Date!

This collage play date was incredibly creative. From the fine decorative papers to the glitter, everyone expressed themselves and the outcome was beautiful.

Don’t miss out on the next one! It will be on Saturday, August 13th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Although, they enjoyed themselves so much they stayed another hour 😀

             If you are interested or would like more information, please contact us by phone : 805-747-4200 or by email :

CALL FOR ARTISTS! September Exhibit: “California Native”


Everything bona fide California! From indigenous people to birds and everything in between. California is teeming with beauty and culture from the mountains to the desert to the beautiful coastline.  Of course, we are open to other visions of California….

think outside the box! 

And don’t forget, jpeg images are ALWAYS appreciated for our advertising!


All mediums accepted!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. You can call us at 805-747-4200 or email

Below is a PDF of the artist contract for you to fill out, as well as finding further information.

California Native

this Saturday… come play with us!

We still have room for YOU at our Collage Play-Date this Saturday!  (July 9th cpd9

11am – 1pm (but you can stay later!)

Come by Art Central for a collage play day! We supply paper and everything you need, but feel free to bring any other cool stuff to add to your art!  Photos, leaves, jewelry, any light momentos – make the sky the limit!

Collage Materials

We have GORGEOUS handmade papers, as well as beads, feathers, and all kinds of things to collage onto board… we always add something new, you never know what you’ll find!  Papers

And… just as important… you’ll have SO much fun meeting other interesting people, too!cpd15

If you’ve never collaged before, DON’T WORRY!  This group event will spark your creativity and imagination!  Register by phone: 805-747-4200 or email us!








Upcoming Workshops!

Art Central
has two great upcoming workshops you won’t want to miss!


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:


Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Dates: Sun. July 10th, 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:

Don’t miss out on all the fun.  Register now!